Sunday, 27 July 2008

The Dark Knight: A Tribute

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

Doesn't it make sense to see life this way? That if we don't perish with a "Bang", we spend each day slowly becoming part of the background, we are forgotten; distant memories of a one moment glory.

Heath Ledger displayed one of his best roles ever; his performance of The Joker in The Dark Knight could possibly be legendary, according to critics. Who would have guessed that it was him, beneath the freakishly dramatic makeup, scars and untamed hair?

The line mentioned above was the subject of repetition throughout the movie. It got me thinking, did the psychopathic role that Heath portrayed possibly bring him over the edge? Could it be that he saw life differently through The Joker's eyes, that he understood the intelligence of it all? Is it possible that this very line is what caused him to choose his own death?

Heath must have known The Joker was one of, if not the, best acts he has ever displayed. It's pretty far-fetched, but there might have been a connection between that very line, and his death. Die in your moment of glory, or watch yourself decay into the shadows?
Then again, we'll never know.

1 comment:

Min said...

deep jo deep