Manhunter (1986)

I watched this movie last night and quite liked it. It was based on a novel called The Red Dragon (I think) but adapted (written & directed) by Michael Mann, the guy who did Miami Vice, so his style is all over it but the subject matter is a bit darker in that it’s dealing with psycho-killers. This was going on about Hannibal Lektor when Jodie Foster was still in Highschool. But some other dude is the main villain in it, and here’s a picture of him:


But he’s not a one-dimensional psycho and there’s a moment where it seems like he’s found mercy but his craziness gets in the way. I don’t know why films that have a stylised element like this get shit-canned so often, it’s not as if you ever go see a Hollywood movie for a dose of reality. I love this kind of depiction of the 80s and the soundtrack’s pretty good too.

I watched the first couple of episodes of The X Files the other night. That was 1993. That was 20 years ago.

, , , — YS @ 1:29 pm, January 20, 2013


  1. 20 years ago? Oh my, how tempus fugits.
    Glad you got a break from packing with that psycho movie.
    33C here today. that will be a change from arctic blasts.

    Comment by AnnODyne — January 24, 2013 @ 7:25 pm
  2. Indeed. We’re taking a 2 week stop in Malaysia between here and AU, so that really will be a change but definitely welcome.

    Comment by YS — January 25, 2013 @ 9:20 am

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