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randomness - Jim Huggins
September 6th, 2008
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  • For those of you who've been commenting on my rants the past couple of days, and saying nice, affirming things ... thank you.  (I didn't want to clutter up the blog with lots of individual thank-you responses.)
  • And things appear to be moving in the right direction.  I think that good is going to come out of this.
  • For all of you who have been going to see The Dark Knight over the last eight weeks so that it would stay in the theater long enough for us to see it ... thank you.  We finally got to see it last night.
  • To which I say ... wow.  Incredibly well done piece of work.  I didn't think you could put that deep of a storyline into 2.5 hours.  It's an amazing movie.
  • The most amazing thing, for me, was obviously the characterization of the Joker.  Big kudos to the screenwriters here for creating a character that was ... how in the world do you describe it?  Mad, yes ... but intelligently mad.  A true worthy opponent for the Batman.
  • It's sad, of course, that Heath Ledger is no longer with us.  After this movie, though, I can't another Christian Bale movie with the Joker in it ... even if Ledger were alive to perform the role, I can't see any plot that could've topped this one.  Bravo, folks.
  • I also discovered, much to my chagrin, that I'm getting old.  I bought a large soda at the theater and had to leave twice during the movie in order to ... um, make more room.  Sigh.
  • Falling more and more behind in work.  Augh!
  • Are you ready for some football?  NFL begins this weekend ... yay!  (Of course, I have to watch the Lions ... but hope springs eternal ...)
  • Also seen at the theater ... a commercial with a white-guy rapping which is absolutely un-freaking-believably funny.  I wish I could find a link online for it ...
  • Gotta get back to it ...

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From:jkhuggins
Date:September 6th, 2008 04:31 pm (UTC)
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You know ... I've heard people say that, but I guess I didn't see the symbolism nearly as strongly. Can you beat me over the head with it a little?
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From:jkhuggins
Date:September 6th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
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See, I'm not sure Satan's really in it just because he loves chaos and destruction ... I see Satan as being more willful and trying to destroy the Kingdom, and using individual chaos and destruction as a means to that end. Joker seemed a little less purposeful to me ... yes, his individual plots were incredibly intricate, but they chaos he was sowing seemed to be its own end.
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From:tukaro
Date:September 6th, 2008 04:24 pm (UTC)
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I prefer Slurpees/Slushies over soda if I have to buy at the theater (I try to sneak stuff in when possible). You drink them slower but still get the same amount of refreshment, so you won't need to visit the bathroom as much (if at all). Main downside is that they're more expensive.
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From:wibble42
Date:September 7th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
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The Joker's great, isn't he? I think the reason he works so well is that this incarnation's gotten to the nub of the character: pure sociopath without any history or reason. As Alfred says, he just 'wants to see the world burn.' He feeds off chaos. Absolutely brilliant (and utterly creepy for me - as the ex-housemates, I have decided, are very mild sociopaths as well).

The film itself, I feel, is not merely an excellent piece of cinema, but also an exercise in finding out just how much emotional abuse an audience can take. I felt emotionally exhausted and somewhat traumatised both times I saw it - and even V, who is comparatively stoic, felt much the same way.
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