This gave me chills.
Jack Nicholson, who played the Joker in 1989 - and who was furious he wasn’t consulted about the creepy role - offered a cryptic comment when told Ledger was dead.
“Well,” Nicholson told reporters in London early Wednesday, “I warned him.”That last quote gave me chills
Really? Interesting if true
I read something that said he told him not to do it. Joker is one of, if not the, most sadistic villains. He kills to kill. There’s no method. Which is why all of the previous portrails were campy or jokey.
There is no way you can portray a character like that and not bring home even the smallest bits of it. It’s kind of sad. The Joker was scary as shit, and I honestly believe that getting into that character messed with his head.
It would be really interesting to see the notebook Ledger kept while working up the character, maybe it did mess with his head.. and that quote is something to think about, if true.
Can you imagine smoking a B with Amanda Bynes…that’d be some trippy shit
ok, first off: congratulations to eric garcetti and all of the people who worked on his campaign.
it was an odd mayoral election (i say as a new angeleno), as it involved: 2 smart and progressive democrats who were very good friends before running against each other.
normally an election is a campaign between polar opposites, like obama v. romney. this election was a campaign between two friends who, for the most part, agreed on most of the issues.
and moving on to buildings. or a building.
i drive by this perfect little mid-century house almost every day, and i’m always struck by:
- how nice it is (yes, completely subjective criteria. i mean, ‘nice’? that’s the best i can do? apparently: yes).
- how lofty (literally) it is, as it’s built up above the street so as to have great views of everything.
- how there are so many reasonably compelling mid-century houses in l.a that it’s possible to drive by one every day and barely recognize how nice it is.
as per usual: i know nothing about this house other than that it’s in my neighborhood and it’s really nice and it probably has amazing views. and that l.a is an endlessly byzantine laboratory for modernism, in all of it’s good and bad and other forms. i would consider this house to be modernism in it’s good form(s).
maybe i’ll go out tomorrow and find some less benign examples of contemporary architecture in l.a.
and again, happy new mayor day.
I have been waiting for this my entire life omg