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Mindhunter – true crime binge TV

Mindhunter is a gritty 10 part Netflix crime drama set in 1977, based on John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s book of the same name. Listing Charlize Theron and David Fincher among its producers, the show takes tips from both stars’ previous work, most notably the camera work and atmosphere, which were perfect in Fincher’s Zodiac. Jonathan Groff plays Holden Ford, an FBI agent who is motivated to understand why it is that criminals act the way they do, and the motivations of serial killers in particular. This leads to Ford joining up with the behavioural sciences solo unit at the FBI, run by Bill Tench (Holt McCallany). Agents Ford and Tench want to expand the unit from being just “profiling road school” to a scientific inquiry of what causes these random killings. There is constant internal scrutiny from the FBI about the worth of this unit from their

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Mindhunter – true crime binge TV – Felix

Mindhunter is a gritty 10 part Netflix crime drama set in 1977, based on John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker’s book of the same name. Listing Charlize Theron and David Fincher among its producers, the show takes tips from both stars’ previous work, most notably the camera work and atmosphere, which were perfect in Fincher’s Zodiac. Jonathan Groff plays Holden Ford, an FBI agent who is motivated to understand why it is that criminals act the way they do, and the motivations of serial killers in particular. This leads to Ford joining up with the behavioural sciences solo unit at the FBI, run by Bill Tench (Holt McCallany). Agents Ford and Tench want to expand the unit from being just “profiling road school” to a scientific inquiry of what causes these random killings. There is constant internal scrutiny from the FBI about the worth of this unit from their

Read more at: http://felixonline.co.uk/articles/2017-11-03-mindhunter-true-crime-binge-tv/

How Netflix’s Serial Killer Drama ‘Mindhunter’ Draws From Real Life

“And that’s exactly what these agents were able to do. They would go in, look at a scene, and come up with the basic categories,” Burgess recalled. “They would have their whole team there, and sometimes people would disagree, which was great! Because by disagreeing, they could say, ‘Well, I see this.’ Or, ‘I don’t see that. How do you see that?’”

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How Netflix’s Serial Killer Drama ‘Mindhunter’ Draws From Real Life …

“And that’s exactly what these agents were able to do. They would go in, look at a scene, and come up with the basic categories,” Burgess recalled. “They would have their whole team there, and sometimes people would disagree, which was great! Because by disagreeing, they could say, ‘Well, I see this.’ Or, ‘I don’t see that. How do you see that?’”

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All the real serial killers featured on Netflix’s new drama ‘Mindhunter’

Ed Kemper was a real serial killer in Santa Cruz known as the “Co-Ed Killer.”

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Warning: Spoilers ahead for the first season of “Mindhunter.”

Netflix’s new true-crime centric thriller series “Mindhunter” was inspired by the true story of how the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit began studying psychopaths and serial killers in the late 1970s. While the names of the special agents involved were changed, several of the convicted murderers they interview

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Finally Gets One Thing Right About Serial Killers

Edmund Kemper stands at an imposing 6’9” and studies FBI Agent Holden Ford calmly from across the room in the second episode of Mindhunter.

Ford shifts on his feet and tries his damndest to show no fear in the presence of the man accused of murdering ten people, the man who became known as the “Co-Ed Killer.” Kemper had lopped off his own mother’s head and forced post-mortem irrumatio (in other words, a blow-job) with her head.

Kemper, portrayed by Cameron Britton, is the first subject of the Netflix series in which FBI Agent Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, interviews serial killers to understand how they think.

It seems fair to say that this face-off is the moment viewers had been waiting for.

True crime geeks likely flocked to Mindhunter seeking methodical conversations with fascinating serial killers and that’s kind of

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Mindhunter: Who is the Mysterious Killer Glimpsed Throughout the Series?

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

This article contains spoilers for the first season of Mindhunter, and Zodiac.

It’s as though director and executive producer David Fincher posed us a very simple question: “what do you want?” And we replied “10 hours of Zodiac, please.” To which, in his wisdom, he cheerfully responded “say no more fam.”

Yes, ’70s-set binge-fodder Mindhunter arrived on Netflix this past Friday and ended up monopolizing our entire weekend – we tore through all 10 episodes of the relentlessly creepy (and unexpectedly funny) FBI drama, based on the legendary book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

After the final credits rolled, we were left with a few tantalizing threads still dangling. What happened to that cat? Has Holden finally opened an emotional floodgate within himself that he’ll struggle to shut? What happened to that cat?

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Mindhunter: who is the mysterious killer glimpsed throughout the series?

This article contains spoilers for the first season of Mindhunter, and Zodiac.

It’s as though director and executive producer David Fincher posed us a very simple question: “what do you want?” And we replied “10 hours of Zodiac, please.” To which, in his wisdom, he cheerfully responded “say no more fam.”

Yes, 70s-set binge-fodder Mindhunter arrived on Netflix this past Friday and ended up monopolising our entire weekend – bums were not leaving sofas until we’d chained all 10 episodes of the relentlessly creepy (and unexpectedly funny) FBI drama, based on the legendary book Mind Hunter: Inside The FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

After the final credits rolled, we were left with a few tantalising threads still dangling. What happened to that cat? Has Holden finally opened an emotional floodgate within himself that he’ll struggle to shut? What happened to that cat? What penalties or punishment

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/uk/tv/mindhunter/52636/mindhunter-who-is-the-mysterious-killer-glimpsed-throughout-the-series

Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’: All the Real Serial Killers, From Ed Kemper to BTK

Netflix’s Mindhunter is loosely based on the non-fiction book Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, former FBI agents who coined many of the terms we use to describe serious criminals today. Douglas and Olshaker invented criminal profiling, especially with serial killers, as part of a large trend. They analyzed the behaviors and private lives of American history’s worst offenders, from Jeffrey Dahmer to Ted Bundy.

If David Fincher’s Mindhunter feels a bit like Silence of the Lambs, that’s because Douglas was the real-life inspiration for fictional FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford, the protagonist in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter novels. In fact, many of the characters in Mindhunter are based on real people, including the murderers that Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), the character based on Douglas, and his partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview and discuss. Below is a full explanation of who’s real, who’s imaginary, and how the local news described each string of killings.

Serial killers who appear in Mindhunter

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Yes, Mindhunter Is Based On A Real FBI Agent

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