Author Topic: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!  (Read 46481 times)

Offline LauraGigs

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2008, 11:53:00 pm »
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One thing I could not understand was, why from time to time, I found myself feeling sorry for the Joker.Or was it Heath, I don't know.I could not bring myself to fully despise the joker, but that is not because the performance lacked anything, it didn't. There just seemed at some level to be an element of pathos.Or maybe I am just plain nuts !!

Definitely an element of pathos, I agree.  He's essentially very lonely.  Along the psychosis and appetite for destruction, there seems to be this desire to impress and engage people.  To connect.  When the one gangster in the meeting calls him crazy or something, you expect him to be like, "big deal"!  Instead he says, "no, I'm not" softly, but with some emotional intensity.

And of course, you have to wonder what trauma and isolation led to him becoming what he was.  Ledger gives us tiny peeks at that isolation underneath the repulsive exterior.

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #101 on: July 23, 2008, 04:08:27 am »
I'm thinking I'm going to have to see TDK again to see what part Heath played in the bank robbery as I wasn't expecting the Joker to appear so soon.

Like Laura said, he was in all of it.  Which reminds me of another part of the movie I'm embarrassed to admit I liked a lot - when the bad guys (Jokerinos?) were saying "the boss told me to kill you," one after other, and then the one says, "I suppose you were told to kill me?"  And The Joker replies, "No, I'm supposed to kill the bus driver."  "What bus driver?"  WHAM!  They got me with that one.  I entered the TDK demographic for that moment. 

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #102 on: July 23, 2008, 09:49:18 am »
Dude, he's the very first guy!  You see him stand at the street corner, then get in the back seat of the truck at the very beginning.

(Is that spoiling it? This is the spoilers thread...  :P)

Thanks, Laura!  (I've got to pay closer attention....)

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #103 on: July 23, 2008, 09:57:33 am »
I think I was definitely a fish out of water watching this film.
Did anyone here who saw it laugh at parts.?
 When I went to see it lots of the audience were laughing at various points and I was just WTF did I miss something here?

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #104 on: July 23, 2008, 10:23:29 am »


I laughed at this, anyway.
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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #105 on: July 23, 2008, 10:26:04 am »
The hospital scene was great especially when he sits down next to Harvey's bed and goes, "Hiii".

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #106 on: July 23, 2008, 02:03:44 pm »
How about when the cops were showing all the knives they confiscated from the Joker, and the last one was a potato peeler?  That got laughs.

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #107 on: July 23, 2008, 02:17:59 pm »
My daughter was sitting diagonally behind me and she was laughing a lot and at one point I thought, "She is going to annoy the people around her."
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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #108 on: July 23, 2008, 02:36:27 pm »
My son and I have seen it, and we were recalling the funniest scenes and laughing yesterday, and my daughter was PO'd because she hasn't seen it yet!!

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Re: The Dark Knight: News, Reviews, your Views. "SPOILERS" welcome!
« Reply #109 on: July 23, 2008, 02:52:45 pm »
Don't know how long it'll be available, but, if anyone's interested, here's the first six minutes of TDK:

http://www.filmofilia.com/2007/12/16/dark-knight-trailer-first-six-minutes/

(I finally figured out where Heath came in.  LOL)