OJ Hearts…

28 Jul

…Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Now I don’t claim to be a film critic, connoisseur or even a regular keen watcher of the medium, but in my book, this is one of the best performances–film or stage–I have ever witnessed. So deeply did the actor disappear into the character that, come to think of it, I wouldn’t even call it a performance. Or the role of a lifetime. It was almost as if he lived his last months being The Joker. And a good half year after his tragic demise, I’m heartbroken at having discovered him only now.

But then again, if you’re all the way up there, the only way out is off the ride. Suddenly, people, I feel like the joke’s on us.

Edited to add: Clearly, I’m not the only fan The Joker has. Check out this clown.

8 Responses to “OJ Hearts…”

  1. Aunty G July 29, 2008 at 1:01 am #

    Hope to see his films some day
    If ever they do come my way
    He died quite young
    When Life’s barely begun
    Forsooth! He truly left when he was on the high way!

  2. Amrita July 29, 2008 at 8:59 pm #

    I’m kind of stunned at how few people have actually seen his movies prior to this. I thought everybody must have but I’ve come to learn this is not so. Hmm. I will say that I think this was his career best perf in a pretty great career. (hides from fangirls screaming “A Knight’s Tale!”)

  3. Orange Jammies July 30, 2008 at 9:48 pm #

    Aunty G: Try ‘Brokeback Mountain’. The Boy recommends it. Although I must inform you since you get uncomfortable– it’s about gay cowboys.

    Amrita: Oh, don’t take me as a representative sample, hon. I’m the sort who has to be dragged to the cinema kicking and screaming. 🙂 I kid you not. I exist.

  4. Piper.. July 31, 2008 at 10:50 am #

    I havent seen The Drak Knight but his performance in Brokeback Mountain was awesome as well.. have you seen the movie?

  5. Orange Jammies July 31, 2008 at 4:12 pm #

    Piper: Nope. But it’s been pencilled into the agenda. 🙂

  6. damnhobsons July 31, 2008 at 4:59 pm #

    Three cheers for Heath Ledger. Hopefully he is spreading some anarchy up there too… 😉

  7. errormsg from ink&olives July 31, 2008 at 8:55 pm #

    thanks for ur kind words on my flippant blog 🙂 dropped by to visit and read ur flavour of the moment. crazily enough, 3 years back in my 2nd year at college, we had to design a poster that unified conflicting images. naively enough, i chose ‘plain tales…’ and drew a hookah with a pipe..haha!

    anyways, i really like whatever you have written too! and heath ledger??? loved him since ’10 things i hate about you’!!!

  8. Orange Jammies August 4, 2008 at 9:36 pm #

    Damnhobsons: Damn likely. 😉

    Errormsg: Someone else actually likes my kind of reading?!! Wonders will never cease! 😀

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