MY, WHAT BIG TEETH YOU HAVE
Hannibal follows the relationship between FBI special investigator Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) and Dr. Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) as Will helps Special Agent-in-Charge Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) solve some of the most gruesome cases.
Out of all the serial killer shows this season, this one had to walk into my DVR. I wasn’t interested in the concept of the show as much as the others because when I think Hannibal Lecter, I think Anthony Hopkins. However after my extreme disappointment with The Following, I just had to give this Bryan Fuller series a try. After all, I loved all of his previous series and while they all dealt with a touch of the dark side, they were all more whimsical in nature.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on May 7, 2013
SOME LIGHT HYSTORICAL STIMULATION
Hysteria is a movie about the invention of the vibrator. It’s loosely based on the inventor of the electric vibrator, Joseph Mortimer Granville. (One of the first vibrators was actually a steam-power device invented by an American physician.)
Dr. Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) is hired by Dr. Dalrymple (Jonathan Pryce), who runs a practice treating women with hysteria. Mortimer is extremely successful at his job and the practices acquires many more clients. Unfortunately, Mortimer begins to suffer from severe hand cramps. Mortimer’s friend and inventor, Lord Edmund St. John-Smythe (Rupert Everett), has developed an electrical feathered fan and it gives Mortimer the idea to modify it for the practice.
At the same time, the reserved Mortimer takes an immediate liking to Emily Dalrymple (Felicity Jones) but slowly becomes attracted to the passionate older sister, Charlotte (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a premodern feminist.
Posted by chunkeemonkeeato on July 13, 2012