Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Killing Joke Vs. The Dark Knight


It's been awhile i reviewed about movies. Well this movie hasnt really arrive in Malaysia yet. But the Batman: The Killing Joke which was a one-shot superhero comic book written by Alan Moore and drawn by Brian Bolland has somehow influence Christopher Nolan's directing or under each other circumstances. It's good to hear that The Dark Knight is using some elements from The Killing Joke.

This is what director Christopher Nolan do for Heath Ledger who took the role on Joker; Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice and psychology. While he initially found it difficult, Ledger was eventually able to generate a voice that did not sound like Jack Nicholson's take on the character in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film. He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. He was also given Batman: The Killing Joke and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth to read, which he "really tried to read.

Well, The Dark Knight is the most awaited DC film this year. Having delays probably due to the death of the late Heath Ledger. His portrayal as the Joker is indeed a masterpiece eventhough we are just watching some excerpts of the trailers and teasers.

Anyway we are going to have comic books-turn-film war for the new wave. Frank Miller's The Spirit, Alan Moore's Watchmen, Guillermo del Toro and Mike Mignola's Hellboy II: The Golden Army.

So many good books turns into film. So much patience to wait with anticipation..

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