EXT. WILL GRAHAM’S HOUSE - NIGHT 1 1 1
INT. WILL GRAHAM’S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT 1 2 2
The PACK OF DOGS are gathered around the heat lamp in the fireplace. CAMERA FINDS WILL GRAHAM sleeping fitfully in his bed, drenched with sweat. His fevered brow beads and runs.
MATCH CUT TO:
A GLASS OF WATER
Sweating as it distorts the flickering flame of a FIREPLACE.
CAMERA FINDS HANNIBAL.
Someone who already doubts their own identity can be more susceptible to manipulation.
We are --
INT. HANNIBAL’S HOME - DINING ROOM - NIGHT 1 3 3
Hannibal ENTERS carrying KUDAL, an Indian curry of sheep intestines, lovingly displayed in a sculpted banana leaf.
Dr. Gideon is a psychopath.
Psychopaths are narcissists. They rarely doubt who they are.
Tried to appeal to his narcissism.
By convincing him he was the
Dr. Chilton realizes he’s gotten himself into trouble.
If only I had been more curious about the common mind.
I have no interest in understanding sheep. Only eating them.
Kudal. A South Indian curry. Made from sheep, of course. In a coconut-coriander-chili sauce.
Hannibal serves Dr. Chilton a morsel from the platter.
Feels like a last supper.
You’re not the only psychiatrist a patient has accused of making them kill. Poke around a psychopath’s mind, bound to get poked back.
What would you do in my position?
I thought psychic driving would have been more effective in breaking down his personality.
Psychic driving fails because its methods are too obvious.
Sensory deprivation. Psychic disorientation. Curare.
You were trying too hard, Fredrick.
If force is used, the subject will only surrender temporarily.
INT. WILL GRAHAM’S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - NIGHTMARE 4 4
CAMERA PULLS BACK from fever-dreaming Will to REVEAL THE
BLACK STAG looming over him.
HANNIBAL - PROD. #111 - DBL GREEN Collated 4/27/13 2.
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Hannibal and Dr. Chilton enjoy the beautifully prepared meal.
Once a patient is exposed to the method of the manipulation, it becomes much less effective.