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June 14, 2015

The Art and Making of Hannibal by Jesse McLean






Jesse McLean

  • Product Details
  • Number: 9781783295753
  • Release: May 5, 2015
  • Author: Jesse McLean
  • Availability: Print-Book
  • Genre: Suspense
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  • Publisher: Titan Books

The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series is a detailed look at the making of this highly original, critically lauded, and visually stunning series. Released ahead of the start of the 3rd season, this book will bring Fannibals into the world of secrets, lies, and intrigue of their beloved show. With stars including Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Laurence Fishburne, Caroline Dhavernas and guest spots by Gillian Anderson, Eddie Izzard and Michael Pitt, Hannibal is one of the most elegant, engrossing and deliciously haunting shows on television today. The Art & Making of Hannibal: The Television Series celebrates all aspects of this unique show. A highly stylized illustrated book featuring extracts of the shooting scripts of the first and second seasons, exclusive cast and crew interviews, behind-the-scenes photography, production notes, storyboards, alongside Hannibal's sketches and music notations.  Hannibal Lecter was a brilliant psychiatrist in the employ of the FBI. His task: to help an unusually gifted criminal profiler, Will Graham, who is haunted by his ability to see into the minds of serial killers.
 (copyright Night Owl Reviews)

Jesse McLean is the award-winning author of pop culture books on the television shows Mad Men and How I Met Your Mother. His fiction has appeared in The Broken Social Scene Story Project: Short Works Inspired by You Forgot It In People and his humour has appeared in Reader’s Digest. He lives in Toronto.

I usually don't buy books about making of films and television but I just couldn't resist this one.  It is one of the best and will stay on my shelf so it can be read again and again. It has lots of great pictures, sketches, shots of locations, interviews, profiles and the process of thought around some of the plot lines and the fit in the "Hannibal" books.   There is a lot of the various deaths of the 'ripper' victims and I can't imagine the work and talent that is behind the ideas and the work it took to make some of the most non forgettable Fates that some  were up against.  I keep thinking of the body totem pole on the beach.   At times this book is not for the faint of heart.  It is not a quick read .   Experts and enthusiasts of the show worked so much time and put so much effort in this book.  The pictures of the cast look like they are having a blast.   This is truly a gift for "Hannibal' fans.  A fun read, read, read and then read some more.

 I was given a complimentary copy of THE ART AND MAKING OF HANNIBAL from the author, Jesse McLean and Night Owl Reviews for my view of this book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


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