Prologue from Christopher Nolan

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by WalterKovacs, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. WalterKovacs Registered

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    Christopher Nolan should give a short prologue to the film in which he himself calmly and kindly tells the audience to enjoy the show, and not to keep their minds on the subject of Ledger's passing, as this isnt what Ledger would want.

    Something like Hitchcock.

    At the very least there should be a written notice at th begining, ala Dogma. It'd be a nice touch.
     
  2. Thespiralgoeson Cryptorchid

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    That would be thoughtful, but ultimately I feel would detract from the effect of the film. A few loving words at the end of the film I think would be more appropriate.
     
  3. Axtech Registered

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    More likely than not, any sort of dedication to Heath will be given before, during or after the credits. Bringing up Heath before the movie would just get people thinking about his death instead of the movie itself and his performance in it. There's really no reason for that.
     
  4. wikum Registered

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    It just won't happen.

    In memory of Heath Ledger at the start of the end credits.
     
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    As of now that seems reasonable (it hasnt even been 48hours since his death), but when the film actually comes out, people will have moved on and we will all be thinking about the film itself.

    If you ask me, thats just reminding people even more of his death and will detract attention from the actual film.

    All they need is the "In memory of Heath Ledger".
     
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    If after the film they had some sort of quick behind the scenes on Heath and the last image would be him smiling that would really kill me inside
     
  7. Killing Joke926 Registered

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    I think Chris is the kind of guy who'll give a little dedication to Heath. My guess is that they'll have some running footage of him on set and write a little tribute/dedication in the credits.
     
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    Exactly. I wouldn't be surprised now though,
    that the first shot of Ledger's Joker with his back to the camera waiting to get picked up
    gets quite a bit of applause.
     
  9. johnny621 Registered

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    Eric Roberts is on Larry King Live right now on CNN
     
  10. DeaDheaD XBOXLIVEGT= DeaDheaDSL84

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    For Heath at the beginning and then In memory at the end. I think that would be really touching
     
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    I understand this idea, but it just isn't smart. You don't want people crying while they watch Ledger out there. He would have wanted people to only see the Joker, not Heath Ledger. If not, he would have failed as an actor. Let's allow him total immersion as his final act.
     
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    Saw it earlier that Eric is a class act just how he make us really wish that Ledger was gona be Incredable but he wont be here to get the respect he deserved
     
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    Yeah I agree it should be after the movie. Let people watch the Movie 1st and then at the end of the Credits or maybe after the movie before the Credits start have at first Dedicated to Heath Ledger and then maybe a special message by people like Nolan Caine Eckhart Bale and Maggie.
     
  14. Paste Pot Pete No, I build a rocket.

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    I would prefer any dedication to be after the film, for purely selfish reasons.

    It's going to crush me when I see it, and I'd like to at least try and enjoy the movie. :csad:
     
  15. Motown Marvel Crimson and Clover

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    a simple "in memory of..." would suffice. leave any tributes or whatever as a feature on the dvd release. i think a prologue before the film as described above would merely be an even greater distraction. an audience doesnt need to be told how to view a film and any prologue trying to do as much ultimately wont change how someone views the film. its just unecessary.
     
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    It's going to be hard enough to hate The Joker as it is.
     
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    Eh, I don't think that would be a good idea for a short prologue to tell the audience to forget about Ledger's death for the movie (or whatever). If they tell the people to forget, then that's basically REMINDING them what had happened right before the movie starts.

    The movie should end with the title of the movie appearing (much like in Batman Begins), then the dedication to Heath Ledger, then the credits.
     
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    But the Joker is someone we will love to hate because he's an awesome villian.
     
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    ^it's going to be hard to think about the jJoker while we know the guy'S who potraying him is dead...:csad:
     
  20. Hole Shot Better Than Smurfberries

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    resulting in him putting everyone's mind on Ledger's passing.
     
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    That is true. I went to a Theater today and I walked past the Dark Knight Poster and it's the one with the Joker in the backround with the Why So Serious on it. And I guy I know at the theater actually came up to me and said I can't believe he's dead.
     
  22. the_monk Registered

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    Exactly.
     
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    That is one of the stupidest things I have thus far read with regard to Mr. Ledgers untimely passing.

    In all likelihood the film will be dedicated to the two individual that died both before and after the film was finished. At this point there has been no mention what the status of the film actually is since there is much work still to be done in post production, like voice overs etc. Assuming it is going forward and will open on schedule, this would be the dignified gesture to do, and there is no reason to think its not despite what some of the morons have posted here, continuity? I mean give me a break!

    There is no way in hell Nolan would ever do something idiotic like what the previous poster is suggesting, it's so not his style.

    By the time TDK is released the mystery surround this situation will have been determined and if it is what reports are leaning towards, a drug over dose, we will all look back on this actor as having a very troubled soul, one who was caught in the grips of addiction and could not break free despite all the signs and the material and physical losses he suffered which should have acted as beacons of warning to him to get some help.

    Not to mention those who surrounded him, saw his downward spiral and continued to allow this young man to essentially kill himself even accidentally. Intervention is a valid tool to use when people are being irresponsible and inflicting harm on themselves, not being a responsible to your family, your daughter and especially yourself. Such a great loss, so very very sad.

    Who prescribes drugs of this nature to someone who abuses drugs and who has a reputation of abuse. I thought he was only a major pot head and now it appears it was so much worse? I would like the media to start identifying these people and allow the Ledgers to bury their son in peace and outside of the public limelight with some dignity and grace.

    I will say both as someone who has seen some of the footage and who watched him work on the film this summer in Chicago,he will truly be remembered for this chilling performance and don't be surprised if he isn't nominated for an Oscar. And I don't care what you say about them not giving Oscars to comic book movies, its about performance and his was just unbelievable.

    We'll miss Heath, but its also a wakeup call to those out there in trouble, like he clearly was, to reach out, talk to someone, let them know your having a problem, ask for help, for Heath's sake.
     
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    Exactly, stupid ,ignorant, and not well thought out post
     
  25. Anjow1060 Rattling the cage

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    All I have to say is one thing.

    If the film makers decide to dedicate the film to Heath, there needs to be another name below his on the dedicated to list.

    And that is of the stunt driver that passed away while MAKING the movie.

    It would be out of good taste to equate one person's life as more important than anothers. Idc what their role is.

    Thats all I have to say about that.

    - Jow
     

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