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Friday, February 09, 2007
Eve and Ratty will appreciate this review (and it appears to be typical) of the movie version of Hannibal Rising:
Is nobody just flat-out evil anymore? Not even Hannibal (The Cannibal) Lecter?....
No, it's always a trauma, or some prosaic cause-and-effect, that turns an earnest young child into a pitiless monster, as if garbage-in/garbage-out was all there is to human development. It's lazy psychology in support of prosaic dramaturgy....