Talk:Thomas Harris

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Biography / Arts and Entertainment (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Biography, a collaborative effort to create, develop and organize Wikipedia's articles about people. All interested editors are invited to join the project and contribute to the discussion. For instructions on how to use this banner, please refer to the documentation.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by the arts and entertainment work group (marked as Mid-importance).
 
WikiProject Horror (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Horror, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to fictional horror in film, literature and other media on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can edit one of the articles mentioned below, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and contribute to the general Project discussion to talk over new ideas and suggestions.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
 
Note icon
This article has been automatically rated by a bot or other tool because one or more other projects use this class. Please ensure the assessment is correct before removing the |auto= parameter.

Hannibal Rising[edit]

I just read Hannibal Rising. The story is the backround story for Hannibal supposedly becoming a "monster killer". The probelem lies in that the story makes him human - a boy turned man, out to get revenge on those who killed his entire family in what seems to me very unhuman and monsterous ways. Seems reasonable to me. He does divert into killing to defend others he loves against what could be argued as those with less than human qualities. In other words he developes a desire to get the bullies in life. Though his methods are extreem, so were his experiences which set the stage for the "movie" he chose to be his life - one where he is not a vicim of the bullies of life. And THAT is the story of Hannibal. It is not a story about a "serial killer", per se. Totally dissapointed in and annoyed with the book and the author, I will avoid the movie and forget I ever read it so I can still be thrilled by his other books and movies about the enigma of heartless, soulless, mindless killers.

What would have worked was a story about the human gone "bad" for understandable reasons which were understood by those who knew his story, but those characters in the book betrayed him and chose to call him a monster. It was a shock to watch them turn their backs on him. I feel for Hannibal, and I cannot judge him as he is judged in this novel by the author nor those characters close to him. I am sad for him. Am I the only one to feel his pain?Crewella 20:30, 11 January 2007 (UTC)( 132.160.66.62 20:11, 11 January 2007 (UTC)(jennwilds@yahoo.com)1/11/07 132.160.66.62 20:11, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

How great an idea is it to spoil the ending of Hannibal?

Not good it makes people want to read when they are so into the book once you ruin it they won't read it anymore.

More people hated Hannibal than loved it? Based on what? The film made over $400 million around the world. It has a 6.3 rating on imdb (which doesn't sound that impressive but it means more people thought it was good than bad). Scott197827 19/2/2006

I edited the article to remove the POV and the spoiler.
4.228.90.185 20:39, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Red Dragon[edit]

Why is there no mention of the "Red Dragon" movie adaption of Red Dragon (not Manhunter) starring Edward Norton? --Just some random guy who is too lazy to make an account

Police beat[edit]

Does anyone here know what 'covering the police beat' means? I'd really like to know. Thanks —The preceding unsigned comment was added by ACAbrahams (talkcontribs) 09:19, 10 May 2007 (UTC).

Local journalist dealing with crime, with contacts in the local police. BTW Hanibal Rising is a work of profound literary genius in my experience.86.151.42.52 (talk) —Preceding undated comment was added at 23:57, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Profound literary genius? Are you kidding! The prose style was sophisticated and well written, I grant you, but the story was full of continuity errors (i.e. no mention of Hannibal's polydactyly), entirely shallow and filled with thinly drawn characters you don't much care about doing woefully unoriginal things. Basically, it was just a trashy, ho-hum and frequently exploitative gorefest devoid of the substance, dark wit and riveting suspense of Harris's previous thrillers. --Heslopian (talk) 02:47, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Thomas-harris.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:Thomas-harris.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images uploaded after 4 May, 2006, and lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot 02:08, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:Thomas-harris.jpg[edit]

Nuvola apps important.svg

Image:Thomas-harris.jpg is being used on this article. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this Wikipedia article constitutes fair use. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale for why using this image in each article is consistent with fair use.

Please go to the image description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale. Using one of the templates at Wikipedia:Fair use rationale guideline is an easy way to insure that your image is in compliance with Wikipedia policy, but remember that you must complete the template. Do not simply insert a blank template on an image page.

If there is other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on the other images used on this page. Note that any fair use images lacking such an explanation can be deleted one week after being tagged, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you.

BetacommandBot (talk) 02:36, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

what's Harris' latest project?[edit]

Is there any intel on what TH is currently working on? 86.163.108.115 (talk) 19:50, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

i have the original 4th draft of the silence of the lambs manuscript[edit]

i have the forth draft screenplay by ted tally signed by both jodie foster & anthony hopkins came all the way from la california :) wondering if anyone may know where i can se what its worth in austin,tx? if so plx email me at faithramos99@yahoo.com — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.20.107.130 (talk) 03:41, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

James Ellroy inspired by Harris[edit]

Well known crime novelist James Ellroy published an introduction to a combined set of his (Ellroy's) 3 Hopkins character novels in which he states that he was inspired by Harris (L. A. Noir, 1998, isbn=978-0892966868). Paraphrasing, Ellroy wrote that he wrote "Blood on the Moon", read Harris' "Red Dragon", decided that Harris' Will Graham was written far better than he had written Detective Hopkins and he (Ellroy) wanted a 2nd shot at writing a better Hopkins character. Thus came "Because the Night" and "Suicide Hill" which Ellroy thought were better due to the influence of his having read Harris' "Red Dragon". This information should be generally shared. The source is from Mysterious Press' hardback combining of the three Ellroy novels with Ellroy's purpose-written introduction. Coincidentally, to this (anonymous) contributor, the infromation I convey had personal meaning in that I had said to people how my two favorite fiction writers were Ellroy and Harris of "Red Dragon". I went on to say that "Harris was kind of an Ellroy just..." Little did I know that there was an actual connection between the two authors. And what a connection! Again, Ellroy wrote subsequent novels with the Hopkins character -- for the very reason that he was inspired to do as well as Harris had done with his Will Graham. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.123.216.30 (talk) 19:02, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Bibliography link showing[edit]

I found the link for the "Silence of the Writer" article I thought I entered the link legitimately, just added a url slot plus link but for some reason it shows can someone explain to me how to fix this type of thing? Moon822 (talk) 03:17, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

 Done You added one character too many - GroveGuy (talk) 04:11, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

bibliography[edit]

Shouldn't such a notable author have a more complete bibliography section? I know this guy has written more than just the 5 novels listed on the page - I've even read some of them!203.220.212.117 (talk) 12:59, 19 January 2018 (UTC)