The Joker’s Monologue : The Killing Joke

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“Memory’s so treacherous. One moment you’re lost in a carnival of delights, with poignant childhood aromas , the flashing neon of puberty, all that sentimental candy-floss

 

The next , it leads you somewhere you don’t want to go…

 

…somewhere dark and cold, filled with the damp, ambiguous shapes of things you’d hoped were forgotten. 

 

Memories can be vile, repulsive little brutes. Like children, i suppose. Haha. 

 

But can we live without them? Memories are what our reason is based upon. If we can’t face them, we deny reason itself!

 

Although, why not?  We aren’t contractually tied down to rationality! 

 

There is no sanity clause! 

 

So when you find yourself locked into an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your past where the screaming is unbearable, remember there’s always madness.

 

Madness is the emergency exit… 

 

You can just step outside, and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away… 

 

Forever.” 

Alan Moore, Batman: The Killing Joke


In this video voice artist Tony Baker recite

The Joker’s Killing Joke monologue at NYCC 2013


And my favourite Joker monologue

And then there’s Heath Ledger as The Joker… I love the way he portrayed the role 🙂

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