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Ledger talks Joker

11.05.2007
I know that there was a poll a little while back, which showed (apparently) which films where the most anticipated of next year. And I know that THE DARK KNIGHT did an admirable second placing. But I also know that for me, and a LOT of you schmoes, there is not a single damn movie that I want to see ahead of the BATMAN BEGINS sequel. And a big part of that reason is seeing what Heath Ledger does with the Joker. Ledger spoke to the NY Times recently, largely about I'M NOT THERE, but also about his process for THE DARK KNIGHT: His joker is a “psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy... Last week I probably slept an average of two hours a night,” he said. “I couldn’t stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going.”

Apparently - and I think this is brilliant - he prepared for the role by meticulously collecting items for a 'Joker diary', filled with images and thoughts helpful to the Joker back story, like a list of things the Joker would find funny. (AIDS is one of them.)

Second most anticipated my ass!
Extra Tidbit: That trailer has to be just around the corner at this point...

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5:56AM on 11/06/2007
There IS one thing that I will ALWAYS want to see first, and that is INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

But after that, hell yeah this will be my most anticipated.
There IS one thing that I will ALWAYS want to see first, and that is INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL.

But after that, hell yeah this will be my most anticipated.
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3:35AM on 11/06/2007
Wow... an entire 9 comments and not a single Brokeback Joker crack? I'm impressed guys.

Ledger's definately got a good idea there, lets just hope he doesn't go to method and end up killing a bunch of hobos...
Wow... an entire 9 comments and not a single Brokeback Joker crack? I'm impressed guys.

Ledger's definately got a good idea there, lets just hope he doesn't go to method and end up killing a bunch of hobos...
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10:14PM on 11/05/2007

Niiiice

Time will tell as it always does, but that Joker's Diary... that is very characteristic of the Joker himself, so props to Ledger for using something like that to help with his performance.
Time will tell as it always does, but that Joker's Diary... that is very characteristic of the Joker himself, so props to Ledger for using something like that to help with his performance.
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6:01PM on 11/05/2007

December can't arrive soon enough

Indiana Jones, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man is very cool indeed. But the one film that will rock 2008 is undoubtely this one.

Ambien? Stupor? That's commitment alright.
Indiana Jones, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man is very cool indeed. But the one film that will rock 2008 is undoubtely this one.

Ambien? Stupor? That's commitment alright.
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5:39PM on 11/05/2007

THE TRAILER...

I am pretty sure the trailer will debut in December, hence the SeeYouInDecember.com stuff. But this is definitely my most anticipated film of next year with Indy 4 in second place.
I am pretty sure the trailer will debut in December, hence the SeeYouInDecember.com stuff. But this is definitely my most anticipated film of next year with Indy 4 in second place.
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3:23PM on 11/05/2007

WAHHOOO

everyone commends jack nicholson for being a good joker. But remember when he spit out those toy teeth when he got punched? or when he put on glasses and said 'you wouldn't hit a man with glasses would you?' Thats not very joker to me.
everyone commends jack nicholson for being a good joker. But remember when he spit out those toy teeth when he got punched? or when he put on glasses and said 'you wouldn't hit a man with glasses would you?' Thats not very joker to me.
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2:59PM on 11/05/2007

no

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull tops the list and Iron Man is at 6
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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull tops the list and Iron Man is at 6
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2:54PM on 11/05/2007
Yeahhhh

Maybe Ledger's got it after all. The Joker Diary idea fits the character perfectly. Maybe we could see it as a special feature on the DVD?
Yeahhhh

Maybe Ledger's got it after all. The Joker Diary idea fits the character perfectly. Maybe we could see it as a special feature on the DVD?
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2:47PM on 11/05/2007
AIDS is a laughing matter...
I like how this movie is going all over the world to film and is blowing shit up.
AIDS is a laughing matter...
I like how this movie is going all over the world to film and is blowing shit up.
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2:43PM on 11/05/2007
"Second most anticipated my ass!" - Got that right mister! I haven't seen that poll but I'll guess Iron Man was the first.Don't get me wrong, i think Iron Man will be great, but compared to The Dark Knight... phew, second league, man. :D
"Second most anticipated my ass!" - Got that right mister! I haven't seen that poll but I'll guess Iron Man was the first.Don't get me wrong, i think Iron Man will be great, but compared to The Dark Knight... phew, second league, man. :D
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1:05PM on 11/05/2007
Makes me want to see it even more. This is the movie I want to see more than any other.
Makes me want to see it even more. This is the movie I want to see more than any other.
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