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Two-Face 08-17-2009 07:02 PM

The Joker Blogs on Youtube...
 
Anybody seen it? If so what do you think? I thought the guy was pretty great as the Joker.


Here's the the link for those who haven't seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/thejokerblogs :hoboj:

Jodo 08-17-2009 07:14 PM

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Personaly, I don't like the videos. I seem to be the only one who doesn't, LOL.

The Joker 08-17-2009 07:29 PM

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As far as Heath Ledger Joker impersonators go, and lord knows there's so many, he's one of the better ones.

I enjoy his vids.

JokerLedger 08-17-2009 07:42 PM

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I always cringe when I see these impersonaters no matter how good or bad.

Killer Queen77 08-17-2009 08:48 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jodo (Post 17344274)
Personaly, I don't like the videos. I seem to be the only one who doesn't, LOL.

Oh that's weird, I thought you'd like 'em! I'm a big fangirl of this dude, ha ha. What don't you like about his videos, young Jodo Master?

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Originally Posted by JokerLedger (Post 17344402)
I always cringe when I see these impersonaters no matter how good or bad.

He's brilliant, this guy. His scripts and acting are awesome. Some of the other guys on youtube make me cringe, though. There are some pretty p*ss poor impersonators out there. I do kinda like CiscOreo, I have to admit. People kiss his ass too much though, I think it gets to his head sometimes. :hehe:

El Payaso 08-17-2009 09:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Two-Face (Post 17344220)
Anybody seen it? If so what do you think? I thought the guy was pretty great as the Joker.

Joker impersonator that is.

Yes, as that it has its merits. But it's completely different to copy and paste than to create.

Indrid Cold 08-17-2009 09:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jodo (Post 17344274)
Personaly, I don't like the videos. I seem to be the only one who doesn't, LOL.

No....not the only one. They are a bit too hammy for my tastes.

shadowprince 08-17-2009 10:14 PM

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thejokerblogs are great ! i love their vids.

JokerLedger 08-17-2009 10:15 PM

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I don't know... his voice just doesn't have that cadence to it like Ledger's. The cadence is what made Heath's Joker fascinating in my opinion.

shadowprince 08-17-2009 10:17 PM

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he definitely needs to work on his voice, but the mannerisms are spot on.

Jodo 08-17-2009 10:34 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Killer Queen77 (Post 17344844)
Oh that's weird, I thought you'd like 'em! I'm a big fangirl of this dude, ha ha. What don't you like about his videos, young Jodo Master?


LOL, well....It's his voice for one thing, there's just something about it I don't like. Of corse, I know mine isn't perfect, but his just isn't what I'd expect. I also realy don't like his story line, LOL. Had TDK not came out, he proboly would of been a nice, like....Alternative veiw of the Joker. But having TDK in mind, he just seems a bit off. Just something about him I don't like, LOL. :oldrazz:

Crook 08-17-2009 11:26 PM

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Everyone seems to love these, but for the life of me I don't get it. His Joker mannerisms are very forced and the voice is hardly close to Heath's take.

Personally CiscOreo is one of the few that I've liked. Others, while original in their lines, just don't have the natural aura in them to portray this abstract character.

nathaniel 08-18-2009 02:38 AM

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But it is basically an impersonation have you ever seen an impersonator who was 100% accurate? i think the blogs are pretty boring but you have to give the guycredit for trying.

Jodo 08-18-2009 09:43 AM

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I agree, anyone who tries, gets credit. People can complain all they want about "impersonators", or "costumers",etc. But if he enjoys doing them, who cares? I won't judge him in that manner at all. Now, I will judge his preformace (Like evryone), but I'd never tell him to stop doing them. If he enjoys them, then he should keep doing it.

nathaniel 08-18-2009 11:29 AM

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What would be great is if he (or someone else on tube) tried an impression of Nicholsons, Hamils and Romeros joker!

Indrid Cold 08-18-2009 11:49 AM

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Ya know something, speaking of voices, Gabriel Macht has a great Batman voice. I'm not saying we need to recast Bale, but check out Macht's growl in "The Spirit". We need more of that!!

Beanjuice 08-18-2009 12:04 PM

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They say impersonation is the best form of flattery. This guy does a good job

Harleen 08-18-2009 12:15 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by nathaniel (Post 17347779)
What would be great is if he (or someone else on tube) tried an impression of Nicholsons, Hamils and Romeros joker!


This guy does :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1HiTacdT1k

Well, not Romero's Joker, but Nicholson's and Hamil's one. And he's pretty good, I think.

As for the Joker Blogs, i just love his job. I don't think his Joker mannerisms are forced. He's just right for me. He got him under his skin and plays naturally, as if he was the character.
His voice, well... He seems to be young and Heath had an extraordinary voice that could reach the highest as the lowest sounds. Anyway, Heath was Heath... *sigh*

He still got a little work to do, but he's already talented.

Snoo 08-18-2009 03:48 PM

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I've seen the blogs many times and I like them best when he's got a message to say, punctuated by a nice punchline in the end, and when he doesn't try too hard to imitate Heath, which he doesn't a lot of the time, especially in the later vids. Many people have commented already that what they admire the most about him is his deviation from Heath's performance and creating his own "version" of the Joker, so to speak, instead of simply parroting the actor's lines with a perfect gruff/nasally/high-pitched voice and mannerisms at the right intervals. He tried something different and it definitely worked because he's got a ton of fans hanging on his every word, especially fangirls (which was inevitable IMO, he's based on Heath Ledger after all :cwink:). The TDK Joker, he's like the Edward Cullen of the Batverse! Urk. Yes, I went there. Can't be the only one who thinks this is true...

The only thing that tends to bother me sometimes are fan(girl)s who yell at people who dare to disagree with their high opinions of this guy. Some act like they'd scalp you with relish if you said anything remotely negative about his videos. Sheesh, just calm down and don't take it to heart so much... From their behaviour I guess they're pretty young still and very devoted and loyal to their crush.

And a MAJOR crush he is because why else do fangirls want to know if this guy is single or not? LOLZ. But for me it's best to take these things in stride and just enjoy the show.

I also like the fact the vids follow a story and have recurring characters. There's a real build-up the viewers can enjoy. The story isn't just snippets from his Arkham sessions, it's actually going somewhere and many are already bemoaning the fact it's going to end soon. I think it's this build-up and the anticipation that helped Blog Guy have such a loyal following, and it is considerable, you have to hand him that if nothing else. His fans do a lot of promotion for him, mentioning him everywhere, so that his fanbase is constantly growing.

(The wig's great also, I wish I had one like that! It surprises me when folks are shocked to hear it's not his real hair. Who cares if it's a wig, it's pretty awesome. :woot: And now he's in complete costume as well and he looks great in it.)

Arsh 08-18-2009 05:38 PM

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I actually quite enjoy these blogs. They have some great lines, and it's really interesting to watch.

I just came across the TJB site, and they have a list of quotes

http://thejokerblogs.com/content/?p=324#more-324

voyzovrezon 08-18-2009 05:41 PM

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I think he's excellent. The best part of his impersonation to me is the disturbing and unpredictable quality to his performance. He makes me laugh at the beginning, but at the end I'm sometimes too stunned to do anything but sit there and ponder what I just seen. That was the same feeling I got from Ledger's performance. It's like Oh god, what's he gonna do next?!

The costume and makeup are good too. Some of the best quality You Tube videos I've seen.

Pennyworth 08-21-2009 10:15 AM

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I watch. His impersonation is decent, maybe 7 of 10, (I've yet to see CiscOreo) but what stands out to me is the writing - which is usually clever and interesting. He's strung together enough coherent episodes now that he's distanced himself from TDK enough and put his own stamp on the character while still clearly paying tribute to Heath.

He's tapped into a viral-esque quality as well that teases viewers and encourages them to feel like his world is real. The production values are pretty good and even the co-stars seem like they know what they're doing.

I give him credit for putting it together.

Killer Queen77 08-21-2009 10:34 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Pennyworth (Post 17364686)
I watch. His impersonation is decent, maybe 7 of 10, (I've yet to see CiscOreo) but what stands out to me is the writing - which is usually clever and interesting. He's strung together enough coherent episodes now that he's distanced himself from TDK enough and put his own stamp on the character while still clearly paying tribute to Heath.

He's tapped into a viral-esque quality as well that teases viewers and encourages them to feel like his world is real. The production values are pretty good and even the co-stars seem like they know what they're doing.

I give him credit for putting it together.

That's exactly it. I don't think he's trying to 'do the voice'. His voice is very quiet, and he doesn't make his wording as dramatic as Heath did. I think that's deliberate. This is HIS take on Heath's Joker. He's not trying to be Heath's Joker. He's paying homage.

But like you Pennyworth, the thing which struck me more than anything were the storylines and the production, plus the acting is very good. The scripts are very original, and he's taken it to a broader scope outside of the TDK world now, which is good. It's more than just an impersonation - it's more like a mini-movie.

Travesty 08-21-2009 11:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Harleen (Post 17348104)
This guy does :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1HiTacdT1k

Well, not Romero's Joker, but Nicholson's and Hamil's one. And he's pretty good, I think.

:applaudThat guy does a spot on impression of all those Jokers. I like how he used lines from B89 and used a Ledger voice. No make-up, but those are really good.:cwink:

JackN 08-22-2009 01:33 PM

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I love JOKERBLOGS:yay:

I HATE they make me wait a eternity for a new one:cmad:


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