The Dark Knight — Creating the Ultimate Antagonist

Hi. I’m Michael. This is Lessons from the Screenplay. When I think about why The Dark Knight works so well, the answer always seems clear: The Joker. “Good evening ladies and gentlemen.” There have been psychopathic villains before. Other antagonists with elaborate, twisting plans… But there’s something special about The Joker. But putting The Joker […]

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Robert De Niro Introduced Martin Scorsese to The Irishman’s Source Material

-Congratulations on the film. This is based on a book called “I Heard You Paint Houses.” -Yes. -And this is a book you came across while researching another film. -Yes. I was working — Marty and I had wanted to work for a long time between “Casino.” There were a couple of times that I […]

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