An Atomic Moo Book Review of the New Companion Volume
“Eat the Rude.”
Now out through Titan Books is a wonderful new companion to the hit NBC series, Hannibal. Well… “wonderful” in that it is a comprehensive collection of images, cast and crew notes, set designs, and notes on the special effects used in the show. It’s actually pretty grim, and not a book for people with a weak stomach. No pun. Anyways… written by Jesse Mclean, The Art and Making of Hannibal gives fans of the show a chance to see behind the scenes to many of their favorite season one episodes. Kicking off the volume is a forward by Martha De Laurentiis, wife to film maker Dino De Laurentiis who produced the first movie to feature Hannibal Lecter (Manhunter) and the later re-make, Red Dragon. Following that are chapters focused on the cast (beginning with Hannibal as preformed by Mads Mikkelsen) and the detailed world created around their introductory episodes. The book does contain some spoilers, so if you’re new to the show, you might want to wait until you’ve binge watched until the end of the first season to read it. However; long time horror and Hannibal fans will enjoy cast and crew insights as well as the in depth coverage on the special prop and make up effects used in the series. Everyone else will just have to deal with the nightmares. Try therapy… oh wait…
The Art and Making of Hannibal is available now in all major book stores, or you can get your copy online at Titanbooks.com.
Note: I’ve posted a few sample images below. Unfortunately my scanner isn’t working right now, so I had to pull images from the web that correspond to images found in the book. However, this doesn’t do the volume justice and really is just the tip of the iceberg. For a better look at this volume please visit your local book seller and start flipping pages.