New movie kill-shot meme
I first noticed some years ago in The Dark Night a new kill-shot, performed by Heath Ledger as The Joker: an almost casual shot, walking past the wounded victim, shooting downward to the side in passing, without really aiming. It effectively conveyed an absolutely callous and unfeeling attitude toward murder.
Lately I’ve been seeing the meme repeated. In a recent Chinese film, the details of which I can’t recall, though the shooter I remember was a woman. And last night I watched Safe House with Ryan Reynolds, Denzel Washington, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson, Sam Shepard, and Rubén Blades, and I saw it again, perfomed by Denzel Washington’s character.
I expect it is becoming a common meme. Wonder if Heath Ledger originated it…