Set Harth wrote:
Red Dragon is such a perfect example of pedestrian, by-the-book, beginner filmmaking 101 that it's almost laughable.
I refuse to watch it, mainly because I'm a Manhunter
fanatic and I see remaking the film as a kind of blasphemy. As the saying goes, don't fix it if it ain't broke.
Manhunter and Red Dragon are great examples of "what to do/what not to do" in terms of creative filmmaking.
Remember in Manhunter, the great scene where Dolarhyde takes Reba (who is blind) to the veterinarian/zoo, and he places her hand on the tiger? In the scene, you didn't see the tiger until Reba touches it?
In Red Dragon, Ratner cuts into a wide shot of the room, tiger and all, before you even know the reason they're there.