sometimes the best bet is to just not see the movie at all. I feel like i'd have been okay not watching Hannibal-- i really enjoyed the book, though.
I'm sort of in the same spot with library thing. I'm at 188 and kinda broke and internetless, in general. Though if I understand correctly, a USBflash wireless card is arriving in the mail for me soon, so I'll be able to use someone else's internet. maybe then when I'm not as broke (after Sketchbook this summer, most likely, if moving doesn't eat that fund.)
I think I've finally gotten it through my head that I need to repeat things to you enough times. Plus with seeing you every second or third week, who knows what I have or haven't told you?! (which happens both ways, incidentally.) I'll snag Anthony's copy of The Turbulent Mirror whenever you decide to read up on the fractals. James Gleick wrote an interesting history/biography of the developments, discoveries, and characters that led to the rise of chaos theory, but doesn't give as good of a description of the actual dynamics themselves. He also wrote a biography of Feynman, which I plan on checking out from a library soon. (also Newton. Could be interesting, could be....not.) And the vonnegut thing I repeat frequently just in general. one reads enough of an author it gets stuck in the head.