Thursday, January 24, 2008

Heath Ledger R.I.P...

Wow, two death posts in the same month. I'll try to keep it short, but I wanted to pay my respects.

The death of Ledger is all over the news, the coroner's most recent report was inconclusive. At this point it is not clear whether he died from an overdose (accidental or not) or some other cause. No matter what the cause of death, this makes me sad. I usually don't care when some random celebrity dies, but I really enjoyed his work.

I first knew him as Patrick Venora in Ten Things I Hate About You, a modern teen drama adaptation of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Having read the play, I was afraid that this teen movie would ruin the plot, but I actually enjoyed the movie very much.

The last thing I saw him in was Brokeback Mountain. I love this movie! I actually ended up seeing in the theater three times (a new record for me). Maybe I like it because of fond memories I associate with it, specially the people who joined me the three times I saw it . Since I own the DVD I will probably be watching it this weekend. Now everyone is waiting for the release of The Dark Night, the new Batman movie opening this summer, where he plays the Joker. I am sure that ticket sales will soar because of his death. I will be watching it for sure.

Anyways, rest in peace. Heath, you will be missed ....