Please don’t delete the link to the photographers/artists, thanks!
In preperation for his role as The Joker, Heath Ledger not only read the comics that went along with the script for The Dark Knight, but also locked himself away in a hotel in London where he formed a little diary and experimented with voices.
Here is what went on in that diary:
Jesters, clowns and jokers appear among the images in the diary, as do pictures of actor Malcolm McDowell as Alex in A Clockwork Orange.
And, of course, images of THE Joker from the Batman comics.
The actor wrote out his lines for the hospital scene by hand in the diary.
The Make-Up Test
"I ended up landing more in the realm of a psychopath — someone with very little to no conscience towards his acts. He’s just an absolute sociopath, a cold-blooded, mass-murdering clown."
#ramin in the top gif actually becoming a marble statue #(actually i feel the top gif just summarises enjolras and grantaire’s relationship in general) #(grantaire quite literally cannot look away from enjolras; #enjolras ignores grantaire’s existence in favour of staring into the distance as though he’s watching the future he’s creating unfold) #(that was a messy sentence but i’m sticking with it) #and then the second gif i can’t #grantaire’s facial expression is incredibly perfect in its hopelessness and astonishment and also incredibly sad b/c of that #and this is where the arm grab comes from #firstly because the fact that grantaire is here at all means he’s going to die for enjolras and enjolras is acknowledging that #secondly because enjolras is a symbol of hope and he knows it and even now he won’t leave his lieutenants hopeless #and the fact that grantaire is devoted to enjolras means he is devoted to the symbol/personification of the revolution #if not its ideas or its form or its goals #(look at the way grantaire’s arm moves so slowly in the third gif though; #he is quite clearly waiting for enjolras to turn away and then when enjolras doesn’t he literally can’t meet his eyes) #(that is the attitude of a man who within 24 hours is going to ask his messiah’s permission to get shot dead #and you can see it in every movement he makes) (via marthur)