The Evolution of Hannibal Lecter

For my second assignment this week I chose to do this one for 4.5 stars. The goal of this assignment is to create a video featuring the evolution of a particular character through multiples films/appearances as so often we see so many remakes and films featuring the same character presented in a different way.

This was certainly a challenging assignment! I thought it was interesting when I saw it since I like video editing, and I tried to think of a character that’s represented in multiple movies, and I thought of Hannibal Lecter, a character that was first created through novels and adapted in many movies and a TV series. To find out how many there were and the titles/dates for each movie because I didn’t remember them all I checked out this Wikipedia page and discovered there were even more movies than I thought there were (I hadn’t ever seen Manhunter before). The movies/shows shown in the video are from the following:

Manhunter (1986)

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Hannibal (2001)

Red Dragon (2002)

Hannibal Rising (2006)

Hannibal (2013-2015)

After this, I searched YouTube for some clips to use with the 4K video downloader, finding a few I liked. Then I used Adobe Premiere Elements 15 to edit together the video that you see adobe, adding the appropriate titles and credits that listed each movie/show used and the song I used in the video. The most difficult task here was editing the clips together and choosing which ones I wanted to include. I noticed that there were so many scenes of some character, either Clarice Starling or Will Graham, visiting Hannibal in his cell for the first time, as he is often a character introduced from someone else’s perspective, so I decided to mash those together in the beginning, then in the second half of the video I chose scenes that featured Hannibal himself more prominently. I also chose the song, which is Bach’sĀ Aria of the Goldberg Variations, because it is a song featured in both NBC’s Hannibal TV series and in Silence of the Lambs, as it’s supposed to be a song Hannibal enjoys. I hope you enjoy the video!

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