The most striking shot of the Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight , a superhero adventure with the brooding tone of a crime saga, arrives in the second half of the film as the clown-faced villain, exhilarated after staging his escape from jail and tricking Batman yet again, sticks his head out a cop car window. As the vehicle races through the streets, the city lights blurring behind him, Heath Ledger shakes his greasy hair in the wind. It's a small, quiet moment -- less flashy than the "pencil trick" scene and less important to the plot than the tense interrogation showdown -- but it lingers as an isolated image, the perfect crystallization of the character's free-wheeling, anarchic nature. After committing a particularly gruesome act of violence, Joaquin Phoenix's physically gaunt, psychologically tormented version of the character triumphantly dances down a large set of concrete steps in Gotham. Dressed in a garish three-piece suit, he throws his limbs wildly, like he has been unburdened in some profound way. On the soundtrack, a familiar song from the s plays: " Rock and Roll Part 2 " by the British glam-rock artist Gary Glitter, a convicted pedophile currently serving 16 years in prison for abusing three young girls. Following the film's premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where it took home the prestigious Golden Lion Award, the use of the song, which will likely result in a significant payday for Glitter, was noted in some reviews. Who is Gary Glitter? Over his long career, he released seven solo albums, in addition to multiple compilation records and live recordings, but he achieved his greatest mainstream success in the s, when glam-rock, an influential subgenre known for its glitzy sound and outrageous looks, was at its peak in the UK. With his sequined outfits and Elvis-like pompadour, Glitter celebrated rock's kitschy past while pushing it into the future.
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Maintenance workers were filmed in various locations across the city for the clip which was created to promote Sheffield Smoke Free, the service which encourages smokers to quit the habit. Dressing in their hi-viz jackets, the string of male workers are seen bumping and grinding and singing along to the song You Can Leave Your Hat On, which famously featured in the closing scene of the Sheffield set movie about a gang of ex-steelworkers who turn to stripping to make a living more than 20 years ago. The updated version shows workers dancing and miming along to a new version of the Joe Cocker track, entitled "You Can Leave Your Patch On" and which contains lyrics such as "Baby take off your coat, stinks of smoke" and "get rid of the ash, more cash to splash. The video, uploaded to video sharing website YouTube, offers a variety of ways and reasons to give up cigarettes and smoking and reveals that smokers are four times more likely to quit by using the service. News you can trust since Sign in Edit Account Sign Out. By The Newsroom. Updated Thursday, 19th January , am. Photo: YouTube. Sign up.
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Can you sing? At which point, the men eye him with a mixture of awe and envy and the fast-talking accompanist Jeanette goes speechless and wipes the corners of her mouth to keep from drooling. McNally chose to transpose the story of six on-the-dole Irish blokes to equally bleak, flannel-clad, out-of-work stiffs in Buffalo. He gets the cockamamie idea that he and some pals will put on a one night show and reveal all, which will make their fortunes and enable Jerry to keep joint custody of his son. Nonetheless, the actors seemed to find their groove through the playing and pulled off an entertaining evening. Directors Mark A. Rhea and Susan Marie Rhea used their yet-to-be-renovated bare walls theatre to good advantage, giving the production an appropriately gritty warehouse background for the rehearsals and eventual performance venue of the stripper wannabes. The screens also allow for some clever shadow work that enable the actors to play multiple characters efficiently as well as integrate shadow as a performance form. Some scenes were played entirely in silhouette, such as when Jerry Kurt Boehm and buddy Dave Matthew Dewberry , while running to get fit, come upon skinny loser Malcolm John Loughney attempting suicide.
Their remaining functions in life seem limited to drinking as much as possible, getting into mischief, and avoiding child support payments they can't afford. The Chippendale Dancers have recently entertained a full house at a local club, including most of the wives, mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends of the unemployed workers. For dance lessons, they turn in desperation to their former foreman, Gerald Tom Wilkinson.