The Dark Knight (2008)

Directed By – Christopher Nolan

Screenplay By – Jonathan Nolan & Christopher Nolan

Cinematography By – Wally Pfister


152 min.

Welcome to a TheDenHouse special edition: The Heath Ledger Show!

Heath Ledger gives arguably the single greatest villain performance of all time with his Joker in The Dark Knight. Does the fact that this was his last complete performance make his performance all the more impactful? You bet your sweet ass it does! Every time you watch this movie the question arises of “What could have been?” Would Ledger have been the greatest actor of his generation? Gone on to give us a new style of acting? Could Ledger have become more iconic than Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson’s baby that was raised by Meryl Streep? We will never know, but boy do I wonder.

I have seen this movie more times then I can count. I know every nuance, every forthcoming moment and yet Ledger still blows me away. He has my complete and undivided attention for every single frame he’s on screen. Is this Nolan’s best movie? Maybe not technically, or story-wise, or whatever else you haters want to complain about, but by golly he sure as hell has captured something that will go down in film history: HEATH LEDGER.

Thanks for reading this special edition of TheDenHouse.

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