The first movie I remember seeing Julianne Moore in she played the character Marlene Craven in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1984), and when I raved about her beauty to my sister, she informed me that Ms. Moore had been a face model for a lot longer than she'd been a
And the movie by director Ridley Scott that I remember best before
Ray Liotta, bless his burnished soul, probably had his career revived by the movie Hannibal, because you can hardly watch a recent police or criminal procedural on TV without seeing his evil face and, speaking for myself, wondering: what the heck is this durn guy's name?
Anthony Hopkins, well what can I say? He's the star of
And finally, the movie itself: Hannibal is the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs, with Julianne Moore replacing Jody Foster as Clarice Starling, an FBI serial killer expert become general purpose agent, with Anthony Hopkins reprising his Silence role as the cannibalistic serial killer, ipso Clarice Starling's object of professional interest, following his taking up residence in a much more refined (and to his taste, if you will) location in Rome.
I prefer Ms. Moore in the sequel to Ms. Foster in Silence of the Lambs, and not only because the former's beauty appeals to me more; in fact I loved Jodie Foster in the earliest DVD I have of hers -- Candleshoe -- and liked her very much in the Civil War story - Sommersby - not to mention Taxi Driver. No, there's something in the movie
Along the frenzied way, serial killer-cannibal, medical Doctor Hannibal Lecter has extremely appropriate lines explaining why the FBI hates Clarence Starling; Lecter taunts Agent Starling by characterizing the FBI as just another Washington D.C. institution composed of second-raters concerned with their images and not their jobs, etc.; and so Hannibal has larger political implications than Silence had, the latter's politics being basically a 20th century's (strong) woman's statement putting rednecky cops in their place. The good Doctor also floats effortlessly in the art world of
But enough (cry enough).
Net-flix the DVD "Hannibal" or buy it -- it's presently on sale at Amazon.com for about ten bucks. Especially if you share three or more of my foregoing judgments. I guarantee you won't be bored; in fact you will be very properly chilled.