Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forest of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In his most famous poem, Blake could be describing the Red Dragon as much as The Tyger. So it's not surprising that Dolarhyde - so enraptured with Blake’s paintings, would choose that animal for Reba.
In what distant deeps or skies.
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare seized the fire?
Reba reveals her fascination and faith in Mr D when she embraces the tiger in one of the most romantic moments in Hannibal. (In light of the recent Dentist vs Cecil the Lion incident, don’t you think it’s uncanny that Dolarhyde's tiger is out cold at the dentist?) And how magnificent Reba is as the woman clothed with the sun! You almost believe she could redeem Dolarhyde's soul.
|Blake's "Woman Clothed With the Sun"|
Get the selfie stick...there's a tiger passed out in the studio!
And what shoulder, & what art,
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when thy heart began to beat,
What dread hand, & what dread feet?
For about a week, our “puppet” tiger lay about the studio on a slab in the zoo lab set which gave dozens of crew opportunity to sneak selfies with him. Not me, though. This food stylist would never inflict such jokey indignities on an animal, taxidermied or otherwise. Well actually, we did try to feed him a muffin from the craft service table. But he wouldn’t take it...he must have heard us mutterings about crew food.
When the stars threw down their spears
And water'd heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
Well, did he, Hannibal?
Well, did he, Hannibal?
OK Hannibal's not cooking enoughA girl's gotta eat, so I've been sneaking around doing little food styling jobs for with the other devils, time-shifters and super heroes who are shooting around town:
|For DAMIEN I made some gnarly roots out of bread dough and |
ugly shoots from marzipan to "grow" out of victim's mouth
|I had fun making posh dinners for SUlClDE SQUAD|
Here, have a little shrimp cocktail.
Billionaire devil-worshippers have to eat too, so I did this dinner for DAMIEN
We set our work station up in this smart tented area just off the pool. Very GBBO!
|Roast "Venison" that I made out of seitan for HEROES REBORN|
(It had to be non-meat for the vegan director)
|And I was asked to make candy iPhones for Stephen King's 11/22/64|
Below: Pouring black sugar candy for glass screens. The backs are marzipan.
|Plus bizarre alien fungus food I made from marzipan for EXPANSE|
And all the while, YOU are busy making beautiful Hannidinners! YAY!
|Blood-streaked and delicious - made by budding chef, Nicolas E|
|Another gorgeous plate by Nic E - check the ffffava beans up ffffront|
|For his wife's birthday Justin F made Sanguinaccio Dolce for the whole family.|
And served it in true Hannibal style wearing a 3-pc suit and paisley tie!
|Smashed glass impaled heart cake created by Bridget M as a|
tribute to the Season 2 finale
|She does lots of Hannidinners - documented on her blog|
Next week: Just hide under the bed and scream yourself to sleep...
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