Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’m not crazy in love with Manhunter, to be perfectly honest. That’s not to say I think it’s a crap film… quite the contrary. Michael Mann is an amazing filmmaker and Tom Noonan is fantastic as Francis Dollarhyde. The tone has that great ‘80s cop drama grit to it, Brian Cox’s interpretation of Hannibal is less charming, but more sinister than Anthony Hopkins’ Oscar-winning take on the character and there's fantastic use of music throughout, particularly at the end courtesy of Iron Butterfly.
If I have a problem with the movie it’s that I’m a big fan of the book and I felt William Petersen dropped the ball as Will Graham, the investigating specialist tracking down a killer known as The Tooth Fairy. Almost every line he delivered felt like he was just reading, unemotionally, out of a script, not delivering a performance.
In many ways Brett Ratner’s take, Red Dragon, was more faithful to the book, had a better leading performance, but lacked any real flair or energy. I quite liked it upon first viewing, but as I was writing this up I realized I never felt the urge to rewatch it.
At any rate, the photo today features the great Tom Noonan getting his Red Dragon tattoo touched up by none other than Michael Mann. I already have In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida stuck in my head…
Enjoy and click to embiggen!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day honors the big AICN secret SXSW screening last night!