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#1 of 112 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:46 AM

I just heard that they found Heath Ledger dead. Has anyone heard this? Hope it's a sick rumor.

Breaking news on Fox News:

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Wow. This is rather shocking, especially with Dark Knight coming.

#2 of 112 OFFLINE   Sean Laughter

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:49 AM

Yeah, it's up on CNN now too. This is craziness!

#3 of 112 OFFLINE   Greg_S_H

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:52 AM

Mods, since this seems to be a true story, could you change my title to something a little more dignified like "Heath Ledger dies" or "Heath Ledger reported dead." Something. I was looking for confirmation when I typed it. Still very shocking.

#4 of 112 OFFLINE   Brent M

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:53 AM

Holy shit!!! I just saw this on Fox News. I'm in absolute shock!!!
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#5 of 112 OFFLINE   Chuck Mayer

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:54 AM

Very, very shocking. I'll be interested in the details. It's terrible news, as he was on the cusp of a very promising career Posted Image

From a draconian standpoint, how on Earth do you market TDK now?
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#6 of 112 ONLINE   Brandon Conway

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:55 AM

Wow. What a loss.

"And now the reprimand, from an American critic. He reproaches me for using film as a sacred & lasting medium, like a painting or a book. He does not believe that filmmaking is an inferior art, but he believes, and quite rightly, that a reel goes quickly, that the public are looking above all for relaxation, that film is fragile and that it is pretentious to express the power of one's soul by such ephemeral and delicate means, that Charlie Chaplin's or Buster Keaton's first films can only be seen on very rare and badly spoiled prints. I add that the cinema is making daily progress and that eventually films that we consider marvelous today will soon be forgotten because of new dimensions & colour. This is true. But for 4 weeks this film [The Blood of a Poet] has been shown to audiences that have been so attentive, so eager & so warm, that I wonder after all there is not an anonymous public who are looking for more than relaxation in the cinema." - Jean Cocteau, 1932


#7 of 112 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:56 AM

Wow, my officemates and I are in shock. RIP, Mr. Ledger.
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#8 of 112 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:56 AM

WTF? Posted Image

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#9 of 112 OFFLINE   Shane D

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:57 AM

im shocked to and that just sucks. no matter how it happened its just a downer.

reminds me of when brandon lee died, especially since some people had been comparing the jokes look to the crow.

#10 of 112 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:58 AM

Wow,

2nd young actor drug related death within, I believe, a week. And this time a kid is left behind.

Well, hopefully some good can come out of all these deaths and near deaths recently. Although I suppose Ledger's could have been suicide.
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#11 of 112 OFFLINE   DavidPla

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Posted January 22 2008 - 08:59 AM

This is terrible. Absolutely terrible.

It is almost bitter sweet with what seems to be his career changing performance in "The Dark Knight" in a few months.

#12 of 112 OFFLINE   Greg_C_T

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:01 AM

RIP, Heath.

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#13 of 112 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:02 AM

I'm watching CNN now. Nothing about drugs mentioned -- but
will stay tuned for more news.

Was he playing THE JOKER in the upcoming BATMAN film?

Is all the principal photography complete?

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#14 of 112 OFFLINE   ThomasC

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:04 AM

I'm in complete shock. Posted Image Rest in peace, Heath.

#15 of 112 OFFLINE   Qui-Gon John

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:05 AM

Ron, I was gonna ask the same thing about Batman/Joker. Anyone know?

#16 of 112 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:05 AM

Yes, they completed principle photography on TDK, and are in post-production. On TMZ, they reported that the police found pills near Ledger's body.

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#17 of 112 OFFLINE   Clinton McClure

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:05 AM

Yeah Ron, he was the Joker. I'm at a loss for words...

#18 of 112 OFFLINE   WillG

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:07 AM

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From a draconian standpoint, how on Earth do you market TDK now?

Not to sound insensitive, but you couldn't buy better marketing than this.
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#19 of 112 OFFLINE   Ray H

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:08 AM

Damn. This is really sad news. It's still rather shocking.
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#20 of 112 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted January 22 2008 - 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by WillG
Not to sound insensitive, but you couldn't buy better marketing than this.

I supposed you can go for the "See Heath Ledger's final film performance" marketing angle, but I doubt they will do that. I expect a dedication to him at the start of the closing credits, but it's going to be a very emotional opening night for all who worked on the film.
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