Posted December 22 2006 - 08:21 AM
| Originally Posted by Sean Bryan |
Oh, wait a mintue. If what Mark says here is true (I don't have the DVD) then that would not be the simple proof Anthony indicated. Is there really nothing else out there other than this?
Allow me to retract my assertion:
The footage of the official screening on the dvd DOES appear consistent with the cut that's on the dvd, despite the camera panning. I could get enough information from the periphery of the screen to be able to tell which shots were which and--contrary to what I suggested--it seems to play out, shot-for-shot, as does the official dvd version. My bad, and a thousand pardons for misleading anyone.
So I'm left bewildered and a little more willing to suspect I could have this all wrong.
As a possible theory for the birth of a "false memory"--since I really ought to play that side of the coin as well--I could have confused Lecter's cutting into Krendler's grey matter in prep to pull back the brain sac as the origin cut for the crater of missing brain tissue that is seen on the other side of his brain in a subsequent shot. And, in some kind of reverse-bizarro logic I might have thought, well, wait a minute, I could've sworn we saw the cut made to remove that brain matter too; the memory of similar looking scalpel work transposed to that second cut (it would account for the vividness of my "memory"). And, as fueled by advance word from region four, I may have been expecting to see an absence on the dvd I otherwise wouldn't have felt. It's entirely possible.
But then I have the vivid memory of that footage I saw three times at the theater and, well... That's where I officially stand: Not wanting to discount my repeated experience with Hannibal, and understanding how I could have imagined the whole thing. And that's--I'm afraid--where I'm going to have to file this one, where Mulder and Scully can have at it...in that cabinet with an "X" on it.
As for the dvd feature, though... I have to say again: sorry for misleading anyone and for unwarrantedly stoking the fires of controversy.