One thing that interests me about this movie (aside from the fangirl aspect) is how they are creating buzz: the Joker-related websites, the Gotham Gazette. Interesting and playful, and highly interactive with users.
Reminds me of the buzz that started with the Cloverfield project, and their site with the flippy-pictures … although now, the trailer kind of makes it seem like The Blair Witch Project (but in Manhattan, and the army.)
Lastly, I can’t remember where I saw it in my mad rush through the internets today, trying to catch up and go through my 700 blogs on Google Reader, but there was a comment that, maybe if the writers stay on strike, people will remember what it’s like not to be addicted to TV, and read, enjoy life, etc. At first, I kind of nodded my head … but then I thought, “Okay, what replaces it? Reality television?” And then I think of all the shows that I’d love to be watching but don’t have time, that I have to wait for DVD and maybe, even then, have them sit around until I can watch them.
And now I’m thinking: my god, get those writers back. Why is television such a bad thing, if the stories are compelling and well-written? It’s entertainment, but that doesn’t mean there’s no art to it, or that it lacks quality.Â How is watching an episode of, say, Firefly or Battlestar Galactica — less valuable than reading a good sci-fi or romance novel*?
*If “good” isn’t an adjective that we can use for the book or the show (and if “guilty pleasure” doesn’t even apply), I think we can all pretty much agree that it’s time that we wish we could get back, or do other things with … like enjoy life.