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Heath Ledger Passes Away

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I was shocked to hear about this tragic death. Heath Ledger passed away yesterday….I am just, in disbelief. Of course the jackyl media is all over the story, trying to pin drugs and other fame tortured causes to Ledger’s passing. But you know it has to just be an accident.

What does this mean for The Dark Knight? I won’t add any new ideas to this news story, but you have to believe that Warner will still release the movie, it is too big of a money maker (sad, but true) to not. Too much investment.

And Ledger will be awesome as the Joker. This will be his crowning achievement, or at least I hope it will be regarded as the best role he ever took on over any movie. (edit – content removed)

10 Things I Hate was a fun movie, he was good in Patriot, and as a whole, he was a very talented actor. The media is make these claims that he was “poised” to be the “New Hollywood”, but how can they make a call like that? One thing is for sure, his success would have grown, and Heath is yet another example of “only the good die young”.

Heath Ledger’s death, probably due to an incorrect dosage of medication, reminds me somehow of Brandon Lee, even though the circumstances are wildly different.

This may be great publicity for The Dark Knight. I just hope Warner doesn’t take advantage of the situation and add some sort of label to the movie as a marketing ploy, that it was Ledger’s last film. Especially since we know how much respect Christopher Nolan had for Ledger. Nolan would never allow that, and this whole situation could be even more devastating if not handled correctly.

As a entertainment consumer, I will miss you Ledger.

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Hey Jeff – I agree, Heath Ledger will be missed and appreciate for all of his films. (edit) Hope all is well – M

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Michelle,

I edited my post and your reply. I kind of got off on a little bit of a tangent, when I wanted this post to focus on Heath’s death.

I did some reading so that I am more informed about the premise, but it still doesn’t change much….I felt a little bit like you were calling me ill-informed because of my underlying beliefs. I don’t know if that is what you intended, but I would hope not, because I would view that a little as a personal attack and that seems out of character.

I do hope that The Dark Knight will become Heath’s most remembered film, but after doing some reading about the public opinion, I have a feeling that won’t be the case….

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Hey Jeff,

Nope, not intended as a personal attack, it just didn’t sit right with me that you were commenting on the film when you haven’t seen it and I just wanted to put out my own 2 cents. We are all entitled to our beliefs and opinions. I, for example, can’t comment on “The Passion of the Christ”, despite having read and heard plenty about it from a lot of different sources, because I made the choice not to view it, so I can’t give an opinion of it. While I do disagree with your belief, I believe we are all entitled to our beliefs, so long as we don’t impose our values on others (general concern on my part over the way our country is heading). Anyhow, hope you and Sarah are well! Take care – M

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