Batman vs Joker: Creating The Perfect Antagonist In ‘The Dark Knight’ (Video)
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I don’t know if people will be talking about Zack Snyder’s and Ben Affleck’s Batman when the year 2026 or so rolls around or not. What I do know is that people are still talking about Christopher Nolan‘s and Christian Bale‘s Batman, especially 2008’s The Dark Knight, which featured the late Heath Ledger‘s unforgettable Oscar-winning performance as the Joker.

An excellent new YouTube channel (only a couple of months old) called Lessons from the Screenplay takes a closer look at Ledger’s Joker in a recently released video, and what truly made him the perfect villain to face off with the Batman.

You can check it out below.

If this video isn’t enough to get you to subscribe to the new channel, be sure to also give the Gone Girl, Independence Day, Ghostbusters, and the two-part American Beauty videos a watch as well.


Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker is universally celebrated””and with good reason””but there is more to the character than his excellent performance. In this video I analyze what makes The Joker the perfect antagonist for The Dark Knight.

[Source: Lessons from the Screenplay]

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