Oh GOD, this movie pissed me off so much.
First off, I know it's useless to compare a film to its literary counterpart. I know. Trust me, I know...Everyone's first instinct is to point out the little differences and favorite parts that were cut out. It's to be expected when you turn a 1,000 page, hell, even a 300 hundred page book into a 90-120 minute film, something's got to go. But with Hannibal...they took away the entire meaning of the book!