Twisted torment of our lives
Red moon burns the dark of night
Wha...ARE THEY DEAD?
|Blake's painting of Philosopher-Guide and Poet-Seeker being lowered by Antaeus to the 9th Ring of Hell|
|painting of Shelley's funeral pyre where Byron snatched Shelley's burning heart from the flames|
|Ahh, good old Elvis preparing to cliff dive|
Regardless, as Shakespeare wrote in The Tempest:
|Ms Anderson getting final touches from Katie Brennan for the very last scene as special effects crabby pyro-guy prepares to smoke up my pit-roast leg of Bedelia|
Who's cooking legs now?
|tying up ti leaves|
When we were shooting the final scene, the lovely Richard Armitage came by my prep station with compliments but asked me why I made Gillian's leg so big. He thought her legs were much slimmer. Gillian and I had already discussed it. I apologized that I had to made the roast bigger than her leg so it would have presence on the long table. She modestly said she thought it was pretty close to the actual size of her leg. Not really. She has no idea how tiny she is!
A bit about roasting the leg:
Like Gideon's "Pinhead" roast leg, Bedelia's leg was made of pork loins stitched together over beef and lamb leg bones. I couldn't think of a special way to prepare it - Bryan had emphasized that he wanted it to be "the most beautiful thing I ever made" which is a pretty tall order. But happily, my brother came up with the idea of pit-roasting it, Kalua style. So I wrapped it in ti leaves, decorated it with tropical fruits and flowers and lay it on a bed of coals -- with ice to represent the Lake of Ice in Dante's Inferno. In the original script, Hannibal was going to slice it so I had to make it open at one end. But in the final script, Bedelia alone was seated for dinner so I had no need to worry about resets and it was a fairly stress-free shoot.
|I hope more guests show up - that's 12 lb of pork in there...|
We will never know. That is until somebody somewhere somehow saves Hannibal and Bryan gets to tell us another bedtime story.
|Fannibals at San Diego ComicCon waving hello!|
|FunkoPop custom made (with tiny clay-baked thigh!) by talented sculptor Helen|
We will always have Hannibal if we keep him alive in our Memory Kitchens. So keep on cooking!
|Annabel Lecter's brilliant chocolates You can order them from www.conjurerskitchen.com|
|Just as soon as I figure out who made this Sanguinaccio, I'll caption your name here!|
|Daniel and his Hannidinner|
|A close-up of Daniel's lovely Hannibal inspired meal|