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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs

The Man Who Laughs



At 12/18/2007 10:47 AM, Blogger poolypop said...

Hmmm... one would think you're excited about the upcoming Batman movie.

At 12/18/2007 1:13 PM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

I wonder if Alan Moore recommended this image for the killing joke, to Bolland. Hmmm?

At 12/19/2007 2:31 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

From the Joker Wikipedia page:

Bill Finger, the ghost writer co-creator of Batman, brought credited Batman creator Bob Kane a photograph of actor Conrad Veidt wearing make-up for the silent film The Man Who Laughs (1928), and from this photograph the Joker was modeled. This influence was referenced in the graphic novel Batman: The Man Who Laughs, a retelling of the first Joker story from 1940.

It's cool to see someone reach all the way back to this for the upcoming Dark Knight movie Joker...

At 12/19/2007 2:33 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

An addendum:

Mike B. points out that the image I used for the previous post is not an official Warner Brothers poster image, just a fan-made photoshopping of that original Conrad Veidt image... duly noted!


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