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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Behind the scenes.. and deep in the mind

Remember, during that horror movie you&#8217;re watching, it is all just make believe.<br/>If you still don&#8217;t believe it, consider this: Behind the scenes photographs of horror flicks .. Hannibal Lector eating not flesh, but a french fry.. Michael Myers enjoying a Dr. Pepper.. And yes, even the gang &#8216;chillin&#8217; with Freddy K..<br/><br/>A lot of the behind the scenes images are fun and frivolous, but one stood out to me as a little more painful, a little deeper: Heath Ledger, alone, walking with the JOKER mask in hand.<br/><br/>A little interesting side note on that Joker mask used. In the 1960s, Ceser Romero starred in one of the BATMAN shows, called THE JOKER IS WILD. During a scene in the program, Romero is wearing that same clown mask before it is taken off and his true identity is revealed to the viewing television audience. The homage by the use of that mask was to Romero&#8217;s version of the villain.. <br/>The BUZZFEED list   is a great way to pass the time, have a few chuckles, and see some irony. There&#8217;s even an image of Linda Blair next to her robot double&#8212;the one whose head turned around while green vomit spewed.<br/>But sorry to be the buzzkill on the fun BUZZFEED lst, but the image of Hedger is a true reminder of the &#8216;behind the scenes&#8217; hell that often takes place in the mind of an actor.<br/>As a matter of fact, in 2013, we saw how immersed Ledger became in the Joker behind the scenes when his haunting private diary was revealed. And yes, some even hinted as "satanic influences of the JOKER" as the blame for Ledger&#8217;s death, and others spoke of a "DARK KNIGHT curse" that probably isn&#8217;t true, but certainly is thought provoking to consider. <br/>Nonetheless, there&#8217;s lot of behind the scenes images we don&#8217;t see. Wish we could.<br/>But until then.. who&#8217;s that Joker?<br/>

Remember, during that horror movie you’re watching, it is all just make believe.

If you still don’t believe it, consider this: Behind the scenes photographs of horror flicks ..Hannibal Lector eating not flesh, but a french fry.. Michael Myers enjoying a Dr. Pepper.. And yes, even the gang ‘chillin’ with Freddy K..

Freddy chillin' with his walkman on the set of "Nightmare On Elm Street"

A lot of the behind the scenes images are fun and frivolous, but one stood out to me as a little more painful, a little deeper: Heath Ledger, alone, walking with the JOKER mask in hand.

Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight"

A little interesting side note on that Joker mask used. In the 1960s, Ceser Romero starred in one of the BATMAN shows, called THE JOKER IS WILD. During a scene in the program, Romero is wearing that same clown mask before it is taken off and his true identity is revealed to the viewing television audience. The homage by the use of that mask was to Romero’s version of the villain.. 

The BUZZFEED list   is a great way to pass the time, have a few chuckles, and see some irony. There’s even an image of Linda Blair next to her robot double—the one whose head turned around while green vomit spewed.

But sorry to be the buzzkill on the fun BUZZFEED lst, but the image of Hedger is a true reminder of the ‘behind the scenes’ hell that often takes place in the mind of an actor.

As a matter of fact, in 2013, we saw how immersed Ledger became in the Joker behind the scenes when his haunting private diary was revealed. And yes, some even hinted as"satanic influences of the JOKER" as the blame for Ledger’s death, and others spoke of a"DARK KNIGHT curse" that probably isn’t true, but certainly is thought provoking to consider.

Nonetheless, there’s lot of behind the scenes images we don’t see. Wish we could.

But until then.. who’s that Joker?

 

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