My reaction to the new Joker movie trailer, plus observations on *other* people’s reactions. Is this Joker “problematic?” I also go into what I call the real-life “Joker copycat crimes,” how I became an amateur Jokerologist, and the Jason Todd/Joker theory. Lastly: I talk about the big “trade” I made to uncancel James Gunn in exchange for Quentin Tarantino.
Thank you, Harvey—I prefer you too!
–Elwood P. Dowd (not to be confused with J. R. Bob Dobbs)
Thanks to the movie Donnie Darko, human-sized rabbits—once the purview of Easter photo-ops and “nice” flicks like 1950’s Harvey—have taken on somewhat of a sinister cast. But if you haven’t yet picked up on the more unsettling—or at least uncanny—aspects of Oryctolagus cuniculus, you haven’t been paying attention!
And so the trailer for the long-awaited 9th film by Quentin Tarantino (I go into the significance of the Number Nine as it relates to the subject matter in my post “The Manson Frequency”) has dropped on the Day of the Goddess Eostre, Ostara, the Vernal Equinox.
“The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.”
—Miguel de Cervantes
Now, throughout your own life, you might encounter many of the same themes—play many similar “roles”—over and over again…
Look, if it’s in any way even remotely possible that a movie cursed with some indefinable yet quantitatively proven fatal quality took out four (if not more) of Hollywood’s greatest funny men…then it is my honor-bound duty to get to the bottom of it.
So without further delay, here’s a look at one of the most persistent contemporary Hollywood urban legends…“The Curse Of Atuk.”