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19th April 2008 18:44  #1

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Hypothetical Question.... Heath Lives?!?
I was having this discussion with a friend, and although it is not DVD related, I was looking for a wider opinion of it.

Now take a second before you answer, and really think about it.

Imagine if the whole Heath Ledger this was faked by him, and Chris Nolan, and a few suits at Warner Bros.

Now... just before The Dark Knight comes out, Heath in full makeup shows up in a very public setting, and stages a "Why so serious?" rant.  Disappears, and does it again, in a few very public settings before the movie premiers.

All the people involved (i.e. Mary-Kate Olsen,  Michelle Williams, family, friends, NYPD...) all secretly know the truth that he has been hiding in another country.

Besides watching how his name has been now accociated with drug use, and seen how people really react to him...

Knowing it could not happen, unless it was the greatest publicity machine in history to keep it under wraps...

What would you think of him, the movie, the people involved, and the ballsyness of a promotional campaign of this magnitude???

19th April 2008 20:14  #2

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
I have thought about it and my response is this.

The people involved in such a stunt would be sick to the core and you would need to go and rethink your life for suggesting such an idea.

Hypothetical or not, what you're proposing is that, for the sake of promoting a movie, a Mother, Father, Partner and child must pretend (for the sake of a stunt and a buck) that their Son, Partner, Father killed himself, accidentally or otherwise and is just waiting for a release date to reveal that, "Surprise! No I'm not dead. It was just a silly stunt to promote a Summer Movie".

Put yourself in the family's position for just 1 minute and see if floating your hypothetical question was a good or bad idea.

Call me old fashioned but I believe it was a poor decision on your part.

19th April 2008 20:16  #3

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Was you on drugs when you thought of this or just very very bored?

19th April 2008 20:49  #4

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Yeah, i thought about it before too. And I basically came to the conclusion that the whole thing would be a HORRIBLE idea.

I actually was thinking that when the news about Mr. Ledger's death was still fresh. Basically, I thought of it as a form of denial.

20th April 2008 15:16  #5

Gunsprout Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 171
Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, WRONG!!!!

That whole idea is just so wrong!

20th April 2008 17:44  #6

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Whoa.. hold on a second here folks.  I never said it was true, or a good idea, or even the fact that I liked or disliked the idea.  

I simply said I was looking for a wider range of opinions, because the people I had this conversation with were mixed.

I suppose asking a question is in poor taste, if you want to call it that... but it was just a question.

Ironically, I get accused of drugs asking a question about a guy who was dumb enough to kill himself with to many drugs, but for the record, I was on the negative opinion about the whole hoax angle, yet get accused of a supporter of the whole idea, and yes we were bored.  Happy

23rd April 2008 17:57  #7

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
No one said you were supporting the idea. Sometimes we all have stupid thoughts or questions. The thing is to know when to keep them to yourself, which you probably should have done given the fact that you'd already discussed it with friends and come out of it with mixed opinions. Even if it wasn't 'a stoopid' question, you'd still get the same mixed response in this forum. The handful of friends you discussed it with gave a mixed response in the same way that 10 or 20 people would here. Whether its 5 people or 105, the response, on average, will be the same. Mixed.

Therefore, don't ask the question cos you should (and do) already know the answer.

23rd April 2008 18:13  #8

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: No one said you were supporting the idea. Sometimes we all have stupid thoughts or questions. The thing is to know when to keep them to yourself, which you probably should have done given the fact that you'd already discussed it with friends and come out of it with mixed opinions. Even if it wasn't 'a stoopid' question, you'd still get the same mixed response in this forum. The handful of friends you discussed it with gave a mixed response in the same way that 10 or 20 people would here. Whether its 5 people or 105, the response, on average, will be the same. Mixed.

Therefore, don't ask the question cos you should (and do) already know the answer.


Why shouldn't he ask it? It was something that he had a discussion about that relates to conversations we've had here on this board, and he wanted simple reactions. What's the being f**kin deal?

23rd April 2008 19:39  #9

m@tt Member Join Date: October 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 551
Well it's like saying what if Christopher Reeve wasn't dead or paralyzed and he turns up to promote a new Superman film.

23rd April 2008 19:57  #10

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
You know the whole Titanic "sinking" in 1912? ....
Yep.
Cameron planned the whole thing.

23rd April 2008 20:50  #11

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Jersey Jedi wrote: Intergalactic Ponce wrote: No one said you were supporting the idea. Sometimes we all have stupid thoughts or questions. The thing is to know when to keep them to yourself, which you probably should have done given the fact that you'd already discussed it with friends and come out of it with mixed opinions. Even if it wasn't 'a stoopid' question, you'd still get the same mixed response in this forum. The handful of friends you discussed it with gave a mixed response in the same way that 10 or 20 people would here. Whether its 5 people or 105, the response, on average, will be the same. Mixed.

Therefore, don't ask the question cos you should (and do) already know the answer.


Why shouldn't he ask it? It was something that he had a discussion about that relates to conversations we've had here on this board, and he wanted simple reactions. What's the being f**kin deal?


I'm not telling him he shouldn't ask it, I'm saying he should have used a little judgement over what his question amounted to particularly as he already had a good idea as to what the responses would be.

23rd April 2008 22:53  #12

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Nobody comes back from the dead, unless your name is Elvis

24th April 2008 2:11  #13

Stephen Etherton Member Join Date: October 2003 Location: United States Posts: 706
Tigerclaw wrote: Nobody comes back from the dead, unless your name is Elvis

Ah... Elvis.  That is along the same line as mine.  Check the Weekly World News, there is always a conspiracy that he is alive and had faked his death.  Most celebs back in the day were surrounded by rumors of faking their end.

Maybe the Heath question was to soon for some, but I was just asking a queston that I figured would stir some response.

27th April 2008 0:15  #14

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Nic Mall wrote: You know the whole Titanic "sinking" in 1912? ....
Yep.
Cameron planned the whole thing.
Touche'Happy

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