Re: The Joker A Reality?
Originally Posted by gwynplaine
The Joker is a fictional character and no one could pull off what he does in the film, but some aspects of his personality, madness, twisted spirit, dark charisma etc..., can be found in real life figure like Rasputin, Nero playing the fiddle "watching the world burn", or guru-like types like Manson, Jim Jones etc.
I thought it was interesting that the Joker in TDK borrowed some elements from real life killers or psychos, grounding him more in reality, while on the other hand, keeping the trademark theatrical, flamboyant, unrealistic characteristics. Great balance imo.
Even though Nolan secularized the mythology, it still lies within the realm of fantasy.
"Johnny Storm's a good-hearted kid, sure, but he has the attention span of a toaster, and he leads with his face; in Johnny's undisciplined mind, there's only a single synapse between thinking and doing. The Avengers' battle cry is "Avengers Assemble"; the Fantastic Four's is "Johnny, WAIT!"----Mark Waid