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  • #2139
    TheLeen
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    With Heath Ledger dead.

    I just heard it on the radio this morning, I thought I was still half asleep and my brain was making things up, but apparently not.

    :(

    And what’s Terry Gilliam going to do now with his new movie? Weren’t they halfway through filming?

    #119624
    thomasaevans
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    It’s awfull news. I was devastated to hear It last night. I’m more shocked about the circumstances… he is’nt know for depression or drug abbuse.

    Michael Caine has been quoted to say that Ledger’s portrayal of the joker, is the scarriest performance he’s witnessed in his career. This film will be his swan song. But he clearly had so much more to give. 28. It’s tragic.

    RIP.

    #119625
    Danny Stephenson
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    I saw the news last night, and I was just gutted. A Knight’s Tale is among my most favorite films. The Dark Knight will be strange to watch after this has unfurled. It would be an injustice to not see it though.

    #119628
    Mr Flibble
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    Indeed – the news came through at work late last night (so many people called up to tell us!) and we were all shocked and gutted. He was clearly just entering the peak of his career – from what I’ve seen of it, his portrayal of the Joker is excellent – and it’s a pity he won’t be around to entertain us more.

    #119630
    Jonathan Capps
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    > And what?s Terry Gilliam going to do now with his new movie? Weren?t they halfway through filming?

    Well, I’m assuming it’ll just not make any money the same as normal, but this time it wont be released.

    Also: this is indeed very sad and shocking.

    #119632
    pfm
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    > he is?nt know for depression or drug abbuse

    Well he used to be a heroin user. Not that this has anything to do with his death, which is being called accidental. It seems he had been suffering from insomnia for a while and had prescribed sleeping pills. There was an interview with him a while ago saying he was getting like 2 hours sleep a night shooting The Dark Knight. He may have had pneumonia too, it’s being reported.

    Whatever happened it’s a sad sad loss. At 28…it’s fucking no age. He was just about to hit the seriously huge league too, I feel. He had the the potential to be right up there.

    #119637
    Pete Part Three
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    Yeah, I liked him a lot even if I didn’t like a few of the films he was in. He was the sort of actor who made being charming and likeable look effortless.

    #119641
    Wayne
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    Terrible news to hear when someon with so much talent still left to give dies. I think its fair to say that he’ll end up a cinema icon now.

    #119642
    Dave
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    >Well, I?m assuming it?ll just not make any money the same as normal, but this time it wont be released.

    Well, I?m assuming it?ll make more money than it would have otherwise.

    #119648
    Andrew
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    > Well, I?m assuming it?ll make more money than it would have otherwise.

    I think the point was that this is unlikely if they were only mid-shoot. The movie seems to be too far from the finish to be cut together from what’s already been shot. Which means that not only will it be yet another profit-free Gilliam movie with a problematic production, but this time it won’t even SEE a movie theatre.

    #119651
    pfm
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    It’s his punishment for doing Brothers Grimm.

    #119656
    Ian Symes
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    Let’s just hope the behind-the-scenes crew captured enough footage, we could have Lost In La Mancha 2.

    #119846
    Jo
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    And what?s Terry Gilliam going to do now with his new movie? Weren?t they halfway through filming?

    I read in the paper this morning that they are hoping to use CGI to try and complete the film. Apparently he had filmed around half of his footage. the quote from (co-star) Christopher Plummer is “There is a way perhaps… of turning Heath into other people using stills and CGI”

    #119848
    TheLeen
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    Oh God.

    Thanks for the update.

    #119849
    Dave
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    Of course it’ll be done tastefully in his memory rather than in order to make money

    #119851
    Phil
    Participant

    Can’t he just use a little paper cutout of Heath?

    #119869
    penny
    Participant

    Maybe they’ll hire a Heath look-a-like…hope the agent doesn’t mix up Ted Heath in the search if they do.

    #120237
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I thought they had finished filming all the joker stuff.

    It’s sad, definitely, but I reckon the film will still get released. And so it should.

    #120239
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    The Dark Knight has been finished. It’s the Terry Gilliam film that is incomplete.

    #120241
    ChrisM
    Participant

    Ok. Obviously got a bit mixed up there :)

    Anyone seen Two Hands?

    He was in that, and it was quite quirky and interesting. It is essentially an Australian gangster film but it had some strange surreal parts as it’s narrated by the main character’s dead brother.

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