Posted by: Ben | September 17, 2009

100 Movies: The Dark Knight

Heath Ledger’s much vaunted and to be fair, rather good performance in Christopher Nolan’s “realistic” Batman wherein facial disfigurement inevitably results in evildoing does not convince me that the actor ever killed anyone in real life, which is less than I can say for Jack Nicholson, although to be fair he did make an entire career out of being a shifty-looking bastard, which if it’s a competition rather makes Ledger look the more versatile actor, although maybe it’s just my age but personally I’m less receptive to The Dark Knight’s balancing act between the “camp” and “dark” versions of Batman compared to that of the Tim Burton movie of which it is a sort-of remake.
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One of these shifty-looking bastards could sue me for calling him a shifty looking bastard. But I bet he doesn't.

One of these shifty-looking bastards could sue me for calling him a shifty-looking bastard. But I bet he doesn't.


The search for the perfect balance of Batman's camp and dark sides.

The search for the perfect balance of Batman's camp and dark sides.

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