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Seeing as reports during the fall of 2011 while shooting in NYC (a/k/a “Gotham”), sequences at locations where Occupy Wall Street protesters inhabited, it comes as little surprise that the story’s core weighs heavily on class warfare and fear-mongering.
Mind you, it’s difficult to characterize the kind of horror that helps form The Dark Knight Rises’ story because its psychological impact thrives upon different fears: the deterioration of society, lost of trust among the law, and the physical destruction from an unstoppable impact!
Jack Nicholson, who played the Joker in 1989 - and who was furious he wasn't consulted about the creepy role - offered a cryptic comment when told Ledger was dead.
"Well," Nicholson told reporters in London early Wednesday, "I warned him."
Ledger recently told reporters he "slept an average of two hours a night" while playing "a psychopathic, mass-murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy ...
"I couldn't stop thinking. My body was exhausted, and my mind was still going."
Prescription drugs didn't help, he said.