Watch: The Joker Gets an Unlikely Portrait, Plus a Nerd Icon's Elaborate 'Star Wars' Re-creation

Watch: The Joker Gets an Unlikely Portrait, Plus a Nerd Icon's Elaborate 'Star Wars' Re-creation

Jul 03, 2013

Joker Salt Portrait

We love movies around here (you don’t work for a site called if you think movies are just okay), but we also like a lot of things tied to movies – things fans make that pay tribute to films and characters they love. Thanks to the magic of the Internet, it’s easier than ever to find these cool fan-made items. Today, we bring you two of them.

Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight has become iconic, and “salt artist” Bashir Sultani has re-created the character (albeit temporarily) using the medium of table salt.

Check out the video of Sultani crafting a cool image of Batman’s number-one nemesis grain by grain. We're totally in awe of anyone with artistic abilities (drawing a stick-figure Joker is beyond my personal capabilities, and my best work in the medium of salt is putting it on fries), and seeing this portrait come together in such a strange medium is very cool.

While salt art and Batman are awesome, so is our next exhibit – a homemade re-creation of the trench run from Star Wars.

CineFix enlisted Nerdist’s Chris Hardwicke and Jonah Ray to headline this awesome reenactment of one the original trilogy’s greatest scenes. We love the cardboard tunnel and homemade costumes. Sure, the acting is a bit wooden – but it’s Star Wars!

Have a look at the clip below – and if you like that, be sure to check out a side-by-side comparison of the homemade and original version by aiming your browser here

[via Devour]


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