Hannibal

Hannibal (2001)

59 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Clarice visits Barney, in each shot the fan switches from off to on and back, both before and after Barney turns it on.

Continuity mistake: When the pigs come out and Hannibal holds Clarice, her left arm is either on her tummy or hanging loose by her side, depending on the shot.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the baddies' car runs Bolton over, he smashes the windshield, but the damage and blood disappear in the next shot.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: The first time we see Clarice she approaches a car. A bang of hair suddenly appears over her forehead between shots.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the movie begins Barney shows the pink box and places his hand on the string attaching its lid. A frame later, the hand is away but the knot is magically untied.

Sacha

Factual error: Clarice shoots the guys in the barn, then handcuffs the fat one, but as she is walking away his arms are spread too far apart to be cuffed. When the pigs come in, we see him dragging his buddy using only one arm with the other at his side, again impossible when cuffed.

Continuity mistake: The letter to Clarice is folded twice when she opens it, yet Hannibal is shown folding it once. (It was not a second fold because we see two edges touch, not a fold and one edge.)

Continuity mistake: At the market, when a black thug is crushed between two cars, stones on the white car's roof disappear in the wide angles, but reappear in the close-ups.

Sacha

Deliberate mistake: In Silence of the Lambs Starling was right-handed. In Hannibal she is left handed because we see her writing with her left. Julianne Moore, the new actress who plays Starling is left handed whereas Jodie Foster was obviously right-handed.

Continuity mistake: The third perfume expert grabs Hannibal's letter with a pair of tweezers on its bottom right corner. In the next shot, he's holding the letter on the top edge. (00:37:35)

Continuity mistake: On the letter, the P.S. read by Hannibal ends with, "So I'm not sure how well I should wish you, but I'm sure we'll have a lot of fun. Ta ta H." But when Krendler looks at the letter on the board, the P.S. ends with, "I'm not sure how well to wish you. Ta ta H." (00:35:40 - 00:44:05)

Continuity mistake: When Inspector Pazzi introduces 'Dr. Fell' to his wife, in a wider shot she has her hand on her husband's shoulder, just sliding off as the shot cuts. In the closer shot we cut to, however, her hand's back on his shoulder. (01:04:53)

Jon Sandys

Continuity mistake: When Clarice is listening to the tapes from her conversation with Lecter from the first film, Lecter says "You don't have any more vacations to sell to Anthrax Island". But in the original conversation in Silence of the Lambs, Lecter only says "You don't have any more vacations to sell". He never said "...to Anthrax Island". This is arguably a double mistake, as it's part of the conversation that could never have been recorded in the first place anyway. (00:37:10)

Continuity mistake: While Clarice stares at Hannibal's letter, we can hear Hannibal reading it aloud. He says, "Your father, the dead night watchman, figures largely in your value system." Yet on the paper it's, "figures large in your value system." (00:33:45)

Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Clarice and co. are in the van, there is a shot of Clarice sleeping on her back. The next shot shows her sleeping on her side in a foetal position, and then it shifts back to her sleeping on her back when she opens her eyes. (00:04:33)

Mason Verger: I guess you wish now that you fed the rest of me to the dogs.
Hannibal Lecter: No Mason. No I much prefer you the way you are.

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Trivia: In the scene where the pickpocket is trying to get Hannibal's fingerprint on his bracelet, the cinema in the background has a poster for Gladiator - also directed by Ridley Scott.

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Question: Why did the pigs not attack Lecter when he picked up Clarice? They went straight for the fat guy handcuffed to his accomplice and also to Verger but by passed Lecter. I thought it might be a blood thing which is why Lecter picked Clarice up after she was shot but A - Lecter doesn't know anything about the pigs and B - Mason wasn't bleeding before he got eaten.

The_Iceman

Answer: The implication is that the boars are afraid of Lecter, which is why they don't attack him - he shows no fear and exudes dominance.

Sierra1

Next to that the pigs are trained to attack anything that screams. Hannibal stayed calm and thus was ignored.

lionhead

Didn't Verger describe the pigs (by mentioning their molars and incisors) to Lecter when he was first brought to Verger strapped to the dolly?

He also didn't scream or make noise to get their attention.

I'm inclined to agree here. The boars could sense that Lecter was the most savage predator in the pit, and the animals steered clear of him for that reason. Call it "professional courtesy."

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: The implication is that savage animals recognize Lecter as another, even more savage animal. Call it kinship. Lecter has the same effect on attack dogs.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Probably the same reason the Alsatian dog of Krendler didn't attack him either.

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