The Joker

  • Auteur: Matthew Manning
  • ISBN: 0789322471
  • Date de sortie: 2011
  • Collection: Universe Pub
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Explores the character of the Joker and his significance as the quintessential villain.

The Joker

  • Auteur: Robert Moses Peaslee
  • ISBN: 1626746796
  • Date de sortie: 2015-02-26
  • Collection: Univ. Press of Mississippi
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Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker stands out as one of the most recognizable comics characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on superheroes, very little has been done to understand supervillains. This is the first academic work to provide a comprehensive study of this villain, illustrating why the Joker appears so relevant to audiences today. Batman’s foe has cropped up in thousands of comics, numerous animated series, and three major blockbuster feature films since 1966. Actually, the Joker debuted in DC comics Batman 1 (1940) as the typical gangster, but the character evolved steadily into one of the most ominous in the history of sequential art. Batman and the Joker almost seemed to define each other as opposites, hero and nemesis, in a kind of psychological duality. Scholars from a wide array of disciplines look at the Joker through the lens of feature films, video games, comics, politics, magic and mysticism, psychology, animation, television, performance studies, and philosophy. As the first volume that examines the Joker as complex cultural and cross-media phenomenon, this collection adds to our understanding of the role comic book and cinematic villains play in the world and the ways various media affect their interpretation. Connecting the Clown Prince of Crime to bodies of thought as divergent as Karl Marx and Friedrich Nietzsche, contributors demonstrate the frightening ways in which we get the monsters we need.

Joker

  • Auteur: Ranulfo
  • ISBN: 0062028375
  • Date de sortie: 2010-11-23
  • Collection: Harper Collins
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It spits, snarls, screams, curses, and laughs at the world. It mocks leaders and followers. Restores our faith in love and security or drives us mad. Australian author Ranulfo has cracked open the story of Hamlet. This is what he's glued back together.

The Joker

  • Auteur: Nicki Street
  • ISBN: 9780822467328
  • Date de sortie: 1981
  • Collection: Fearon Teacher Aids
  • Total Download: 6301
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As a joke, Mike pretends he understands the conversation of four Russian men on a bus, but instead of thinking it's funny, two of them pursue him firing guns.

The Joker

  • Auteur: Edgar Wallace
  • ISBN: 0755115015
  • Date de sortie: 2008-01-11
  • Collection: House of Stratus
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Millionaire Stratford Harlow is in Princetown. He meets with his lawyer Ellenbury, and gets his first glimpse of Aileen, niece of the actor and convicted felon Arthur Ingle. When Aileen is involved in a car accident, the driver is James Carlton of Scotland Yard. Later Carlton gets a call. It is Aileen. She needs help.

Joker

  • Auteur: Anthony Masters
  • ISBN: 9781598890242
  • Date de sortie: 2006-01-01
  • Collection: Capstone
  • Total Download: 3549
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When Mel's dad is kidnapped, no one believes him. How can Mel convince them and find his dad?

New Evil The Joker in The Dark Knight as a Prototype of the Post September 11 Villain

  • Auteur: Lars Dittmer
  • ISBN: 3640442318
  • Date de sortie: 2009-10
  • Collection: GRIN Verlag
  • Total Download: 3915
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My thesis "New Evil. The Joker in The Dark Knight as a Post-September 11-Villain" establishes a picture of Gotham City that is more "realistic" than in previous Batman films. The population of this city is realised in three parts: the mob consists of African Americans and other "Ethnic"-Americans, the JetSet is almost completely light-skinned. In between one finds Gothams police, mixed Ethnic/black and white, but also known to be corrupt. Indeed, the film follows subtle anti-state-sentiments in making the three highest officers in Gotham "Ethnic"-Americans: Garcia, Loeb and Surrillo. Only a disfunctional state makes the nightly operations of a vigilante like Batman - a person, who decides for himself what is good and what is bad - necessary. The predecessors of the Joker are the great villains of film- and culture history, starting with Shakespeares Iago up to slashers like Freddy Krueger. The Joker clearly does not fit into the three-part pattern in the first part of my paper. His malice is sourced by four different strands: references to Satan references to femininity references to disability and references to a terrorism clearly related to the one of Al-Qaeda and its supporter groups. In establishing a villain along these lines, the producers of the film address a mainstream which is in their view reactionary, latently racist and anti-emancipatory. Though the film makes exceptional statements (eg. Morgan Freeman), evil in their eyes is either black, disabled or feminin. In its displayed reaction to the new threat of the Joker - Batman sets up a surveillance systems that monitors all citizens of Gotham - the film can be interpreted as a defense of the Bush policies after 9/11.
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