Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones


I kept trying to write ~companion posts~ to go with the podcasts, got too bogged down in rainy depression to manage it (THREE WEEKS OF STORMS AND MIGRAINES, Y'ALL), and so I am probably doing the Matter of Taste guys a disservice by dumping several hours of discussion on you all at once. Really, the episodes are kind of like movie-length commentaries, just totally out of order, whee! Point being, I had the best time guesting on their show and doing movie discussion episodes for Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal (which was really fun), and (coming out in a day or two) Red Dragon.

(They did a Manhunter episode prior to that, and will bravely go on to Hannibal Rising next week. The podcast is Hannibal-themed but discussing horror as well, so we specifically talk about horror and suspense as a genre; I think it's the SOTL episode where I bring up Ann Radcliffe's definition of terror vs. horror. They'll be moving on to other horror-related topics while we all wait for the TV show to come back. I have demanded promised to come back for a possible Alien(s)-themed episode.)

So I figure, let me at least link to those two episodes now if you're interested, with the third/final episode coming out late Wednesday or Thursday. On my part, there's some sound issues, a little alcohol, and a slight, partial change of heart about the controversial Hannibal ending. And of course we discuss the show in the context of the movies--differences, similarities, the way they actually enrich each other in retrospect, all kinds of things. The Podcast Gods have been cranky this month, however--a Made of Fail I was on got totally eaten, and last week's Red Dragon episode fell apart due to Skype being hateful and had to be rescheduled. So, for the latter, we started over from scratch last night, and I feel like it turned out really well--but Ian and Fio are going to post a few outtakes from the 30-45 minutes where Skype kept cutting out on me and I apparently, at one point, made the despairing noise of "a sad ghost cat." So I can't wait to find out what patchy, desperate transmissions from the ether the guys were hearing while I was wailing "Hellooooo?" into my headset.

I had paragraphs and paragraphs of follow-up thoughts that I don't know that I have the fortitude to finish writing up. Maybe someday. However, I did end up answering some questions on Tumblr that might partially serve that purpose:

What was the one Julianne Moore line that I never actually specified?

What would be my ideal ending to the book/movie Hannibal (with crackfic headcanon included)?

A follow-up to that question, re: brainwashing: "Clarice did not become what he wanted her to be"

What order should the movies be watched in?

I figure y'all will have your own thoughts on the subject. All I know is, it was a lot of fun.

Meanwhile, in TV news, the show's back in production and Will Graham has a lawyer! I feel like this character probably shouldn't bother saving for retirement.

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