Tim Burton’s Batman
I didn’t see it in theatres because I was tiny and barely sentient when it came out, but I did see it as soon as it aired on TV (before Batman Returns came out) because my dad is a Batman fan. Nicholson’s Joker actually scared the shit out of me when I was little. It was his use of balloons as a weapon. I was a naive little thing then, and had never known that something so innocent could be used for harm. I remember being completely shocked by that.
Now that I’m an adult who regularly consumes violent media (I’m a huge horror movie buff if anyone didn’t know), I realize that the true brilliance of the film was this scene:
(Its use of diegetic sound actually is pretty cool, on a serious note. For those who don’t know, diegetic sound is sound that occurs in the action taking place onscreen, rather than, say, soundtrack music or voiceovers. Instead of having the song play as part of the soundtrack, it’s incorporated into the scene itself, which I could see even the most serious Joker doing. It also makes me nostalgic for the days when, if you wanted music to accompany you, you really did have to carry a boombox.)