07 December 2007

Nihil Sub Sole Novum

It appears that Hollywood has no ideas left. Compare this promotional picture from the forthcoming Batman flick...

With this shot of Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs from 1928...

I think my opinion on this matter is well stated in Ecclesiastes 1:9.


  1. I think the Joker is supposed to be inspired by this character. So in essence... Hollywood actually did something right.

  2. I'd be a happy camper if Hollywood would take it's cues from German Expressionist film more often.