Ask FlickChick Is The Dark Knight a cursed production Plus the celebrity name game name that movie and more movie questions answeredSend your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion Do you believe that some movies are cursed I know it sounds ridiculous but theres been some talk about a curse of The Dark Knight and it seems as though a lot of bad things have happened to people who were involved starting with Heath Ledger -- KaraFlickChick In a word no In a few more words I think the twin curses of recklessness and cutting corners to save money have caused more grief than any malevolent supernatural forces In the case of The Dark Knight a visual effects technician named Conway Wickliffe died during a test run of a car stunt on September 25 2007 before principal shooting started By all accounts that was simply a very unfortunate accident -- Wycliffe was on a camera truck which ran into a tree -- he wasnt even in the stunt car which was unmanned Heath Ledger died
Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures
Ask FlickChick How did they finish The Dark Knight what did Mad Max drive and more movie questions answeredSend your movie questions to FlickChickQuestion I really miss the podcast -- cheer me up by answering this question please How did they finish The Dark Knight I thought Heath Ledger died in the middle of filming Thanks ShannonFlickChick Thanks for missing the podcast I miss doing itUnlike 1994s The Crow which was in the middle of principle photography when star Brandon Lee died in an on-set accident The Dark Knight was in post production at the time of Heath Ledgers sad and premature death So the filmmakers had all the footage they needed of Ledgers performance as the Joker in fact the actor already well into shooting his next project Terry Gilliams dark fantasy The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus Ledger was playing the role of Tony a performer in a travelling show whose proprietor Christopher Plummer sold his daughters soul to the dev
Question: It seems like every other movie I see advertised is based on a TV show, like The Dukes of Hazzard. But what about the other way around? I know there was a series based on My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but what other TV series have been based on a movie, and were any of them good?
Answer: There have been a handful of top-notch TV shows based on movies. The flop Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) was revived as Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003); Robert Altman's acerbic M*A*S*H* (1970) became the long-running M*A*S*H (1972-1983); Neil Simon
OK, it's time I swallowed some crow and say this was a fab Goren-Eames episode. In fact, I think that subconsciously the producers and writers may have been sending up Vincent D'Onofrio's Method-acting style a weensy bit (or perhaps Vincent has more of a sense of humor than I've given him credit for). The perp was, after all, a method actor who had his would-be betrothed bumped off as a publicity stunt/audition. Mike Pike put in quite a performance, even getting his hapless sidekick Ed to shoot him — in the shoulder — during the scene. Later, as TV cameras rolled, Mike did a beautifully rehearsed waterworks in front of the sidewalk memorial ("Nothing like crocodile tears from a crocodile," mused Eames). The most ingenious part of their caper was how the boys attached a tracker to the car of Mike's obnoxious ex, Kelly, to make it look as though she were stalking Mike, and thus killed his girlfriend, Dana, out of revenge. At f