Pink Dragon: Extra Than a Thriller


The 2002 psychological thriller movie Pink Dragon directed by Brett Ratner is the film adaptation of the 1981 novel by Thomas Harris, and the prequel to the traditional 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs. Pink Dragon tells the story of a gifted retired FBI agent tasked with discovering a killer, and seeks assistance from imprisoned Dr. Hannibal, a former forensic psychiatrist and cannibal serial killer. 

Whereas this movie is a traditional and disturbing thriller, it additionally offers with themes of psychological well being points as nicely. Whereas it isn’t acknowledged particularly, the killer Francis Dolarhyde, is implied to endure from schizophrenia because of his traumatic childhood. Resulting from years of abuse from his grandmother, he developed extreme schizophrenia. Because the abuse continued he was unable to manage it, and homicidal urges emerged. The urges in flip, he believed had been because of possession from The Pink Dragon. For Dolarhyde he felt that he was not in management. 

The Pink Dragon is from the William Blake portray, “The Nice Pink Dragon and the Girl Clothed in Solar” a portray which Dolarhyde admires. Whereas seemingly helpless in opposition to the ‘possession’ , the viewers can see his inside wrestle along with his schizophrenia when he falls in love. Continuously battling with the facet of him that loves her and the “orders” from The Pink Dragon to kill her. Resulting from this battle Dolarhyde makes an attempt to take his life however stops. As a substitute he takes motion by way of destruction of the portray to be freed from The Pink Dragon. Nonetheless this doesn’t final for lengthy and like most thrillers Dolarhyde does find yourself dying in the long run. 

Regardless of the apparent thriller style and themes. One scene during which actually sheds mild on the psychological well being of Dolarhyde is when the FBI agent learns of his traumatic previous and homicidal obsessions. It’s made clear that Dolarhyde was not born a monster however fairly made a monster by his previous abuse.

This movie, whereas nonetheless sustaining its thriller type, gave perception to the thoughts and feelings of criminals who are suffering from extreme psychological sicknesses.

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