What's all the hype about?

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The Dark Night is Heath Ledger's final performance and it's already creating Oscar buzz.

As many of you know the highly anticipated, much talked about newest Batman movie "The Dark Knight" hits theater's this weekend.  Now, many people who are die hard fans of the Batman movies already knew about this movie when every detail was released, but the casual movie patron like myself did not pay much attention to it until it started getting so much publicity. 

This seemed to really take off after the untimely death of the young Heath Ledger.  I've always thought Ledger was a talented actor, but he apparently dives so far into his character the joker, there's already Oscar buzz.  Some insiders have said that it was this role that led Ledger to slip into a depression ultimately leading up to certain circumstances causing his death.

It makes me wonder what kind of press this movie would be getting without the tragic circumstances and also how so many people in the spotlight who have died became even more famous after their death.  Marylin Monroe, J.F.K., Bob Marley, Jimmy Hendrix and Curt Kobain just to name a few.  What do you think? 

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