But then I watched Silence of the Lambs and everything was good, because suddenly
You see this right? YOU MUST SEE THIS. I'm sure Alistair was a conscious affectation; though the other two are likely coincidence or general horror-genre filming conventions, they still please me. I'm really pleased that SPN 4x16 "On the Head of a Pin" appears to have borrowed a lot of the camera angles from the Hannibal Lector/Starling interrogation scene--shameless rips, one might say, but I love the way SPN appropriates all the pop culture along with the mythologies and whatever else. Silence of the Lambs itself was enjoyable, though not 'scary' per se. I think I've watched far too much Law & Order for suspense thrillers to be a viable fiction genre for me anymore.
The film's intrinsic qualifications aside, in my mind Clarisse Starling was Gwen Campbell, Hannibal Lector was Alistair, and there was this one extra in a trenchcoat who may have been Castiel.
I also recently rewatched S1 with my flatmate. I love all the early episodes--they're so classic. THE PILOT. WENDIGO. SKIN. ASYLUUUM. <3 Awww, Sammy with mushroom hair. Awww, Daddy Issues. Awww, relatively well-adjusted young men who aren't sad, sad, sad all the time. Though it did make me realize how much I adore S5/S6 Dean.
Then we got to the later episodes--1x16 "Shadow" through to 1x22 "Devil's Trap" and I realized that Dean actually wasn't all that well-adjusted, and that he's always kind of been That Way. Which I don't, because I adore Dean however he chooses to be, but it shattered this notion that I had that there was some point in S1/2 where the Winchesters were less dysfunctional than apparently they always have been! Which of course led to more erratic thoughts, but I think this stopped making sense probably before this entry even began, so I'll sit on that.
Hellatus ends in two weeks! I'm not sure how to feel; I haven't yet digested the rest of S6. I'm not ready for a finale. I'm still recovering from 5x22, goddamn it. But considering how I'm apparently still processing S1, let alone S5... By the time I get to S6 hell will have frozen over.