Someone Pointed Out Harvey Dent’s Delayed Reaction to the Joker in ‘Dark Knight’ Scene and Twitter Is Living for It
Twitter user David S. recently shared a scene from Christopher Nolan’s brilliant 2008 movie The Dark Knight where Harvey Dent wakes up to find The Joker dressed as a hospital nurse and sitting next to his bed. It’s a great scene between two great actors in a great movie, but there’s one moment in this particular scene that isn’t so great. In fact, it’s comically bad…
A great moment in movie history is when Harvey can't recognize The Joker until he takes off his surgery mask. pic.twitter.com/nFbS8qMn4F
— David S. (@AE_DavidS) August 31, 2017
It’s the kind of bad editing that makes for an iconic film gaffe, so it’s actually kind of amazing that no one really pointed it out until now. Regardless of how we all missed it (too busy being in awe of Heath Ledger’s perfect acting, most likely), it’s basically the best thing ever and Twitter is HERE FOR IT…
"oh hey nurse clown-makeup didn't see you there– GASP OH MY OH JEEZ WHAT A TWIST WHO COULD'VE SUSPECTED–" https://t.co/W1TQQ45Pc7
— sigayney weaver ✨ (@saucepansexuaI) September 1, 2017
"sure it's fine, just a gothic nurse"
— 🔹Вαυdєlαіrє🔹 (@TheEvilChild) August 31, 2017
"Wait a second. That isn't a gothic nurse! It's…*unveils mask Scooby-Doo style* The Joker?"
— RainBigsby (@RainDooper) September 1, 2017
"She goes a little heavy on the makeup at work for my taste, but hey who am I to judge?"
— Rick Veloz (@velozmachine) September 1, 2017
— Driu (@Andriu11) September 1, 2017
Of course, while many had fun joking about the clip, 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg pointed out that the posted clip might not be as accurate a cut as it seems…
This tweet and how the scene actually unfolds are two totally separate things. There's a reason why it never bothered you in the movie. https://t.co/xMzNwwQ4iR
— Dan Trachtenberg (@DannyTRS) September 1, 2017
Here’s the original clip, so you can decide for yourself if Harvey’s reaction to the Joker is timed appropriately…
Hmm. Harvey might be a wee bit groggy, but it’s pretty damn clear that he gets a SOLID look at The Joker with the mask on before he reacts…
What do you think of the hilariously delayed reaction? Or was this clip misleading? And do you have a favorite funny editing fail to share? Let us know @Smosh!