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  Etch-A-Sketch Joker Art
Posted by: Christine on Aug 25th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

 width=The Bat Blog has a great pic of an Etch-A-Sketch drawing of Heath Ledger as The Joker done by the The Etch-A-Sketchist. The Etch-A-Sketchist is an internet sensation who has been featured in real art galleries for his work.

Check out The Bat Blog for the whole picture, and be sure to check out The Etch-A-Sketchist’s blog for more.

  Newsflash: Women Like The Dark Knight
Posted by: Christine on Jul 28th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

 title=It seems some entertainment writers are stunned that women voluntarily go to see The Dark Knight and superhero movies in general. This week’s Entertainment Weekly article titled “Knight Fever” says,

A reported 48 percent of The Dark Knight‘s audience was female, and that number probably would have been even higher had so many women not flocked to Mamma Mia!

First of all, just writing Mamma Mia! in the same sentence as The Dark Knight hurts my soul a little. Secondly, I’m willing to bet that 90% or more of that 48 percent female audience share were at The Dark Knight because they wanted to be, not because their boyfriend won the coin toss.

The Entertainment Weekly article, and others, seem to think that women went to see TDK for one of two reasons:
1. “Rubberneck curiosity” over Heath Ledger’s death.
2. Christian Bale and Heath Ledger are extremely attractive male actors.

I’ll give you point number two…indeed Bale and the late Ledger are among the hottest men in Hollywood (which feels a little creepy to say about Heath since he passed away. However, his death doesn’t change the fact that I fell in love with him in 10 Things I Hate About You and so did millions of other women my age.) I’m sure, also, that there are some people who know nothing about Batman, never saw Batman Begins (the shame!), and are only there because they’re curious about Heath Ledger’s last role.

But let’s be honest. With the price of movie tickets being what they are, how many people go to see a movie they have no interest in just out of morbid curiosity? The fact is, this film was destined to be huge. A year ago yesterday we covered the first inkling that The Dark Knight was going to have one of the most interesting and intense marketing schemes ever created. Fanboys (and girls, dammit) have been waiting since the moment Batman Begins ended to see The Joker brought to life. The sequel to the best Batman movie ever made (yes, I said it and I mean it) was never going to be a quiet little movie.

People are stunned by the records The Dark Knight has been breaking, but some of us saw this coming. The intense viral marketing had fans in a tizzy long before Heath Ledger’s death, and many of us were already vowing to see the movie multiple times before we had even seen the first trailer. It’s the faith we have in Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan (as well as the writers and the rest of the cast) after seeing the amazing job they did with Batman Begins that brought us to the theaters knowing we were about to see the best movie of the year. Despite being female, going to see TDK wasn’t about Christian Bale’s looks or Heath Ledger’s death. It was about seeing my favorite superhero, played by one of my favorite actors, and presented by one of my favorite directors.

  Christian Bale on the Cover of Details
Posted by: Christine on May 30th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Christian Bale in Details MagazineThe Dark Knight Unofficial Movie Blog has excerpts from the latest Details magazine issue with Christian Bale on the cover.

There’s a wonderful quote about Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker, as well as his demeanor on set:

He was incredibly intense in his performance but incredibly mellow and laid-back. Certainly there was this great anarchistic streak to it—just getting dirtier than anybody’s envisioned The Joker before. This character has power because he has no limits—absolutely nothing to lose.

Details is on stands now, and The Dark Knight will be in theaters on July 18th.

And boy has Christian Bale perfected wearing a black suit.

  New Dark Knight Poster With The Joker
Posted by: Christine on May 17th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Check out the latest poster for The Dark Knight featuring a really pissed-looking Heath Ledger as The Joker.

The highly-anticipated sequel to Batman Begins arrives July 18th in theaters.

  Scenes Cut From The Dark Knight?
Posted by: Christine on Apr 11th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Rumors are circulating that some scenes have been cut from The Dark Knight due to negative audience feedback. Not surprisingly, the scenes involve Heath Ledger’s performance of The Joker. Viewers have a slightly skewed view of things since Ledger passed away in January.

The Dark Knight Unofficial Movie Blog has details on the scene, which could be considered to contain spoilers.

  Leaked Joker Images
Posted by: Christine on Apr 4th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

A French site has some leaked photos of The Joker, as played by Heath Ledger. WARNING: They might be considered spoilers, so click through with caution.

Here’s the link if you don’t mind spoilers: Show me The Joker!

  Christian Bale and Chris Nolan talk Heath Ledger’s Joker
Posted by: Christine on Mar 17th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

In the video below, from the Associated Press, The Dark Knight star (and MovieSnobs favorite) Christian Bale and The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan talk about Heath Ledger and his “superb” performance as The Joker.

  The Dark Knight Goodies
Posted by: Christine on Mar 14th, 2008 Leave a Comment »

Harvey Dent’s campaign team will be out and about the country soon. The I Believe In Harvey Dent website has a map with dates and times of Harvey’s campaign in various cities around the country. You can download your own campaign posters and join the crowds. The website also asks you to upload photos of you and your friends campaigning for Harvey.

Also on The Dark Knight front, the MTV Movies Blog has revealed new figures, including the much-anticipated Heath Ledger as the Joker figure.

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