manhunter captures the feeling of a sickeningly humid summer night. anytime will graham is onscreen, trying to dig into the psyche of the killer, his distress feels just like waking up from a nightmare, sweaty and disturbed, flinging your covers off the bed. the only scenes which feel different are the ones in lecktor’s cell, which are cold, bright, sterile, and terrifying in their own way.
it’s a really cool movie. check it out.