Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A Fine Line

It's been said that there is a fine line between genius and insanity. I think it's also the fine line that separates Batman and Joker.

Reminds me of the scene from Silence of the Lambs, when Hannibal Lecter escapes from the police station. So he took a police officers' costume and lies down with blood all over his face. When police saw him with a completely damaged and unrecognizable face, they brought him to an ambulance thinking he was the officer whose uniform he took. Lecter's escape was completed in teh ambulance.

I remember the first time watching it and I immediately admired his plan, (I thought he wounded his entire face just to be unrecognizable) I admired his planning and dedication. And then it was later revealed that he actually skinned the officer's face and wore it like a mask. And my admiration turned to terror. 

In the Batman/Joker comparison, Batman will wound his face. Joker will take another person's face and wear it as a mask. And both would be able to escape.

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