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The Dark Knight

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Christopher Nolan
Charles Roven
Emma Thomas
Written by Screenplay:
Christopher Nolan
Jonathan Nolan
Story:
David S. Goyer
Christopher Nolan
Comic book:
Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Starring Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Heath Ledger
Gary Oldman
Aaron Eckhart
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Morgan Freeman
Music by Hans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Editing by Lee Smith
Studio Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Films
DC Comics
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) July 16, 2008 (2008-07-16)
July 18, 2008 (2008-07-18)
(United States)
July 24, 2008 (2008-07-24)
(United Kingdom)
Running time 152 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $185 million[1]
Gross revenue $1,001,921,825[1]
Preceded by Batman Begins
.The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero crime thriller film directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan.^ My first movie review video The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008) .
  • The Dark Knight: Toy Story Edition | SPIKE 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ So impatient to watch the Dark Knight: I can barely wait Christopher Nolan's film!

^ Film The Dark Knight is a 2008 American superhero film directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan.
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.Based on the DC Comics character Batman, the film is part of Nolan's Batman film series and a sequel to 2005's Batman Begins.^ The Joker is a character from the Batman comic-book series.
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^ What characters from Batman Begins (2005) appear in this film?
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^ Batman 3 begins filming in 2010!
  • Batman News - LegionsOfGotham.org - The Gotham Times - Batman Blog | Tag Archive | The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC legionsofgotham.org [Source type: General]

.Christian Bale reprises the lead role.^ Christian Bale reprises the lead role.
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  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Christian Bale is excellent once again in the lead role of Batman.
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^ Christian Bale reprises his role as the hoarse...
  • The Dark Knight - Cinema, Movie, Film Reviews - Review by Gavin Burke | Entertainment.ie Ireland 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC entertainment.ie [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film follows Bruce Wayne/Batman (Bale), District Attorney Harvey Dent/Two-Face (Aaron Eckhart), Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal), and Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and their struggles and journey in combating the new rising threat of a criminal who goes by the name of the "Joker" (Heath Ledger).^ Bales Batman and Ledgers Joker are both brilliantly wrought creations.
  • Dark Knight (2008) Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart - Three Movie Buffs Review 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.threemoviebuffs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Notice how Batman, The Joker and Two Face all have scars.
  • Dark Knight (2008) Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart - Three Movie Buffs Review 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.threemoviebuffs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart), Batman (Christian Bale) sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good.
  • The Dark Knight - Christian Bale, Dark Knight Photos, Review, Trailers, Poster, Credits 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nolan's inspiration for the film was the Joker's comic book debut in 1940, and the 1996 series The Long Halloween, which retold Two-Face's origin.^ For his conception of the film, Nolan was inspired by the Joker's first two appearances in the comics and Batman: The Long Halloween.
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  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The Joker is a character from the Batman comic-book series.
  • IGN: That Joker Adrien Brody 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC comics.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • IGN: Why So Serious?: The Many Looks of Joker 11 September 2009 12:11 UTC stars.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two-Face and Joker spoilers .
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.The Dark Knight was filmed primarily in Chicago, as well as in several other locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.^ The Dark Knight was filmed primarily in Chicago, as well as in several other locations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong.
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^ Dark Knight films .
  • 25 villainous casting suggestions for new Dark Knight films - Den of Geek 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman Begins and The Dark Knight both have scenes that were filmed in Chicago.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Nolan used an IMAX camera to film some sequences, including the Joker's first appearance in the film.^ Nolan used an IMAX camera to film some sequences, including the Joker's first appearance in the film.
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^ Not that filming using IMAX cameras is necessarily easy.
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^ Six sequences of "The Dark Knight" were filmed with IMAX(R) cameras, including the opening six minutes.
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.On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger died from a toxic combination of prescription drugs, leading to intense attention from the press and moviegoing public.^ Dark Knight films .
  • 25 villainous casting suggestions for new Dark Knight films - Den of Geek 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.denofgeek.com [Source type: General]

^ The film is dedicated to Heath Ledger.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ On January 22, 2008, Heath Ledger died of an accidental overdose at the age of 28.
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Warner Bros. had initially created a viral marketing campaign for The Dark Knight, developing promotional websites and trailers highlighting screen shots of Ledger as the Joker, but after Ledger's death, the studio refocused its promotional campaign.[2][3]
.The film was released on July 16, 2008 in Australia, on July 18, 2008 in North America, and on July 24, 2008 in the United Kingdom.^ July 21, 2008 at 08:16 AM .
  • How to follow 'Dark Knight'? Angelina Jolie as the purrfect Catwoman | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ July 17, 2008 at 12:18 AM .
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^ Release date: July 18 .
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.Before its box office debut in North America, record numbers of advance tickets were sold for The Dark Knight.^ 'Dark Knight' sets midnight record .
  • Batman The Dark Knight Movie Page - All The Latest Dark Knight Film News, Reviews, Photos and Trailers From Variety.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: General]

^ Weekend Box Office - July 21, 2008 The Dark Knight smashes records.
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dark Knight’ sets new record .
  • Holy box office! 'Dark Knight' sets new record - Movies- msnbc.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.msnbc.msn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was greeted with positive reviews upon release,[4] and became only the second film to earn more than $500 million at the North American box office, setting numerous other records in the process.^ Harry Potter movie sets British box office record .
  • Film reviews: The Dark Knight and Baby Mama - Telegraph 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The overwhelming box office success of The Dark Knight made it just the second movie ever to earn more than $500 million at the North American box office .
  • The Dark Knight Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]

^ It is also the fourth highest grossing film worldwide, and only the fourth film to earn more than $1 billion, worldwide.
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.It is also the fifth highest grossing film worldwide, and one of only five films to earn more than $1 billion, worldwide.^ It is also the fourth highest grossing film worldwide, and only the fourth film to earn more than $1 billion, worldwide.
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^ Softer -- in more ways than one.
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^ Since then the Spiderman franchise has made more than $2.5 billion worldwide.
  • The Dark Knight: Heath Ledger's Batman movie smashes box office records - Telegraph 1 October 2009 4:43 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

[5] .The film received numerous awards nominations and two Academy Awards[6] for Best Sound Editing and Best Supporting Actor for Ledger's performance.^ Ledger should win supporting actor.
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^ The best supporting actor?
  • 10 reasons why 'Batman: The Dark Knight' is the most overrated movie of 2008! 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC aytemir.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Desmond has been nominated for more than one best actor award.
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Contents

Plot

.In Gotham City, the Joker robs a mob bank with his accomplices, whom he tricks into killing one another, ultimately killing the last one himself.^ Wally Pfister Reviews - The Dark Knight In Gotham City, the Joker robs a mob-owned bank with his accomplices, whom he tricks into killing each other.
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^ We can experience transforming into one another.
  • Dark Night of the Soul and Gay Consciousness 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC tobyjohnson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The film begins with the Joker robbing a mob-owned bank with several other accomplices, whom he tricks into killing each other.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.While investigating the robbery, Batman and Lieutenant James Gordon contemplate including new district attorney Harvey Dent in their plan to eradicate the mob.^ The Batman, police lieutenant James Gordon and district attorney Harvey Dent have nearly crippled Gotham City’s criminal underworld.
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^ Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed ...
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^ Batman and Lieutenant James Gordon contemplate including new district attorney Harvey Dent in their plan to eradicate the mob, as he could be the public hero Batman cannot be.
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  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, Batman wonders if Dent can be trusted.^ That person is usually Harvey Dent, the crusading and incorruptible district attorney, for however much the audience may prefer him to Dent, Batman is too dark a figure for the role.
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^ Still, grudgingly winning the trust of police Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and Batman, Dent is more than willing to shake things up.
  • 'The Dark Knight' 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: General]

^ However, when Batman together with Lt. James Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent are about to take down the entire mob, the mobsters give in and hire The Joker.
  • The Dark Knight Movie Review - SmartCine.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.smartcine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Wayne runs into Rachel Dawes and Dent, who are dating, and after talking to Dent, he realizes Dent's sincerity and decides to host a fundraiser for him.^ Bruce Wayne runs in to Rachel Dawes and Dent, who are dating, and after talking to Dent he decides to host a fundraiser for him.
  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bruce discovers that Harvey Dent is dating Rachel Dawes.
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^ This new breed of criminal proves to be the greatest challenge for Gotham's defenders: Jim Gordon, District Attorneys Rachel Dawes and Harvey Dent, and of course, Batman...
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.Mob bosses Sal Maroni, Gambol, and the Chechen meet with other underworld gangsters to discuss both Batman and Dent, who have been cracking down on the mobster's operations.^ Meanwhile, at a meeting somewhere with the mob, The Chechen, Maroni, and member of the mob Gambol, sit with other mob members.
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^ Eric Roberts as Sal Maroni, a gangster who has taken over Carmine Falcone’s mob.

^ Dent alleges that Garcetti was aiding or working with Sal Maroni , mob boss.
  • Dark Knight Primer: The Viral Story - TheBadandUgly.com 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.thebadandugly.com [Source type: General]

.Lau, a Chinese mafia accountant, informs them that he has hidden their money and fled to Hong Kong in an attempt to preempt Gordon's plan to seize the mobsters' funds and hide from Dent's jurisdiction.^ Lau says he moved the money and is half way to Hong Kong, far from Dent’s jurisdiction and that the Chinese will not turn in one of their own.
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^ Lau is half way to Hong Kong.

^ Mob bosses meet to discuss Batman, Gordon, and Dent, while a Chinese mobster accountant, Lau, informs the gang leaders he has taken their money to Hong Kong to preempt a plan that Gordon has hatched to seize the mobsters' loot.
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.The Joker appears and offers to kill Batman for half of the mafia's money, but they flatly refuse and Gambol places a bounty on the Joker's head.^ The Joker arrives unexpectedly, offering to kill Batman for half their money.
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^ How does the Joker get half of the mob's money when he hasn't even killed Batman?
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^ The Joker offers to kill Batman for half of Maroni and the other criminals' money.
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.Not long after, the Joker kills Gambol and takes control of his men.^ When the Joker says "it's simple, kill the batman" there is a dfferent take in the film then there was in the preview.
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^ Give it to me; these men would kill you, and take it anyway.
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^ The SWAT team goes inside to take out all the clowns, but they were actually hostages dressed up as the Joker's men.
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.In Hong Kong, Batman captures Lau using a skyhook, and delivers him to the Gotham City police, where Lau agrees to testify against the mob.^ Various shots over Gotham and Hong Kong .
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^ Lau is half way to Hong Kong.

^ Batman volunteers himself to be hunted down by the Gotham City Police.
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.Dent and Gordon arrest the mob, and in retaliation the Joker issues an ultimatum to Gotham: people will die each day until Batman reveals his identity.^ The Joker tells all of Gotham that if Batman does not turn himself in to the police, people will die each day.
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^ The Joker threatens to kill various people if Batman doesn't reveal his identity.
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^ Gordon refuses to issue an arrest order.
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.When Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb and the judge presiding over the mob trials are killed, the public readily blames Batman, prompting Wayne to decide to reveal his identity.^ When the Joker begins killing public officials, including Commissioner Loeb and the judge presiding over the mob trials, Wayne decides to turn himself in.
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^ Judge Surrillo: The judge presiding over the mob trail.
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^ When Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb and the judge presiding over the mob trials are murdered, Wayne decides to reveal his identity.
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.Before Bruce can turn himself in, Dent holds a press conference to try and persuade the public not to sell Batman out just because of one terrorist.^ Before he can do so, Dent announces that he is Batman, to draw the Joker out of hiding.
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^ During a press conference Harvey Dent "reveals" himself to be the Batman.
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^ We identify with Batman because of Bruce Wayne not because of Batman.

.The public, though grateful for everything Batman has done for the city, insists that things have now reached a point where Batman must make the sacrifice, so Dent announces that he himself is Batman and is arrested as part of a plan to draw the Joker out of hiding.^ There is no Batman with out the Joker.
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^ Before he can do so, Dent announces that he is Batman, to draw the Joker out of hiding.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ At the conference Dent claims to be Batman himself and is arrested.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) – Movie Review | Yowazzup: A Directory of Happening Things 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.yowazzup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Joker attempts to ambush the police convoy carrying Dent, but Batman and Gordon intervene and capture him.^ Batman leaves to save Rachel, while Gordon and the police head after Dent.
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^ The Joker attempts to ambush the police convoy carrying Dent, but Batman and Gordon intervene and arrest him; in recognition of his actions, Gordon is appointed police commissioner.
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^ Gordon, desperate to save Dent, leaves the Joker in Batman's hands.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.In recognition of his actions, Gordon is appointed the new police commissioner.^ The Joker is declared cured and released from the Arkham Home for the Emotionally Troubled; Commissioner Gordon is replaced at the helm of the Gotham police by a woman in her 30s.
  • How the Knight went Dark 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

^ The Joker attempts to ambush the police convoy carrying Dent, but Batman and Gordon intervene and arrest him; in recognition of his actions, Gordon is appointed police commissioner.
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^ And so it goes, with Bruce's butler Alfred (Michael Caine), the newly appointed Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman), Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) and the others, chiming in.
  • Combustible Celluloid film review - The Dark Knight (2008), Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, dvd review 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.combustiblecelluloid.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Later that night, Dent and Dawes disappear. .At the police station, Batman interrogates the Joker, who reveals that Dent's and Dawes' police escorts were corrupt and have placed them in warehouses rigged with explosives on opposite sides of the city — far enough apart so they could not both be saved.^ Batman will not reveal who he is, and the Joker will keep killing until he does.

^ With the Joker in custody, Gordon and Batman interrogate the Joker when he reveals that he and the mobs have taken Rachel and Dent to opposite sides of the city.
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^ Batman speeds off to save Dawes, while Gordon and the police head after Dent.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Batman leaves to save Dawes, while Gordon and the police head after Dent.^ Batman speeds off to save Dawes, while Gordon and the police head after Dent.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman leaves to save Rachel, while Gordon and the police head after Dent.
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^ Batman speeds off to save Rachel, while Gordon and the police head after Dent.
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.With the aid of a smuggled bomb, the Joker escapes police custody with Lau.^ With the help of a bomb planted at the police station, the Joker escapes with Lau.
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^ With the help of a bomb planted at the police station, the Joker escapes with Lau in tow.
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^ After Batman abducts Lau in Hong Kong and delivers him to the Gotham City police, the mobsters agree to hire the Joker.
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.Batman arrives, but finds Dent instead of Dawes.^ This new breed of criminal proves to be the greatest challenge for Gotham's defenders: Jim Gordon, District Attorneys Rachel Dawes and Harvey Dent, and of course, Batman...
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^ In the Dark Knight, Batman chooses to chase after saving the girl instead of Harvey Dent.
  • The Dark Knight and Darker Questions | HPC 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.horsepigcow.com [Source type: General]

^ Harvey Dent, The Joker, Alfred, Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gordon and, to a certain extent, Rachel Dawes are all allowed their moment to shine.
  • The Dark Knight – Review : Embracing Darkness | PassionforCinema 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC passionforcinema.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Batman successfully saves Dent, but the ensuing explosion disfigures Dent's face.^ In the Dark Knight, Batman chooses to chase after saving the girl instead of Harvey Dent.
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^ Because of this, Rachel Dawes' character suddenly became horribly disfigured, causing her to date Harvey Dent-Face and become twice as annoying as she was in the first movie.
  • The Dark Knight - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ But, peering into his soul, Batman sees that Harvey Dent is gone, and only Two-Face remains.
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns | Cracked.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

.Gordon arrives at Dawes' location too late, and she perishes when the bomb detonates.^ Gordon does not arrive in time to save Dawes, and she is killed in the explosion.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ However, the Joker has switched the locations, sending Batman after Dent and Gordon after Dawes.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ A few seconds before the bombs are suppose to go off Batman arrives but finds Harvey Dent at the location he thought Rachel was to be at.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) – Movie Review | Yowazzup: A Directory of Happening Things 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.yowazzup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unable to deal with this new level of chaos, Maroni goes to Gordon and offers him the Joker's location.^ Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent are forced to deal with the chaos unleashed by an anarchist mastermind known only as the Joker, as it drives each of them to their limits.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham's new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on The Joker, a psychotic bank robber.
  • The Dark Knight Beats All Records - Weekend Box Office Totals and Trailers For Mamma Mia! Space Chimps Hancock Hellboy -Previews | Best Syndication 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.bestsyndication.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ledger's eagerly anticipated portrayal is, if anything, said to take the character to a new level of violence and intensity that is darker than Mr. Nicholson's Joker.
  • Will Marketing Change After Star's Death? - WSJ.com 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.Aboard a cargo ship, the Joker burns Lau to death atop a pile of half the mob's money, and has the Chechen killed before taking control of his men.^ The Joker arrives unexpectedly, offering to kill Batman for half their money.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ How does the Joker get half of the mob's money when he hasn't even killed Batman?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Probably that scene where the Joker piles all that money up and burns “his” half.
  • Positive Liberty » “Why so serious paranoid?” 11 September 2009 12:11 UTC www.positiveliberty.com [Source type: General]

.Meanwhile, an M&A lawyer working as a consultant to Wayne Enterprises, Coleman Reese, deduces Batman's identity and, after failing to blackmail the company, decides to go public.^ Caine is Batman’s loyal, genteel butler Alfred; Freeman’s Lucius Fox, the gadget guru, takes over as the CEO of Wayne Enterprises.
  • Review: 'The Dark Knight' 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.mysanantonio.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Joker uses the funds to go on a killing spree, taunting Batman to remove his mask and reveal his true identity.
  • The Dark Knight: Movie Review by Joe Lozito on BigPictureBigSound 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.bigpicturebigsound.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Reese (Joshua Harto), a greedy, ambitious Wayne Enterprises employee, has figured out from internal records what Fox and Wayne are doing, and that Wayne must be Batman.
  • Dark Knight, The (2008) - AVRev.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.avrev.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Joker, realizing that he defines himself by his struggle with Batman, changes his mind about revealing Batman's identity and issues a public ultimatum: either Reese is killed within the hour, or he will blow up a hospital.^ The Joker hires himself out to the mob to kill Batman.

^ Batman will not reveal who he is, and the Joker will keep killing until he does.

^ When the Joker threatens to blow up a hospital, he does.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When attempts on Reese's life are foiled, the Joker goes to the evacuated hospital, disguised as a nurse, and frees Dent from his restraints, convincing him to exact revenge on the people whose corruption led to Dawes' death.^ At Gotham General, Joker arrives disguised as a nurse to corrupt Dent.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Joker frees Dent from the hospital and convinces him to exact revenge on the police, mobsters, Gordon, and Batman.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The death of his parents at the hands of a criminal gave him a mission in life, but how he went about his mission has led writers to depict him as either a revenge-driven psychopath (continuing to punish the man who killed his parents) or an ardent pursuer of justice (pursuing a higher calling and mission).
  • The Pontifications of Maurice Broaddus: Batman: The Dark Knight Returns 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.mauricebroaddus.com [Source type: General]

.Dent begins by flipping a coin to decide if he should kill the Joker, and spares him.^ He might have a point, but the Joker kills him.
  • The Dark Knight Returns - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Harvey Dent flipping his lucky coin.
  • Live for Films: The Dark Knight, 2008 - Movie Review 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC liveforfilm.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He flips the coin again to decide his own fate (good heads), but before he can determine the boy's fate, Batman tackles him (survived Two-Face's shot due to his body armor) over the side of the building, saving Gordon's son.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The Joker destroys the hospital on his way out, and then escapes with a hijacked bus full of hospital patients.^ Upon leaving, The Joker places an explosive in the wounded bank manager's mouth, with a line attached to the bus that then exits the building and pulls out the explosive's pin.
  • SCREEN IT! PARENTAL REVIEW: THE DARK KNIGHT 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.screenit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Joker blows up a hospital, Judge Surillo, Lau, and Rachel are all destroyed by fire.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Joker is worming his way into getting out into the public.
  • The Dark Knight: Storylines: The Dark Knight Returns 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkknight.ca [Source type: Original source]

.Out of the hospital, Dent goes on a personal vendetta, confronting Maroni and the corrupt cops one by one and flipping his coin to decide their fates.^ Dent goes on a personal vendetta confronting the cops and mobsters one by one, deciding their fates with the flip of a coin.
  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harvey Dent flipping his lucky coin.
  • Live for Films: The Dark Knight, 2008 - Movie Review 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC liveforfilm.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The top-secret Bat-villain talks out of both sides of his face about his dangerous split personality, flipping the infamous coin and the Bat-gadget he can’t get his hands on .
  • [Dark Knight Exclusive] AARON ECKHART Q&A : MOVIES 11 September 2009 6:45 UTC www.wizarduniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Now with complete control over the Gotham mob, the Joker announces to the public that anyone left in Gotham at nightfall will be subject to his rule.^ The Joker announces to the public that he will rule the streets and that anyone left in Gotham at nightfall will be subject to his rule.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He has destroyed the mob in Gotham, taken control of it.
  • The Dark Knight: A Dark Psychological & Sociological Study with Appearances by Batman - Dark Knight - Epinions.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

^ The Joker then declares on T.V that he will rule the streets and that anyone left in Gotham at nightfall will be subject to his rule.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.With the bridges and tunnels out of the city closed due to a warning by the Joker, authorities begin evacuating people by ferry.^ With the bridges and tunnels out of the city closed due to the Joker's bomb threat, the authorities begin evacuating people by ferry.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ With the bridges and tunnels out of the city closed due to a bomb threat by the Joker, authorities begin evacuating people by ferry.
  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He tells people they can leave now but that he’ll have a surprise for them in the tunnel and on the bridge.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) – Movie Review | Yowazzup: A Directory of Happening Things 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.yowazzup.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Joker has explosives placed on two of the ferries — one with convicts, who were evacuated in an effort to keep the Joker from freeing them, and the other with civilians — telling the passengers the only way to save themselves is to trigger the explosives on the other ferry; otherwise, he will destroy both at midnight.^ Two-Face : Then why was it me who was the only one who lost everything?
  • The Dark Knight - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Was I the only one who found the Joker to be incredibly fucking sexy?
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One boat has prisoners, the other has passengers.
  • Movie Spoiler for the film - THE DARK KNIGHT 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.themoviespoiler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Batman locates the Joker and the hostages he has taken.^ In the film, Batman becomes so obsessed with finding and destroying The Joker, that he taps all of Gotham’s cell phones in an attempt to locate him.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) (NYC in Film | Summer 2008) 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC blogs.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

^ Batman locates the Joker, and subdues him but refuses to kill him.
  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the Joker's hideout the SWAT team move in to take out the Joker's henchmen and save the hostages, but the Joker has ironically disguised his henchmen as the hostages and the hostages as the henchmen (which Batman discovers).
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Realizing the Joker has disguised the hostages as his own men, Batman is forced to attack both Gordon's SWAT team and the Joker's henchmen to save the real hostages.^ The Joker is subsequently captured by the SWAT team.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ At the Joker's hideout the SWAT team move in to take out the Joker's henchmen and save the hostages, but the Joker has ironically disguised his henchmen as the hostages and the hostages as the henchmen (which Batman discovers).
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ While Batman takes down the real criminals, he is forced to temporarily take down the SWAT team from harming the real hostages.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The Joker's plan to destroy the ferries fails after the passengers on both decide not to destroy each other.^ Like the bridge and metro scene in the Spider-Man movies the final scene were passengers of two ferries are about to blow the other ferry is just…too…unrealistic at least.
  • 10 reasons why 'Batman: The Dark Knight' is the most overrated movie of 2008! 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC aytemir.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, the Joker has other plans, and as he steps up his war to destroy Batman, he adds several others to his death list, including Dent, Rachel and James Gordon (Gary Oldman), Batman's closest ally on the police force.
  • The Dark Knight : DVD Talk Review of the Theatrical 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ The Joker, though, has other plans, unleashing a reign of terror built on shifting motivations.
  • The Dark Knight | Review | Screen 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.screendaily.com [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight | Review | Screen 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.screendaily.com [Source type: General]

.Batman finds the Joker, and after a brief fight, subdues and captures him, preventing him from destroying both ferries.^ The Joker's killing criminals and fighting Batman?
  • Assessing the Themes of The Dark Knight | /Film 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But before he can give up fighting crime forever, Bruce Wayne must find a new hero to replace Batman.
  • The Dark Knight : DVD Talk Review of the Theatrical 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman’s struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to “confront everything he believes” and improve his technology to stop him.
  • 'The Dark Knight' Movie Trailer and Reviews 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.walrusfilms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When Batman refuses to kill the Joker, the Joker acknowledges that Batman is truly incorruptible, but that Dent was not, and reveals that he has unleashed Dent upon the city.^ Joker reveals Batman's real self.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And then Batman's refusal to kill the Joker got annoying.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Joker's killing criminals and fighting Batman?
  • Assessing the Themes of The Dark Knight | /Film 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

.Leaving the Joker for the SWAT team, Batman searches for Dent.^ Batman leaves to find Two-Face while the swat team moves in and arrests the Joker.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The Joker is subsequently captured by the SWAT team.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Gordon, desperate to save Dent, leaves the Joker in Batman's hands.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.At the remains of the building where Dawes died, Batman finds Dent holding Gordon and his family at gunpoint.^ Batman finds Dent holding Gordon and his family at gunpoint at the remains of the building where Dawes died.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman finds Two-Face, along with Gordon's family, at the building where Rachel died.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Eventually, Dent and Dawes are captured and it is up to Batman and Gordon to save them.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) (NYC in Film | Summer 2008) 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC blogs.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

.Dent judges the innocence of Batman, himself, and Gordon's son through three coin tosses.^ Dent judges the innocence of Batman, himself, and Gordon's son through three coin tosses.
  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gordon could have meant Dent himself.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ So the short answer, is that Dent was not mad but merely judged himself Batman and was in the process of Gordon.
  • The Dark Knight | The Scorecard Review 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC thescorecardreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As the result of the first two flips, he shoots Batman in the abdomen and spares himself.^ Two-Face flips for (bad heads) Batman and shoots Batman in the stomach.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ After much research, his brother and co-writer Jonathan suggested the Joker's first two appearances, which were both published in the first issue of Batman (1940), as the crucial influence.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ After shitloads of research, Nolan's brother and co-writer, JonathaNolan, suggested the Joker's first two appearances, published in the first issue of Batman ( 1940 ), as the crucial influences.
  • The Dark Knight - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Before Dent can determine the boy's fate, Batman, who was wearing body armor, tackles him over the side of the building.^ Before Dent can determine the boy's fate, Batman pushes him and Gordon's son off the balcony and kills him.
  • The Dark Knight - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Dent shoots Batman in the abdomen, but before he can determine the boy's fate Batman tackles him over the side of the building.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Or Fox is in his hotel room doing something and in the window behind him Batman is seen jumping from building to building, Fox looks around, Batman is gone, and he goes back to whatever he was doing.
  • The Dark Knight Filming:news/pics etc.. - Page 601 - The Superhero Hype! Boards 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gordon's son is saved, but Dent and Batman fall to the ground below, resulting in Dent's death.^ Dent is on the ground, dead from the fall.
  • Movie Spoiler for the film - THE DARK KNIGHT 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.themoviespoiler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gordon looks over the edge and sees his son saved by batman, Gordon lifts his son up to him, and batman falls through the floorboards to the ground below.
  • Movie Spoiler for the film - THE DARK KNIGHT 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.themoviespoiler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gordon, desperate to save Dent, leaves the Joker in Batman's hands.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[7] .Knowing that the citizens of Gotham will lose hope and all morale if Dent's rampage becomes public news, Batman convinces Gordon to hold him responsible for the murders.^ We all know Harvey Dent is.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All the Batman movies have sucked.So what else is new ?
  • The Dark Knight Movie Sucks 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The public would hold Batman responsible, turning them against their protector.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Images are shown of Gordon delivering the eulogy at Dent's funeral and smashing the Bat-Signal.^ Also remember Gordon, Dent, and Bats were the reason for the joker gaining all that power and the full resources of the mob; they capture Lao.
  • The Dark Knight | The Scorecard Review 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC thescorecardreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, we see Gordon smash the Bat-Signal in the final trailer, something that hadn't happened at that time in the film.
  • The Dark Knight Saga - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Alfred burning Rachel’s letter, Fox typing in his name (which destroys the machine), and Gordon destroying the Bat signal.

.Police swarm the building, and Batman flees as Gordon and his son watch.^ I enjoyed watching the CIA discuss Batman's utility belt from 1960s comics and getting a look at how we build bulletproof ceramics in real life.
  • Review: The Dark Knight Blu-ray Disc - The dark knight blu-ray - Gizmodo 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He flips the coin again to decide his own fate (good heads), but before he can determine the boy's fate, Batman tackles him (survived Two-Face's shot due to his body armor) over the side of the building, saving Gordon's son.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Dent proceeds to judge Batman, himself, and Gordon's son through the chance of a coin toss.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

Cast

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Cast and crew of The Dark Knight at the European premiere in London.
^ Main Cast For cast biographies visit the official Dark Knight web site: Go Ben Pullen (Sir Ivanhoe of Rotherwood) • Further information welcome!
  • Down the Tubes with Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.downthetubes.net [Source type: General]

^ Dark Knight Casting Buzz - November 6, 2006 The latest rumored Harvey Dent contender.
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We asked the cast of "The Dark Knight" what villain they'd like to see in the next one.
  • the dark knight » MTV Movies Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC moviesblog.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

From left to right: Director Christopher Nolan, producers Emma Thomas and Charles Roven, actors Monique Curnen, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Christian Bale.
.Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman, a billionaire dedicated to protecting Gotham City from the criminal underworld by night.^ Christian Bale dishes on playing Batman.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) Movie Trailer, Reviews, Photos, Clips, Movie Times 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.reelzchannel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christian Bale, hell of an actor and an ideal Bruce Wayne.
  • The Dark Knight Full Theatrical Trailer Debuts! « FirstShowing.net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Christian Bale who played batman.
  • The Dark Knight Review. Movie Reviews - Film - Time Out London 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.timeout.com [Source type: General]

.Bale said he was confident in his choice to return in the role because of the positive response to his display in Batman Begins.^ Bale felt confident in his reprisal because of the positive response to his performance in Batman Begins.
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Bale was confident in his choice to return in the role because of the positive response to his performance in Batman Begins.He trained in the Keysi Fighting Method, and performed many of his own stunts.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Bale said he was confident in his choice to return in the role because of the positive response to his performance in Batman Begins.

[8] .He continued training in the Keysi Fighting Method and performed many of his own stunts,[8][9] but did not gain as much muscle as in the previous film because the new Batsuit allowed him to move with greater agility.^ Bale was confident in his choice to return in the role because of the positive response to his performance in Batman Begins.He trained in the Keysi Fighting Method, and performed many of his own stunts.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He did not gain as much muscle this time, because of the storyline in which Batman builds a new suit that allows him to move with more agility.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He trained in the Keysi Fighting Method, and performed many of his own stunts.The actor described Batman’s dilemma as whether “[his crusade is] something that has an end?
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]

[10] .Bale described Batman's dilemma as whether "[his crusade is] something that has an end.^ The actor described Batman’s dilemma as whether “[his crusade is] something that has an end.

^ The actor described Batman's dilemma as whether "[his crusade is] something that has an end.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Meanwhile, Bruce "Batman" Wayne (Christian Bale) is concerned that his goal of inspiring the Gothamites with his caped crusader image is backfiring.
  • Movie Review: The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC firefox.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Can he quit and have an ordinary life?^ Can he quit and have an ordinary life?
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The kind of manic intensity someone has to have to maintain the passion and the anger that they felt as a child, takes an effort after a while, to keep doing that.^ The kind of manic intensity someone has to have to maintain the passion and the anger that they felt as a child, takes an effort after awhile, to keep doing that.
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]
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  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ You live with your daimon when you take your innermost passions into account, even when they go against your habits and standards.
  • Dark Nights of the Soul - Thomas Moore - Penguin Group (USA) 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC us.penguingroup.com [Source type: General]

^ Nolan is saying that no they wouldn’t have they'd decide to take their own chances and someone else would have to take the moral responsibility as to whether they live or die.
  • BBC - The Culture Show Blog: Why so serious? 11 September 2009 12:11 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

.At some point, you have to exorcise your demons."^ As much as I enjoyed the movie, for many of the qualities that you point out in your review, there seemed to be something off when I thought back on the movie as the credits rolled.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC decentfilms.com [Source type: General]

^ At some point, you have to exorcise your demons."He added, "Now you have not just a young man in pain attempting to find some kind of an answer, you have somebody who actually has power, who is burdened by that power, and is having to recognize the difference between attaining that power and holding on to it."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ At some point, you have to exorcise your demons.” Bale felt that because of the strong establishment of Batman’s personality in Batman Begins, it was unlikely that the character would be overshadowed by the villains, as with the first four films.
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]

[11] .He added, "Now you have not just a young man in pain attempting to find some kind of an answer, you have somebody who actually has power, who is burdened by that power, and is having to recognize the difference between attaining that power and holding on to it."^ What’s the difference between you and me?
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You’re actually kind of a butterface.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can find them in there now.
  • Homemade Tutorials » Blog Archive » Recreating The Dark Knight Poster 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.tutorialsphere.com [Source type: General]

[12] .Bale felt Batman's personality had been strongly established in the first film, so it was unlikely his character would be overshadowed by the villains, stating: "I have no problem with competing with someone else.^ And, as one of the very first Batman villains (Detective Comics No.
  • How to follow 'Dark Knight'? Angelina Jolie as the purrfect Catwoman | Hero Complex | Los Angeles Times 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ I personally would not recommend this film.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At some point, you have to exorcise your demons.” Bale felt that because of the strong establishment of Batman’s personality in Batman Begins, it was unlikely that the character would be overshadowed by the villains, as with the first four films.
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]

.And that's going to make a better movie."^ And that's going to make a better movie."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ We can wait, make sure a movie is worth our beans, then go see it in a nice, peaceful and empty movie theatre, where we can truly absorb a film's every nuance.
  • Hemo2Homo Connection: The Dark Knight Review - Shawn's POZ Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.poz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That doesn't make New Moon a better movie, it just means more people have poor taste.
  • Critics whine, but New Moon outdraws Dark Knight | SCI FI Wire 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[13]
.Heath Ledger as The Joker.^ The Joker (Heath Ledger) .
  • The Dark Knight < Reviews | PopMatters 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

^ But, perhaps the most memorable performance was the late, great Heath Ledger as The Joker.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Of course the allure of The Joker is only heightened by dubious virtue of being Heath Ledger’s final completed role before his untimely and somewhat mysterious demise.
  • Movies - At The Movies - The Dark Knight - Digital Spy 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.digitalspy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Before Ledger was confirmed to play the Joker in July 2006, Paul Bettany,[14] Lachy Hulme,[15] Adrien Brody,[16] Steve Carell,[17] and Robin Williams[18] publicly expressed interest in the role.^ There’s nothing that consistent,” Ledger said, adding that “There are a few more surprises to him.” Before Ledger was confirmed to play the Joker in July 2006, Paul Bettany, Lachy Hulme, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell, and Robin Williams publicly expressed interest in the role.

^ Robin Williams is featured in an uncredited role.
  • Christian Bale Website, Filmography 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC www.westlord.com [Source type: General]

^ Before Ledger was confirmed to play the Joker in July 2006,Paul Bettany, Lachy Hulme, Adrien Brody, Steve Carell, and Robin Williams publicly expressed interest in the role.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Yet Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past (though he had been unable to do so), and was agreeable to Ledger's chaotic interpretation of the character.^ Unfortunately, I was unable to get the website working yet.
  • Review: The Dark Knight Blu-ray Disc - The dark knight blu-ray - Gizmodo 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC gizmodo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past, but had been unable to do so.

^ Nolan had wanted to work with Ledger on a number of projects in the past, but kept forgetting.
  • The Dark Knight - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[19] When Ledger saw Batman Begins, he had realized a way to make the character work consistent with the film's tone:[20] he described his Joker as a "psychopathic, mass murdering, schizophrenic clown with zero empathy".[21]
.To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice, and personality, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker's thoughts and feelings.^ To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character’s posture, voice, and personality, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker’s thoughts and feelings.

^ To prepare for the role, Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character's posture, voice and psychology, and kept a diary, in which he recorded the Joker's thoughts and feelings to guide himself during his performance.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ To prepare Ledger lived alone in a hotel room for a month, formulating the character’s posture, voice and psychology.
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]

[13][22] .While he initially found it difficult, Ledger eventually generated a voice unlike Jack Nicholson's character in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman film.^ It was reminiscent of Tim Burton’s take on Batman.
  • 10 reasons why 'Batman: The Dark Knight' is the most overrated movie of 2008! 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC aytemir.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While he initially found it difficult, Ledger was eventually able to generate a voice which didn’t sound like Jack Nicholson’s take on the character in Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film.
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Does Jack Nicholson have a cameo in the film?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[21][22] He was also given Batman: The Killing Joke and Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth, which he "really tried to read and put it down".[20] Ledger also cited A Clockwork Orange and Sid Vicious as "a very early starting point for Christian [Bale] and I. But we kind of flew far away from that pretty quickly and into another world altogether."[23][24] "There's a bit of everything in him. .There's nothing that consistent," Ledger said, and added, "There are a few more surprises to him."^ There’s nothing that consistent," Ledger said, adding that "There are a few more surprises to him."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Ledger also cited inspiration in A Clockwork Orange and Sid Vicious.Ultimately, “there’s nothing that consistent”, as his main objective was to frighten the audience.
  • The Dark Knight (film) | Batman : The Dark Knight Blog 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.darkknightblog.com [Source type: General]

^ But there is one key difference between this terrorist and the Al Qaeda mob; The Joker believes in nothing and that makes him a fascinating contrast to Batman.
  • Movies - At The Movies - The Dark Knight - Digital Spy 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.digitalspy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[23] .Ledger was allowed to shoot and mostly direct the videos the Joker sends out as warnings.^ It all goes back to Heath Ledger and how he pours his heart and soul into fleshing out The Joker, a technical performance that's pitch-perfect on all points.
  • Reviews: Review of THE DARK KNIGHT 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC twitchfilm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Exploding stars shoot out their energy in all directions at once, and it is hard to imagine how this could have tipped the belt so far out of the plane of the galaxy.
  • Orion's dark secret: Violence shaped the night sky - space - 23 November 2009 - New Scientist 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.newscientist.com [Source type: General]
  • Orion's dark secret: Violence shaped the night sky - space - 23 November 2009 - New Scientist 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.newscientist.com [Source type: General]

^ The Joker makes loud, public statements such as blowing up General Hospital and sending video footage of the murder of the Batman impostor to the media.
  • The Dark Knight: A Dark Psychological & Sociological Study with Appearances by Batman - Dark Knight - Epinions.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

.Each take Ledger made was different from the last.^ Numerous alternate takes, notably differences of Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker between the film and its trailers.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Nolan was impressed enough with the first video shoot that he chose to not be present when Ledger shot the video with a kidnapped reporter (Anthony Michael Hall).^ Judge Anthony Michael Hall for yourself: .
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ LOL @ ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL reference .
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anthony Michael Hall’s perfomance in the movie.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25]
.On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming The Dark Knight, Ledger died of an accidental prescription drug overdose, leading to intense press attention and memorial tributes.^ On January 22, 2008, after he had completed filming The Dark Knight, Ledger suddenly died, leading to intense press attention and memorial tributes.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ On January 22 2008, Heath Ledger, who played the Joker, died of an accidental overdose.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Answer » Heath Ledger plays what charecter in 2008's the dark knight?
  • The Dark Knight - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."It was tremendously emotional, right when he passed, having to go back in and look at him every day [during editing]," Nolan recalled.^ "It was tremendously emotional, right when he passed, having to go back in and look at him every day," Nolan recalled.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ I check it every 2 days looking for update .
  • Why so serious? - Ensidia 11 September 2009 12:11 UTC www.ensidia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was tremendously emotional, right when he passed, having to go back in and look at him every day,” Nolan recalled.

."But the truth is, I feel very lucky to have something productive to do, to have a performance that he was very, very proud of, and that he had entrusted to me to finish."^ "But the truth is, I feel very lucky to have something productive to do, to have a performance that he was very, very proud of, and that he had entrusted to me to finish."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ But the truth is, I feel very lucky to have something productive to do, to have a performance that he was very, very proud of, and that he had entrusted to me to finish.” All of Ledger’s scenes appear as he completed them in the filming; in editing the film, Nolan added no “digital effects” to alter Ledger’s actual performance posthumously.

^ The way all the key characters are used in vital ways in the plot… all interconnecting in a very naturally feeling way… never forced… was something to see.” .
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[24] .All of Ledger's scenes appear as he completed them in the filming; in editing the film, Nolan added no "digital effects" to alter Ledger's actual performance posthumously.^ All of Ledger's scenes appear as he completed them in the filming; in editing the film, Nolan added no "digital effects" to alter Ledger's actual performance posthumously.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ But the truth is, I feel very lucky to have something productive to do, to have a performance that he was very, very proud of, and that he had entrusted to me to finish.” All of Ledger’s scenes appear as he completed them in the filming; in editing the film, Nolan added no “digital effects” to alter Ledger’s actual performance posthumously.

^ First of all, Ledger’s performance is superb.
  • the psychology of the dark knight | Encefalus 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC encefalus.com [Source type: Original source]

[26] .Nolan has dedicated the film in part to Ledger's memory.^ The film is dedicated to Heath Ledger.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The film is dedicated to both Ledger and Wickliffe.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ I will not be discussing Heath Ledger’s tremendous performance, nor Nolan’s directorial choices, nor my problems with the film (yes, I did have some).
  • Assessing the Themes of The Dark Knight | /Film 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: Original source]

[27][28]
.Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent / Two-Face, the district attorney who is hailed as Gotham's "White Knight". Dent's battle with the Joker transforms Dent into a murderous, disfigured vigilante called "Two-Face".[29][30] Bruce sees Dent as his heir, demonstrating his realization that Batman will be a lifelong mission, and furthering the tragedy of Dent's downfall.^ And who said that the Two-face is dead?
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harvey Dent becomes Two Face in the same explosion .
  • Movie Spoiler for the film - THE DARK KNIGHT 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.themoviespoiler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman has come to understand that he is not and cannot be Gotham's white knight or savior.
  • The Dark Knight: A Dark Psychological & Sociological Study with Appearances by Batman - Dark Knight - Epinions.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.epinions.com [Source type: General]

[28] .Nolan and David S. Goyer had originally considered using Dent in Batman Begins, but they replaced him with the new character Rachel Dawes when they realized they "couldn't do him justice".[31] Before Eckhart was cast in February 2007, Liev Schreiber,[32] Josh Lucas,[33] and Ryan Phillippe[34] had expressed interest in the role,[35] while Mark Ruffalo auditioned.^ Batman Begins was a really good movie.
  • The Dark Knight Full Theatrical Trailer Debuts! « FirstShowing.net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They couldn't make him!
  • Telling Stories in the Dark - a short story by William P Simmons 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.infinityplus.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

^ Phillippe Talks Two-Face - February 2, 2007 But has Eckhart put a Dent in his plans?
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36] Hugh Jackman was also considered for the part of Dent. Nolan chose Eckhart, whom he had considered for the lead role in Memento, citing his "extraordinary" ability as an actor, his embodiment of "that kind of chiselled, American hero quality" projected by Robert Redford, and his subtextual "edge".[13]
.Eckhart was "interested in good guys gone wrong", and had played corrupt men in films such as The Black Dahlia, Thank You for Smoking, and In the Company of Men.^ Thank you for all your films… .
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thank you for struggling for a greater good.
  • Firedoglake » Late Late Night FDL: The Dark Side Of Alice 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thank you guys dream.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 95: Exacerbated - Totally Rad Awards 2008! Dark Knight, The... - Iron Man, Lost, GTA 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Whereas Two-Face is an evil villain in the comics, Nolan chose to portray him as a twisted vigilante to emphasize his role as Batman's counterpart.^ He also knows that he must also play a two-face role with Batman.
  • Reviews: Review of THE DARK KNIGHT 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC twitchfilm.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman chose to let Two-Face fall; but he didn't kill him.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Are you saying you see Two-Face as more of a vigilante in this as opposed to his classic portrayal as a bank-robbing, blowing sh-- up kind of thug?
  • [Dark Knight Exclusive] AARON ECKHART Q&A : MOVIES 11 September 2009 6:45 UTC www.wizarduniverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Eckhart explained, "[He] is still true to himself. .He's a crime fighter, he's not killing good people.^ He's a crime fighter, he's not killing good people.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He’s a crime fighter, he’s not killing good people.

^ HEATH LEDGER plays that deranged villain who kills many people and commits crimes just for the pleasure of doing so, which also holds true for his toying with Batman.
  • SCREEN IT! PARENTAL REVIEW: THE DARK KNIGHT 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.screenit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He's not a bad guy, not purely."^ He's not a bad guy, not purely," while admitting: "I'm interested in good guys gone wrong."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[29][30] .For Dent, Eckhart "kept on thinking about the Kennedys", particularly Robert F. Kennedy, who was "idealistic, held a grudge and took on the Mob". He had his hair lightened and styled to make him appear more dashing.^ DO support ERIC ROBERTS n encourage him to make more movies ???
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » The Dark Knight CAM XviD-TRADINGSTANDARDS 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have a son about his age, so I kept thinking about it."
  • "The Dark Knight" Selling An Average Of 10 Tickets Per Second 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But there is one key difference between this terrorist and the Al Qaeda mob; The Joker believes in nothing and that makes him a fascinating contrast to Batman.
  • Movies - At The Movies - The Dark Knight - Digital Spy 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.digitalspy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Nolan told Eckhart to not make Two-Face "jokey with slurping sounds or ticks".[37]
.Gary Oldman as James Gordon, a lieutenant in the Gotham City Police Department and one of the few police officers who is not corrupt.^ (Gary Oldman as Lieutenant James Gordon) I recommend a travel agent.

^ Well the who’s who of Gotham City villains.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Gary Oldman as James Gordon: Lieutenant of the Gotham City Police Department and one of the few police officers who is not corrupt.

.He forms a tenuous, unofficial alliance with Batman and Dent.^ He forms a tenuous, unofficial alliance with Batman and Dent.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Harvey Dent, James Gordon and Batman formed an uneasy crime-fighting triumvirate, where each member has different methods: Batman’s is vigilante justice, Gordon’s is his badge and Dent’s is the weight of the law.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When the Joker assassinates Police Commissioner Loeb, Mayor Garcia gives Gordon the position.^ When Police Commissioner Loeb is assassinated, Gordon is given the position by Mayor Garcia.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The mayor tells Gordon he’s commissioner now.

^ When Police Commissioner Loeb is assassinated by the Joker, Gordon is given the position by Mayor Garcia.

Oldman described his character as "incorruptible, virtuous, strong, heroic, but understated".[38] Nolan explained that "The Long Halloween has a great, triangular relationship between Harvey Dent and Gordon and Batman, and that's something we very much drew from."[39] Oldman added that "Gordon has a great deal of admiration for him at the end, but [Batman] is more than ever now the dark knight, the outsider. .I'm intrigued now to see: If there is a third one, what he's going to do?"^ There is a million directions that this series can go now, but they didn't make any hints that they woudl try to.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - Showtimes & Reviews - Zvents 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.zvents.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But there are now seeing is mission -- right.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 95: Exacerbated - Totally Rad Awards 2008! Dark Knight, The... - Iron Man, Lost, GTA 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'm going to wait and see this one in IMAX - very excited.
  • 10 Reasons Why I Loved The Dark Knight | /Film 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.slashfilm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39] On the possibility of another sequel, he said that "returning to [the role] is not dependent on whether the role was bigger than the one before".[40]
.Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes, the Gotham assistant district attorney and childhood friend of Bruce Wayne.^ Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes.
  • The Dark Knight: Special Edition (2008) 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC dvdmg.com [Source type: General]

^ Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes: The Gotham assistant D.A. and childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, she is one of the few people who knows that he is Batman.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes: The Gotham assistant D.A. and childhood friend of Bruce Wayne, she is one of the few people who knows he is Batman.

.Before the events of the film, she told Bruce that if he ever decided to stop being Batman, they would be together.^ When he told Batman that they were "…going to do this forever" I was hoping they would.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They then assembled a wish-list of vocalists and persuaded them to sing over the tracks before Burton decided to add a visual element "to bring the whole thing together and take it to another level."
  • Steve Rose speaks to David Lynch and Danger Mouse about their collabortation, Dark Night Of The Soul | Music | The Guardian 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I thought that this film would just set up the character for future reference, like the Burton Batman did with Billy Dee Williams as Dent; though they never used Williams as Two-Face, it seemed logical that the flick put him into events for potential later use.
  • The Dark Knight: Special Edition (2008) 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC dvdmg.com [Source type: General]

.She is one of the few people to know the identity of Batman.^ But his number one question, he says, is about suffering: "I know why there's evil in the world, I don't understand why so much suffering happens to so many innocent people."
  • Rick Warren's Dark Night of the Soul | Politics | Christianity Today 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC blog.christianitytoday.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Whether or not we find out if people will get to know that hes Batman, is not the case right now.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He knows who Batman is, would be a fantastic link to Arkham, and could also be the one that unleashes Two Face back on society.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gyllenhaal took over the role from Katie Holmes, who played it in Batman Begins.^ Gyllenhaal took over the role from Katie Holmes, who played it in Batman Begins.

^ Dawes was portrayed by Katie Holmes in Batman Begins (2005).
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Also thought that Maggie Gyllenhaal was terrible compared to Katie Holmes in Batman Begins.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In August 2005, Holmes was reportedly planning to reprise the role,[41] but she eventually turned it down to do Mad Money with Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah.^ In August 2005, Holmes was reportedly planning to reprise the role, but in January 2007, she turned it down due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Further complicating matters is that Dent is now dating Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal, after Katie Holmes turned down the chance to reprise her role), the longtime love of Batman's alter ego, Bruce Wayne.
  • The Dark Knight (2 Discs) [DVD] [2008]: Amazon.co.uk: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Chin Han, Cillian Murphy, Christopher Nolan: DVD 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ Katie Holmes 's publicists said she had scheduling conflicts because of her new movie, Mad Money .
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[42] .By March 2007, Gyllenhaal was in "final talks" for the part.^ By March 2007, Gyllenhaal was in "final talks" for the part.
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^ By March 2007, Gyllenhaal was in “final talks” for the part.

^ Maggie Gyllenhaal Joins "The Dark Knight" March 9th, 2007 Maggie Gyllenhaal is in final talks to star opposite Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight.
  • The Dark Knight Movie News, Headlines | WorstPreviews.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: General]

[43] .Gyllenhaal has acknowledged her character is a damsel in distress to an extent, but says Nolan sought ways to empower her character, so "Rachel's really clear about what's important to her and unwilling to compromise her morals, which made a nice change" from the many conflicted characters whom she has previously portrayed.^ Gyllenhaal has acknowledged that her character is a damsel in distress to an extent, but says that Nolan sought ways to empower her character so that "Rachel's really clear about what's important to her and unwilling to compromise her morals, which made a nice change" from the many conflicted characters whom she has previously portrayed.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Gyllenhaal has acknowledged her character is a damsel in distress to an extent, but says Nolan sought ways to empower her character, so “Rachel’s really clear about what’s important to her and unwilling to compromise her morals, which made a nice change” from the many conflicted characters whom she has previously portrayed.

^ Characters and plot points have more realistic origins than the fantasy of the comic books and previous films, and the gadgetry too is not that far removed from reality.
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[44]
.Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, Bruce Wayne's trusted butler and adviser.^ Even Caine, who plays Wayne’s trusted butler Alfred Pennyworth, can’t hide his excitement.

^ Bruce Wayne : People are dying, Alfred.
  • The Dark Knight - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth: Bruce Wayne’s trusted butler and advisor who tends to Wayne’s penthouse.

His supply of useful advice to Bruce and his likeness to a fatherly figure to him has led to him being labeled as "Batman's batman".[45][46]
.Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, the recently-promoted chief executive officer of Wayne Enterprises who, now fully aware of his employer's double life as Batman, serves more directly as Bruce's armorer in addition to his corporate managerial duties.^ Now, the story will be wrapped up in the life of Bruce Wayne.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lucius Fox quits Wayne Enterprises.
  • The Dark Knight Spoiler Zone: Movies: UGO 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Michael Caine is back as Alfred and Morgan Freeman is back as Lucius Fox...
  • The Dark Knight Movie Review Board 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.the-movie-times.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[47]
.Ng Chin Han as Lau, the accountant who handles the money for the mobs.^ Lau ( Chin Han ) (A Chinese business accountant who keeps money for the mob.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Their Chinese accountant, Lau , informs that he has secretly relocated the mob's money to prevent the police and the district attorney from seizing it in an imminent bank raid.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ The film's criminals include Eric Roberts as mob leader Salvatore "Sal" Maroni, Chin Han as Chinese business accountant Lau, Michael Jai White as gang leader Gambol, and Ritchie Coster as The Chechen.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Eric Roberts as Sal Maroni, a gangster who has taken over Carmine Falcone's mob.^ Eric Roberts as Sal Maroni, a gangster who has taken over Carmine Falcone’s mob.

^ Salvatore Maroni ( Eric Roberts ) (Maroni now runs Falcone's mob family.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The film's criminals include Eric Roberts as mob leader Salvatore "Sal" Maroni, Chin Han as Chinese business accountant Lau, Michael Jai White as gang leader Gambol, and Ritchie Coster as The Chechen.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Bob Hoskins and James Gandolfini auditioned for the role.^ Roberts' role was reportedly auditioned for by Bob Hoskins and James Gandolfini, and White's role was auditioned for by David Banner.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Bob Hoskins and James Gandolfini previously auditioned for the role.

[48]
.Colin McFarlane as Gillian B. Loeb, the Police Commissioner of Gotham until his murder at the hands of the Joker.^ Colin McFarlane as Gillian B. Loeb, the Police Commissioner of Gotham until his murder at the hands of the Joker.

^ The Joker attempts to ambush the police convoy carrying Dent, but Batman and Gordon intervene and arrest him; in recognition of his actions, Gordon is appointed police commissioner.
  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When Batman successfully abducts Lau in Hong Kong and delivers him to the Gotham City police, the mobsters agree to hire the Joker.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[49]
.The film's Gotham officials and authorities include Nestor Carbonell as Mayor Anthony Garcia, Keith Szarabajka as Detective Gerard Stephens, Monique Curnen as Anna Ramirez, and Ron Dean as Detective Michael Wuertz.^ The film’s Gotham officials and authorities include Nestor Carbonell as Mayor Anthony Garcia, Keith Szarabajka as Detective Gerard Stephens, Monique Curnen as Anna Ramirez, and Ron Dean as Detective Michael Wuertz.

^ Starring: Christian Bale , Heath Ledger Supporting actors: Aaron Eckhart , Michael Caine , Maggie Gyllenhaal , Gary Oldman , Morgan Freeman , Monique Gabriela Curnen , Ron Dean , Cillian Murphy , Chin Han , Nestor Carbonell , Eric Roberts , Ritchie Coster , Anthony Michael Hall , Keith Szarabajka , Colin McFarlane , Joshua Harto , Melinda McGraw , Nathan Gamble , Hannah Gunn , Michael Vieau Directed by: Christopher Nolan Genre: Action , Crime , Thriller Runtime: 2 hours 33 minutes Release year: 2008 Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Amazon.com: The Dark Knight: Aaron Eckhart, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Michael Caine: Video On Demand 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cameos in the film include Cillian Murphy reprising the role of the villainous Scarecrow and William Fichtner as the Gotham National Bank manager.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.While Stephens is an honest and good cop, the latter two are two corrupt officers who betray Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes to the Joker.^ Lawful Good : Harvey Dent, at first.
  • The Dark Knight Saga - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Harvey Dent is the Jokers justification.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

^ While Stephens is an honest and good cop, the latter two are two corrupt officers who betray Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes to the Joker.

The film also cast Anthony Michael Hall as Gotham Cable News reporter Mike Engel, Nydia Rodriguez Terracina as Judge Janet Surrillo, Joshua Harto as Coleman Reese, Melinda McGraw and Nathan Gamble as Gordon's wife and son, and Tom "Tiny" Lister, Jr. as a prison inmate on one of the bomb-rigged ferries. .The film's criminals include Michael Jai White as gang leader Gambol, Ritchie Coster as the Chechen, and William Fichtner as the Gotham National Bank manager.^ Cameos in the film include Cillian Murphy reprising the role of the villainous Scarecrow and William Fichtner as the Gotham National Bank manager.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The film's criminals include Eric Roberts as mob leader Salvatore "Sal" Maroni, Chin Han as Chinese business accountant Lau, Michael Jai White as gang leader Gambol, and Ritchie Coster as The Chechen.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ William Fichtner's cameo as the bank manager.
  • The Dark Knight Saga - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.David Banner originally auditioned for the role of Gambol.^ David Banner originally auditioned for the role of Gambol.

^ Roberts' role was reportedly auditioned for by Bob Hoskins and James Gandolfini, and White's role was auditioned for by David Banner.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[50] .Cillian Murphy returns in a cameo as Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow, who is captured early on in the film by Batman.^ Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, who is captured early on in the film by Batman.

^ August 6, 2005 Cillian Murphy talks about a Batman return.
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is a dark film, but not in the ornately gothic playfulness of Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) or Batman Returns (1992).
  • The Dark Knight (2008) (NYC in Film | Summer 2008) 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC blogs.nyu.edu [Source type: General]

[51]
.Musician Dwight Yoakam was approached for the roles of either the manager or a corrupt cop, but he chose to focus on his album Dwight Sings Buck.^ Musician Dwight Yoakam was approached for the roles of either the manager or a corrupt cop, but he chose to focus on his album Dwight Sings Buck.
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[52] .Another cameo was made by United States Senator Patrick Leahy, a Batman fan who was previously an extra in the 1997 Batman & Robin and also was a guest voice actor on Batman: The Animated Series.^ Batman" is the fifty-first of Batman: The Animated Series.
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman: The Animated Series fans have written a total of 2 reviews of Zatanna.
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^ Another cameo was United States Senator Patrick Leahy, a Batman fan who previously was an extra in the 1997 Batman & Robin and also was a guest voice actor on Batman: The Animated Series.
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.Leahy cameos as a guest who defies the Joker at a fundraiser thrown by Bruce Wayne.^ Leahy cameos as a guest who defies the Joker at a fundraiser thrown by Bruce Wayne.

^ A new figure enters the picture via the Joker (Heath Ledger), a bizarre figure who merrily steals the mobsters money and defies them at every turn.
  • The Dark Knight: Special Edition (2008) 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC dvdmg.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman Begins " explores the origins of Bruce Wayne's emergence as Batman and brings back the essence of what drives him to be who he is.
  • The Dark Knight News - Topix 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.topix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[53]

Production

Development

.As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman's presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, [it] attracts lunacy.^ As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman’s presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, [it] attracts lunacy.

^ As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman's presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, [it] attracts lunacy.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ But there is one key difference between this terrorist and the Al Qaeda mob; The Joker believes in nothing and that makes him a fascinating contrast to Batman.
  • Movies - At The Movies - The Dark Knight - Digital Spy 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.digitalspy.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When you're dealing with questionable notions like people taking the law into their own hands, you have to really ask, where does that lead?^ Here's a stark question you have to ask.
  • The dark (k)night of a postmodern world | openDemocracy 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.opendemocracy.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Some people are also really into her lips.
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^ When you're dealing with questionable notions like people taking the law into their own hands, you have to really ask, where does that lead?
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.That's what makes the character so dark, because he expresses a vengeful desire.^ That’s what makes the character so dark, because he expresses a vengeful desire.

^ That's what makes the character so dark, because he expresses a vengeful desire.
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^ Because make no mistake: The Dark Knight is many things, some of them deliriously fun, some of them deeply impressive, and some of them puzzling and frustrating.
  • Dark Knight, The reviews at Metacritic.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

Nolan on the theme of escalation[12]
.Before the release of Batman Begins, screenwriter David S. Goyer wrote a treatment for two sequels which introduced the Joker and Harvey Dent.^ The sequel to Batman Begins is bigger, but will it be better?
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Before the release of Batman Begins, screenwriter David S. Goyer wrote a treatment for two sequels, which introduced the Joker and Harvey Dent.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Before he can do so, Dent announces that he is Batman, to draw the Joker out of hiding.
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[54] .His original intent was for the Joker to scar Dent during the Joker's trial in the third film, turning Dent into Two-Face.^ What hope do fans have that Two-Face will be brought back for the third film?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ And of course, there is the possibility that Dent/Two-Face himself will be resurrected for the third film.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ His original intent was for the Joker to scar Dent-Face during the Joker's trial in the third film with a magic vat of acid that teleported into the courthouse, turning Dent-Face into Two-Face.
  • The Dark Knight - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[55] .Goyer, who penned the first draft of the film, cited the DC Comics 13-issue comic book limited series Batman: The Long Halloween as the major influence on his storyline.^ The film goes for the comic book's soul.
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^ Batman’ isn’t a comic book anymore.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman" is the fifty-first of Batman: The Animated Series.
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[31] .While initially uncertain of whether or not he would return to direct the sequel, Nolan did want to reinterpret the Joker on screen.^ While initially uncertain of whether or not he would return to direct the sequel, Nolan did want to reinterpret the Joker on screen.
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^ His original intention was that the Joker would scar Dent during his trial in the third film, turning him into Two-Face.Goyer, who wrote the first draft of the screenplay, cited the DC Comics 13-issue comic book limited series Batman: The Long Halloween as the major influence on his conception of the storyline.While initially unsure of whether he would return to direct the sequel, Nolan did want to reinterpret the Joker on screen.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Whatever the situation truly was, it is clear that the Joker did not want to have to blow up both boats himself.
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[13] .On July 31, 2006, Warner Bros.^ On July 31, 2006, Warner Bros.
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^ On July 31 , 2006 , Warner Hos.
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^ Geplaatst op 31 juli 2006 om 9:31 in Film .

officially announced initiation of production for the sequel to Batman Begins titled The Dark Knight;[56] it is the first live-action Batman film without the word "Batman" in its title, which Bale noted as signaling that "this take on Batman of mine and Chris' is very different from any of the others."[57]
.After much research, Nolan's brother and co-writer, Jonathan, suggested the Joker's first two appearances, published in the first issue of Batman (1940), as the crucial influences.^ For his conception of the film, Nolan was inspired by the Joker's first two appearances in the comics and Batman: The Long Halloween.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ After much research, his brother and co-writer Jonathan suggested the Joker's first two appearances, which were both published in the first issue of Batman (1940), as the crucial influence.
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^ Jonathan Nolan co-writer.
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[19] .Jerry Robinson, one of the Joker's co-creators, was consulted on the character's portrayal.^ It’s the one flaw in his portrayal of the character.
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^ Jerry Robinson, one of the Joker’s co-creators, was consulted on the character’s portrayal.

^ Jerry Robinson , one of the co-creators of the basic concept for the Joker in the comics, is involved as a consultant on the portrayal of the character.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[58] .Nolan decided to avoid divulging an in-depth origin story for the Joker, and instead portray his rise to power so as to not diminish the threat he poses, explaining to MTV News, "the Joker we meet in The Dark Knight is fully formed...To me, the Joker is an absolute.^ Nolan decided to avoid having to tell an in-depth origin story for the Joker, instead portraying his rise to power, so as not to diminish the threat that he poses, explaining to MTV News that "the Joker we meet in The Dark Knight is fully formed.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ But in "The Dark Knight," the Joker takes a whole new approach to villainy.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - Showtimes & Reviews - Zvents 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.zvents.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New Moon outdraws Dark Knight " .
  • Critics whine, but New Moon outdraws Dark Knight | SCI FI Wire 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC scifiwire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are no shades of gray to him—maybe shades of purple.^ There are no shades of gray to him—maybe shades of purple.
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^ There are no shades of gray to him — maybe shades of purple.

^ When Lister throws it through the window, we are reminded that hope lies in the simplest of actions.Lister's character KNOWS what is right, and doesn't need to analyze it, maybe because he sees everything in terms of black and white, with no shades of gray.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He's unbelievably dark. .He bursts in just as he did in the comics."^ He bursts in just as he did in the comics."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He bursts in just as he did in the comics.” Nolan reiterated to IGN, “We never wanted to do an origin story for the Joker in this film”, because “the arc of the story is much more Harvey Dent’s; the Joker is presented as an absolute.

[59] .Nolan reiterated to IGN, "We never wanted to do an origin story for the Joker in this film", because "the arc of the story is much more Harvey Dent's; the Joker is presented as an absolute.^ I belive in Harvey Dent, I belive in Nolan bros!
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are we more like the Joker, or more like Batman, or more like the gallant Harvey Dent?
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Harvey Dent is the Jokers justification.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

.It's a very thrilling element in the film, and a very important element, but we wanted to deal with the rise of the Joker, not the origin of the Joker."^ It's a very thrilling element in the film, and a very important element, but we wanted to deal with the rise of the Joker, not the origin of the Joker."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ By the end of the film, I wanted The Joker to die.
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^ It’s a very thrilling element in the film, and a very important element, but we wanted to deal with the rise of the Joker, not the origin of the Joker.” Nolan suggested Batman: The Killing Joke influenced a section of the Joker’s dialogue in the film, in which he says that anyone can become like him given the right circumstances.

[19] .Nolan suggested Batman: The Killing Joke influenced a section of the Joker's dialogue in the film, in which he says that anyone can become like him given the right circumstances.^ How does the Joker ever get anyone to work for him when he just kills them.
  • The Dark Knight | The Scorecard Review 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC thescorecardreview.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman locates the Joker, and subdues him but refuses to kill him.
  • The Dark Knight | English Movie | The Dark Knight Trailer | The Dark Knight Story | The Dark Knight Reviews 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cinecurry.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman caught the Joker, but did not kill him, but instead jailed him.
  • Batman’s ‘Dark Knight’ Reflects Cheney Policy « The Washington Independent 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC washingtonindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

[60]
.Nolan also cited Heat as "sort of an inspiration" for his aim "to tell a very large, city story or the story of a city": "If you want to take on Gotham, you want to give Gotham a kind of weight and breadth and depth in there.^ Very kind of you to take the time and effort to make this comment.
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^ Give it to me, you can tell them I took it by force.
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^ Is there a map of Nolan's Gotham City?
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.So you wind up dealing with the political figures, the media figures.^ So you wind up dealing with the political figures, the media figures.
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^ Or else you wind up with that "He's Raising McCain" music video from the elections, where the woman wore a green sweater and nobody thought to tell her this.
  • Topless Robot - The Dark Knight Returns... with a Few Questions About The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Whether or not I wind up agreeing with you, it is an excellent review.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.That's part of the whole fabric of how a city is bound together."^ That's part of the whole fabric of how a city is bound together."
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^ That’s part of the whole fabric of how a city is bound together.” .

[19]
According to Nolan, an important theme of the sequel is "escalation", extending the ending of Batman Begins, noting "things having to get worse before they get better".[61] While indicating The Dark Knight would continue the themes of Batman Begins, including justice vs. revenge and Bruce Wayne's issues with his father,[62] Nolan emphasized the sequel would also portray Wayne more as a detective, an aspect of his character not fully developed in Batman Begins.[10] .Nolan described the friendly rivalry between Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent as the "backbone" of the film.^ Nolan described the friendly rivalry between Bruce Wayne and Harvey Dent as the “backbone” of the film.

^ With “Batman Begins,” Nolan reinvigorated the Batman film franchise by taking the legendary character back to his origins, re-imagining why and how the billionaire industrialist Bruce Wayne became the enigmatic crime fighter known to the world as Batman.
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^ Luckily, the city's new District Attorney Harvey Dent's strong-arm stance against crime gives Wayne hope.
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[59] .He also chose to compress the overall storyline, allowing Dent to become Two-Face in The Dark Knight, thus giving the film an emotional arc the unsympathetic Joker could not offer.^ Harvey Dent becomes Two Face in the same explosion .
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^ Nolan chose to compress the story, having Dent become Two-Face in the film, thus giving the film an emotional arc that the unsympathetic Joker could not offer.
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^ He also chose to compress the overall storyline, allowing Dent to become Two-Face in The Dark Knight, thus giving the film an emotional arc the unsympathetic Joker could not offer.

[60] .Nolan acknowledged the title was not only a reference to Batman, but also the fallen "white knight" Harvey Dent.^ I belive in Harvey Dent, I belive in Nolan bros!
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As new district attorney Harvey Dent, Gotham's "White Knight", was cleaning up the streets through the courts, Wayne was ready to hang up his cape and start a life with Rachel.
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^ In contrast, the one aspect of “The Dark Knight” that’s been drawing criticism is the handling of a dramatic transition made by the upright district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart).

[63]

Filming

.While scouting for shooting locations in October 2006, location manager Robin Higgs visited Liverpool, concentrating mainly along the city's waterfront.^ While scouting for shooting locations in October 2006, location manager Robin Higgs visited Liverpool, concentrating mainly along the city’s waterfront.

^ While scouting for shooting locations in October 2006, location manager Robin Higgs visited Liverpool, concentrating mainly along the city's waterfront.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He informs them that they, along with the Chaotix , have been watching the Marauders for some time and have managed to locate their hideouts, but searching the hideouts for Knuckles proves fruitless.
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood - Sonic News Network, the Sonic Wiki - Sonic heroes, villains, games, and more 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC sonic.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.Other candidates included Yorkshire, Glasgow, and parts of London.^ Other scouted locations included Yorkshire, Glasgow, and parts of London.
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^ Other candidates included Yorkshire, Glasgow, and parts of London.
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[64] .In August 2006, one of the film's producers, Charles Roven, stated that its principal photography would begin in March 2007,[65] but filming was pushed back to April.^ In August 2006, one of the film’s producers, Charles Roven, stated that its principal photography would begin in March 2007, but filming was pushed back to April.

^ Producer Charles Roven originally stated in August 2006 that principal photography would begin in March 2007, [14] but filming was pushed back to start in April.
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^ Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan produced the film, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers.
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[66] For its release in IMAX theaters, Nolan shot four major sequences in that format, including the Joker's introduction, and said that he wished that it were possible to shoot the entire film in IMAX: "if you could take an IMAX camera to Mount Everest or outer space, you could use it in a feature movie."[67] For fifteen years Nolan had wanted to shoot in the IMAX format, and he also used it for "quiet scenes which pictorially we thought would be interesting."[59]
Director Christopher Nolan (far left) and actor Heath Ledger (in make-up) filming a scene in The Dark Knight with an IMAX camera
Warner Bros. chose to film in .Chicago for thirteen weeks, because Nolan had a "truly remarkable experience" filming part of Batman Begins there.^ Nolan on the challenge of topping "Batman Begins": .
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^ Chicago as a filming location with a plan to film there for 13 weeks, [17] due to Nolan having had a "truly remarkable experience" filming there for part of Batman Begins .
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^ Film Interviewer: So do you think there will be a part 3 of Batman?
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[68][69] .Instead of using the Chicago Board of Trade Building as the location for the headquarters of Wayne Enterprises, as Batman Begins did,[70] The Dark Knight used the Richard J. Daley Center.^ He did a good job in Batman Begins.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - Showtimes & Reviews - Zvents 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.zvents.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think it was about as dark as Batman Begins was.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman Begins movie review: A great beginning for The Dark Knight .
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[71] .While filming in Chicago, the film was given the false title Rory's First Kiss to lower the visibility of production, but the local media eventually uncovered the ruse.^ While filming in Chicago, the film was given the false title Rory’s First Kiss to lower the visibility of production, but the local media eventually uncovered the ruse.

^ While filming in Chicago, the film was given the false title Rory's First Kiss to lower the visibility of production, but the local media eventually uncovered the ruse.
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^ Batman Begins 2 (USA) (working title) Batman: The Dark Knight (USA) (informal title) Rory's First Kiss (USA) (fake working title) The Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience (USA) (IMAX version) Untitled Batman Begins Sequel (USA) (working title) Winter Green (USA) (fake working title) more MPAA : .
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[72] Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times commented on the absurdity of the technique, "Is there a Bat-fan in the world that doesn't know Rory's First Kiss is actually The Dark Knight, which has been filming in Chicago for weeks?"[73] Production of The Dark Knight in Chicago generated $45 million in the city's economy and created thousands of jobs.[74] .For the film's prologue involving the Joker, the crew shot in Chicago from April 18, 2007 to April 24, 2007.[75][76] They returned to shoot from June 9, 2007 to early September.^ The crew shot there from April 18-24 2007 [18] for the film's prologue involving the Joker.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ For the film’s prologue involving the Joker, the crew shot in Chicago from April 18, 2007 to April 24, 2007.

^ April 24, 2007 Fire delays Dark Knight shoot.
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[74] .Shooting locations included Navy Pier, 330 North Wabash, James R. Thompson Center, LaSalle Street, The Berghoff, Millennium Station, Hotel 71, the old Brach's factory, the old Van Buren Street Post Office, and Wacker Drive.^ Shooting locations included Navy Pier, 330 North Wabash, James R. Thompson Center, LaSalle Street, The Berghoff, Hotel 71, the old Brach's factory, the old Van Buren Street Post Office and Wacker Drive.
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^ Rather than shoot or hit it, however, Batman sends various cables beneath it and around street light posts.
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^ Brach's Candy Factory - 401 N. Cicero Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA .
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[71][77] .Pinewood Studios, near London, was the primary studio space used for the production.^ Pinewood Studios, near London, was the primary studio space used for the production.
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[78] Marina City was in the background throughout the movie.[71]
.While planning a stunt with the Batmobile in a special effects facility near Chertsey, England in September 2007, technician Conway Wickliffe was killed when his car crashed.^ The special effects are amazing and the stunts fantastic.
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^ While planning a stunt with the Batmobile in a special effects facility near Chertsey, England in September 2007, technician Conway Wickliffe was killed when his car crashed.
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^ "The Dark Knight" Stuntman's Death Ruled an Accident November 6th, 2008 A special effects technician was killed shooting a stunt for "The Dark Knight," an inquest heard today.
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[79] .The film is dedicated to both Ledger and Wickliffe.^ The film is dedicated to both Ledger and Wickliffe.
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^ Nolan has dedicated the film in part to Ledger's memory, as well as to the memory of technician Conway Wickliffe, who was killed during a car accident while preparing one of the film's stunts.
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^ Well, both did involve deaths: the death of Heath Ledger certainly boosted audiences desire to see the film...and as for ROTF, it was the death of good taste.
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[27] .The following month in London at the defunct Battersea Power Station, a rigged 200-foot fireball was filmed, reportedly for an opening sequence, prompting calls from local residents who feared a terrorist attack on the station.^ The following month in London at the defunct Battersea Power Station, a rigged 200-foot fireball was filmed, reportedly for an opening sequence, prompting calls from local residents who feared a terrorist attack on the station.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ He is a terrorist in his purest form.However, the association that exists in the western world concerning the word terrorist does not have to do with someone who simply uses terror and fear to attack his enemies, but has a historical meaning derived by the attack on the twin towers.
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^ The loser allegedly attacked his mother and sister who called the police, but the cops delayed the arrest on purpose so as not to spoil the premiere.
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[80] .A similar incident occurred during the filming in Chicago, when an abandoned Brach's candy factory (which was Gotham Hospital in the film) was demolished.^ Countless viral Web sites for the film popped up with aggressive regularity while printed newspapers were distributed, the bat signal beamed atop Chicago’s Sears Tower, Anthony Michael Hall’s character was revealed here and there was even the real-life explosion of Chicago’s defunct Brach Candy factory , which was purchased by the film for transformation into a Gotham hospital.
  • ‘The Dark Knight’ Bestows Role of a Lifetime For Heath Ledger, Epic Proportions For Itself 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hollywoodchicago.com [Source type: General]

^ Gotham looks more like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles then any of the previous BATMAN films to date.
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^ During the events of this film, the population of Gotham City is roughly 30 million.
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[81]
.Filming took place in Hong Kong from November 6 to November 11, 2007, at the Central-Mid-Levels escalators, Queen's Road, The Center, and International Finance Centre.^ "The filming locations will include the Central-Mid-Levels escalator, some parts of Queen's Road Central and The Centre," notes the newspaper The Standard .
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^ The shooting took place from noon during the hectic market delivery time when dozens of lorries drive up Lyndhurst Terrace, a narrow road, below the Central escalator.
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^ More "Dark Knight" Shoot Problems November 7th, 2007 Director Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight has been filming on location in Hong Kong, but it appears that local businesses and residents aren't exactly greeting the new movie with open arms.
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[82][83][84] .The city's walled city of Kowloon influenced the Narrows in Batman Begins.^ Hong Kong's walled city of Kowloon had been an influence on the Narrows in Batman Begins .
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Following immediately on from the events of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight opens on a crisis situation within Gotham City's underworld.
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^ Filming took place in Hong Kong from November 6 to November 11, 2007, at the Central-Mid-Levels escalators, Queen's Road, The Center, and International Finance Centre.The city's walled city of Kowloon influenced the Narrows in Batman Begins.
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[85] .The shoot hired helicopters and C-130 aircraft.^ The shoot hired helicopters and C-130 aircraft.
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[82] .Officials expressed concern over possible noise pollution and traffic.^ Officials expressed concern over possible noise pollution and traffic.
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[83] .In response, letters sent to the city's residents promised that the sound level would approximate noise decibels made by buses.^ In response, letters sent to the city's residents promised that the sound level would approximate noise decibels made by buses.
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^ In response, letters sent to the city’s residents promised that the sound level would approximate noise decibels made by buses.

^ Reply Larue November 6th, 2009 at 12:03 am 181 In response to emerson @ 175 Never sent ME a letter!
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[82] .Environmentalists also criticized the filmmakers' request to tenants of the waterfront skyscrapers to keep their lights on all night to enhance the cinematography, describing it as a waste of energy.^ Environmentalists also criticized the filmmakers' request to tenants of the waterfront skyscrapers to keep their lights on all night in order to enhance the cinematography, describing it as a waste of energy.Cinematographer Wally Pfister found the city officials a "nightmare", and ultimately Nolan had to create Batman's jump from a skyscraper (which Bale had looked forward to performing) digitally.
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^ I feel like what you describe all the time, and have to constantly give myself a pep talk to keep going and not worry about what sort of response I'm getting.
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^ One member of our loyal opposition described Bad Movie Night as “making us all that much more stupid.” .
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[83] .Cinematographer Wally Pfister found the city officials a "nightmare", and ultimately Nolan had to create Batman's jump from a skyscraper digitally.^ Cinematographer Wally Pfister found the city officials a “nightmare”, and ultimately Nolan had to create Batman’s jump from a skyscraper (which Bale had looked forward to performing) digitally.

^ Environmentalists also criticized the filmmakers' request to tenants of the waterfront skyscrapers to keep their lights on all night in order to enhance the cinematography, describing it as a waste of energy.Cinematographer Wally Pfister found the city officials a "nightmare", and ultimately Nolan had to create Batman's jump from a skyscraper (which Bale had looked forward to performing) digitally.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman and the Joker wage war across the city, and Nolan engineers some breathtaking action sequences that never feel less than real.
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[26]

Design

Heath Ledger as the Joker
Costume designer Lindy Hemming described the Joker's look as reflecting his personality—that "he doesn't care about himself at all"; she avoided designing him as a vagrant but still made him appear to be "scruffier, grungier", so that "when you see him move, he's slightly twitchier or edgy."[13][22][22] Nolan noted, "We gave a Francis Bacon spin to [his face]. .This corruption, this decay in the texture of the look itself.^ This corruption, this decay in the texture of the look itself.
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It's grubby. .You can almost imagine what he smells like."^ It's almost a guarantee you'll like it.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can almost imagine what he smells like."In creating the "anarchical" look of the Joker, Hemming drew inspiration from such countercultural pop culture artists as Pete Doherty, Iggy Pop, and Johnny Rotten.
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^ You can almost imagine what he smells like.” In creating the “anarchical” look of the Joker, Hemming drew inspiration from such countercultural pop culture artists as Pete Doherty, Iggy Pop, and Johnny Rotten.

[86] .In creating the "anarchical" look of the Joker, Hemming drew inspiration from such countercultural pop culture artists as Pete Doherty, Iggy Pop, and Johnny Rotten.^ You can almost imagine what he smells like."In creating the "anarchical" look of the Joker, Hemming drew inspiration from such countercultural pop culture artists as Pete Doherty, Iggy Pop, and Johnny Rotten.
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^ You can almost imagine what he smells like.” In creating the “anarchical” look of the Joker, Hemming drew inspiration from such countercultural pop culture artists as Pete Doherty, Iggy Pop, and Johnny Rotten.

^ Like fine art, the film will be much more valuable with the passing of the artist, who created a masterpiece role, the joker we all fear and love.
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[87] .Ledger described his "clown" mask, made up of three pieces of stamped silicone, as a "new technology", taking much less time for the make-up artists to apply than more-conventional prosthetics usually requires—the process took them only an hour—and said that he felt he was barely wearing any make-up.^ Ledger described his "clown" mask, made up of three pieces of stamped silicone, as a "new technology", taking much less time for the make-up artists to apply than more-conventional prosthetics usually requires—the process took them only an hour—and resulting in Ledger's impression that he was barely wearing any make-up at all.
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^ He’s much more talented than I will ever be.
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^ Ledger described his “clown” mask, made up of three pieces of stamped silicone, as a “new technology”, taking much less time for the make-up artists to apply than more-conventional prosthetics usually requires—the process took them only an hour—and resulting in Ledger’s impression that he was barely wearing any make-up at all.

[13][88]
.Designers improved on the design of the Batsuit from Batman Begins, adding wide elastic banding to help bind the costume to Bale, and suggest more sophisticated technology.^ I liked it more than Batman Begins.
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^ Designers improved on the design of the Batsuit from Batman Begins, adding wide elastic banding to help bind the costume to Bale, and suggest more sophisticated technology.
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^ Bale was confident in his choice to return in the role because of the positive response to his performance in Batman Begins.He trained in the Keysi Fighting Method, and performed many of his own stunts.
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.It was constructed from 200 individual pieces of rubber, fiberglass, metallic mesh, and nylon.^ It was constructed from 200 individual pieces of rubber, fiberglass, metallic mesh, and nylon.
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.The new cowl was modeled after a motorcycle helmet and separated from the neck piece, allowing Bale to turn his head left and right and nod up and down.^ The new cowl was modeled after a motorcycle helmet and separated from the neck piece, allowing Bale to turn his head left and right and nod up and down.

^ The Batsuit was redesigned with a cowl allowing Bale to move his head.
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^ The new cowl was modeled after a motorcycle helmet and separated from the neck piece, allowing Bale to turn his head left and right and nod up and down,a feature mentioned by Wayne in the movie as necessary to "make backing up the car easier."
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[89] .The cowl is equipped to show white lenses over the eyes when the character turns on his sonar detection, which gives Batman the white eyed look from the comics and animation.^ The cowl is equipped to show white lenses over the eyes when the character turns on his sonar detection, which gives Batman the white eyed look from the comics and animation.

^ The cowl is equipped to show white lenses over the eyes when the character turns on his sonar detection.
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^ As we looked through the comics, there was this fascinating idea that Batman’s presence in Gotham actually attracts criminals to Gotham, [it] attracts lunacy.

[90] .The gauntlets have retractable razors which can be fired.^ The gauntlets have retractable razors which can be fired.

^ The gauntlets have retractable razors which can be fired.The gloves also possess hydraulics for Batman to crush objects.
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[89] .Though the new costume is eight pounds heavier, Bale found it more comfortable and less hot to wear.^ Though the new costume is eight pounds heavier, Bale found it more comfortable and less hot to wear.
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^ It actually became preachy and I found myself wishing that the Joker was a little more campy, a little less chaotic.
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^ Bale is even more smoking hot than RDJ. .
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[10] .The original suit was also worn during part of the film, where Batman employs hydraulic assistance on the gauntlets to bend a gun barrel and cut through steel.^ The original suit was also worn during part of the film.
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^ The gauntlets have retractable razors which can be fired.The gloves also possess hydraulics for Batman to crush objects.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ In the film, Maroni still attempts to have Dent killed in the courtroom, but employs a (ultimately defective) gun instead of the acid; this was possibly included as a nod to the original comic version.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.The depiction of Gotham City is less gritty than in Batman Begins.^ I liked it more than Batman Begins.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The depiction of Gotham City is less gritty than in Batman Begins.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ I have got to be honest, I was less than impressed with Batman Begins.
  • The Dark Knight Full Theatrical Trailer Debuts! « FirstShowing.net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

."I've tried to unclutter the Gotham we created on the last film," said Crowley.^ I’ve tried to unclutter the Gotham we created on the last film,” said Crowley.

^ "I've tried to unclutter the Gotham we created on the last film," said Crowley.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ This was the BEST film of the last 3 years and you trying to pick at it will not hurt it at all.
  • Thompson On Hollywood on Variety.com 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC weblogs.variety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

"Gotham is in chaos. .We keep blowing up stuff, so we can keep our images clean."^ So we can keep our images clean."
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ We keep blowing up stuff.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ We keep blowing up stuff, so we can keep our images clean.” .

[12]

Effects

A view of the "Batpod" on display in Los Angeles
.The film introduces the Batpod, which is a recreation of the Batcycle.^ The film introduces the Batpod, which is a recreation of the Batcycle.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.Production designer Nathan Crowley, who designed the Tumbler for Batman Begins, designed six models (built by special effects supervisor Chris Corbould) for use in the film's production, because of necessary crash scenes and possible accidents.^ Batman Begins and The Dark Knight both have scenes that were filmed in Chicago.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Production designer Nathan Crowley, who designed the Tumbler for Batman Begins, designed six models (built by special effects supervisor Chris Corbould) for use in the film’s production, because of necessary crash scenes and possible accidents.

^ This film and Batman Begins are a reboot of the Batman franchise.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[91] .Crowley built a prototype in Nolan's garage, before six months of safety tests were conducted.^ Crowley built a prototype in Nolan's garage, before six months of safety tests were conducted.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[10] .The Batpod is steered by shoulder instead of hand, and the rider's arms are protected by sleeve-like shields.^ The Batpod is steered by shoulder instead of hand, and the rider's arms are protected by sleeve-like shields.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The Batpod is steered by shoulder instead of hand, and the rider’s arms are protected by sleeve-like shields.

.The bike has 508-millimeter (20-inch) front and rear tires, and is made to appear as if it is armed with grappling hooks, cannons, and machine guns.^ The bike has 508 millimeter (20-inch) front and rear tires, and is made to appear as if it is armed with grappling hooks, cannons, and machine guns.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ High Technology Bat-suit Bat-sonar Lenses Grappling Hook Grapple Gun Folded Cape Batsignal Batcomputer [ edit ] Weapons .
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The engines are located in the hubs of the wheels, which are set 3 1/2 feet (1067 mm) apart on either side of the tank.^ The engines are located in the hubs of the wheels, which are set 3 1/2 feet (1067 mm) apart on either side of the tank.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.The rider lies belly down on the tank, which can move up and down to dodge any incoming gunfire that Batman may encounter.^ The rider lies belly down on the tank, which can move up and down in order to dodge any incoming gunfire that Batman may encounter.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Next up for Christopher Nolan's spectacularly-reviewed Batman Begins sequel will be trying to chase down the Spider-Man 3 opening day record of $59.84 million set last May.
  • Fantasy Moguls Original Content: WEEKEND ESTIMATES: 'Dark Knight' Surges Past 'Spider-Man 3' with $158M for All-Time Best Opening Weekend; 'Mamma Mia' Belts Out $27M Tally; 'Chimps' Are Chumps w/$7.3M; Hollywood Tops $250M for Biggest Weekend Ever! 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC news.fantasymoguls.com [Source type: General]

^ "The Dark Knight" Site Launched May 12th, 2007 Warner Bros has launched the website for Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" follow-up, "The Dark Knight.
  • The Dark Knight Movie News, Headlines | WorstPreviews.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: General]

.Stuntman Jean-Pierre Goy doubled for Christian Bale during the riding sequences in The Dark Knight.^ Stuntman Jean-Pierre Goy doubled for Christian Bale during the riding sequences in The Dark Knight.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman the Dark Knight Staring Christian Bale As batman and Heath Ledger As The Joker this is the first face off of batman and the joker in over a decade.
  • The Dark Knight DVD Joker T-Shirts, Batman DVD Joker Shirts and Gifts 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.bewild.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ok, maybe we're not quite there yet, but Christian Bale's verion of the Dark Knight lost quite a bit of the dark this time and replaced ...
  • The Dark Knight -Critic Reviews @ NCM.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ncm.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[91]
.
Aaron Eckhart with make-up and motion capture markers on set.
^ Although I did like Aaron Eckhart’s Two-Face make-up; it blew Tommy Lee Jones’s out of the water.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He started experimenting with "motion capture," which basically means dressing up overpaid actors like The Green Man ( It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia fans represent!
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For Two-Face's make-up, Eckhart warned, "When you look at [him], you should get sick to your stomach.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

Below is the finished Two-Face effect.
.Nolan designed Two-Face's appearance in the film as one of the least disturbing, explaining, "When we looked at less extreme versions of it, they were too real and more horrifying.^ It’s really a no-brainer if they decide against Two Face.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One day they carve her face.
  • The Dark Knight - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Nolan described Two-Face's appearance in the film as one of the least disturbing, explaining, "When we looked at less extreme versions of it, they were too real and more horrifying.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

When you look at a film like Pirates of the Caribbean – something like that, there's something about a very fanciful, very detailed visual effect, that I think is more powerful and less repulsive."[92] Framestore created 120 computer-generated shots of Two-Face's scarred visage. .Nolan felt using make-up would look unrealistic, as it adds to the face, unlike real burn victims.^ "And that's why I say Speed Racer is going to be so good too - would the Wachowski's really screw up that bad?
  • The Dark Knight Full Theatrical Trailer Debuts! « FirstShowing.net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This episode makes good use of pre Two-Face Harvey Dent .
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The return of either R’as Al Ghul or Two-Face would make for better accepted mainstream villains, simply because people already know them.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Framestore acknowledged they rearranged the positions of bones, muscles and joints to make the character look more dramatic.^ Updated City Target Hexes and rearranged the sequence order making it more difficult for the Germans to know the target city.
  • Duel in the Dark | Board Game | BoardGameGeek 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.boardgamegeek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Random fact of the day, they didn't change Ledger's voice or make him look any more beefy for the movie in memory of him.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nolan described Two-Face's appearance in the film as one of the least disturbing, explaining, "When we looked at less extreme versions of it, they were too real and more horrifying.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

.For each shot, three 720-pixel HD cameras were set up at different angles on set to fully capture Aaron Eckhart's performance.^ Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) is Gotham City's new district attorney, charged with cleaning up the crime rings that have paralyzed the city.
  • Amazon.com: The Dark Knight [Theatrical Release]: Movie Showtimes 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I also loved Aaron Eckhart's performance and was sad to see him not stick around as Two-Face.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rather, The Dark Knight is really Harvey Dent’s story (superbly performed by Aaron Eckhart).
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Eckhart wore markers on his face and a prosthetic skullcap, which was acted as a lighting reference. A few shots of the skullcap were kept in the film. .Framestore also integrated shots of Bale and Eckhart into that of the exploding building where Dent is burned.^ He says Bale is “electrifying”, evoking Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II, and that Eckhart’s portrayal of Harvey Dent is “scarily moving”.

^ Does This Remind You Of Anything : The disturbingly realistic style in which exploding buildings and subsequent wreckage were shot can't help but evoke 9/11 somewhat.
  • The Dark Knight Saga - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Eckhart, too, executes a spot-on slow burn as Harvey Dent, driven to the edge by the Joker.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was difficult simulating fire on Eckhart because only having half of something being burned is inherently unrealistic.^ Maybe having your parent tell you not to touch the flame because it will burn you is not the same as experiencing a burn itself.
  • Batman’s ‘Dark Knight’ Reflects Cheney Policy « The Washington Independent 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC washingtonindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is because one is being psychologically squeezed out of - not only of movement of events in space and time - but literally out of experiencing in these dimensions altogether.
  • We are currently dealing with sub-level 2 of H1, which represents the more formal based understanding of this level 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.iol.ie [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well based on how much money its making i think its safe to say the people that hate it might only hate it because of unrealistic expectations.
  • Topless Robot - The Dark Knight and Quality Wins... Barely 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[93]

Music

.Batman Begins composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard returned to score the sequel.^ The sequel to Batman Begins is bigger, but will it be better?
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Elfman's score for Batman was great but so is Zimmer's/Newton Howard's.
  • Zimmer brings 'punk attitude' to Batman with 'The Dark Knight' | Extended Play | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Zimmer and Howard wrote MUSIC for Begins, not a standard score.
  • Zimmer brings 'punk attitude' to Batman with 'The Dark Knight' | Extended Play | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

.Composition began before shooting, and during filming Nolan received an iPod with ten hours of recordings.^ Composition began before shooting, and during filming Nolan received an iPod with ten hours of recordings, which Zimmer claimed Nolan fully memorized.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The thing that makes the Nolan films better than any that have come before is they show how Batman does what he does, in a more realistic manner.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nolan has dedicated the film in part to Ledger's memory, as well as to the memory of technician Conway Wickliffe, who was killed during a car accident while preparing one of the film's stunts.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

[94] .Their nine-minute suite for the Joker, "Why So Serious?", is based around two notes.^ Their nine-minute suite for the Joker is based around two notes, D and C (an interesting coincidence to DC Comics).

^ I think having these two characters, along with the return of Joker or Two-face could definitly form a great script based around the theme of “revenge”.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The dialogs are too good the one which joker yells “why so serious?”,”you changed the plans” “I like bad & u are going to get it” are some of it .
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Zimmer compared its style to that of Kraftwerk, a band from his native Germany, as well as bands like The Damned.^ I used to work with the Damned and bands like that.
  • Zimmer brings 'punk attitude' to Batman with 'The Dark Knight' | Extended Play | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Zimmer compared its style to the band Kraftwerk, who come from his native Germany, as well as his work with bands like The Damned.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ A plotless (by definition), 137 minute concert film that even the band in question doesn’t like very much wouldn’t work too well for us.
  • Making Us All That Much More Stupid: Bad Movie Night at The Dark Room | Medialoper 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC medialoper.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[95] .When Ledger died, Zimmer felt like scrapping and composing a new theme, but decided that he could not be sentimental and compromise the "evil [performance] projects".[96] Howard composed Dent's "elegant and beautiful" themes,[95] which are brass-focused.^ Howard composed Dent’s “elegant and beautiful” themes, which are brass-focused.

^ When Ledger died, Zimmer felt like scrapping and composing a new theme, but decided that he could not be sentimental and compromise the "evil [performance] projects".Howard composed Dent's "elegant and beautiful" themes, which are brass-focused.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ When Ledger died, Zimmer felt like scrapping and composing a new theme, but decided that he could not be sentimental and compromise the “evil [performance] projects”.

[94]

Release

Marketing

In May 2007, 42 Entertainment began a viral marketing campaign utilizing the film's "Why So Serious?" tagline with the launch of a website featuring the fictional political campaign of Harvey Dent, with the caption, "I Believe in Harvey Dent."[97] The site aimed to interest fans by having them try to earn what they wanted to see and, on behalf of Warner Bros., 42 Entertainment also established a "vandalized" version of I Believe in Harvey Dent, called "I believe in Harvey Dent too," where e-mails sent by fans slowly removed pixels, revealing the first official image of the Joker; it was ultimately replaced with many "Haha"s and a hidden message that said "see you in December."[98]
WhySoSerious.com directed fans to find letters composing the Joker's message "The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules," to send in photographs of these letters, and then featured their photos in a collage.
.During the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con International, 42 Entertainment launched WhySoSerious.com, sending fans on a scavenger hunt to unlock a teaser trailer and a new photo of the Joker.^ San Diego Comic Con 2008 Preview .
  • Revision3 > iFanboy Mini > Episode 89: The Dark Knight Review - Comic Books, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ During the 2007 Comic-Con International, 42 Entertainment launched WhySoSerious.com, sending fans on a scavenger hunt to unlock a teaser trailer and a new photo of the Joker.
  • The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC the-dark-knight.us [Source type: General]
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ WhySoSerious.com directed fans to find letters composing the Joker’s message “The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules,” to send in photographs of these letters, and then featured their photos in a collage.

[99] .On October 31, 2007, the film's website morphed into another scavenger hunt with hidden messages, instructing fans to uncover clues at certain locations in major cities throughout the United States, and to take photographs of their discoveries.^ On October 31, 2007, the film’s website morphed into another scavenger hunt with hidden messages, instructing fans to uncover clues at certain locations in major cities throughout the United States, and to take photographs of their discoveries.

^ On October 31, 2007, the film's website morphed into another scavenger hunt with hidden messages, instructing fans to uncover clues at certain locations in major cities throughout the United States, and to take photographs of their discoveries.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Morphing back into Alucard will send the animal into a state of puzzlement, as indicated by a question-mark above its head, and causes any extra bats to leave.
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - The Castlevania Wiki - Castlevania, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, and more 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC castlevania.wikia.com [Source type: General]

.The clues combined to reveal a new photograph of the Joker and an audio clip of him from the film saying "And tonight, you're gonna break your one rule."^ One that which shows you’re stronger.
  • MySpace - The Dark Knight | Angelus - 33 - Male - Buckhead/ Brookhaven, Georgia - myspace.com/darkknight_76 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.myspace.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joker : The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules, and tonight, you're gonna break your one rule!
  • The Dark Knight - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Joker : Then that's the rule you'll have to break to know the truth.
  • The Dark Knight - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

.Completing the scavenger hunt also led to another website called Rory's Death Kiss[100] (referencing the false working title of Rory's First Kiss), where fans could submit photographs of themselves costumed as the Joker.^ Completing the scavenger hunt also led to another website called Rory's Death Kiss(referencing the false working title of Rory's First Kiss), where fans could submit photographs of themselves costumed as the Joker set in various landscapes.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ The clues combined to reveal a new photograph of the Joker from the film, accompanied by an audio MP3 clip of Ledger’s recorded voice saying, “And tonight, you’re gonna break your one rule.” Completing the scavenger hunt also led to another website called Rory’s Death Kiss (referencing the false working title of Rory’s First Kiss), where fans could submit photographs of themselves costumed as the Joker set in various landscapes.

^ On October 31, 2007, the film’s website morphed into another scavenger hunt with hidden messages, instructing fans to uncover clues at certain locations in major cities throughout the United States, and to take photographs of their discoveries.

.Those who sent photos were mailed a copy of a fictional newspaper called The Gotham Times, whose electronic version led to the discovery of numerous other websites.^ Those who sent photos were mailed a copy of a fictional newspaper called The Gotham Times, whose electronic version led to the discovery of numerous other websites.

^ This happened one other time and all I had to do was restart it and then it booted up normally, but not this time - I restarted it numerous times.
  • Counting Down The Hours: June 2006 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC afrazier.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

^ Often times there are other groups whose goals line up with yours and you can bring energy and ideas to them.
  • Firedoglake » Late Late Night FDL: The Dark Side Of Alice 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[101][102]
.The Dark Knight's opening sequence, (showing a bank raid by the Joker) and closing montage of other scenes from the film, was screened with selected IMAX screenings of I Am Legend, which was released on December 14, 2007.[59] A theatrical teaser was also released with non-IMAX showings of I Am Legend, and also on the official website.^ Batman Begins and The Dark Knight both have scenes that were filmed in Chicago.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ The Dark Knight’s opening sequence, (showing a bank raid by the Joker) and closing montage of other scenes from the film, was screened with selected IMAX screenings of I Am Legend, which was released on December 14, 2007.

^ The Dark Knight’ is a very good film.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[103] .The sequence was released on the Blu-ray Disc edition of Batman Begins on July 8, 2008.[104] Also on July 8, 2008, the studio released Batman: Gotham Knight, a direct-to-DVD animated film, set between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight and featuring six original stories, directed by Bruce Timm, co-creator and producer of Batman: The Animated Series, and starring veteran Batman voice actor Kevin Conroy.^ July 21, 2008 A special all-Dark Knight edition… .
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ News and rumors about Batman movies and TV series, from the Batman Begins sequel The Dark Knight to DVD releases of past movies and TV shows.
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman: The Dark Knight (2 Discs) my recent items » .
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/3274472/Batman-The-Dark-Knight/Product.html?ptsl=1&ob=Price&fb=0 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.play.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Each of these segments, written by Josh Olson, David S. Goyer, Brian Azzarello, Greg Rucka, Jordan Goldberg, and Alan Burnett, presents its own distinctive artistic style, paralleling numerous artists collaborating in the same DC Universe.^ Each of these segments, written by Josh Olson, David S. Goyer, Brian Azzarello, Greg Rucka, Jordan Goldberg, and Alan Burnett, presents its own distinctive artistic style, paralleling numerous artists collaborating in the same DC Universe.

^ The talent includes Academy Award nominee Josh Olson ( A History of Violence ), screenwriter of the Blade films and BATMAN BEGINS David S. Goyer , and famed comic book writer Brian Azzarello , among others."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Before the release of Batman Begins , screenwriter David S. Goyer had written a treatment for two sequels, introducing the Joker and Harvey Dent .
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[105]
After the death of Heath Ledger, on January 22, 2008, Warner Bros. adjusted its promotional focus on the Joker,[2] revising some of its websites dedicated to promoting the film and posting a memorial tribute to Ledger on the film's official website[106] and overlaying a black memorial ribbon on the photo collage in WhySoSerious.com.[107] .On February 29, 2008, I Believe in Harvey Dent was updated to enable fans to send their e-mail addresses and phone numbers.^ On February 29, 2008, I Believe in Harvey Dent was updated to enable fans to send their e-mail addresses and phone numbers.

^ In March 2008, Harvey Dent’s fictional campaign informed fans that actual campaign buses nicknamed “Dentmobiles” would tour various cities to promote Dent’s candidacy for district attorney.

^ Dec 15th, 2008 Lange Another thing was how the Harvey Dent/Two-Faced character was handled.
  • 10 reasons why 'Batman: The Dark Knight' is the most overrated movie of 2008! 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC aytemir.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[108] .In March 2008, Harvey Dent's fictional campaign informed fans that actual campaign buses nicknamed "Dentmobiles" would tour various cities to promote Dent's candidacy for district attorney.^ In March 2008, Harvey Dent’s fictional campaign informed fans that actual campaign buses nicknamed “Dentmobiles” would tour various cities to promote Dent’s candidacy for district attorney.

^ In March 2008, Harvey Dent's fictional campaign informed fans that actual campaign buses nicknamed "Dentmobiles" would tour various cities to promote Dent's candidacy for district attorney.
  • The Dark Knight(film) - a knol by Harminder kailay 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: General]

^ Dentmobiles Are Rolling - March 13, 2008 Harvey Dent's campaign may be coming to your town.
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[109]
Toyota Formula One racing car featuring the Batman insignia, at the 2008 British Grand Prix
.On May 15, 2008, Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Great Adventure theme parks opened The Dark Knight roller coaster, which cost $7.5 million to develop and which simulates being stalked by the Joker.^ On May 15, 2008, Six Flags Great America and Six Flags Great Adventure theme parks opened The Dark Knight roller coaster, which cost $7.5 million to develop and which simulates being stalked by the Joker.

^ By the end of Dark Knight , the Joker is arrested.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ While indicating The Dark Knight would continue the themes of Batman Begins, including justice vs. Bruce Wayne’s issues with his father, Nolan emphasized the sequel would also portray Wayne more as a detective, an aspect of his character not fully developed in Batman Begins.

[110] Mattel produced toys and games for The Dark Knight, action figures, role play costumes, board games, puzzles, and a special-edition UNO card game, which began commercial distribution in June 2008.[111]
Warner Bros. devoted six months to an anti-piracy strategy that involved tracking the people who had a pre-release copy of the film at any one time. .Shipping and delivery schedules were also staggered and spot checks were carried out both domestically and overseas to ensure illegal copying of the film was not taking place in cinemas.^ Shipping and delivery schedules were also staggered and spot checks were carried out both domestically and overseas to ensure illegal copying of the film was not taking place in cinemas.

^ Over-cutting damages the full sense of the film as can be seen from DVD-release out-takes -- Gladiator and American Gangster are two examples of this problem that spring to mind.
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^ Cinema” either broadly encompasses both films and movies, or is roughly synonymous with “Film”, both capitalized when referring to a category of art.
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[112] .A pirated copy was released on the Web approximately 38 hours after the film's release.^ A pirated copy was released on the Web approximately 38 hours after the film’s release.

.BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay taunted the movie industry over its ability to provide the movie free, replacing its logo with a taunting message.^ BitTorrent search engine The Pirate Bay taunted the movie industry over its ability to provide the movie free, replacing its logo with a taunting message.

^ Movies & Film From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search "Movie" and "Moving picture" redirect here.
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^ It is his acting ability that re-invigorates the movie industry with regards to the ‘new’ crop of ‘talent’ … he actually has ability in an industry where his looks alone could propel him to top billing.
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[113]

Theatrical run

Warner Bros. held the world premiere for .The Dark Knight in New York City on July 14, 2008, screening in an IMAX theater with the film's composers James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer playing a part of the film score live.^ Elfman's score for Batman was great but so is Zimmer's/Newton Howard's.
  • Zimmer brings 'punk attitude' to Batman with 'The Dark Knight' | Extended Play | Los Angeles Times 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC latimesblogs.latimes.com [Source type: General]

^ July 9, 2008 Bozon challenges the Dark Knight to fisticuffs.
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^ The Dark Knight Filming:news/pics etc..
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[114] .Leading up to The Dark Knight's commercial release, the film had drawn "overwhelmingly positive early reviews and buzz on Heath Ledger's turn as the Joker". The Dark Knight was commercially released on July 16, 2008 in Australia, grossing almost $2.3 million in its first day.^ The film is dedicated to Heath Ledger.
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^ Heath Ledger is the greatest Joker ever .
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^ July 9, 2008 Bozon challenges the Dark Knight to fisticuffs.
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[115]
.In the United States and Canada, The Dark Knight was distributed to 4,366 theaters, breaking the previous record for the highest number of theaters held by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End in 2007. The number of theaters also included 94 IMAX theaters, with the film estimated to be played on 9,200 screens in the United States and Canada.^ In the United States and Canada, The Dark Knight was distributed to 4,366 theaters, breaking the previous record for the highest number of theaters held by Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007).

^ Dark Knight for their record breaking opening weekend...
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^ The number of theaters also included 94 IMAX theaters, with the film estimated to be played on 9,200 screens in the United States and Canada.

[115] .Online, ticketing services sold enormous numbers of tickets for approximately 3,000 midnight showtimes as well as unusually early showtimes for the film's opening day.^ Tickets Sold Online in a Single Day (MovieTickets.com) 13.
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^ Tickets Sold Online in a Single Day (Fandango.com) 14.
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^ Online, ticketing services sold enormous numbers of tickets for approximately 3,000 midnight showtimes as well as unusually early showtimes for the film’s opening day.

.All IMAX theaters showing The Dark Knight were sold out for the opening weekend.^ Dark Knight for their record breaking opening weekend...
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^ Negative - Saw “The Dark Knight” on the opening weekend.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dark Knight was good, but not nearly as good as all the fanboys made it out to be.
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[116]
.The Dark Knight set a new midnight record on the opening day of July 18, 2008 with $18.5 million, beating the $16.9 million record set by Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith in 2005.[117] $640,000 of the record gross came from IMAX screenings.^ Weekend Box Office - July 21, 2008 The Dark Knight smashes records.
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^ Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith — $50.01 million 5.
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^ July 18, 2008 UPDATED: Dark Knight poised to top Spidey 3's opening.
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[118] .However, this record was broken a year later by the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which grossed over $22 million.^ The film also grossed $7 million from 1,433 screens in Mexico, $4.45 million from 548 screens in Brazil, and $2.12 million from 37 screens in Hong Kong.

^ One year later, The Sea & the Rhythm followed, featuring five tracks recorded during the same sessions.

^ The Dark Knight ultimately grossed $67,165,092 on its opening day, beating the previous record of $59.8 million held by Spider-Man 3 (2007).

[119]
.The Dark Knight ultimately grossed $67,165,092 on its opening day in the domestic office,[120] beating the previous record of $59.8 million held by Spider-Man 3 in 2007.[121] However, the record was broken by New Moon which grossed close to $73 million.^ Spider-Man 3″ opened with $4.7 million in IMAX cinemas.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: General]

^ It holds the record for the best opening day/single day ($66.4 million).
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^ The Dark Knight ultimately grossed $67,165,092 on its opening day, beating the previous record of $59.8 million held by Spider-Man 3 (2007).

[122][123]
.For its opening weekend in the United States and Canada, The Dark Knight accumulated a total of $158,411,483 from 9,200 screens at a record 4,366 theaters, for an average of $36,283 per theater, or $17,219 per screen,[124] beating out the original weekend estimate by more than $3 million, and topping the previous record of $151,116,516 held by Spider-Man 3, while playing in 114 more theaters but on 800 fewer screens.^ Attention now turns to the question of whether The Dark Knight can top the Spider-Man 3 opening day record of $59.84 million, and the all-time best opening weekend record of $151.11 million, also held by SM3 .
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^ For me, nothing beats the Dark Knight.
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^ The Dark Knight ultimately grossed $67,165,092 on its opening day, beating the previous record of $59.8 million held by Spider-Man 3 (2007).

.The following Monday, it grossed another $24,493,313, and the following Tuesday it grossed $20,868,722. The Dark Knight also set a new record for opening weekend gross in IMAX theaters, accumulating $6.2 million to beat Spider-Man 3's previous record of $4.7 million.^ Spider-Man 3″ opened with $4.7 million in IMAX cinemas.
  • Pink is the New Blog | Everybody's Business Is My Business » ‘Batman: The Dark Knight’ 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pinkisthenewblog.com [Source type: General]

^ For me, nothing beats the Dark Knight.
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^ New Moon outdraws Dark Knight " .
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[125]
A sign of the films pre-release at the cinema Colisevm in Barcelona, Spain
.Besides the United States and Canada, The Dark Knight premiered in 20 other territories on 4,520 screens, grossing $41.3 million in its first weekend.^ The Dark Knight was released July 18, 2008 in the United States.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Besides the United States and Canada, The Dark Knight premiered in 20 other territories on 4,520 screens, grossing $41.3 million in its first weekend.

^ Attention now turns to the question of whether The Dark Knight can top the Spider-Man 3 opening day record of $59.84 million, and the all-time best opening weekend record of $151.11 million, also held by SM3 .
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[126] .The film came in second to Hancock, which was in its third weekend, screening in 71 territories.^ The film came in second to Hancock, which was in its third weekend, screening in 71 territories.

^ Besides the United States and Canada, The Dark Knight premiered in 20 other territories on 4,520 screens, grossing $41.3 million in its first weekend.

^ The Dark Knight’s biggest territory for the weekend was Australia, grossing $13.7 million over the weekend, the third largest Warner Bros.

.The Dark Knight's biggest territory for the weekend was Australia, grossing $13.7 million over the weekend, the third largest Warner Bros.^ The Dark Knight” is distributed worldwide in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros.
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^ The Dark Knight’s biggest territory for the weekend was Australia, grossing $13.7 million over the weekend, the third largest Warner Bros.

^ Get photos, fun facts, and filmographies for The Dark Knight from The Internet Movie Database, the biggest and best movie and TV site on the planet.
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opening and the largest superhero film opening to date. .The film also grossed $7 million from 1,433 screens in Mexico, $4.45 million from 548 screens in Brazil,[127][128] and $2.12 million from 37 screens in Hong Kong.^ As I first reported Friday night, Hollywood has easily topped its all-time best three-day weekend with over $250 million in domestic box office amassed by the 12 highest-grossing films.
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^ The Dark Knight ( $502 million ): … and then there was The Dark Knight , a movie that not only holds the position of the summer’s best movie, but the second highest-grossing film of all time.
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^ That number has crushed the previous three-day best of $209.88 million (again, the 12 highest-grossing films) set July 7-9, 2006.
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[129] .Citing cultural sensitivities to some elements in the film, and a reluctance to adhere to pre-release conditions, Warner Bros.^ "The Dark Knight" Cancels Chinese Release December 25th, 2008 The Associated Press is reporting that Warner Bros has decided not to release "The Dark Knight" in China or even submit it for censors' approval because of " prerelease conditions " and " cultural sensitivities.
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^ It has some fantastic elements, Ledger should be nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, and it most certainly could be the ‘best’ superhero film ever made.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MovieTickets.com says that, four days prior to its release, Warner Bros' Batman: The Dark Knight has sold out 700 performances in North America and is outselling 3 of MovieTickets.com’s Top 10 Performing Films of All-Time.
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declined to release the film in mainland China.[130]
.The Dark Knight sold an estimated 22.37 million tickets with today's average admission of $7.08, meaning the film sold more tickets than Spider-Man 3, which sold 21.96 million with the average price of $6.88 in 2007.[131][132] It also broke the record for the biggest opening weekend ever.^ Weekend Box Office - July 21, 2008 The Dark Knight smashes records.
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Negative - Saw “The Dark Knight” on the opening weekend.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Bests The $4.7 million set by Spider-Man 3 in 2007.
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[133] .As of December 23, 2008, The Dark Knight has grossed $530,833,780 in the North American box office, breaking the previous record of the fastest film to hit $500 million[134] and $465,993,073 in other countries.^ Weekend Box Office - July 21, 2008 The Dark Knight smashes records.
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^ Film page in german: "Dark Knight" .
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^ Batman Bosses iTunes - UK, December 3, 2008 The Dark Knight breaks 2008 record.
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[135][136] .As of March 5, 2009, its total worldwide gross stands at $1,001,758,644, and is the fourth highest-grossing film of all time.^ Highest grossing comic book movie of all time.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Originally released on July 18, 2008, “The Dark Knight” broke virtually every possible box office record to become the top-grossing film of 2008 and the second-highest grossing movie (domestically) of all time.
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^ Christopher Nolan "The Dark Knight" Takes in a Billion Dollars Worldwide Just Before Academy Awards "The Dark Knight" has just broke $1 billion at the box office worldwide, putting it in fourth place overall in all-time box office ticket sales.

.The Dark Knight is the highest-grossing film of 2008 in North American box office and worldwide.^ Film page in german: "Dark Knight" .
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^ The Dark Knight’ is a very good film.
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^ North American box art .
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.Unadjusted for inflation, it is the third highest grossing film in North America of all time with a total of $533,090,262, behind only Avatar and Titanic with $600,788,188. It was the second film in history to pass the $500 million barrier, also in the fastest time, in 43 days (compared to Titanic's 98 days).^ The Dark Knight ( $502 million ): … and then there was The Dark Knight , a movie that not only holds the position of the summer’s best movie, but the second highest-grossing film of all time.
  • A Night Watchman, The Silent Protector, The Dark Knight | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fastest to $500 million USA gross, 44 days.
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^ It was the second time I have seen the film.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

.The Dark Knight's theatrical run was very different from that of Titanic.^ The Dark Knight’ is a very good film.
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^ Rotten Tomatoes gives the Dark Knight a "Tomatometer" rating of 95% - very "fresh", but several hundred movies get a 100% rating (number 1 is Toy Story 2, The Godfather is number 7).
  • Is The Dark Knight really the best film ever made? | Film | guardian.co.uk 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since I just saw it and it’s very fresh, I'd rate The Dark Knight at 6.9/10 .
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.While The Dark Knight broke records in its opening weekend, Titanic started out slowly (making $28.6 million in its opening weekend) and then increased ticket sales in the following weekends.^ The Dark Knight has delivered a staggering $66 million on its opening day.
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^ Dark Knight for their record breaking opening weekend...
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^ Negative - Saw “The Dark Knight” on the opening weekend.
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[137] .The Dark Knight instead slowed down after the first few weekends; 50 other movies had better tenth weekends and 91 had better eleventh weekends.^ Dark Knight or do better.
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^ PM I'll be the first to admit that The Dark Knight had a few plotholes.
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^ Game theory in The Dark Knight movie .
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[138] .In its fifteenth weekend, The Dark Knight was at #26 at the box office.^ Weekend Box Office - July 21, 2008 The Dark Knight smashes records.
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^ Not surprisingly, The Dark Knight has done sublimely well at the box office.
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^ Originally released on July 18, 2008, “The Dark Knight” broke virtually every possible box office record to become the top-grossing film of 2008 and the second-highest grossing movie (domestically) of all time.
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[139] .In 2009, James Cameron's Avatar passes the movie on the domestic chart with over $550 million.^ Avatar Topples Dark Knight - January 25, 2010 Cameron epic set to become biggest hit movie of all time.
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^ Top 10 domestic grossing movies of all time, with over $400 million in sales.
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^ Top 10 biggest movie turn-offs of 2008 1 reason why ‘Avatar’ is gonna be the most overrated movie of 2009!
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[140]
Warner Bros. rereleased the film in traditional theaters and IMAX theaters in the United States on January 23, 2009, at the height of the voting for the Academy Awards, to further the chances of the film winning Oscars, as well as attempt to cross $1 billion in worldwide gross,[141][142] which it accomplished in February 2009.[143]

Home video release

.The film was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in North America on December 9, 2008. Releases include a one-disc edition DVD; a two-disc Special Edition DVD; a two-disc edition Blu-ray; and a Special Edition Blu-ray package featuring a statuette of the Bat-pod.^ Blu-Ray 2-Disc set with Bat-Pod stand.
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^ Batman: Gotham Knight was released on DVD and Blu-Ray disc on July 8, 2008 .
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^ A special DVD package will come with a graphic novel of the film.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[144] .The Blu-ray version presents the film in a variable aspect ratio, with the IMAX sequences framed in 1.78:1, while scenes filmed in 35 mm are framed in 2.40:1.[145] The DVD versions feature the entire film framed in a uniform 2.40:1 aspect ratio.^ The DVD release, on the other hand, displays the entire film in its theatrical ratio of 2.40:1.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Are there any indications of a Director's Cut DVD? Does the Blu-ray presentation feature a variable aspect ratio?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Does the Blu-ray presentation feature a variable aspect ratio?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.Disc 2 of the two-disc Special Edition DVD features the IMAX sequences in the original 1.44:1 aspect ratio.^ In Canada, a two-disc DVD steel-book edition and a two-disc Blu-ray steel-book edition will be sold exclusively in Futureshop stores.
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^ Audio CD (February 17, 2009) Original Release Date: February 17, 2009 Number of Discs: 2 Label: 4ad Records ASIN: B001KVW574 In-Print Editions: Vinyl .
  • Amazon.com: Dark Was the Night: Various Artists: Music 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

^ So far, it is known that there are five versions of the film released on DVD and Blu-ray: A single-disc DVD, a two-disc special edition DVD, a two-disc steel-book edition (only at F.Y.E.), a two-disc Blu-ray with a digital copy (according to Blu-ray.com), and a two-disc Blu-ray "Batpod case" edition.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.In addition to the standard DVD releases, some stores released their own exclusive editions of the film.^ I’m hopping that Two Face and the Joker are stored deep in the heart of Arkham Asylum and that there’s some explanation of it in the next film.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over-cutting damages the full sense of the film as can be seen from DVD-release out-takes -- Gladiator and American Gangster are two examples of this problem that spring to mind.
  • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "The filming locations will include the Central-Mid-Levels escalator, some parts of Queen's Road Central and The Centre," notes the newspaper The Standard .
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.In the United Kingdom, the film had combined sales of 513,000 units on its first day of release, of which 107,730 (21%) were Blu-ray discs, the highest number of first-day Blu-ray discs sold.^ In Canada, a two-disc DVD steel-book edition and a two-disc Blu-ray steel-book edition will be sold exclusively in Futureshop stores.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Awesome Movie and Blu Ray Disc I would like to recommend this product to anyone fans or no fans...
  • Amazon.com: The Dark Knight: Aaron Eckhart, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Michael Caine: Video On Demand 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-ray titles I can tell you Dark Knight is stunning and Blu-ray which is our number one in general me.
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[146] .In the United States, The Dark Knight set a sales record for most DVDs sold in one day, selling 3 million units on its first day of release - 600,000 of which were Blu-ray discs.^ The Dark Knight has delivered a staggering $66 million on its opening day.
  • Fantasy Moguls Original Content: WEEKEND ESTIMATES: 'Dark Knight' Surges Past 'Spider-Man 3' with $158M for All-Time Best Opening Weekend; 'Mamma Mia' Belts Out $27M Tally; 'Chimps' Are Chumps w/$7.3M; Hollywood Tops $250M for Biggest Weekend Ever! 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC news.fantasymoguls.com [Source type: General]

^ Retailers rip off on dark knight single blu-ray dvd .
  • Amazon.com: The Dark Knight: Aaron Eckhart, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Michael Caine: Video On Demand 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blu-Ray 2-Disc set with Bat-Pod stand.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[147]
.The DVD and Blu-ray Disc editions were released in Australia on December 10, 2008. Releases were in the form of a one-disc edition on DVD; a two-disc edition on DVD; a two-disc edition including a Batmask on DVD; a two-disc Blu-ray edition; and a four-disc Batman Begins/The Dark Knight pack on DVD and Blu-ray disc.^ July 21, 2008 A special all-Dark Knight edition… .
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Batman Begins and The Dark Knight both have scenes that were filmed in Chicago.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Retailers rip off on dark knight single blu-ray dvd .
  • Amazon.com: The Dark Knight: Aaron Eckhart, Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Michael Caine: Video On Demand 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of December 19, 2008, the DVD release is the top selling film in the Australian DVD Charts[148] and is expected to break the Australian sales record set by Finding Nemo.^ Over-cutting damages the full sense of the film as can be seen from DVD-release out-takes -- Gladiator and American Gangster are two examples of this problem that spring to mind.
  • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Originally released on July 18, 2008, “The Dark Knight” broke virtually every possible box office record to become the top-grossing film of 2008 and the second-highest grossing movie (domestically) of all time.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Returns To Theaters On January 23rd, 2009! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The DVD release, on the other hand, displays the entire film in its theatrical ratio of 2.40:1.
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[149]

Batman: Gotham Knight

.An anime collection entitled Batman: Gotham Knight was released as a tie-in to the movie.^ Batman: Gotham Knight (animated film) .
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Following immediately on from the events of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight opens on a crisis situation within Gotham City's underworld.
  • The Dark Knight - Cinema, Movie, Film Reviews - Review by Gavin Burke | Entertainment.ie Ireland 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC entertainment.ie [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was thouroughly disappointed that Gotham Knight didn't tie Batman Begins and The Dark Knight together like they said it would.
  • Topless Robot - The Dark Knight Returns... with a Few Questions About The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.toplessrobot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It features six animated short stories set before the events of the movie which form a rough story arc.^ Today, the bulk of the material shown before the feature film consists of previews for upcoming movies and paid advertisements (also known as trailers or "The Twenty").
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^ Anyway, the movie was profitable and Stallone is a businessman first and foremost, so he immediately set to work on a new movie featuring his only other fallback character.
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^ Trailers are now shown before the film (or the A movie in a double feature program) begins.
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Reception

Critical reception

.Based on 269 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an overall approval rating from critics of 94%, with an average score of 8.4/10.[150] Among Rotten Tomatoes' Cream of the Crop, which consists of popular and notable critics from the top newspapers, websites, television, and radio programs,[151] the film holds an overall approval rating of 90%.^ It has a 94% Rotten Tomatoes ranking .
  • SEOmoz | Content and Marketing Lessons Learned from The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rotten Tomatoes gives the Dark Knight a "Tomatometer" rating of 95% - very "fresh", but several hundred movies get a 100% rating (number 1 is Toy Story 2, The Godfather is number 7).
  • Is The Dark Knight really the best film ever made? | Film | guardian.co.uk 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mass marketed action, horror, and comedy films tend not to be greatly affected by a critic's overall judgment of a film.
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[152] .By comparison, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated an average score of 82, based on 39 reviews.^ Out of all the Batman movies I think this was one of the BEST. My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 4½ —Charley, age 15 .
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I vividly remember the same Radio One countdown, back in the days when "Top 100 of all time" polls didn't come out every week.
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^ Metacritic , which is based on "reviews from respected critics and publications", gives it a more sober 82% - not even in the top 200.
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[4] .CinemaScore polls reported that the average grade cinemagoers gave the film was "A" on an A+ to F scale, and that audiences skewed slightly male and older.^ Exit polling showed that 3/4 of the audience was female, 64% were age 30 or older, slightly more than a third of the audience had seen the musical, while more than half had heard of it but not seen it.
  • JOKER LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO BANK: ‘Dark Knight’ Breaks Ten Film Records: $67.1M Fri + $47.6M Sat + $43.5M Sun; Best Ever $158.4M Box Office Weekend; Biggest Non-Holiday FSS At The Movies – Deadline.com 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[153]
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times describes The Dark Knight as a "haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy." He praises the performances, direction, and writing, and says the film "redefine[s] the possibilities of the comic-book movie". Ebert states that the "key performance" is by Heath Ledger, and pondered whether he would become the first posthumous Academy Award-winning actor since Peter Finch in 1976 (Ledger ultimately did win the Oscar).[154] He named it one of his twenty favorite films of 2008.[155]
.Peter Travers of Rolling Stone writes that the film is deeper than its predecessor, with a "deft" script that refuses to scrutinize the Joker with popular psychology, instead pulling the viewer in with an examination of Bruce Wayne's psyche,[156] Travers has praise for all the cast, saying each brings his or her "'A' game" to the film.^ All I have to say is congratulations to the entire cast.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Kyle M says: July 23, 2008 at 4:40 pm Ugh, didn't like this film at all, and I'm a fan of Frank Miller's re-envisioning of Batman.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know from experience of a film I produced (where the "weighted average" is 2 points lower than the actual average votes cast) that this can work to your disadvantage.
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.He says Bale is "electrifying", evoking Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II, and that Eckhart's portrayal of Harvey Dent is "scarily moving".[156] Travers says the actor moves the Joker away from Jack Nicholson's interpretation into darker territory, and expresses his support for any potential campaign to have Ledger nominated for an Academy Award,[156] Travers says that the filmmakers move the film away from comic book cinema and closer to being a genuine work of art, citing Nolan's direction and the "gritty reality" of Wally Pfister's cinematography as helping to create a universe that has something "raw and elemental" at work within it.^ Films have to be campaigned for to be nominated for Oscars.
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^ The comics have a different origin for Harvey Dent.
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^ I belive in Harvey Dent, I belive in Nolan bros!
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.In particular, he cites Nolan's action choreography in the IMAX-tailored heist sequence as rivaling that of Heat (1995).^ In addition, critics and moviegoers alike applauded Nolan’s revolutionary use of IMAX cameras to film some of the most challenging action sequences ever created—a first for a major feature film.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Returns To Theaters On January 23rd, 2009! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Combined with Ledger’s performance and Nolan finally grasping how to direct action sequences, the film pleased me.
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^ For its IMAX release, Nolan had four major action sequences, including the Joker's introduction, shot in the format.
  • The Dark Knight - Batman Wiki - DC Comics - Batman, Joker, Robin, Riddler, Catwoman 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC batman.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[156] .Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Every great hero needs a great villain.^ I also want to point out, MikeD says that the Juno script was great, but every script since then has glossed over details to point out flaws.
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^ Enough must be put on the line, at stake, that Batman’s sacrifices and struggles to bring whomever to justice will allow him to be the hero that Gotham needs.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s actually one of the best films in a while, and will end up a top the comic book heroes genre.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » The Dark Knight CAM XviD-TRADINGSTANDARDS 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And in 2008, Christian Bale's Batman found his in Heath Ledger's demented dervish, the Joker."^ Heath Ledger is the greatest Joker ever .
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the Joker, Heath Ledger , steals the show.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Without Christian Bale, Ledgers Joker would have been mediocre, with Christian Bale, Ledgers Joker was brilliant.
  • JOKER LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO BANK: ‘Dark Knight’ Breaks Ten Film Records: $67.1M Fri + $47.6M Sat + $43.5M Sun; Best Ever $158.4M Box Office Weekend; Biggest Non-Holiday FSS At The Movies – Deadline.com 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[157]
.Emanuel Levy wrote Ledger "throws himself completely" into the role,[158] and that the film represents Nolan's "most accomplished and mature" work, and the most technically impressive and resonant of all the Batman films.^ This film is firmly keyed into what Batman is all about .
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^ It is a gritty, twisted, crime drama with an outstanding script, an unsettling theme and spectacular set pieces, and it represents the work of a genius director who pulls it all together with technical virtuosity.
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^ The dialogue remains in the front and mostly the centre speakers but still sounds clear and works for the many conversations in the movie and all in all, whilst this isn’t the most impressive mix I’ve heard, it does all it needs to do in order to impress.
  • Dark Knight, The (UK - BD) in Reviews > Video Discs at DVDActive 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.dvdactive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Levy calls the action sequences some of the most impressive seen in an American film for years, and talks of the Hong Kong-set portion of the film as being particularly visually impressive.^ It was the most violent sick film that I have seen in a while.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film begins with the 6 minute teaser that some of you had seen previously in December on the front of I AM LEGEND. I read somewhere that Nolan was inspired by HEAT with this film.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For what it's worth, the aspect ratio change isn't particularly jarring, only being a little irritating when when the change takes place for a single shot, usually a sweeping ariel shot of Gotham or Hong Kong or wherever.
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[158] Levy and Peter Travers conclude that the film is "haunting and visionary",[156][158] while Levy goes on to say that The Dark Knight is "nothing short of brilliant".[158]
.For example, David Denby of The New Yorker holds that the story is not coherent enough to properly flesh out the disparities.^ My new iPhone was great in the hospital for checking out the meds they were giving me but my eyes aren't good enough to read seomoz posts on it.
  • SEOmoz | Content and Marketing Lessons Learned from The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He says the film's mood is one of "constant climax", and that it feels rushed and far too long.^ Reply mlp1234 says: July 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm I agree that TDK was quite long and I left feeling like I ate too much.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I say we all boycott the Oscars this year as a show of all movie lovers hatred for this lack of respect for what is truly one of the best films ever made…..
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I’ve waited so long for a Batman film to address some of the issues that this one does.
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.Denby criticizes scenes which he argues are meaningless or are cut short just as they become interesting.^ But if you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, and if they can't stop you, you become something else entirely...
  • The Dark Knight Saga - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ And am I the only one who thinks that they implied that the police just killed the Joker on the spot when they closed that scene with a shot of their guns pointed at him?
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They also have behind the scenes content there… Thought your users might be interested…check it out: http://43kix.com/vip .
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[159] .Denby remarks that the central conflict is workable, but that "only half the team can act it", saying that Bale's "placid" Bruce Wayne and "dogged but uninteresting" Batman is constantly upstaged by Ledger's "sinister and frightening" performance, which he says is the film's one element of success.^ The only positive for me was Ledger’s acting.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "As Ledger's last performance on film .
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only one in the movie giving a professional acting performance was Eastwood.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gran Torino, Dark Knight shut out at the Oscars 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Denby concludes that Ledger is "mesmerising" in every scene.[159] While Denby has praise for Pfister's cinematography, he does not rate the film as a remarkable piece of craftmanship. .He puts forward that while a lot happens in the film, it is often difficult to follow due to the close, dark photography and editing.^ The Dark Knight looks awesome, but honestly I'm looking forward to Cloverfield and Iron Man a LOT more.
  • The Dark Knight Full Theatrical Trailer Debuts! « FirstShowing.net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even though Aaron Eckhart has gone on record stating that Two-Face won't return, a lot can happen between Eckhart's interview and the release of the third film.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ This has been a subject touched on in a lot of articles and blogs all over the Internet in regards to the film The Dark Knight directed by Christopher Nolan.

.Denby says the film is too grim and is seemingly "jammed together".[159] He surmises that the "heavy-handed" score and "thunderous" violence only serve to coarsen the property from Tim Burton's vision of the franchise into a "hyperviolent summer action spectacle", and that the film embraces the themes of terror that it purports to scrutinize.^ That makes me want to say that I was a fan of the Burton films, especially Batman Returns.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dit is de tweede film van Tim Burton waarbij hij gebruikt maakt van stop-motion animatie.

^ I feel odd saying this as well, given how much I love him, but Tim Burton’s approach to Batman wasn’t as spot on.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[159]
.The Dark Knight was ranked the 15th greatest film in history on Empire's 2008 list of the "500 Greatest Movies of All Time", based upon the weighted votes of 10,000 readers, 150 film directors, and 50 key film critics.^ July 21, 2008 A special all-Dark Knight edition… .
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sure the new Dark Knight movie is good and all...
  • The Dark Knight Movie Sucks 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.albertastars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 15, 2008 The Dark Knight is on the verge of becoming the top-grossing film of all time.
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[160] Heath Ledger's interpretation of the Joker was also ranked number three on Empire's 2008 list of the "100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time".[161]

Top ten lists

The film appeared on many critics' top ten lists of the best films of 2008.[162]

Commentary

.Mystery writer Andrew Klavan, writing in The Wall Street Journal, compared the extreme measures that Batman takes to fight crime with those U.S. President George W. Bush used in the War on Terror.^ Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime.
  • Releaselog | RLSLOG.net » The Dark Knight CAM XviD-TRADINGSTANDARDS 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rlslog.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Andrew Klavan to write it up in the WSJ. .
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gran Torino, Dark Knight shut out at the Oscars 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Is Christopher Nolan's, The Dark Knight, a tribute to George W. Bush's bravery in fighting the so-called "war on terror?

Klavan claims that, "at some level" The Dark Knight is "a paean of praise to the fortitude and moral courage that has been shown by George W. Bush in this time of terror and war." Klavan supports this reading of the film by comparing Batman—like Bush, Klavan argues—"sometimes has to push the boundaries of civil rights to deal with an emergency, certain that he will re-establish those boundaries when the emergency is past."[164] Klavan's article has received criticism on the Internet and in mainstream media outlets, such as in The New Republic's "The Plank."[165] Reviewing the film in The Sunday Times, Cosmo Landesman reached the opposite conclusion to Klavan, arguing that The Dark Knight "offers up a lot of moralistic waffle about how we must hug a terrorist – okay, I exaggerate. .At its heart, however, is a long and tedious discussion about how individuals and society must never abandon the rule of law in struggling against the forces of lawlessness.^ Batman's struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to "confront everything he believes," and improve his technology to stop him.
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^ But who was ever really a fan of his corny scarecrow outfit and long diatribes about how much he loves instilling fear?
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I believe what you are saying is correct (about how it is too long) but how can i fully believe your review if it could just be made up as it hasn’t been released yet?
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In fighting monsters, we must be careful not to become monsters – that sort of thing.^ I had always assumed that the stuff you left out was more of a “I didn’t care one way or the other about this so skipped over it” sort of thing.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Only by becoming like the monster he must vanquish can Batman secure a victory that even he understands is Pyrrhic.
  • Batman’s ‘Dark Knight’ Reflects Cheney Policy « The Washington Independent 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC washingtonindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because real people care about that sort of thing.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The film champions the anti-war coalition's claim that, in having a war on terror, you create the conditions for more terror.^ So even if people aren't always talkative about it, your reviews are probably having more of an effect than you think!
  • The Dark Night of the Reviewing Soul 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.myfriendamysblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Think of the drug war, the war on terror, and other instances in which the state fights the fires it started with more flames.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The makers of this film used a Bush/Batman allegory to promote the idea that all of Bush'd unlawful and deceitful policies were a necessary evil to fight the war on terror.
  • Batman’s ‘Dark Knight’ Reflects Cheney Policy « The Washington Independent 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC washingtonindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

We are shown that innocent people died because of Batman – and he falls for it".[166] Benjamin Kerstein, writing in Azure, says that both Klavan and Landesman "have a point," because "The Dark Knight is a perfect mirror of the society which is watching it: a society so divided on the issues of terror and how to fight it that, for the first time in decades, an American mainstream no longer exists."[167]

Themes and analysis

.According to David S. Goyer, the primary theme of The Dark Knight is escalation.^ The Dark Knight is again directed by Christopher Nolan ( Memento , Batman Begins , The Prestige ) and co-written by Nolan, his brother Jonathan Nolan ( The Prestige ), and David S. Goyer ( Blade , Batman Begins ).
  • The Dark Knight Full Theatrical Trailer Debuts! « FirstShowing.net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ April 10, 2007 Goyer puts a Dent in Dark Knight .
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nolan directed “The Dark Knight” from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Returns To Theaters On January 23rd, 2009! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[168] .Gotham City is weak and the citizens blame Batman for the city's violence and corruption as well as the Joker's threats, and it pushes his limits, making him feel that taking the laws into his own hands is further downgrading the city.^ Gotham City Elite into paying him for life ...
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well the who’s who of Gotham City villains.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film concentrates primarily on the Joker—a seemingly schizophrenic, serial psychopath whose announced goal is to rid Gotham City of Batman, but who seems to really be aiming at destroying the city itself.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Roger Ebert noted, "Throughout the film, [the Joker] devises ingenious situations that force Batman, Commissioner Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent to make impossible ethical decisions.^ Are we more like the Joker, or more like Batman, or more like the gallant Harvey Dent?
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to...
  • The Dark Knight - Alternate Trailer | SPIKE 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Harvey Dent is the Jokers justification.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

By the end, the whole moral foundation of the Batman legend is threatened."[154]
.Other critics have mentioned the theme of the triumph of evil over good.^ George on July 26, 2008 at 01:12 PM Report this comment Yep, the triumph of good over evil is so passe.
  • The Dark Knight taints our children's world view - Telegraph 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Spiritually the film follows the same Eastern theme as Batman Begins, the Ying Yang / Evil good paradox in each one of us.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That, in one situation, good wins out, and in the next, evil triumphs.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

.Harvey Dent is seen as Gotham's "White Knight" in the beginning of the film but ends up becoming seduced to evil.^ For example the Vote for Harvey Dent rallies held throughout different U.S. cities and Comcast had a whole series of Gotham Cable News Casts that were available on Demand.
  • SEOmoz | Content and Marketing Lessons Learned from The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ After Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City, a mysterious criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos.
  • Batman Dark Knight Movie 2008 Toys & Action Figures 12 September 2009 11:11 UTC www.toywiz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The film begins with the 6 minute teaser that some of you had seen previously in December on the front of I AM LEGEND. I read somewhere that Nolan was inspired by HEAT with this film.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[63] .The Joker, on the other hand, is seen as the representation of anarchy and chaos.^ But from the snippets that I have seen it appears that he has finally captured how the Joker (and the other characters as well) has been depicted in the comics over the last 20 years.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the other hand, it did give us Creed, Kevin and Dwight as The Joker: "I'm gonna make a pencil dis—oh...disappear."
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In America it seems that the only way to save ourselves is to take away other's rights, but is that really the only way, that's what the agent of chaos (The Joker) would want us to do.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

.He has no motive, no orders, and no desires but to cause havoc and "watch the world burn". The terrible logic of human error is another theme as well.^ Just watching the world burn.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Joker doesn't really tell you why he wants to watch the world burn.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or something out of Welles, anyway: after watching Touch of Evil in one class or another, the T.A. suggested we find ways to compare it to Pulp Fiction .
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The ferry scene displays how humans can easily be enticed by iniquity.^ I think the author is forgetting the key scene on the ferries were it shows that the human desire to do the right thing overrides the basic idea of self preservation.
  • The Dark Knight taints our children's world view - Telegraph 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

[169]

Awards and nominations

The Tumbler in use at the film's European premiere
.Most notable among the nominations were Heath Ledger's almost complete sweep of over twenty awards for acting, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.^ Heath Ledger's acting was over-rated.
  • Boxoffice > The Business of Movies > Movie Reviews > The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC boxoffice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hopefully TDK will be nominated for best picture and Heath Ledger for best supporting actor.
  • JOKER LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO BANK: ‘Dark Knight’ Breaks Ten Film Records: $67.1M Fri + $47.6M Sat + $43.5M Sun; Best Ever $158.4M Box Office Weekend; Biggest Non-Holiday FSS At The Movies – Deadline.com 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.deadline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What awards has Heath Ledger won so far?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

.The Dark Knight also received nominations from the Writers Guild of America (for Best Adapted Screenplay), the Producers Guild of America, and the Directors Guild of America, as well as a slew of other guild award nominations and wins.^ The website has campaigned tirelessly to get The Dark Knight nominated for Best everything,..
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dark Knight wins five People's Choice awards .
  • The Dark Knight taints our children's world view - Telegraph 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ I hope you win the WGA award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was nominated for Best Film at the Critics Choice Awards and was named one of the top ten films of 2008 by the American Film Institute.^ Best Batman ever and one of the best films I have ever seen.
  • The Dark Knight - Cinema, Movie, Film Reviews - Review by Gavin Burke | Entertainment.ie Ireland 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC entertainment.ie [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Clint O'Connor/Plain Dealer Film Critic Thursday July 17, 2008, 12:33 PM .
  • 'Dark Knight' embraces the dark side 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Oh, by the way, don't be waiting for the Academy to announce the nomination for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Writer....
  • Is The Dark Knight really the best film ever made? | Film | guardian.co.uk 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Dark Knight was nominated for eight Academy Awards for the 81st Ceremony,[170] breaking the previous record of seven held by Dick Tracy[171] for the most nominations received by a film based on a comic book, comic strip, or graphic novel.^ Dark Knight for their record breaking opening weekend...
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Dark Knight,” is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Returns To Theaters On January 23rd, 2009! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Was it really a comic book film though?
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gran Torino, Dark Knight shut out at the Oscars 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Dark Knight won two awards: Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger and Best Sound Editing.^ Dark Knight already won best picture where it counts.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gran Torino, Dark Knight shut out at the Oscars 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That has got to be the best film Heath Ledger had ever done.
  • The Dark Knight - Cinema, Movie, Film Reviews - Review by Gavin Burke | Entertainment.ie Ireland 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC entertainment.ie [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dark Knight was great but the only real standout was Heath Ledger.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gran Torino, Dark Knight shut out at the Oscars 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It was additionally nominated for six others, these being Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Mixing, Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup, and Best Film Editing.^ Oh, by the way, don't be waiting for the Academy to announce the nomination for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Writer....
  • Is The Dark Knight really the best film ever made? | Film | guardian.co.uk 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has some fantastic elements, Ledger should be nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar, and it most certainly could be the ‘best’ superhero film ever made.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the other six are expounded various and wondrous effects of the spiritual illumination and union of love with God.

.Heath Ledger was the first posthumous winner of the Best Supporting Actor award, and only the second posthumous acting winner ever (Peter Finch posthumously won the Best Actor award for his performance in the 1976 film Network).^ The film is dedicated to Heath Ledger.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ "As Ledger's last performance on film .
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only good performance was by Heath Ledger and even his performance got a bit repetitive.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In addition, Ledger's win marked the first win in any of the major Oscar categories (producing, directing, acting, or writing) for a superhero-based film.^ He was the first actor ever to do so by starring in a superhero film.
  • The Dark Knight Saga - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ In addition, critics and moviegoers alike applauded Nolan’s revolutionary use of IMAX cameras to film some of the most challenging action sequences ever created—a first for a major feature film.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Returns To Theaters On January 23rd, 2009! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And, of course, the film marked what could be Heath Ledger's final performance, which is so engrossing that there is buzz that he could be the seventh person in history to receive a posthumous Oscar acting nomination (and if he were to win, he'd be the second person to win after death).
  • SEOmoz | Content and Marketing Lessons Learned from The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Notably, Richard King's win in the Sound Editing category blocked a complete awards sweep of the evening by the eventual Best Picture winner, Slumdog Millionaire.^ Will The Dark Knight win for best picture.
  • Movie Review - The Dark Knight - www.ericdsnider.com - The Official Website of Eric D. Snider 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.ericdsnider.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It won't get win for Best Picture.
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^ Otherwise, wake me when it’s over and Slumdog Millionaire walks away with Best Picture and Best Director(it’s a virtual lock, people).
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Sequel

.On March 10, 2010, Nolan confirmed his involvement with a sequel and gave some information regarding the story.^ I think some of you are reading way more into the Dark Knight regarding it being an allegory for the GWOT than Christopher Nolan intended.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gran Torino, Dark Knight shut out at the Oscars 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nolan Speaks on Batman Sequel August 28th, 2006 In a recent interview, director Christopher Nolan teased with some juicy tidbits on The Dark Knight.
  • The Dark Knight Movie News, Headlines | WorstPreviews.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: General]

.The next Batman film will be Nolan's last and a conclusion to the story.^ I hope we can see a next film of BATMAN from Mr. Nolan.
  • DARK CAMPAIGN - An unofficial grassroots effort to support “The Dark Knight” for the 2008 Academy Awards. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.darkcampaign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I belive the next film will mainly be a Two Face story.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comics: From Comics to Film: Batman's Villains - July 11, 2008 IGN brings Bane, Poison Ivy, The Riddler and more to the world Christopher Nolan built.
  • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nolan says, "Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story.^ Reply George says: June 27, 2008 at 11:26 am One thing Nolan has said is that he wanted to make The Dark Knight as complete of a film as possible.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The woman cut into twelve pieces, the rape of Dinah, incest, murder, crucifixion—all of these things are grim and disturbing, but God wants us to read them and come to terms with them.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My dream is to just sit around and write on the side and get to do things everyone dreams of - traveling, making movies, writing stories, reviewing movies, getting into premieres...
  • Counting Down The Hours: June 2006 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC afrazier.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.And in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story .^ (This is where the story went wrong IMO) When neither boat did, he was upset and was going to blow them both up until batman intervened.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Contemporary movies are showing up free for view faster than films from thirty years ago.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Gran Torino, Dark Knight shut out at the Oscars 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Generally, I am annoyed that Hollywood is more concerned with getting across their message, rather than just presenting a compelling story.
  • Big Hollywood » Blog Archive » ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC bighollywood.breitbart.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

. . .I’m very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters.^ Very excited about this.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NOTE: SPOILERS HERE*** The film's ending has been something I've thought about for quite some time.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Dark Knight is an unusual film in that it's the first time I would've rated a film higher if it had ended an hour earlier.
  • The Dark Knight - Cinema, Movie, Film Reviews - Review by Gavin Burke | Entertainment.ie Ireland 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC entertainment.ie [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.My brother has come up with some pretty exciting stuff.^ My 12 year old brother managed to watch this, but it is up to you to decide if your younger ones can see it.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or i don’t know just some stuff i made up.
  • Johnny Depp is the Riddler in ‘Dark Knight’ Sequel?--Backseat Cuddler 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC backseatcuddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I got a couple chuckles (bought up all the decks to stuff his car full of jokers) but not nearly as funny as some of the other scripts.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Unlike the comics, these things don’t go on forever in film and viewing it as a story with an end is useful.^ Be Topical This applies more to the content side of things, though it can go for products as well (I don't see too many beeper product sites popping up right now...unlike what the Beeper King says, technology isn't cyclical).
  • SEOmoz | Content and Marketing Lessons Learned from The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you can't stand the Joker in the previews, then definitely don't go see the film.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the end of the day, whether you are starting to learn about all these comic book heroes for the first time just like me, or you are a big fan, GO TO THE THEATHER AND SEE BATMAN!!!
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

.Viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling.^ You’re absolutely right in the logistics.
  • Firedoglake » Late Late Night FDL: The Dark Side Of Alice 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are you trying to tell me you’re not?
  • Man in the Dark, Paul Auster, Book - Barnes & Noble 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC search.barnesandnoble.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But you definitely have readers, and maybe not always comments because you're getting it just right and saying all there is to say!
  • The Dark Night of the Reviewing Soul 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC www.myfriendamysblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And it hearkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories.^ He tried to teach me the psychological fuck-ness of these stories, specifically the Joker, and I had trouble getting past the silly Jack Nicholsan version.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Finding this was a real treat, any Batman TAS fan should see these .
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That’s what we do.” Nolan has also confirmed that Jonathan Nolan is writing the script and that the villain of the film “won't be Mr. Freeze.”[172]

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Further reading

  • Byrne, Craig (2008) (Hardcover). .The Dark Knight: Featuring Production Art and Full Shooting Script.^ More "Dark Knight" Spoilers August 16th, 2007 SlashFilm received a few details of what's going on with the production of "The Dark Knight.
    • The Dark Knight Movie News, Headlines | WorstPreviews.com 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.worstpreviews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Batman - DC Comics Official Batman comic books site from DC Comics, featuring sneak peeks at what's new with the Dark Knight in upcoming issues of Batman and Detective Comics, ...
    • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Be Smart with Your Launches/Product Debuts It wouldn't have been smart if The Dark Knight debuted in theaters in January or February.
    • SEOmoz | Content and Marketing Lessons Learned from The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.seomoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Universe. .ISBN 0789318121. 
  • Nolan, Christopher; David S. Goyer (2007).^ And according to an article over at MTV , Nolan and his co-writers — brother Jonathan Nolan and David Goyer — have already discussed the theme and villain for a third movie.
    • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ IGN Interviews Christopher Nolan - December 6, 2007 Our exclusive chat with the director about The Dark Knight, the JLA movie and Bale in T4!
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    ^ I trust David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan's judgment, I just hope they do better than what the rumors are suggesting.
    • Counting Down The Hours: June 2006 17 September 2009 2:44 UTC afrazier.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    "Introduction" (Hardcover). .Absolute Batman: The Long Halloween.^ Actually, in “Batman: The Long Halloween”, it is implied that Selena Kyle is Carmine Falcone’s daughter.
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    ^ While the plots of the two films are original, they borrow many scenes and themes from the comicbook miniseries Batman: Year One and The Long Halloween .
    • The Dark Knight Saga - Television Tropes & Idioms 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The Jeph Loeb/Tim Sale graphic novel, Batman: The Long Halloween , has a slight variation.
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    .New York: DC Comics.^ Batman - DC Comics Official Batman comic books site from DC Comics, featuring sneak peeks at what's new with the Dark Knight in upcoming issues of Batman and Detective Comics, ...
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    ^ Keepin' It Reel Podcast, Episode 12 - April 24, 2008 All the big movie news out of New York Comic-Con!
    • IGN: The Dark Knight Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ New York Comic-Con 2009 .
    • The Dark Knight - Exclusive - Wallpaper Downloads: Movies: UGO 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ISBN 1401212824. 
  • O'Neil, Dennis (2008) (Paperback). The Dark Knight. Novelization of the film. Berkley. ISBN 0425222861. 

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.The Dark Knight is an 2008 American superhero action film sequel to 2005's Batman Begins, based on the comic book character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.^ Batman the dark knight is the newest film to be based on the adventures of the popular title character.
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^ Bob Kane and Bill Finger had thought of the grinning Veidt when they created the Joker.
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^ Batman’ isn’t a comic book anymore.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This time, Batman and Lieutenant James Gordon confront a psychotic terrorist known as "The Joker".
.Directed by Christopher Nolan.^ The director, Christopher Nolan, who also directed the awesome “The Prestige,” knows what it takes to get great performances out of his actors.
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^ Nothing has been announced, and Christopher Nolan has stated that he has reservations about directing another entry if it is not up to the same standard.
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^ Animation teamed with Japanese animators to produce Batman: Gotham Knight , an anime-style direct-to-video prequel to Christopher Nolan's film The Dark Knight .
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Written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan

Contents

Dialogue

.Joker: I believe…whatever doesn't kill you simply makes you… …stranger.^ The Joker is a monster and Ledger makes you believe and fear it.
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^ What doesn't kill you… only makes you stranger.” From then on, the movie is a roller-coaster ride through the Batman's efforts to catch the Joker and maintain his “no-kill” code at the same time, Harvey Dent's quest to put the mob behind bars, and James Gordon's efforts to keep the two of them from getting killed in the process.
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^ However, the Joker does make mention of his father twice in the film - when killing Gambol, and when he holds the older gentleman at knife point (at Wayne's party).
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Alfred: Know your limits, Master Wayne.
.Bruce: Batman has no limits.^ Batman has no limits!!
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.Alfred: Well, you do, sir.^ Picks -- Well yeah sir thank you love that game I think that everything compliment to me beautiful I think."
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Bruce: Well, can't afford to know 'em.
.Alfred: And what's gonna happen on the day that you find out?^ While Two-Face walks away from the crash unscathed, we never find out what happened to Maroni.
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^ Where is Katie Holmes when you need her and what happened to the days when Batman's women were babes?
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.Bruce: We all know how much you like to say: "I told you so."^ How much over are you talking?
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^ I don’t know, I didn’t like it at all.
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^ You all know what that is normally.
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Alfred: On that day, Master Wayne, even I won't want to…probably.

[The mob bosses are assembled together]
Joker: [fake laughter done in a deadpan voice] Ha ha ha ha, hahaha, ha, ha, ha, oh, a-hee-hee, ha ha, oh, hee hee, hee ha, ahaha. [returns to normal voice] And I thought my jokes were bad.
.Gambol: Give me one reason why I shouldn't have my boy here pull your head off.^ I will not here omit to mention the reason why this Divine light, which is always light to the soul, illumines it not as soon as it strikes it, as it does afterwards, but causes it the darkness and the trials of which we have spoken.

^ He was the only one who did decent job acting and he’s the sole reason why box office figures for this movie seem to suggest it’s a success.
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^ Well… off I went to see The Dark Knight this evening at the IMAX here in Los Angeles along with my buddy Robert from IESB, and I can tell you the film is not perfect… but it is one impressive movie nonetheless.
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.Joker: How 'bout a magic trick?^ The part was certainly well-written and well-acted, and I can appreciate the the Joker sees humor in some of the things he says humor in the things he says and does, but for the audience to think his "magic trick" was funny?
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^ I have to agree with the guy that wrote the 1st review for this movie, the Jokers pencil trick was Magical.
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.[he slams a pencil into the table, point first] I'm gonna make this pencil disappear.^ The Joker maims and kills without remorse, and one of the very first scenes features a “disappearing pencil” trick that is stunning in its quick brutality.
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^ On the other hand, it did give us Creed, Kevin and Dwight as The Joker: "I'm gonna make a pencil dis—oh...disappear."
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^ The pencil penetrated through one of the thug's eyes (although this is not explicitly shown), as the vulnerable eye is the only possible "point of entry" for the pencil to make an instant kill.
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[Gambol's henchman tries to attack him; in one swift motion the Joker then slams the man's head into the pencil, forcing the entire pencil through his eye socket; the man falls over dead]
Joker: Ta-daa! [looks at where the pencil was with mock surprise] It's-it's gone!

Joker: [to Rachel] Well, hello beautiful. [sloppily slicks his hair back] You must be Harvey's squeeze. And you are beautiful. Oh, you look nervous. Is it the scars? Wanna know how I got 'em? [grabs her chin as she continuously tries to look away] Come 'ere, look at me. .See, I had a wife, she was beautiful… like you, who tells me that I worried too much, who tells me that I ought to smile more, who gambles and gets in deep with the sharks.^ She was beautiful, like you.
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^ Forget the Simpsons comic guy, it’s more like the Teaching Assistant in college that thinks he’s smarter than the professor (not to mention all the students, who avoid him when they see him on campus).
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^ And others you will see adorned with agnusdeis and relics and tokens, like children with trinkets.

Hey. .[she squirms, and he forces her to keep looking at him] One day they carve her face.^ Why oh why must they always try to force Two-Face into these movies.
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^ On the boat with the criminals, one of the criminals tells the man with the bomb to give the bomb to him and he would do what they should have done ten minutes ago.
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^ I’ve been asking my Twitter-peeps who they think will be making a return for the third movie, and the one answer I keep getting is Two-Face.
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We have no money for surgeries. She can't take it. .I just want to see her smile again, hm?^ As Batman's trusty butler Alfred ( Michael Caine ) warns, 'Some men just want to see the world burn.'
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'll go alone, just like I went alone to see Hellboy II. I don't anyone to entertain me, I just want to watch the movie.
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^ Reply aaron says: July 12, 2008 at 7:10 pm i’m sorry john but i can’t see wanted being better, but thats just my opinion.
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.I just wanted her to know that I don't care about the scars.^ I don’t want to know who though.
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^ Reply Rod says: July 3, 2008 at 9:30 pm I don’t know what the fuss about movie length is, I really don’t.
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^ I don’t want you to give anything away about the character or anything, just curious about your opinion of their performance.
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.So… (Rachel tries again to look away, he grabs her face and forces her to look at him.^ Why oh why must they always try to force Two-Face into these movies.
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)
I stick a razor in my mouth and do this… to myself. .[Directs attention towards the scars on his face] And you know what?^ Maybe if they'd paid attention they would've, you know, enjoyed it.
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^ You won't know if you have to laugh out loud or crawl behind your seat in terror when faced with the wicked ways of the psychopathic clown.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

She can't stand the sight of me! She leaves! Now, I see the funny side. Now, I'm always smiling!
[Rachel knees him and pushes him off her]
.The Joker: [laughs] A little fight in you.^ With Ledger's Joker, you aren't laughing at him like you were with Nicholson.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was a little offended at the darkness and brutality of the Joker, but what do you expect from a villain?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Look at it this way; if I told you 2 years ago that Heath Ledger would play The Joker, you would’ve laughed at my notion.
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I like that.
.Batman: [appearing suddenly] Then you're gonna love me.^ Then you’re gonna love me!
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You think any Batman sidekick will ever appear in THIS Batman franchise?
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you’re expecting Batman Begins, you’re in for a completely different experience.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[punches the Joker]

.Bruce Wayne: Criminals aren't complicated, Alfred.^ Things aren’t going much better for Batman/Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), either.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now Bane is going after Bruce Wayne/Batman, Catwoman has been hurt by Bane and helps Batman dismantle Banes criminal empire .
  • Where Does ‘The Dark Knight’ Leave Us? 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC geeksofdoom.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.We just need to figure out what he's after.^ Just feeling the need to point out the redundant nature of the end of your review.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[Brings up the new batsuit in the cave, distracted, trying to think]
.Alfred: With respect, Master Wayne, perhaps this is a man that you don't fully understand either.^ I don't understand what you mean.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I don’t think you understand what a “blog” is.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But Nolan clearly respects not only the possibilities in the source material but also the very real pain that would drive a man like Bruce Wayne to the edge.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A long time ago, I was in Burma.^ I even put the cover on my cubicle wall without having heard a note of her music, because shame and I parted company a long time ago.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

My friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So we went looking for the stones. .But in six months, we never met anyone who had traded with him.^ Burton once said, “Anyone who knows me knows I would never read a comic book,” and that air of mild condescension came across on screen.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing the stones away.
.Bruce Wayne: So why steal them?^ Why did Bruce Wayne seem so dry as a character?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Alfred: Well, because he thought it was good sport. .Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money.^ All I didn't like was some of the editing and the fact that it looked as if the mayor spends his free time getting fashion advice from Pete Wentz.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Some Guy - To be fair to Nestor Carbonell, his eyes naturally look like he's wearing black eyeliner.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I found Maggie Gyllenhal very distracting because she was not a believable ADA and she looks like a bulldog.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. .Some men just want to watch the world burn.^ The Joker wants to '…see the world burn…' just like Satan.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As Batman's trusty butler Alfred ( Michael Caine ) warns, 'Some men just want to see the world burn.'
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'll go alone, just like I went alone to see Hellboy II. I don't anyone to entertain me, I just want to watch the movie.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Bruce Wayne: People are dying, Alfred.^ Many people have been raving about Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker and complaining that Christian Bale was so dry and lacking as Bruce Wayne.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ At the same time, Bruce Wayne says this in a voice-over: "...people deserve to have their faith rewarded."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

What would you have me do?
Alfred: Endure, Master Wayne. Take it. .They'll hate you for it, but that's the point of Batman.^ 'They'll cast you out,' the Joker tells Batman.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Joker even makes it a point after Batman saves him to say "You are truly incorruptible."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Re: james – Hes not the only person, if you go on IMDB then quite a few people agree, they don't think that it is as good as Batman Begins.
  • Perez Hilton: We Just Saw The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He can be the outcast. .He can make the choice that no one else can make–the right choice.^ Unlike the Joker, Batman has realized that if you set an example, if you are willing to make the choice no one else will, people will follow that example.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.

^ Now the Joker is Ledgers’, no one has or will duplicate, certainly not make him better.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bruce Wayne: Well, today I found out what Batman can't do.^ In the previous Batman series, both Tim Burton's and Joel Schumacher's films Bruce Wayne was much friendlier and more outgoing.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Things aren’t going much better for Batman/Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), either.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Note that in Batman Begins , Bruce Wayne, pretending to be drunk, refers to all his guests as "two-faced phonies."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

He can't endure this. Today, you get to say, "I told you so."
Alfred: Today I…I don't want to. .[they walk to the elevator] But I did bloody tell you.^ You should tell the SWAT guys so they don’t shoot the wrong people.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'They'll cast you out,' the Joker tells Batman.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ YES TELLS YOU ABOUT THE DIRECTOR WRITTERS AND WHAT THEY ARE THINKNG ABOUT .
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[Bruce laughs] I suppose they'll want to lock me up, too, as your accomplice.^ Mention your name in any household and they'll say, "Who?"
  • Perez Hilton: We Just Saw The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you have any books on your shelf, pick it up and read the acknowledgments—usually they'll thank their agent and their family and especially their editor.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not that by pushing the buttons, they'll blow themselves up?
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[they get on the lift, which takes them up]
Bruce Wayne: Accomplice? .I'm gonna tell them the whole thing was your idea.^ Besides you’re wasting your time trying to tell Rod how to write, who do you think he’s gonna listen too?
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


.Joker: I don't wanna kill you!^ If you can't stand the Joker in the previews, then definitely don't go see the film.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the end of Batman Begins , his final words to Ra's al Ghul were, "I won't kill you, but I don't have to save you."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ HEATH LEDGER Look, you don’t want to kill me for murdering her.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.What would I do without you?^ If you could elaborate a bit it would be great, without revealing any spoilers of course.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Go back to ripping off Mob dealers?^ We need you to go get him and bring him here so I can cut off the mob’s money supply.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

No, no… no! .No, you…you… Complete… Me.^ Er, no, I mean in complete contrast to you.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


Joker: It's not about money... It's about... sending a message. Everything burns!

.Joker: [serious, smirks slowly] Do I really look like a guy with a plan?^ In conclusion, although Justification Theory looks like a cogent and formidable reading of Romans 1-4, by the end of Part 3 of The Deliverance of God we are really ready for a better reading of Paul.

^ Some Guy - To be fair to Nestor Carbonell, his eyes naturally look like he's wearing black eyeliner.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His take on the Joker is so menacing, it makes Nicholson's campiness look like Caesar Romero.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[smirks breifly] You know what I am? .[Two-Face tries to raise his arms] I'm a dog chasing cars.^ Two-Face puts his seat belt on and shoots the driver, causing him to crash and flip the car.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Two Face shoots a mob driver instead of a mob boss yet remains in the car as it tumbles.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why oh why must they always try to force Two-Face into these movies.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it! .You know…I just do things.^ I just think it’s a poor stylistic choice to shake the camera around like an asshole, whether or not it’s because you like doing it or because you don’t know how else to do it.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What’s the number one thing that the largest search engines do NOT want you to know ?
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If this sounds like your kinda thing, you know where and and when to be.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The mob has plans. The cops have plans. Gordon's got plans. .You know…they're schemers.^ Yes but you know how they're not going to be able to see it.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 95: Exacerbated - Totally Rad Awards 2008! Dark Knight, The... - Iron Man, Lost, GTA 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (Yeah, I know what you're thinking.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sometimes, they’re even funnier when you like the movie than when the movie [...
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Schemers trying to control their little worlds. I'm not a schemer. .I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are.^ Also, it was totally bizarre how they didn't actually show any violent "money shots"---i know they were probably trying to preserve the PG13 rating---but it was just plain bizarre.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.So when I say… [grabs Harvey's hand, Harvey struggles a little] ah, come here.^ When Heath Ledger first encounters Maggie Gyllenhaal at the party, he could say (apart from what you actually wrote, which is hilarious): “Hey, come here.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 9th, 2008 at 7:33 am 211 random bob Says: 300, here we come!!11!!1!
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.When I say that you and your girlfriend [slowly slaps Harvey's hand a couple of times] was nothing personal, you'll know that I'm telling the truth.^ Reply Zach says: July 16, 2008 at 9:37 am Let me first start out by saying thank you for telling it how it is man.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Aaron Eckhart gives you a Harvey Dent you want in your courthouses, fighting the good fight.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ August 29th, 2008 at 12:12 pm 139 Matt Says: Kevin, in your mind… are you winning?
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[starts unstrapping Harvey's wrists from one side] It's the schemers… [goes to the other side] that put you where you are.^ I had always assumed that the stuff you left out was more of a “I didn’t care one way or the other about this so skipped over it” sort of thing.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As I started to read the other scripts I found many great ones, but I started to notice that you pointed out flaws in movies that were actually explained in the movie, and there were a lot of other parts of movies that you didn’t seem to “get”.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Me at one end of a Chicago street, you at the other.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You were a schemer, and you had plans. And, uh... .[starts unstrapping Harvey's other wrist] look where that got ya.^ So did Jeff has been the other son but I really yet in this weird looking back now I started and now the problem.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 95: Exacerbated - Totally Rad Awards 2008! Dark Knight, The... - Iron Man, Lost, GTA 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[Once Harvey's other wrist is free, he attempts to grab The Joker, the two struggling with each other until The Joker grabs a hold of Harvey's hands, moving them from side to side]
.Joker: I just did what I do best.^ Heath Ledger 's portrayal of the Joker was chilling, to say the least, and it is a tragedy that he did not live to see the rave reviews of his last, and best, performance.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But i have to say that Heath Ledger’s JOKER is the best Villen in all the batman movies and no im not just saying that because he is dead but beacuse he just is.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I do hope Heath gets the best actor Oscar posthumously, his portrayal of the Joker was just literally INSANE! .
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

I took your little plan and [sing-song tone] I turned it on itself! .[Harvey stops struggling, The Joker looking down at him] Look at what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets.^ Killing them was Plan B, NOT Plan A. This is noted in Batman's commentary to him, where he says that Joker was proven 'wrong', because the people did not turn wicked in the face of great terror.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Now I can’t deny that Ledger did an awesome job with what he had but lets look further into the “Joker” did he really nail the Jokers personaility?
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Both Harvey Dent and Commissioner Gordon were excellently depicted as well but again, the Joker out-did them all even though his scenes were far too few.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Hm? You know–you know what I noticed? .Nobody panics when things go [does the quote-fingers] "according to plan"… even if the plan is horrifying.^ Even if the plan is horrifying.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Nobody panics when things go according to plan.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Many of us would agree that even the first sequence of the movie was a plan with a superior mastermind individual behind the whole thing.
  • The Dark Knight - Jeffrey Tucker - Mises Economics Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC blog.mises.org [Source type: Original source]

.If tomorrow I told the press that, like, a gang-banger will get shot, or a truck load of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all part of the plan. But when I say that one little old mayor will die…[voice rises hysterically]well, then everyone loses their minds! [lets go of Harvey's hands and pulls out a gun, the handle facing Harvey] Introduce a little anarchy.^ Lola says – reply to this 39 Let's not forget Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent (AKA Two-Face)!
  • Perez Hilton: The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, Two Face doesn't fill out the shoes of the sorry hack job of wrapping things up.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ August 26th, 2008 at 6:54 pm 47 Tom Says: This is quite possibly the best out of all your scripts and that’s a huge compliment.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.[puts the gun into Harvey's hand, cocking the gun] Upset the established order, then everything becomes…chaos.^ Our society is getting to that breaking point where everything will just blow up into chaos.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[guides the gun to his own forehead, smacking his lips] I'm an agent of chaos. .Oh, and you know the thing about chaos?^ I do disagree with you about one thing.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I had always assumed that the stuff you left out was more of a “I didn’t care one way or the other about this so skipped over it” sort of thing.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know I wouldn't -- this is red carpet this thing.
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 95: Exacerbated - Totally Rad Awards 2008! Dark Knight, The... - Iron Man, Lost, GTA 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It's fair.

.Joker: [struggling to keep Batman down] We really should stop this fighting.^ What's more, if the first one doesn't really work, they can keep trying until they get it right, or at least until people stop buying tickets.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joker manages to keep a pencil perfectly balanced on a table while a large gangster stomps across the floor to fight him.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ How did the Joker manage to get the upper hand on a trained ninja like Batman in two different fights?
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Otherwise, we'll miss the fireworks!
Batman: There won't be any fireworks.
Joker: And here we… go!
[After a long moment of hesitation, the businessman sets the detonator down. The Joker looks at his clock, which says midnight]
.Batman: What are you trying to prove?^ It is also possible that Batman was trying to prove to the Joker that he was incorruptible.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

That deep down, everyone's as ugly as you?! .You're alone!^ But no, you're not alone.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Joker: [mildly annoyed] You can't rely on anyone these days.^ I recommend you do not see this movie, though a movie without even the implication of violence is hard to come by these days.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You got to do everything yourself. [to Batman] Don't we? That's okay. I came prepared. .[takes out a detonator, presumably the one that will blow up both ships] It's a funny world that we live in…speaking of which, know how I got these scars?^ The idea is that each detonator blows up the other ship.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Whatever the situation truly was, it is clear that the Joker did not want to have to blow up both boats himself.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ He wanted one to blow up the other, vice versa, or some variation thereof.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[motioning towards the scars on his mouth]
Batman: No... but .I know how you got these!^ I just think it’s a poor stylistic choice to shake the camera around like an asshole, whether or not it’s because you like doing it or because you don’t know how else to do it.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, I do not wish to spend time upon these, for he who knows not how to look for them there will find the common experience of this purgation to be sufficient.

^ These scripts usually highlight how ridiculous a movie is, but since there was so little wrong with this movie, there was really nothing you could do.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[Batman fires his steel spike protrusions from his gauntlet, hitting the Joker in the face]

[Gordon's son follows Gordon down to where Batman lies unmoving next to Dent]
Gordon's Son: Dad! Dad, is he okay?
.Gordon: [relieved as Batman slowly pulls himself up to his knees] Thank you.^ While Batman’s pissing, he looks up and sees Superman’s Scrawl on the wall, and in a tuff pulls out his bat-pen and writes “Superman is Clark Kent” underneath it.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ August 28th, 2008 at 8:18 am 103 Emily Says: YES THANK YOU HOW does everyone not get that Bale is Batman?
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you have any books on your shelf, pick it up and read the acknowledgments—usually they'll thank their agent and their family and especially their editor.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Batman: You don't have to thank me.^ August 28th, 2008 at 8:18 am 103 Emily Says: YES THANK YOU HOW does everyone not get that Bale is Batman?
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And in terms of character developement if you don't know the history Batman characters after like 8 movies and a million comic books the you seriously have a problem.
  • Perez Hilton: We Just Saw The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Re: james – Hes not the only person, if you go on IMDB then quite a few people agree, they don't think that it is as good as Batman Begins.
  • Perez Hilton: We Just Saw The Dark Knight 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC perezhilton.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Gordon: Yes, I do. .[both look at Harvey's body on the ground] The Joker won.^ Both Harvey Dent and Commissioner Gordon were excellently depicted as well but again, the Joker out-did them all even though his scenes were far too few.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Harvey's prosecution, everything he fought for - undone. .Any chance you gave us at fixing our city dies with Harvey's reputation.^ Harvey Dent seems to be everything we not only need but everything we want: someone who can help us, protect us, fix what's wrong with society.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Thank you cinemark for finally giving us something enjoyable to watch at our IMAX (aside from the last harry potter).
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We bet it all on him. .The Joker took the best of us and tore him down.^ He is either in restraints for one of two reasons: he was tied down so he can be moved, but the hospital employee that was set to move him was killed by the Joker, leaving him tied down.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, the Joker is not the best of characters but he is cast well ( Heath Ledger did an awesome job) and actually can teach us all something important.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Instead his final scene is one of him hanging upside down, as confused as we are about where this film has taken us.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

People will lose hope.
Batman: ... No. They won't. They must never know what he did.
Gordon: Five dead, two of them cops. You can't sweep that up!
Batman: No. But the Joker cannot win. .[kneels down next to Harvey, whose burnt left side is facing up] Gotham needs its true hero.^ Half of Harvey's face is burnt off, leaving a pretty disgusting image.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Joker is easy on the eyes compared to Two-Face (whose make-up is incredible, by the way).
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Half of Harvey's face ends up being burned.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[turns Harvey's head so that his unmarred side faces up]
Gordon: [immediately understanding, whispers] No.
.Batman: [quoting Harvey Dent] "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." I can do those things because I'm not a hero, unlike Dent.^ Dent's phrase, "You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Where you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
  • Revision3 > The Totally Rad Show > Episode 95: Exacerbated - Totally Rad Awards 2008! Dark Knight, The... - Iron Man, Lost, GTA 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC revision3.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But from the start, you can tell he's melancholy: he says that you either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become a villain.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.I killed those people.^ At the end of the movie, Batman says that he wants the people to believe that Harvey was a hero even though Harvey had killed people and for the blame of Harvey having killed those people to be place on him, Batman.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

That's what I can be.
Gordon: No, no! You can't, you're not--
.Batman: I'm whatever Gotham needs me to be.^ This was Bruce/Batman's way to be whatever Gotham needed him to be.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[hands Gordon his radio] Call it in.

.Gordon: They'll hunt you.^ If you have any books on your shelf, pick it up and read the acknowledgments—usually they'll thank their agent and their family and especially their editor.
  • The Dark Room: Bad Movie Night '09 Archive 9 February 2010 16:43 UTC darkroomsf.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We're hoping, of course, that they find and rest on something that they'll find is worthy to do, but we don't know anything more than you do right now."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ 'They'll cast you out,' the Joker tells Batman.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Batman: You'll hunt me.^ Guides: lego batman guide (Xbox 360), lego batman Walkthrough Inside this lego Batman: The Videogame strategy guide, you'll find: ...
  • batman : Info and more on iRazoo 16 September 2009 13:013 UTC www.irazoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ MAJOR SPOILERS ALERT, AHEAD! If you're a Batman fan, you'll realized that Harvey Dent will become the criminal known as Two-Face.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) …review and/or viewer comments | Christian Spotlight™ on the Movies | ChristianAnswers.Net 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Also, I think if you watch the Dark Knight right after Batman Begins, I think you’ll see the continuation and building of the new take on Batman.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

You'll condemn me, set the dogs on me. .[In the voiceover, Gordon destroys the Bat-Signal (though the "Bat" doesn't break), Alfred burns Rachel's letter, and Fox destroys the sonar device] Because that's what needs to happen.^ Stephens also appears when Gordon destroys the Bat-Signal.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Rachel apparently survives because he breaks her fall.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ It is interesting to note, however, that in the shot of Gordon destroying the Bat signal, Stephens can be seen behind Gordon, casually chewing gum, as Gordon strikes the first blow on the signal.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Because sometimes...the truth isn't good enough. .Sometimes people deserve more.^ Sometime people like more overtime but thats based on the person.
  • The Dark Knight Review | The Movie Blog 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.themovieblog.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sometimes people deserve to have their faith rewarded.^ At the same time, Bruce Wayne says this in a voice-over: "...people deserve to have their faith rewarded."
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

[Batman runs]
.Gordon's Son Jimmy: Batman?^ Another interpretation: Batman pushed Two-Face away to save Gordon's son, but Two-Face wouldn't let the boy go.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Likewise, Batman does not intend to "execute" Harvey Dent - he intends to prevent the death of Gordon's son, and in the process, knocks Dent off the side of the building.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Batman's choice was to save Gordon's son and let Two-Face fall or vice-versa.
  • The Dark Knight (2008) - FAQ 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

Batman! Why is he running, Dad?
.Gordon: Because we have to chase him.^ He only becomes a real threat because of his issues with Gordon, who he feels is responsible for the death of someone close to him.
  • THE DARK KNIGHT Reviews Flood In! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Gordon's Son Jimmy: He didn't do anything wrong.
.Gordon: Because he's the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.^ Now, I need to take over one of your gangs.
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ One of the faux Batmen protests that he’s just trying to help, and demands to know what gives Batman the right to be the one and only hero on the streets of Gotham.
  • Dark Knight, The | Pajiba - Scathing Reviews for Bitchy People 21 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.pajiba.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 19th, 2008 at 8:52 pm 267 random bob Says: C’mon, rod: there’s too much out there right now that needs the wrath!
  • The Dark Knight: The Abridged Script | The Editing Room 19 September 2009 15:17 UTC www.the-editing-room.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

So, we'll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian. A watchful protector. A Dark Knight.
[credits roll]

Taglines

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