kottke.org posts about The Dark Knight

The inspiration for Heath Ledger's Joker

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 30, 2012

In 1979, singer Tom Waits appeared on The Don Lane Show in Australia. As you will soon be able to see (the action starts at 1:30), his appearance was likely the basis for Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker in The Dark Knight.

Holy, uh, Batman, Batman!

The Dark Knight, Wall-E, and complete The Wire out on DVD/Blu-ray

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 09, 2008

If kottke.org had a movies and TV store, here's what I'd be selling today:

- The Dark Knight on Blu-ray or DVD. Out Dec 9.
- Wall-E on Blu-ray or DVD. Out Nov 18.
- The Wire: The Complete Series on DVD. Out Dec 9.

Toy Story 2 vs Dark Knight

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 06, 2008

Anytime is a good time for a well-cut movie trailer mashup: here's The Dark Knight version of the Toy Story 2 trailer. (via buzzfeed)

Dark Knight poster

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 02, 2008

Nicely designed poster for The Dark Knight.