Ironically this brutal joker scene in The Dark Knight was not playedSeptember 15, 2019
Ironically, this brutal joker scene in “The Dark Knight” was not played
Above all, Heath Ledger’s uncompromising Method Acting has helped make Christopher Nolan’s second Batman movie “The Dark Knight” such an immersive experience. In an interview, lead actor Christian Bale revealed how far Ledger went.
Many scenes from Chrisopher Nolan’s masterpiece “The Dark Knight” are still unforgotten, even eleven years after their release. Just think of the pencil magic trick. Or Joker in a nurse outfit. Or just the moment in which Batman lets all his self-control drive and the imprisoned Joker bled with brute force in the interrogation room: The head bangs against the splintering disc, two rabid punches hit unchecked whitewashed temples.
the moment in which Batman lets all his self-control go and throws the imprisoned Joker with brute force in the interrogation room
Heath Ledger went to the limit for his joker performance
A disturbingly uninhibited, brute force-setting Dark Knight
seeing the viewer himself hit like a punch.
This scene was not played and Ledger encouraged Bale to actually approach him with all his might.
Bale says, “He really spurred me on. I said, ‘You know, I do not really need to meet you. It will look just as good [in the finished movie] if I do not. ‘But he just kept saying,’ Go on. Go on. Go on solarmovie… ‘He threw himself around, so that some of the walls of the set had broken and dented in the end. “
He threw himself around so that some of the walls of the set had opened and dented in the end.
(At 2:40 am Batman’s outbreak begins)
It was not necessarily Ledger’s primary goal to make the attacks look particularly realistic – Bale finally argued that this would be the case even in a mimic battle – but he was more concerned about getting as close as possible to the role stay. It should even have been shot additional scenes in which Batman maltreated the Joker with kicks. Since the mediated brutality was probably too high, but then these should have been removed from the film.
to stay in the role as much as possible.
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