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sangha’s endless list of favourite films:: Memento (2000) dir. Christopher Nolan
I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world’s still there. Do I believe the world’s still there? Is it still out there?
I sit here, still utterly mindfucked whenever I see Memento.
Gus Van Sant, Christopher Nolan, Danny Boyle, David Fincher, and Ron Howard
Billions of dollars made from the box office came from the mind of these men.
The epic-ness, I can’t take it.
Christopher Nolan, Heath Ledger and Christian Bale on set of The Dark Knight
This makes me so happy.
Michael Caine’s opinion (who played “Alfred” in both of Nolan’s Batman films) was that Heath Ledger beat the odds and topped Jack Nicholson’s Joker from Batman, 1989.
“Jack was like a clown figure, benign but wicked, maybe a killer old uncle. He could be funny and make you laugh. Heath’s gone in a completely different direction to Jack, he’s like a really scary psychopath. He’s a lovely guy and his Joker is going to be a hell of a revelation in this picture.”
Caine bases this belief on a scene where the Joker pays a visit to Bruce Wayne’s penthouse. He’d never met Ledger before, so when Ledger arrived and performed he gave Caine such a fright that he forgot his lines.
In preparation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger hid away in a motel room for about six weeks. During this extended stay of seclusion, Ledger delved deep into the psychology of the character. He devoted himself to developing The Joker’s every tic, namely the voice and that sadistic-sounding laugh (for the voice, Ledger’s goal was to create a tone that didn’t echo the work Jack Nicholson did in his 1989 performance as the Joker). Ledger’s interpretation of The Joker’s appearance was primarily based off of the chaotic, disheveled look of punk rocker Sid Vicious combined with the psychotic mannerisms of Malcolm McDowell’s character, Alex De Large, from A Clockwork Orange.
Someone more scarier than Jack Nicholson is a thought to think hard about.
But I got to agree, Ledger amazed the world. One final last time.