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Apr 7, 2008

New The Joker pictures from The Dark Knight

I can’t wait to see The Dark Knight. Almost every new piece of advertising and promotional gimmick increases my anticipation, including the upcoming release of Batman: Gotham Knight. The pics below are no exception. The Dark Knight opens on July 18, 2008.

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  • http://soundtrackgeek.com soundtrackgeek

    It looks great! I love the not-so-clean look of Joker’s face, like smeared lipstick on overdrive. Can hardly wait for this movie :)

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Cloverfield Theme: Roar by Michael Giacchino

  • http://soundtrackgeek.com soundtrackgeek

    It looks great! I love the not-so-clean look of Joker’s face, like smeared lipstick on overdrive. Can hardly wait for this movie :)

    soundtrackgeek’s last blog post..Cloverfield Theme: Roar by Michael Giacchino

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    I know. More people are going to see The Dark Knight than Batman Begins.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    I know. More people are going to see The Dark Knight than Batman Begins.

  • asd

    To bad leger died.

  • asd

    To bad leger died.

  • itsalljustaride

    photoshopped.

    no, but seriously, they look like they’ve been HDR-ified.

  • itsalljustaride

    photoshopped.

    no, but seriously, they look like they’ve been HDR-ified.

  • http://www.wild4comics.com/ Ki Ki

    He’s my favorite comic book hero.

  • http://www.wild4comics.com Ki Ki

    He’s my favorite comic book hero.

  • PersonGuy

    This movie looks wicked, I hope they don’t cut the scene with Ledger playing dead in a body bag.

  • PersonGuy

    This movie looks wicked, I hope they don’t cut the scene with Ledger playing dead in a body bag.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    @ asd, Definitely.
    @ itsalljustaride, Those don’t look photo-shopped to me.
    @Ki Ki, Batman is probably my favorite as well.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    @ asd, Definitely.
    @ itsalljustaride, Those don’t look photo-shopped to me.
    @Ki Ki, Batman is probably my favorite as well.

  • itsalljustaride

    They definitely look like they’ve been ran through some kind of filter. The first two especially. Look at the background on the first one, and his badge. And the lines on the second one are way too crisp and make it look drawn. Hallmarks of a bad pseudo-HDR job. Not saying the somehow superimposed a police uniform on the Joker, just that someone decided to “get creative” with the color and sharpness.

  • itsalljustaride

    They definitely look like they’ve been ran through some kind of filter. The first two especially. Look at the background on the first one, and his badge. And the lines on the second one are way too crisp and make it look drawn. Hallmarks of a bad pseudo-HDR job. Not saying the somehow superimposed a police uniform on the Joker, just that someone decided to “get creative” with the color and sharpness.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    Since they might be promotional pics that were leaked prematurely, you may be right. Who wouldn’t want their film and the pics promoting them to look as good as possible?

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    Since they might be promotional pics that were leaked prematurely, you may be right. Who wouldn’t want their film and the pics promoting them to look as good as possible?

  • Joshua

    There’s no HDR or colour/contrast effects on these pictures. The police shot is just higher film grain because they’ve zoomed-in on the still to isolate The Joker. The other frame (with the nurse’s outfit) is just really compressed. There were a handful of shots filmed on Imax film. compress that down to half the size of a postcard and it WILL look like that. Read a book, before you go playing detective for no reason at all. Anybody who knows anything can tell exactly what’s going on . . . unless they’re too used to LucasFilm movies to recognize film grain when they see it.

  • Joshua

    There’s no HDR or colour/contrast effects on these pictures. The police shot is just higher film grain because they’ve zoomed-in on the still to isolate The Joker. The other frame (with the nurse’s outfit) is just really compressed. There were a handful of shots filmed on Imax film. compress that down to half the size of a postcard and it WILL look like that. Read a book, before you go playing detective for no reason at all. Anybody who knows anything can tell exactly what’s going on . . . unless they’re too used to LucasFilm movies to recognize film grain when they see it.

  • itsalljustaride

    “Read a book, before you go playing detective for no reason at all. Anybody who knows anything can tell exactly what’s going on . . .”

    Thanks for that completely childish ad-hominem rant Joshua, I’ll be sure to look into these things you call “books”. I was merely trying to point out the characteristics of the images that made me think they had been altered somehow. Is it not understandable that a high compression rate could make an image look like it had been ran through a filter to a non-professional? I repeat that last part again, non-professional, since I never claimed to have some kind of expertise here, I’ve just seen enough bad HDR images on the net that do in fact have a lot of grain (maybe from compression, ok, I’ll concede that, but still) to think maybe this had run afoul of some guy with too much time on his hands.

    Congratulations, you win the elitist prick award for today.

  • itsalljustaride

    “Read a book, before you go playing detective for no reason at all. Anybody who knows anything can tell exactly what’s going on . . .”

    Thanks for that completely childish ad-hominem rant Joshua, I’ll be sure to look into these things you call “books”. I was merely trying to point out the characteristics of the images that made me think they had been altered somehow. Is it not understandable that a high compression rate could make an image look like it had been ran through a filter to a non-professional? I repeat that last part again, non-professional, since I never claimed to have some kind of expertise here, I’ve just seen enough bad HDR images on the net that do in fact have a lot of grain (maybe from compression, ok, I’ll concede that, but still) to think maybe this had run afoul of some guy with too much time on his hands.

    Congratulations, you win the elitist prick award for today.

  • itsalljustaride

    Also, just to make my point clear here, had you stopped before the “read a book” sentence, I probably would have said, “oh, yeah, that sounds about right, thanks for the insight.” But instead you chose the low road. Next time try framing your argument in a way that doesn’t befit a 10 year old.

  • itsalljustaride

    Also, just to make my point clear here, had you stopped before the “read a book” sentence, I probably would have said, “oh, yeah, that sounds about right, thanks for the insight.” But instead you chose the low road. Next time try framing your argument in a way that doesn’t befit a 10 year old.

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    Y sO SerioUS??????

  • HaHAHHAHAHhahahahahHAh

    Y sO SerioUS??????

  • http://www.leytonjay.co.uk/internet-stuff/batman-the-dark-knight-its-awesome/ Leyton Jay

    Heath Ledger’s Joker is truly amazing. Thriving in chaos, much better than Jack Nicholson’s Joker (1989). He should get an Oscar, even in death.

    Leyton Jays last blog post..Batman: The Dark Knight – It’s Awesome!

  • http://www.leytonjay.co.uk/internet-stuff/batman-the-dark-knight-its-awesome/ Leyton Jay

    Heath Ledger’s Joker is truly amazing. Thriving in chaos, much better than Jack Nicholson’s Joker (1989). He should get an Oscar, even in death.

    Leyton Jays last blog post..Batman: The Dark Knight – It’s Awesome!

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    Ledger disappears in this role completely. That high-strung voice he uses for The Joker is great. He is very good. He will get nominated but I don’t think he will win the Oscar.

  • http://film-book.com/ filmbook

    Ledger disappears in this role completely. That high-strung voice he uses for The Joker is great. He is very good. He will get nominated but I don’t think he will win the Oscar.