Batman (1989)

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  • Batman (1989)

    Movie Plot

    Gotham City: dark, dangerous, 'protected' only by a mostly corrupt police department. Despite the best efforts of D.A. Harvey Dent and police commissioner Jim Gordon, the city becomes increasingly unsafe...until a Dark Knight arises. We all know criminals are a superstitious, cowardly his disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. He becomes a bat. Enter Vicky Vale, a prize-winning photo journalist who wants to uncover the secret of the mysterious "bat-man". And enter Jack Napier, one-time enforcer for Boss Grissom, horribly disfigured after a firefight in a chemical factory...who, devoid of the last vestiges of sanity, seizes control of Gotham's underworld as the psychotic, unpredictable Clown Prince of Crime...the Joker. Gotham's only hope, it seems, lies in this dark, brooding vigilante. And just how does billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne fit into all of this?

    Director : Tim Burton

    Genre : Action / Crime / Thriller

    Character : The Joker/Jack Napier

    Cast : Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl

    More info : imdb



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angela - Thursday, 31st Jul 2008 @ 04:27

I love both of their Jokers for different reasons; just like how I love both of Michael Keaton's and Christian Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batmans. Both have what each other doesn't have.

That said, Ledger's Joker was nothing like Nicholson's. His only studying for the role was reading a copy of 'The Killing Joke' graphic novel. I don't see how it would of been out of respect. Jack wasn't the first person to play the Joker, that was Caesar Romero.

Anyway, congrats to him for being his worthy successor, just like Christian Bale was to Michael Keaton's (unfortunately, not immediately after -- Val Kilmer and George Clooney got in the way).

coringa - Wednesday, 23rd Jul 2008 @ 20:30

You never was, is or is the Joker that he was, is consistent with the past without success of that character and enjoy the same award he will be absent !!!!!

chrix gan - Wednesday, 23rd Jul 2008 @ 04:06

Only Jack knows how to play the Joker and he is closer to the spirit of the Batman creator! Some of
Ledger’s Joker mannerisms in the Dark Knight like the pausing to lick his lips and the cackling sound so closely resembles Jack’s Joker, that I though Ledger would’ve picked it up in Batman before he reinterpreted his version of the Joker. Jack’s Joker in Batman made us laugh & cringe in fear AT THE SAME TIME. IMHO, that’s the beauty of Jack’s Joker & one tough act to follow.

andrea bruno - Monday, 21st Jul 2008 @ 19:45

It's one of my favourite Tim Burton's film and it's also the first Jack Nicholon's film I saw. from that moment he became my favourite actor (and Tim Burton my favourite director)!!! They're really FANTASTIC!!!!

ket - Monday, 21st Jul 2008 @ 05:29

I just watched Batman The Dark Knight. I found Heath Ledger's performance very similar to Jack Nicholson's performance. My guess is that Heath studied Jack's performance out of respect.

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