Monday, April 24, 2017

I Am Heath Ledger Documentary

I saw some exciting news on the television today!  Kate Ledger appeared on a morning show announcing the upcoming release of I Am Heath Ledger. I immediately opened Amazon and pre-ordered my copy of this documentary. This is not a movie review as I have not yet viewed the documentary, rather, it is an attempt at spreading this exciting news to other fans who enjoy Heath Ledger movies.

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger was a handsome  Australian actor who made my heart flutter when I saw him in 10 Things I Hate About You.  His twinkling eyes and face-splitting smile caused my second "star crush" (second only to Elvis, of course). Unfortunately, Heath passed away in January 2008 from an accidental overdose. He was gone far too soon and far too young.

I  never bothered to watch any of the unauthorized biographies. I never really felt like seeing what other people had to say about him. But this morning, Heath's sister Kate was announcing the upcoming release of I Am Heath Ledger (DVD release date May 23, 2017).  

This documentary is a feature length film created with many of Heath's personal and private film clips. That is what made me excited about this movie. I want to see the movies and clips he had made of himself over the years.

It is described as:

"... a feature length documentary celebrating the life of Heath Ledger: actor, artist, and icon. The documentary provides an intimate look at Heath Ledger through the lens of his own camera as he films and often performs in his own personal journey"  - Amazon 

19 Films with Heath Ledger

Believe it or not, I have not yet seen Heath Ledger's two most popular - and award winning - movies: Brokeback Mountain and The Dark Knight.  I guess it is because those two movies came out during very busy times in my life. There is no other reason I've not seen those two movies.

But three of his other movies I have not only seen, but have viewed many times over. These three very different movies are: 10 Things I Hate About You, The Patriot, and A Knight's Tale. I adored him in each role for reasons as different as the roles. 

Heath Ledger's complete movie list includes:

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  1. It's obvious you will thoroughly enjoy this documentary, Dawn Rae. Bet you are counting the days until it is released. I'll expect a film review from you after you view this documentary with and about Heath Ledger.

  2. It is truly awesome that his sister is doing the documentary. I would much rather see one by a close family member who loves him than someone who is presenting it with their slant and opinions. Heath Ledger was a fabulous actor. It was hard for me to watch The Dark Knight since he died so close to that film making & release. Of course, that was one of those movies that we had to see opening week because we are huge Batman fans. Playing the part of the joker really centered on his excellent acting since he was covered with makeup, but I do agree with you that he was quite handsome. I have seen him in several of his movies. I thought he outshined Julia Stiles in "10 Things I Hate About You" and she is a fabulous actress.

  3. I think 10 Things I Hate About You was my favorite Heath Ledger movie, my husband preferred The Patriot though. Although he made a great Joker I watched it too close to his shock death to really enjoy it (must watch it again). I had heard about this documentary a while ago, but had forgotten about it so thanks for the reminder I'll have to mark it in the diary as all the family will love to watch this Heath Ledger documentary film.

  4. Good news that his sister is the one doing the documentary of Heath Ledger!


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