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Offline BelAir

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The Dark Knight - no spoilers please
« on: June 14, 2008, 07:18:44 pm »
No spoilers in this thread, please.  There is a "Spoilers welcome" thread on The Dark Knight in the Heath Remembrance forum here.

(reviews, etc., that don't give away plot details are certainly fine here)

There are some threads about The Dark Knight over in the Rembrance Forum, but I thought it might be nice to have one here too, so the movie details could be discussed by those interested, without interfering with the discussion of more personal feelings/reactions about the movie in relation to Heath's death.

This was posted on imdb:

Ledger Tribute Planned For Premiere
From wenn.com | See recent WENN news
10 June 2008 6:43 PM, PDT

The premiere of Heath Ledger's final complete film will be dedicated to the actor - and his family will be the special guests at the event.

The actor's family will make the trip from Australia back to New York, the city where the star died from an accidental overdose in January, for the screening of Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight on 14 July.

Christopher Nolan, the film's director, has also created a memoriam to the actor, which will be shown at the end of the movie.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2008, 05:15:15 pm by BelAir »
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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2008, 08:07:34 pm »

This is a good idea for a Culture Tent thread BelAir. :)

It's really nice to hear that the premiere will focus a lot on memorial efforts for Heath.  It certainly sounds like an appropriate way to handle the premiere, which I'm sure will be an extremely bittersweet event... and definitely different from typical premieres.

I'll be interested to hear more about how it all goes.  And, I'd be really fascinated to see the memorium that Nolan made too.

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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 01:15:39 am »
I agree, good idea.My sons and husband are going to see it. I don't think I will though.A bit too raw at the moment.

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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 09:55:17 am »


"The most fun I ever had--probably will ever have a character--"

"I knew five seconds later exactly how to play it."


 Heath Ledger talks about the Joker (1:48)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKa-aDga1fE&feature=related[/youtube]


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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008, 10:00:27 am »



"Here's my card."


 The Dark Knight (2:30)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8PPh-C9pRU[/youtube]


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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008, 11:08:24 am »


"Here's my card."


 The Dark Knight (2:30)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8PPh-C9pRU[/youtube]




Oh!  I had not seen that particular trailer yet!  Lots of Joker in there!  I didn't see one element of 'Heath' or 'Ennis.'  I may be in the minority, but I am excited for the movie.  I have always been a Batman movie fan and I think Heath is going to be absolutely amazing.

One thing I'm not sure about re: the plot is whether Harvey Dent is a good guy or bad guy.
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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008, 11:47:37 am »
I may be in the minority, but I am excited for the movie.

I cannot wait!

I think Heath is going to be absolutely amazing.

Genius.

One thing I'm not sure about re: the plot is whether Harvey Dent is a good guy or bad guy.

I have always hated Aaron Eckhart, but that's just me.

On the otherhand, I love Maggie Gyllenhaal, and I think she looks terrific!

How--eerie, though, she and Heath are together in this movie. Eerie and sad....



I didn't see one element of 'Heath' or 'Ennis.'

To me, "We're tonight's entertainment," sounds a bit Ennis-Heathian, but

"Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen," "Hello, Beautiful!" and
"Kill the Batman."

are NOT Heath or Ennis, but channeled from Elsewhere and pure Genius.



Again, cannot wait. Thanks for starting the thread!

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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2008, 12:31:16 pm »

I will also say (in re the youtube interview, Heath Ledger talks about the Joker:
"The most fun I ever had--probably will ever have a character--")

Heath never looked so young, so vulnerable, and so himself, as in this short outtake (1:48!) and I'm grateful that it exists.

So sad, though.

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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2008, 12:48:32 pm »

I'm simultaneously excited about seeing TDK and apprehensive about it.  I feel like dealing with this film in the wake of Heath's passing will be particularly difficult for me at least... even with the trailers that I've started to see more and more on TV, etc.  I have this simultaneous reaction of excitement and nervous-apprehension. 

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Re: The Dark Knight
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008, 01:02:20 pm »
I'm simultaneously excited about seeing TDK and apprehensive about it.  I feel like dealing with this film in the wake of Heath's passing will be particularly difficult for me at least... even with the trailers that I've started to see more and more on TV, etc.  I have this simultaneous reaction of excitement and nervous-apprehension. 



Me too, I know I have said it before, and I know it is pure genius, but I cannot see or Hear Heath at all in the trailers I have seen.Where did that voice come from.?
He was never the same in any 2 movies.I look at other actors, even Michael Caine, he still looks and sounds himself. Heath on the other hand makes a Chameleon look like an amateur. What a terrible terrible waste.