Harrison Ford, 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. 143 min They also made a fake news paper that you could read online. [133] 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. For each shot, three 720-pixel HD cameras were set up at different angles on set to fully capture Aaron Eckhart's performance. [174] In 2014, The Dark Knight was ranked the third-greatest film ever made on Empire's list of "The 301 Greatest Movies of All Time" as voted by the magazine's readers. Former Batman actor Michael Keaton wouldn't confirm his return as the Dark Knight in the upcoming Flash movie, but he hasn't denied the possibility. [222] Finally, it achieved the largest second-weekend gross (a record first surpassed by Avatar). Denby criticized scenes which he argued to be meaningless or are cut short just as they become interesting. [177] It was also voted as one of New Zealand's favorite films in a 2015 poll. [240], The film also sold Blu-ray copies worth 370 million yen (US$4.1 million) in Japan, placing it 3rd out of 10 in the top 10 overall Blu-ray category. Coleman Reese, an accountant at Wayne Enterprises, deduces that Bruce is Batman and tries to go public with the information. The Joker kills Gambol and takes over his gang, and the mob ultimately decides to accept the offer. [138] 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". "[152] Travers says Ledger 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,[152] 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. Composition began before shooting, and during filming Nolan received an iPod with ten hours of recordings. [59] 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. 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. | [173] A few years later the same magazine ranked it 15th on their "the 100 best movies of all time" list. R [69] 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. [116] When Ledger died, Zimmer felt like scrapping and composing a new theme, but decided that he could not be sentimental and compromise the "evil [Ledger's performance] projects". [4][5] 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. | What I want to accomplish here is not to only state the obvious: that Christopher Nolan saved Batman on the big screen, yes, everybody knows that and it's been said that to death. | You can see the arc where Alfred leaves the Wayne Manor in that same story. [197] It had a nomination in Japan for the 2009 Seiun Awards under the Science Fiction category[198] with a Japan Academy Prize Award for Best Foreign Film. 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. $6.21M. Isn't It Obvious? PG And speaking of right influences and drinking from the right sources, there's a story about the whole conception of the movie. | Gross: "[68] 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. Enter here the Joker and Two-Face.Yes, the Joker. Additional IMAX shots throughout the film that are presented in 1.78:1 on the Blu-ray release are not, however, included in the DVD's special features. $67.44M. The ferry scene displays how humans can easily be enticed by iniquity, and how that could lead to potential disaster. "[83] In addition, Nolan chose to edit some of the IMAX sequences using the original camera negative, which by eliminating generation loss, raised the film resolution of those sequences up to 18,000 lines. | Gross: | He bursts in just as he did in the comics. In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".[10]. In fighting monsters, we must be careful not to become monsters—that sort of thing. $448.14M. Bryan Cranston, That's why we have to fight it. 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. [65] Christopher Nolan referred to Lang's film as "essential research for anyone attempting to write a supervillain". "[257] Nick Pope of Esquire accused The Dark Knight of encouraging future superhero films "to take [themselves] far too seriously. [101] Officials expressed concern over possible noise pollution and traffic. [218] It achieved the largest Sunday gross with $43.6 million[206] and the largest opening week from Friday to Thursday with $238.6 million (both records surpassed by Marvel's The Avengers). And speaking about characters, much of the aspects of this new rendition would be as close from the comic books as possible. A gang of criminals robs a Gotham City mob bank, murdering each other for a higher share until only the Joker remains; he escapes with the money. Chris himself said once he is very fascinated with the character, once that he and his brother grew up with it. A well made origin story and a great film that took the right influences and brought something unique to the table. Christopher Nolan Nolan have balls that big! David Selby. Stars: Gordon orders the evacuation of all the hospitals in Gotham and goes to secure Reese. 158,831 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. David Selby, $28.80M. In the last movie, The Dark Knight Rises, it was heavily used to compose key situations to the movie and tie loose ends. and some even say that "The Crow" was also a source of inspiration, something that we can take for granted, considering the Joker's make up in the movie.With a box office that huge and all the recognition Nolan earned from the excellent critics and opinions by public and media, it's more than obvious that it would generated a next Batman flick. Ng Chin Han portrays Lau, a corrupt Chinese LSI Holdings accountant Triad boss. [68] The use of IMAX cameras provided many new challenges for the filmmakers: the cameras were much larger and heavier than standard cameras, and produced noise which made recording dialogue difficult. "[252] Composer Blake Neely's music for the TV show Arrow likewise drew upon Hans Zimmer's score for The Dark Knight. [178] It was ranked the 33rd-best film of the 21st century by 177 film critics, polled by BBC in 2016,[179] and was included in The Guardian's 2019 list of "The 100 best films of the 21st century". When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret. Just to have an idea, the movie made more money than Batman Begins entire domestic run in only 6 days of release. Spry, Jeff (February 2014). [199], The Dark Knight earned $534.9 million in North America and $469.7 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $1 billion. The Joker threatens to keep killing people unless Batman reveals his identity, and starts by murdering Police Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb and the judge presiding over the mob trial. [127], After the death of Heath Ledger on January 22, 2008, Warner Bros. adjusted its promotional focus on the Joker,[128] revising some of its websites dedicated to promoting the film and posting a memorial tribute to Ledger on the film's official website[129] and overlaying a black memorial ribbon on the photo collage in WhySoSerious.com. The tale is that one day, Christopher Nolan made a reunion with his creative staff to make an exhibition of Blade Runner, yes, Blade Runner. Bruce decides to reveal his secret identity. One that dresses like a bat. Other supporting actors are just as strong, like Joseph Gordon-Levitt as cop John Blake.And Nolan kept his promise untill the end: no Robin and no Batgirl or Batwoman in the whole trilogy! Ken Watanabe, [121] 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. Users in the United States were able to use Facebook Credits to view the film. Now, with the confidence of the studio, Nolan managed to make his movie about The Prestige, released in 2006, and after that he felt ready to dive into the Batman world once again.Nolan never knew if he would be making another Batman movie. ", "Why So Seriously Good? It made $199.7 million on its worldwide opening weekend, which ranks 34th on the all-time chart. [104] The shoot hired helicopters and C-130 aircraft. So lets talk about the influences and connections of the movie. "[258], The film was added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2020 as a "culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant work. [32] The restaurant scene was filmed at the Criterion Restaurant in Piccadilly Circus, London.  Warner Bros. held the world premiere for The Dark Knight in NYC on 14th July 2008.  Screened at an IMAX cinema, the film’s composers (Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer), played part of the film score live. Loud Distribution The Dark Knight Rises - Bane Lightning Men's T-Shirt Black Large: Free UK Shipping on Orders Over £20 and Free 30-Day Returns, on Selected … [147] The Dark Knight appeared on 287 critics' top-ten lists, more than any other film of 2008 with the exception of WALL-E, and more critics (77) named The Dark Knight the best film released that year. [231] It topped the weekend box office outside North America three consecutive times and four in total. Hiroshi Morioka, Retrouvez tout le casting du film The Dark Knight, Le Chevalier Noir réalisé par Christopher Nolan avec Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal. This image released by the Library of Congress shows Heath Ledger, left, and Christian Bale in a scene from the 2008 film "The Dark Knight." [216][217] Additionally, the film set an IMAX opening-weekend record, with $6.3 million[206] (a record first surpassed by Star Trek). PS, pardon me for this infamous pun! It premiered in 20 other territories on 4,520 screens, grossing $41.3 million in its first weekend. "[15], The film introduces the Batpod, which is a recreation of the Batcycle. 2,282,127 A wealthy playboy and a Chicago cop both return to Gotham City where their lives will intersect in unexpected ways. Colin McFarlane reprises his role as Gillian B. Loeb, the Police Commissioner of Gotham. Batman arrives at the building, but realizes that the Joker sent him to Dent's location instead. | Gross: Cillian Murphy portrayed Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. "[162] In June 2010, the Joker was ranked number five on Entertainment Weekly's "100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years. Animation, Action, Adventure. The Dark Knight won two awards: Best Supporting Actor for Heath Ledger and Best Sound Editing. It played at the AMC IMAX theaters in Universal CityWalk, Lincoln Square, Manhattan, and Metreon, as well as the Ontario Place Cinesphere. R Then read what Nolan said in a Dark Knight interview:"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. [224] Notably, it topped the box office during the second-biggest weekend of all time in North America (aggregated total of $253,586,871)[225] and it was the only 2008 film that remained on top of the box office charts for four consecutive weekends. 75 min Act III (Furioso) - The Dark Knight RisesIn fact, when the plot of the very first movie decided to replace The Mark of Zorro in the origin story with an Opera in the evening, it just gave us all the clues about what was the approach of these movies.And it really delivers. [126] 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. [119] 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". Vincenzo Nicoli played a crime boss in the meeting that had been held by the Joker and Lau. Stuntman Jean-Pierre Goy doubled for Christian Bale during the riding sequences in The Dark Knight. | Brilliant! Many recognizable locations were used in the film, like the Sears Tower, Navy Pier, 330 North Wabash, the James R. Thompson Center, Trump International Hotel and Tower (which was still incomplete at the time of the film's release[94]), LaSalle Street, The Berghoff, Randolph Street Station, and Hotel 71. [232] Its highest-grossing market after North America was the UK, Ireland, and Malta, where it earned $89.1 million. [202][203] Before the re-release, the film's gross remained at $997 million,[204] but following the re-release, the film crossed the $1 billion mark in February 2009. [180] In 2020, Empire magazine ranked it the third-best film of the 21st century. Tell us what you think about this feature. William Fichtner played the Gotham National Bank manager, and Cillian Murphy returns in a cameo as Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow, who is apprehended early on in the film by Batman. And they also have a leader, called the "mediator" between head and hands. 64 min 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. [96] Richard Donner Patrick Magee, And together, we can change whatever we want.The end of the trilogy is special in a very positive sense. DCeased Gives Constantine the ULTIMATE Mystical Upgrade In the latest issue of "DCeased: Dead Planet," John Constantine stole some of the DC Universe's magical artifacts to become ungodly powerful. He says Bale is "electrifying", evoking Al Pacino in The Godfather Part II, that Eckhart's portrayal of Harvey Dent is "scarily moving," and that Oldman "is so skilled that he makes virtue exciting as Jim Gordon. "[154] BBC critic Mark Kermode, in a positive review, said that Ledger is "very, very good" but that Oldman's turn is "the best performance in the film, by a mile"; Kermode felt Oldman was deserving of an Oscar nomination. It has the capacity to set the whole region on fire. | The Dark Knight is perhaps the most powerful exploration of guilt the modern American blockbuster has given us. Directors: [143][144] On aggregating review website Rotten Tomatoes, The Dark Knight has an approval rating of 94%, based on 341 reviews, with an average score of 8.6/10. [9] The Dark Knight Rises, the final film in the trilogy, was released on July 20, 2012. Val Kilmer, The movie even inspired a WB/DC animation of small films in the anime format, very much in the lines of what the first Matrix did, to connect and expand the new Batman mithology on the movies.But Christopher Nolan was just wiping out the dust and putting things in order again, as the line "why do we fall?" No one...The fact is, loved or hated, good, bad or just ugly, none of these adaptations were able to depict Batman in the way we know in the comics or in a respectful rendition, none of them had that... edge, being the Tim Burton ones the most edgy to date, but still not very satisfying. Stars: [4] 8 years later, Gotham was still dealing with what happened in the last movie and it was in a state of peace time, provided by the lie formed between Gordon and Batman in the end of The Dark Knight. – The Misconceptions of Me, Best in Film: The Greatest Movies of Our Time, List of accolades received by The Dark Knight, Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, "Academy Awards Database – ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE, 2008", "Dark Knight: Christian Bale: Batman/Bruce Wayne", "A Director Confronts Darkness and Death", "IESB Exclusive: Heath Ledger Talks the Joker! "[153] Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "Every great hero needs a great villain. Edna May Oliver, And you can also notice again the desire of Bruce Wayne to retire and his will to return after many years like the Dark Knight, as it's depicted in the classic story The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller.I even found incredible like Christopher Nolan was entitled to read and inspire himself from various moments and stories from the Batman cannon in the comics, since more marketable, strictly "made to sell magazines" sagas like Knightfall and No Man's Land to more artistic and higher note tales like The Cult and The Dark Knight Returns. 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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. | Gross: [136], Pandemic Studios was developing a tie-in video game adaptation, Batman: The Dark Knight. 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". Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Yes, an opera in three distinct acts.The name? A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator. The Dark Knight Rises is an epic and exciting conclusion to the story Nolan has begun in Batman Begins. A few shots of the skullcap were kept in the film. By the end, the whole moral foundation of the Batman legend is threatened. Action, Adventure. Citing cultural sensitivities to some elements in the film, and a reluctance to adhere to pre-release conditions, Warner Bros. declined to release the film in mainland China. Everybody was pleased and satisfied with that new beginning. Eckhart wore markers on his face and a prosthetic skullcap, which acted as a lighting reference. The Dark Knight battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. A nicely done "rise from the ashes" by a great superhero, specially considering it was the biggest box office of a Batman movie ever released to that time. You can almost imagine what he smells like. !Let's hear it for one of the greatest directors of modern days, Christopher Nolan! Stars: Monique Gabriela Curnen and Ron Dean portray Anna Ramirez and Michael Wuertz respectively, corrupt detectives in Gordon's unit. Ariel Winter, And fortunately, it was accepted. According to the spoken legend, the name really refers to the first kiss of Nolan's son. In the film, Bruce Wayne / Batman (Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Eckhart) form an alliance to dismantle organized crime in Gotham City, but are menaced by an anarchistic mastermind known as the Joker (Ledger), who seeks to undermine Batman's influence and throw the city into anarchy. | Created and composited by Doğan Can Gündoğdu www.frame-tale.com Additional 3D Modelling by Günışığı Cihangir Music by Massive Attack The Dark Knight… The Dark Knight Rises - Opening Credits Project on Vimeo "[146] CinemaScore polls reported that the average grade cinemagoers gave the film was "A" on an A+ to F scale; audiences skewed slightly male and older. | 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. The site's critical consensus reads, "Dark, complex and unforgettable, The Dark Knight succeeds not just as an entertaining comic book film, but as a richly thrilling crime saga. [169][170], In 2012, Total Film ranked The Dark Knight as the sixth most accomplished film of the past 15 years, writing that "Christopher Nolan's psycho-operatic crime drama was its decade's most exciting blockbuster—and its most challenging. Eliza Dushku, 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? A man brutally murdered comes back to life as an undead avenger of his and his fiancée's murder. One of the best. However, its development faced a series of disruptions and was canceled before completion. The new Batman movie would be a complete reboot of the old franchise, ignoring everything that happened from the 1989 Burton movie until the last and disastrous Schumacker movie.