I burnt my universe for you
Not only is the cinematography, writing, and acting on this show amazing, but all the little details like how scenes between particular characters are blocked are fucking amazing too. In 1.02, early in Hannibal and Will’s relationship, Will stood on the mezzanine with Hannibal on the floor; a position of easy observation and distance. In 1.05 it was Hannibal standing on the mezzanine with Will on the floor, switching the power dynamics of the positioning (this is even more significant given the 1.10 spoilers that I won’t go into here). In 1.08, here, they are both on the floor as they discuss the killer, casually circling each other and the desk in an emulation of the movements of two predators on the same footing being cautiously wary of each other. It’s a beautiful visual evolution of their relationship compacted by the way they are sitting at the end of the episode, with Will sitting on Hannibal’s desk and Hannibal sitting in the desk chair, in close proximity. Things are shifting between them, rapidly, and there’re only four more episodes left in the season to resolve them or entangle them even further.
History lesson: a faggot is a bundle of sticks originally used as kindling for fires that engulfed gays when they were burned at the stake. People were firewood but Moses came across wood on fire and saw God in it, what is a burning bush but bundles of branches on fire, isn’t it funny how faggots and God can look the same sometimes?
"A lot of directors out there promote their own signature and their own trademark and I’m really happy for them but it’s also very distracting when you watch a film to feel that someone is putting himself or herself up front and wont give you a break from remembering that this is a movie directed by someone. When you watch a movie you want to forget this and think this is a microcosm created for you and for the story and not for someone to show off and say this is my oeuvre—it’s tiring” - Xavier Dolan