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Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris
Born April 11, 1940 (1940-04-11) (age 67)
Occupation novelist, screenwriter
Genres Crime, Suspense
Debut works Black Sunday
Website http://thomasharris.com

Thomas Harris (born April 11, 1940) is an American author of crime novels, most notably The Silence of the Lambs, which was made into a film of the same title starring Jodie Foster as trainee FBI agent Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins in an Oscar-winning portrayal of serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. As of 2007, Harris has published four novels featuring Lecter and one other. All of his novels have been adapted into films, with five films being based on his Hannibal books (Red Dragon has been adapted twice). Thomas Harris is an American author. ... Image File history File links Thomas-harris. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about work. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... Screenwriters, scenarists, or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A literary genre is one of the divisions of literature into genres according to particular criteria such as literary technique, tone, or content. ... Look up Suspense in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the novel. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the literary concept. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), better known as Jodie Foster, is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... Clarice M. Starling is a fictional character in the novels The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal by Thomas Harris. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of novels by author Thomas Harris. ...

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Life and work

Harris was born in Jackson, Tennessee, but moved as a child with his family to Rich, Mississippi. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he majored in English and graduated in 1964. While in college, he worked as reporter for the local newspaper, the Waco Tribune-Herald, covering the police beat. In 1968, he moved to New York City to work for the Associated Press. Jackson is a city in Madison County, Tennessee, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Baylor University is a private, Baptist-affiliated research university located in Waco, Texas. ... For the Branch Davidian siege in Waco, Texas, see Waco Siege. ... The Waco Tribune-Herald is an American daily newspaper serving Waco, Texas and vicinity. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ...


The deaths of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics inspired Harris to write the 1975 bestselling novel Black Sunday, about the plans of a terrorist group to seize control of a blimp, place a shrapnel bomb on board, and explode it during the Super Bowl. This book was made into a movie starring Robert Shaw and Bruce Dern. The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization. ... The Games of the XX Olympiad were held in 1972 in Munich, West Germany. ... A bestseller is a book that is identified as extremely popular by its inclusion on lists of currently top selling titles that are based on publishing industry and booktrade figures and published by newspapers, magazines, or bookstore chains. ... This article is about the novel. ... Terrorist redirects here. ... Blimp can refer to: a non-rigid airship as opposed to a rigid airship (e. ... It has been suggested that Fragmentation (weaponry) be merged into this article or section. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Robert Shaw (August 9, 1927 – August 28, 1978) was an English stage and film actor and writer. ... ‹ The template below is being considered for deletion. ...


Harris's 1981 novel, Red Dragon, introduced his most enduring creation, Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant and cultured forensic psychiatrist turned cannibalistic psychopath, sometimes known by the nickname Hannibal the Cannibal. Red Dragon has been filmed twice, first under the title Manhunter (1986), and later as Red Dragon (2002). Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the novel. ... Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in a series of novels by author Thomas Harris. ... Forensics or forensic science is the application of science to questions which are of interest to the legal system. ... An MRI scan of a human brain and head. ... Cannibal redirects here. ... See Also: Antisocial Personality Disorder Theoretically, psychopathy is a three-faceted disorder involving interpersonal, affective and behavioral characteristics. ... Manhunter is a 1986 thriller film based on Thomas Harriss novel Red Dragon. ... Red Dragon is a 2002 thriller film, based on the novel of the same name written by Thomas Harris featuring the brilliant psychiatrist and serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter. ...


Harris's 1988 novel, The Silence of the Lambs, was released as a movie in 1991. Harris is known for being private and reportedly reclusive, as he has avoided most media interviews for the past twenty years, and he declined to participate in the movie adaptation of The Silence of the Lambs. But when the film was finished, he sent cases of wine to the cast and crew. Earning $272.7 million worldwide, the movie earned five Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actress (Jodie Foster), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Ted Tally). Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 Academy Award-winning film directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Alicia Christian Foster (born November 19, 1962), better known as Jodie Foster, is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, director, and producer. ... For the composer, see Antony Hopkins. ... The Academy Award for Writing Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... Ted Tally is an American playwright and screenwriter, best known for the play Terra Nova and the screenplay for the film The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Screenplay. ...


Harris's 1999 novel, Hannibal, was also made into a movie and released in 2001. The movie once again featured Lecter (Hopkins) and Starling (played by Julianne Moore, instead of Foster, who declined the role[1]). Directed by Ridley Scott, Hannibal earned about $351.7 million gross from movie theaters worldwide, which was $79 million more than the worldwide gross of its predecessor. This was despite the fact that Harris had allowed the controversial ending of the novel to be changed for the film version. See also: 1998 in literature, other events of 1999, 2000 in literature, list of years in literature. ... Hannibal is a novel by Thomas Harris, a third part of a series involving his iconic psychopathic character Hannibal Lecter. ... Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress. ... Sir Ridley Scott (born November 30, 1937 in South Shields, South Tyneside) is a British film director and producer. ...


In 2004, Bantam Books signed Harris to an eight-figure, two-book contract. The first of these books, Hannibal Rising, chronicles the early life of the young Hannibal from age 8 to 18. The novel sheds more light on the circumstances of the death of his family during World War II, with a focus on Dr. Lecter's memories of his younger sister, Mischa, and was released on 5 December 2006. No details have been released on Harris' sixth novel. Bantam Books is a major U.S. publishing house owned by Random House and is part of the Bantam Dell Publishing Group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... is the 339th day of the year (340th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ Matt Mueller (December 1, 2005). The Total Film Interview - Jodie Foster. Total Film. Retrieved on 2007-02-12.

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Bibliography

This article is about the novel. ... It has been suggested that this section be split into a new article entitled Red Dragon (film). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hannibal is a novel by Thomas Harris, a third part of a series involving his iconic psychopathic character Hannibal Lecter. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Thomas Harris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Thomas Harris (born 1940 in Jackson, Tennessee) is an author, most famous for his book The Silence of the Lambs, which was made into a motion picture starring Jodie Foster as trainee FBI agent Clarice Starling and Anthony Hopkins in an Oscar-winning portrayal of psychopathic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
Harris was born in Tennessee but moved as a child with his family to Rich, Mississippi.
Harris' next novel, Behind the Mask, centers on Lecter as a young man. It is due for release in 2006.
Thomas Lake Harris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (901 words)
Thomas Lake Harris (May 15, 1823 - March 23, 1906), American spiritualistic prophet, was born at Fenny Stratford in Buckinghamshire, England.
Harris was able to compose verse in his head and dictate it in essentially finished form.
Harris in 1876 discontinued for a time public activities, but issued to a secret circle books of verse dwelling mainly on sexual questions.
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