When they get to Gotham General, a police officer attempts to evacuate a nurse in Harvey Dent’s room, which then turns out to be the Joker, and he kills the cop. No other movie can impact you in such an intense way than The Dark Knight.
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While everyone knows the tragic truth behind why Heath Ledger’s Joker does not appear in the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, it has not stopped some viewers and critics from asking why the fictional villain himself was in no way accounted for in Christopher Nolan’s latest sequel, given his monumental role in The Dark Knight. Right now, Joker sits at number 13 among the highest-grossing superhero movies worldwide. Joker even recently defeated The Dark Knight, a film whose influence has shaped the last decade of comic book cinema. The Clown Prince of Crime has also bested a number of other films based on DC Comics, including Wonder Woman, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad.
While Two-Face confronts the corrupt cops and the mobsters one by one, flipping his coin to decide their fates, resulting in the cold-blooded murders of Wuertz and Maroni, the Joker declares on television that he will rule the streets and that anyone left in Gotham at nightfall will be subject to his rule. Eventually the city attempts to leave, although, all road ways and bridges have been cut off due to the Joker’s warning that they have been wired to explode. However, two ferries remain and each one becomes full. One carries prisoners and the other carries regular citizens.
read this for the sake of a narration of joker’s admiration for batman. nothing new. but i really liked the extended details of crane even through he only had seconds screentime on the film. First I’d controversially like to point out that this movie wouldn’t have gotten as much hype as it did if it wasn’t for Heath Ledger’s death before the release and the Academy not being afraid to give an Oscar to a corpse.
Nolan directs action with much more style and bravado than he did the first time around, even if there are a few too many breathless gadget-unveilings for my taste—like a silly scene in which we’re asked to appreciate the titanium tri-weave alloy” of Batman’s new suit. Still, it’s impossible not to appreciate the sequence in which an 18-wheeler piloted by the Joker—a real truck, not a digitally animated one—does a balletic 180-degree flip on a deserted downtown street. Chicago, which stood in for Gotham City, has never looked more forbidding or more glorious.
The grim tone and stylistic tics that Miller applied to Batman in Dark Knight were mostly new to Batman. But they weren’t new for Miller. The same sensibility defined his run on Marvel’s Daredevil in the years before he set his sights on Batman. That run, which was in its own way just as revolutionary as Miller’s later work on Batman, transformed Daredevil from an underpowered Spider-Man clone into a pulp superhero patrolling the streets of a gloomy, crime-infested New York. It wasn’t quite as explicit as Dark Knight, but it helped set the tone and establish Miller’s sensibility.
Costume designer Lindy Hemming had made improvements to the Batsuit, basing it on real-life body armour over a layer of mesh, with a more flexible neck piece. Now Nolan and Pfister felt it could stand closer scrutiny. At first the interrogation between Gordon and the Joker is lit only by a desk lamp. When Gordon leaves the room, a harsh buzzer sounds as the door is unlocked. Cut to the Joker looking irritated. The full harsh strip lights hum to life, to reveal Batman has been standing silently in the deep shadow behind him. Nolan pauses a beat for the audience to take this in, before Batman slams Joker’s head to the table—not exactly” bad cop, as Joker and Gordon discussed.
Like Batman himself, this version of Gordon got his start in Batman Begins, and like Batman, we pick him up here in the middle of his story. Originally, he was the one good cop in the bad town: the only guy who never took a payoff, and therefore the only guy that Batman could trust. Together, they seem to be making a run at crime in Gotham, with Gordon acting as the good cop while feeding Batman information that can help him nail the really scary guys.
Speaking to Business Insider in 2016 about her directorial debut All We Had, Holmes said not returning “was a decision that I made at that time and it was right for me at that moment, so I don’t have any regrets. I think that Maggie Gyllenhaal did a wonderful job. But I really hope that I get to work with Christopher Nolan some day.” Holmes didn’t explain why it was the “right” decision, but at least we know the decision was hers.
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The Joker is unphased by this remark and pulls out a detonator preparing to blow up both ships. However, he is caught off guard when Batman projects the steel spikes from his gauntlet at the Joker causing him to release his grip on Batman and the detonator. Batman then throws the cackling man off the building but, to the Joker’s annoyance, Batman refuses to kill him, instead grabbing him with his grapple gun and leaves him hanging upside down. With this act, the Joker acknowledges that Batman really is incorruptible but that Dent is no longer the “White Knight”; he’s unleashed the scarred man on the city and dubbed him his “Ace in the hole”. Batman leaves to find Two-Face while the SWAT team moves in and arrests the Joker.
For many actors, the prospect of starring in a sequel to a hit film is a major draw. For others, the prospect of finally being a part of a Batman film would do the trick. For Gyllenhaal, who stepped in as Rachel Dawes, there was only one key reason to say yes: Christopher Nolan.
We’re looking at a very tricky character analysis here, because a character like Batman has all kinds of permutations, including two other movies with the same director and Christian Bale in the part. Getting at the heart of Bruce Wayne in this movie means ignoring most of the other Bruce Waynes out there, along with their delightful psychological scars.
Sal Maroni serves the same basic purpose that Mr. Lau does. He’s part of the old order, picking up where his former boss Don Falcone left off when Falcone was carted off to the nuthouse halfway through Batman Begins. He’s part of the old guard: non-flamboyant gangsters who used to run Gotham like kings and who now find themselves running for their lives ahead of Batman and DA Harvey Dent.
Yes, the special effects are extraordinary. They focus on the expected explosions and catastrophes, and have some superb, elaborate chase scenes. The movie was shot on location in Chicago, but it avoids such familiar landmarks as Marina City, the Wrigley Building or the skyline. Chicagoans will recognize many places, notably La Salle Street and Lower Wacker Drive, but director Nolan is not making a travelogue. He presents the city as a wilderness of skyscrapers, and a key sequence is set in the still-uncompleted Trump Tower. Through these heights, the Batman moves at the end of strong wires, or sometimes actually flies, using his cape as a parasail.
It’s impossible to take the rousing success of that film with you into The Dark Knight Rises. At the time, it elicited varying reactions. Some liked it, some hated it, and lots of folks sure argued about it. But the overall sense is that it just did not quite rise up to the heights of the previous entry.
The Dark Knight is the absolute zenith of live-action Batman films, and we’re ecstatic with Juan’s piece perfectly creating a chaotic collage of characters, moments, and Gotham. Juan puts Heath Ledger’s Joker front and center, which we think is fitting.
Gordon arrives at the bank the Joker held up earlier with Ramirez who shows him the Joker’s picture from a security camera. Batman arrives to inspect the scene, noting that they have irradiated the drug money to make it easier to trace. When Gordon asks him if the Joker is a threat, Batman informs him that he cannot worry about one man when there is an entire mob to bring down.
Harvey Dent of all people pulls one using the Trope Namer himself: he pretends to be Batman and turns himself in, knowing that Joker’s crew would come after him during the prisoner transfer and the real Batman would stop them.
And the campaign spilled over into the real world as fans called phone numbers written in the sky, found phones the Joker left for them inside birthday cakes, and helped project the Batman signal on buildings in New York City and Chicago.
Well here it is, one of the most anticipated movies of the year so far. How was it? It was excellent. By far the best Batman film ever made and of course it will be one of the most memorable action films for a long while. Spoiler Cover : The trilogy collection has Dent as Two Face on the cover. Not really a huge surprise for anyone who is familiar with the comics, but he spends much more of the movie as Harvey Dent than as Two Face.
Directed by Christopher Nolan; written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer; Batman character created by Bob Kane; Batman and other characters from the DC comic books; director of photography, Wally Pfister; edited by Lee Smith; music by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard; production designer, Nathan Crowley; produced by Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan; released by Warner Brothers Pictures. Running time: 2 hours 32 minutes.
The four-part story is structured as a villain tour, with Batman facing off against his long-time nemeses in order of importance. In the first part he fights Harvey Dent’s Two-Face, a stand-in for both the political corruption of Gotham and most of Batman’s rogue’s gallery of freakish villains. In the second part he fights off the Mutants, who represent Batman’s long conflict with street crime. And in the third part he encounters the Joker, in a delirious, drawn-out sequence that ends with Joker’s death.
One more thing to chew on: Batman, in Bruce Wayne’s mind, is not a hero, but an ideal—a symbol for something greater. People, he muses in Batman Begins, are corruptible. Ideals are not. It stands to reason, then, that he would want to push Dent from corruptible man to incorruptible ideal—a symbol of something greater. “Gotham needs a hero with a face,” Wayne says. And so he gives that hero to the city, willingly destroying his own reputation in the process.
In addition to classic Joker stories like The Killing Joke, Nolan and star Heath Ledger drew on a diverse array of influences both in and out of comics to craft the film’s version of the Clown Prince of Crime. Before attempting to write the character, the Nolan brothers revisited Fritz Lang’s classic film The Testament of Dr. Mabuse as a study in how to write supervillains. Visually, Nolan also specifically cited the work of painter Francis Bacon as a touchstone for Joker’s distorted view of the world.