Originally Posted by Eros
Nicholosn did a very good job, but ofcourse some versions of he Joker might be different. Whatever works for the world the character is living in, Joker 89 lived in a noirish slightly fantastical Gothic Gotham. Him and Batman were the two weirdest beings in the city, and were so vastly different. Joker was this over the top Physcopath, who got his kicks killing people in grand fashion. Batman was this dark troubled man, who kept his feelings down deep, and didn't crack jokes and wore all black. They were so different they were destined to be mortal enemies. Jack nicholson performance did help make the Joker a very well known villain to the general public, and took away the stigma that JOker was just goof off clown who did robberies, that the 60s batman show presented Joker as.
Im sure nolan and Goyers version of the joker will work[and might be great] for their type of batman film.
fair comment and I get what you're trying to say I think my original post was basically saying I don't think JN's joker is the quintessential joker as there have been other versions either in print or the small/big screen that have been better.