The Dark Knight
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The Joker: I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you... Stranger.

The Joker: Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know what the thing about chaos is? It's fair.

Alfred Pennyworth: So I suppose they'll be arresting me for being your accomplice, sir.
Bruce Wayne: Accomplice?I'm gonna tell them the whole thing was your idea.

Gambol: You think you can steal from us and get away with it?
The Joker: Yeah.

The Joker: Madness is like gravity... All you need is a little push.

Party guest: We're not intimidated by thugs.
Joker: You know, you remind me of my father. I hated my father.

The Joker: You won't kill me out of some mis-placed sense of self-righteousness. And I won't kill you because you're just too much fun.

The Joker: If you are good at something, never do it for free.

Harvey Dent: The night is darkest just before the dawn. And I promise you the dawn is coming.

Bruce Wayne: I knew the mob wouldn't go down without a fight. But this is different. They crossed the line.
Alfred Pennyworth: You crossed the line first, sir. You hammered them. And in their desperation they turned to a man they didn't fully understand. Some men aren't looking for anything logical. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

Joker: And I thought my jokes were bad.
Gambol: Give me one reason why I shouldn't have my boy pull your head off.
Joker: How about a magic trick?

Gambol: You're crazy.
The Joker: I'm not. No, I'm not.

[To the group of mobsters.]
The Joker: This suit wasn't cheap. You ought to know; you bought it.

The Joker: You see, it's all part of the plan.

Harvey Dent: What was that name you all had for me down at the D.A.'s office? Say it. SAY IT!
Commissioner Gordon: Two Face, Harvey Two Face.
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The Joker: A little fight in you. I like that.
Batman: Then you're gonna love me.

The Joker: Wanna know how I got these scars?

Continuity mistake: When Joker puts the smoke bomb inside the bank manager's mouth, watch a green sign behind lying on the floor, with a tree painted on it. It has a stick on top which moves around between shots with no one touching it. (00:05:50)

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Trivia: To prepare for his role as the Joker, Heath Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's psychology, posture and voice (the last one he found most difficult to do). He started a diary, in which he wrote the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance. He was also given Alan Moore's comic "Batman: The Killing Joke" and "Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth" to read. Ledger also took inspiration from Alex in A Clockwork Orange (1971) and Sid Vicious.

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Question: In the scene where Batman shows Lucius his giant sonar thing, why is he talking in his big scary voice? Lucius knows who he is, so why does he bother disguising his voice?

Answer: It's habit, and a sensible one at that. When he's in the mask, when he's being Batman, he uses the voice, even if the person he's with knows who he is. If he drops back to his normal voice with some people, it sets the precedent for using it while wearing the cowl, which means that he's more likely to slip up and use it around people who don't know, potentially revealing his true identity. If he sticks rigidly to using the voice when kitted up as Batman, regardless of situation, it minimises that possibility.

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