Re: Joker falling off a building
The best (as in most dramatic) high fall death I've ever seen was performed by Dar Robinson in the Burt Reynolds film Stick
. He appears throughout the film as a bad guy, and it's even more shocking when you him fall from a railing screaming, firing all his bullets at Burt, and there's obviously no airbag under him. No blue screen either.
Here's the scene. May be NSFW due to language.
If embed fails: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiKy3ktxw6M
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black, 1934