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Something tells me the Joker’s line “I love this job” will be a big catch phrase this summer. I imagine office workers bound to their desks, trapped in their cubicles saying it with the Joker’s sneering inflection as they toil through stacks of paper and fight the boredom of the desk job.

The new The Dark Knight commercial can be seen below and I think it confirms what everyone already knows:

The late Heath Ledger owns The Dark Knight. Totally unrecognizable, not merely because of makeup, but through body language and a voice that is nothing like Ledger’s, the actor’s performance is going to get a lot of attention. It’s inevitable some of it will be the result of the actor’s death and the Joker being his last completed role.

The focus on Ledger should be the result of this role showcasing the work of a great actor who immersed himself in the part. Even in this 30 second spot it’s easy to see how totally Ledger inhabits the Joker.

It’s obvious from the new commercial that The Dark Knight has its share of spectacular special effects, but the most spectacular special effect of all is Heath Ledger’s Joker.


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