In the past on this website, I've often visited threads about The Dark Knight and openly talked about my obsession with the Joker, who was so beautifully played by the late Heath Ledger. This role has inspired me in ways I never thought possible. To show my obsession, consider the following:
-2 Joker-themed shirts in my closet, will probably add more.
-Constant Joker impersonations to my unexpecting basketball team.
-5 times seeing The Dark Knight, twice by myself.
-Pre-ordered The Dark Knight on DVD when it was still in theaters, and then went to the movies to see it.
-Random Joker quotes on my iPod.
-This post. (You'll likely have to scroll down to see it. It's a lengthy post.)
In reality, I'm sure there are more people obsessed with this movie than I'll ever dream about. I've always been fascinated with the Joker's mental build-up; what makes him tick. I almost thought about asking my US History teacher to write my term paper as an analysis on the psyche of the Joker. To save myself the embarrassment of denial and a possible failing grade, I decided against this.
However, no matter how many times I'll watch The Dark Knight in my life, no matter how many people I creep out by reciting lines, I feel this April, my obsession and respect for this character reached its pinnacle. I recently participated in the Mr. LVR pageant at my high school. The pageant was run in a typical format: Causal Wear, Talent, Formal Wear. For my talent, I chose to make a video recreation of the interrogation scene, with a little twist. Instead of Gordon saying he only found knives and lint in the Joker's pockets, he found many other things. This part was intended to be both a joke and a look into what makes me tick. Each of the items has a personal significance to me. The video was well-received, and in the end, I won the competition. I cannot believe this still, so I decided to share the video with this little community. The link is posted at the bottom, and I'd love to hear what you think of it. Obviously commenting about other people's lives is a strong suit of just about every poster on this site, so I'm hoping to get a lot of feedback.