With all the conversations going on around Joker this weekend, it seems like an apt time to revisit the version of the character acted by Heath Ledger and written by Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer in The Dark Knight. N.T. Jordan has done an excellent job pulling together interview clips from the... Continue Reading →
One of the things you do as a writer and as a filmmaker is grasp for resonant symbols and imagery without necessarily fully understanding it yourself.
Every film should have its own world, a logic and feel to it that expands beyond the exact image that the audience is seeing.
As a result of [last night's] horrific event, people will be afraid to go see this film, or they'll feel that it's inappropriate to see it, insensitive even. Still others will call for screenings to be shut down. I believe that this is a mistake.
We all wake up in the morning wanting to live our lives the way we know we should. But we usually don't, in small ways. That's what makes a character like Batman so fascinating. He plays out our conflicts on a much larger scale.