The Dark Knight - the Joker

1767 WordsMar 10, 20118 Pages
The Joker In the film, The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan, The Joker, one of Batman's most dangerous enemies whose aim is too push Batman to his ultimate limits, to break his personal rules and strict moral code. This, being the Jokers only reason to live, he has no fear of death and pain. The Joker is characterised as a calculating and logical criminal, a rebel with minimal empathy or moral and a nemesis who commits purposeless crime. Together these characteristics are developed through specific and appropriate use of technical aspects, such as, camera movement, camera angles, props and dialogue. Together these techniques create a character who is an extraordinary to watch, as he causes chaos in Gotham City, all to get…show more content…
The Joker committed that crime for no reason other than to show the “Mob” that he is the new criminal in Gotham City, that “this is my city”. Together these scenes develop his characteristic of being a purposeless criminal through the use of dialogue and camera angles, it is effective in the sense that the audience then become afraid of him, threatened by his actions and sympathise for the people of Gotham City, as the setting is modern day, making it more realistic. The Joker attempts to turn everything into a game, he tries to be a playful and humorous in a cynical tone. To him, everything is just a game, a joke, not even the serious stuff he can take seriously without making a mockery out of it. An example of this was his first confrontation with “The Mob” to tell them that there is a new criminal in Gotham City and he wants to get rid of Batman, although its him asking for help from them to do so, he makes out as if it is them asking for his help. His illusion of being a magician is effective through the use of props. For example, he uses a pencil and “makes it disappear”, by shoving a mobsters head on the pencil tip. This acts like an initiation moment for The Joker, to “The Mob”. He uses, sarcastic puns and sinister double meanings, to show “The Mob” he is being serious, through a joking, sarcastic manner. When things are “blown” out of
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