The wide angle lens in Hannibal’s fridge provides a rounded appearance of his face highlights the distorted nature of his appetite.
Although the subject under the microscope is the fish lure, the extreme close-up focuses on Hannibal’s eyes and enlarges them. The emphasis here invites viewers to examine his otherness.
Hannibal stands amongst vertical lines, in front of the light source creates a silhouette effect to show his dominant presence. In contrast, divided by a single wall is Bedelia in the shadows.
The pattern and colour of Hannibal’s suit almost blends him into the cellar. Yet, the hard light creates a skull effect separates him from the background. The vertical lines here add a sense of stillness and danger, moments before his attack.
In the low-angle shot of Hannibal standing above Mrs. Hobbs, he appears more powerful, as he dominates the shot. It also shows his indifference to the body.
Hannibal is perfectly framed by the rectangular carpet and his desk, creating balance, hence emphasise the displacement of his anger in this scene. The bird’s eye shot also alienates viewers from the character.