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    Saw this last Friday at the cinema:


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    And this (by same director) on Monday night on Netflix:


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    Noah Baumbach is currently one of my very favourite directors.

    His films are heavily influenced by his own childhood experiences, especially his parents' failed marriage, and 'Marriage Story' is apparently quite autobiographical in parts regarding his own divorce.

    If I had to sum up his style in one phrase, it'd be 'Post Woody Allen, with less (and slightly blacker) comedy'. If you dug Woody Allen films, you'll probably enjoy Baumbach's. If you weren't taken by Woody Allen's stuff, you probably won't dig Baumbach's ( to me, very poignant) films.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinbuckaroo View Post
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    Nicholson was the definitive Joker until Christian Bale.
    No one had played the part before him except Cesar Romero, and no one played the part after him, except in voice-overs for animation, until Heath Ledger (not Christian Bale), so that's not exactly a high bar.
    Sorry, that's what I meant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hurtinbuckaroo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ZiprHead View Post
    Nicholson was the definitive Joker until Christian Bale.
    No one had played the part before him except Cesar Romero, and no one played the part after him, except in voice-overs for animation, until Heath Ledger (not Christian Bale), so that's not exactly a high bar.


    My opinions, Mark Hamill played the best Joker. Ledger played a great psychopath, but didn't feel much like the Joker for the most part. Jack was the only one who played it with the smile handled correctly. It is not makeup, it is not scars, his face is just permanently stuck that way.

    My favorite Joker story was done by one of my favorite authors F. Paul Wilson Definitive Therapy. It is about a new doctor at Arkham who gets assigned to Joker.

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    Mark Hamill is the definitive Joker. You can't spell "Mark Hamill" without "Arkham".

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    In my humble opinion Nicholson was the ultimate Joker. He added a little humor to the role, and never took himself too serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo View Post
    In my humble opinion Nicholson was the ultimate Joker. He added a little humor to the role, and never took himself too serious.
    That's because the Tim Burton movie he was in didn't take any of it too seriously.

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    Looking at Wiki, it seems that Joker has had lots of personas in the comics over the years. So people who have played him, have been playing different versions of him as he once was. I wasn't all too aware of that before.

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    Different actors play Batman, too. And none of them are alike.

    Same with Superman, Sherlock Holmes, Winston Churchill, Jesus, King Arthur....

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    Watched a bit of nostalgia last night. Actually a laugh out loud mid 60's classic titled The Glass Bottom Boat. Starring one of my favourite all time Aussie actors of the time Rod Taylor. Also starring Doris Day. A widow is mistaken for a spy when she is hired by a research scientist [Taylor].

    Doris at her usual wacky persona shines in this little gem. 7.5/10

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    I recently re-watched Winter's Bone

    Jennifer Lawrence stars as Ree Dolly, a 17 year old girl taking care of her mentally ill mother and two younger siblings deep in the Ozarks. Her burdens increase exponentially when the sheriff tells her that her father Jessup, out on bond and facing a stiff sentence for cooking meth, has disappeared. He warns her that Jessup made the deed to the house part of his bond, and if he doesn't show up for his court date the family will be evicted. Ree has no choice but to find her father even though she knows it's dangerous to go looking.

    The movie won the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Lawrence was nominated for Best Actress, and John Hawkes, who plays Ree's sullenly ferocious uncle Teardrop, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor. And yes, it really is that good.

    9/10

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