Heath Ledger's Dark Knight Joker Diary... Clockwork Orange, Clown Comics, "Bye Bye". WOW.

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A new video has emerged which spotlights the late Heath Ledger's Joker "diary" that he used while prepping to make The Dark Knight.

We'd heard about such a diary before. Ledger told Empire the following back in 2007: "I sat around in a hotel room in London for about a month, locked myself away, formed a little diary and experimented with voices -- it was important to try to find a somewhat iconic voice and laugh. I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath -- someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts. He’s just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown, and Chris [Nolan] has given me free rein. Which is fun, because there are no real boundaries to what The Joker would say or do. Nothing intimidates him, and everything is a big joke."

In the video, which comes from a documentary series called Too Young to Die, Ledger's father Kim shows part of the diary off. His words are a bit tough to make out, so scroll down for a rough transcription of the clip via Batman News.

"This was the diary. In order to inhabit his character, he locked himself up in a hotel room for weeks. He would do that. He liked to dive into his characters, but this time he really took it to a whole new level.

"The hospital scene is interesting because when he was a kid, his sister Kate liked to dress him up as a nurse. He was really funny like that. He also was in the movie. This is a make-up test which was done eight months before. Before the end of the shooting he wrote ‘bye bye’ on the back of the page. It was hard to see this."
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05...iary?utm_campaign=fbposts&utm_source=facebook

Some of this stuff... chilling. The "bye bye" on the last page, just weird. I know that's him probably being in character and just a coincidence, but weird nonetheless.
 

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R.I.P Heath
remember hearing about this years ago.
heard one of the things that made the joker laugh was AIDS
 

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R.I.P Heath
remember hearing about this years ago.
heard one of the things that made the joker laugh was AIDS
 

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Understanding french FTW :smokin


R.I.P Your work and dedication will always be remembered.
 
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Tough video to watch... Seeing that "Bye Bye" hurt |I

RIP to Heath... It goes without saying, but the work he put in to the Joker turned out to be an AMAZING performance.
 
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I remember there was speculation as to he wouldn't make a good joker :smh:

RIP. It was an honor seeing TDK. One of the top favorite movies of all time.

I still think about what-if he was still alive and came back for TDKR. |I
 
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i will admit, i doubted ledger, and because of that, i have the at most respect for when he was doing his thing

RIP
 
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