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Old 10-01-09, 01:50 AM
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Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

I was just watching Red Dragon again with Anthony Hopkins and Ed Norton and there was a scene I noticed which was very odd. Now, I know in the book there is also the scene of where Dolarhyde takes the girl to the zoo and pets the sedated tiger which illustrates the fact that she is softly touching a sleeping monster which parallels to the relationship between Dolarhyde and the girl.

However, in the movie when she is petting the tiger she curiously reaches farther down and feels what looks like the Tiger's penis and she gives this look that she's enjoying it or something and then you see Dolarhyde's face and he gives that look too.

Basically, it's just a very odd scene that caught me by surprise and although i've seen this movie a couple times I have never truely noticed that scene before.

I'm curious if anyone has read the book or if I am seeing wrong in the movie, but i'm pretty sure it seemed like she was stroking tiger. Somebody correct me if i'm wrong, but I am more curious if this correlates to anything in the book.
Old 10-01-09, 02:07 AM
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

I do not recall a tiger getting a handjob in that movie. Now I'm both curious and frightened to re-watch the scene in question.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

I think you are seeing something wrong.

And what a strange first post.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
I do not recall a tiger getting a handjob in that movie.
Old 10-01-09, 06:05 AM
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

I definitely remember that scene. It was particularly awkward because I was watching the movie with my parents.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

The blind woman does run her hand over the tiger's balls in the book. I cannot recall if Dollarhyde specifically reacts to it in the book, however.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Originally Posted by zamardii12 View Post
I was just watching Red Dragon again with Anthony Hopkins and Ed Norton and there was a scene I noticed which was very odd. Now, I know in the book there is also the scene of where Dolarhyde takes the girl to the zoo and pets the sedated tiger which illustrates the fact that she is softly touching a sleeping monster which parallels to the relationship between Dolarhyde and the girl.

However, in the movie when she is petting the tiger she curiously reaches farther down and feels what looks like the Tiger's penis and she gives this look that she's enjoying it or something and then you see Dolarhyde's face and he gives that look too.

Basically, it's just a very odd scene that caught me by surprise and although i've seen this movie a couple times I have never truely noticed that scene before.

I'm curious if anyone has read the book or if I am seeing wrong in the movie, but i'm pretty sure it seemed like she was stroking tiger. Somebody correct me if i'm wrong, but I am more curious if this correlates to anything in the book.
Old 10-01-09, 11:29 AM
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Nice tiger...nice tiger...
Old 10-01-09, 11:54 AM
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
I do not recall a tiger getting a handjob in that movie.
I'll bet when you woke up you never imagined such a sentence would form in your mind today...
Old 10-01-09, 12:06 PM
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Yes, she DOES feel up the tiger in the film and the book.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

There's even a song on the soundtrack called 'Tiger Balls'.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

the full handjob scene is available as an easter egg on disk 2
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Originally Posted by Emily Watson

Q There?s an extraordinary scene when your character strokes a real, fully grown tiger. What was that like to film?

A Not just to film, but the experience of being in a room with a tiger like that was amazing. It was kind of the best acting I?ve ever seen. We were all in this tiny little room and the door opened and this tiger walked in, literally, just sort of padded into the room and looked around. So beautiful, the pattern on her face, I?ve never seen such presence and it made everyone take a deep breath, she was so beautiful. And she was lying on the table and fully awake the whole time and growling because it is not legal to sedate an animal for the purposes of filming anymore. She had two trainers with her and they had a rope around her neck so she couldn?t get up and run off or attack anybody. And she was being fed meat all the time. And I had to walk up behind her and stroke her, as you see in the film, and occasionally she would sit up and look around and I just had to walk away again very gently. If you made any sudden movements she would have noticed you and got interested in you but unless she was hungry she just treated us like part of the furniture. And then when I put my hand on her, it was like when you put your hand on a cat and you can feel the vibration when they are purring, but times a thousand. It was a really really thrilling thing to do let alone filming the scene. And it is very sexy as well: somebody says I?m taking you on a surprise date, you don?t know where you are going and you can?t see and then you put your hand out and there is a tiger. Amazing.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

It was a female tiger = no balls
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Holy crap. The fact that the tiger wasn't sedated is pretty cool. Kudos to Emily Watson. I don't think I'd do that.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

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Holy crap. The fact that the tiger wasn't sedated is pretty cool. Kudos to Emily Watson. I don't think I'd do that.
Totally. I had assumed it was sedated also.

I wonder if it was sedated for Joan Allen in Manhunter. That was a lot longer ago and sedating for filming may have been allowed then.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

I know the keeper says the tiger's sedated; Allen also touches the incisors which I doubt anyone would do if it wasn't sedated.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

So she touched the tiger's little red dragon.
Old 10-02-09, 01:58 AM
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

I demand this thread be retitled ... Stroking Tiger, Red Dragon
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

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I'll bet when you woke up you never imagined such a sentence would form in your mind today...
That is so true.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

I've had the pleasure of petting and being around several of the large cats.

It is amazing stuff.

Handling tiger and lion cubs is a blast too.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

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I've had the pleasure of petting and being around several of the large cats.

It is amazing stuff.

Handling tiger and lion cubs is a blast too.
"8 year olds Dude."
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

There's a scene in The Wizard Oz where the Tin Man gives the Cowardly Lion a handjob.
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Re: Very odd scene I just noticed in Red Dragon.

Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
There's a scene in The Wizard Oz where the Tin Man gives the Cowardly Lion a handjob.

This is an urban legend. If you go frame by frame you can tell it is just a bird.

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