The Dark Knight

In: Other Topics

Submitted By JBoyce1984
Words 638
Pages 3
To start out I had to do some research on this film because I never seen the whole thing and it also has been a long time since I saw the parts that I did. I needed to brush up on the film so that I could make sure I knew what I was speaking of. After I had reviewed the research I have done, it turns out that Andy was right about The Dark Knight being the most popular film in the summer of 2008. It turns out that the film was first released in Australia, on July 16, 2008; it was two days later July 18, 2008 that it was released in North America. It wasn’t till July 24, 2008 when it was released in the United Kingdom. With over $1 billion in revenue worldwide and it is the seventh highest- grossing film of all time. I found that he was also correct when he stated that the film was a continuation from Batman Begins. The Dark Knight was filmed in many different places but the main filming took place in Chicago. The other parts took place in several parts of the United States, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.
The Dark Knight is a film about a superhero, which was directed and co- written by Christopher Nolan. The film was also produced by Charles Roven and Emma Thomas. The Dark Knight was based on the DC Comics and is part of Nolan’s Batman film series. Christian Bale played the lead character (Batman/Bruce Wayne). Some other main characters that played in the movie are Heath Ledger (joker), Gary Oldman (James Gorden), Maggie Gyllenhaal (Rachel Dawes) and Aaron Eckhart (Harvey Dent). Each and every one had the chance to show how great their talents were during the filming of the movie. Each character had a seen that gave them the chance to showcase there acting abilities. This film was about a man who was willing to fight crime for a good cause. I remember when I was kid watching all the Batman movies that came out and they all were really good. When Batman Begins…...

Similar Documents

The Dark Knight Rises

...Batman – The Dark Knight Rises 1. What do we see in the opening scene (the prologue)? What tone/atmosphere does the opening scene set? W eget introduced to the villian/terrorist. Action-packed. 2. What kind of place is Gotham City? (what does it look like?) Much like New York. 3. Make a character sketch of Batman/Bruce Wayne and focus on his development. To what extent can Batman be said to be a vigilante? Quite withdrawn. Not very social like he was in the movies before. He sees that Gotham is under attack and even though he has retired, he feels a commitment to protect his city. Batman is definitely a vigilante. Takes matters into his own hands. 4. Compare Batman to Bilbo. They are both on a mission. Which similarities/dissimilarities do you see? Batman is more like a ”serious” and obvious hero. Fighting hard with incredible powers. Bilbo is a more nice and ”lucky” type. Most of the things he experiences is accidentialy. 5. We know that adventurous blood runs in Bilbo’s veins (the Took side). What ’drives’ Batman on his mission? He is sort of the citys protector. He has a responsibility. 6. Characterise Bane (briefly) Pretty determined and intelligent. Ruthless. 7. What similarities/dissimilarities (in The Hobbit and The Dark Knight Rises) do you notice when it comes to villains? The fact that The hobbit is whole other genre compared the dark knight rises. The white orc is more primitive, but still powerfull......

Words: 289 - Pages: 2

The Dark Knight Movie

...The Dark knight After watching and reviewing American films in this class, it is my turn to submit my favorite movies and justify their importance in the film industry. Out of all the movies I have seen, the only one that had emotional impact with me was the 2008 film, Batman – The Dark Knight. The movie shows the dangerous impact of criminals in Gotham city and how to deal with it. Batman, Bruce Wayne was played by (Christian Bale). Bruce with out the batman suit is a rich and carless guy who has one goal in life “Girls”. However, the real Batman is very controversy to this, he acts as an uncovered honor hero who wants to protect Gotham city from criminals, especially the Joker (Heath Ledger). The joker has nothing important in his life. Everything is worthless he killed for only one purpose, fun. The joker started in the movie by interrupt a group of criminals who are scared by the new Gotham’s hero, Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) the district attorney who is aiming to be the next governor, and if he reduces the amount of crimes in Gotham city he may have a better chance to be the next governor. However, after an incident made by the Joker Harvey’s face was burned, also his mind too was burned with criminal thoughts. The Batman and lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) decided to cover Harvey’s last attempts as a criminal and let him die with an honor. In addition, Harvey and Bruce both have some emotion to Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal). The movie shows great fights between......

Words: 590 - Pages: 3

Knights

...Knights The name of a knight was one of three types of fighting men during the Middle Ages: Knights, Foot Soldiers, and Archers. A Knight was covered in multiple layers of armor, and could takle through foot soldiers standing in his way. No single foot soldier alone or archer could stand up to any one knight. Knights were also generally the wealthiest of the three types of soldiers. This was for a good reason. It was greatly expensive to be a knight. The war horse alone could cost the same amount of a small airplane. Armor, shields, and weapons were also very expensive. Becoming a knight was part of the feudal agreement. In return for military service, the knight received a fief. In the late middle ages, many prospective knights began to pay "shield money" to their lord so that they wouldn't have to serve in the king's army. The money was then used to create a professional army that was paid and supported by the king. These knights often fought more for pillaging than for army wages. When they took over a city, they were allowed to ransack it, stealing goods and valuables. When a boy was eight years old, he was sent to the neighboring castle where he was trained as a page. The boy was usually the son of a knight or of a member of the aristocracy (some were even children adopted into the noble family.) He spent most of his time strengthening his body, wrestling and riding horses. He also learned how to fight with a spear and a sword. He practiced against a wooden dummie......

Words: 657 - Pages: 3

Knights

...Charlemagne became emperor of the West. Powerful local lords and their mounted warriors offered protection to peasants, who became their serfs in return. By the 11the century a new social order was formed my armored knights, who served a local lord, count, or duke, and were in turn served by serfs. When males were about seven, a boy of noble birth who was going to become a knight was usually sent away to a nobleman’s household, often that of his uncle or great lord, to be a page. Here he learned how to behave and how to ride. About 14, he was apprenticed to a knight whom he served as a squire. He was taught how to handle weapons and how to look after his master’s armor and horses. He even went into battle with his knight, helping him put on his armor and assisting him if he was hurt or unhorsed. He learned how to shoot a bow and to carve meat for food. Successful squired were knighted when they were about 21 years old. Young men who wanted to be knights had to keep fit. So squires trained constantly to exercise their muscles, and improve their skills. They practiced with each other and also sometimes with their knightly masters. The main body armor worn my early knights was made of mail, consisting of many small, liked iron rings. During the 12th century, knights started to wear more mail. Their sleeves got longer, and mail leggings became popular. A padded garment called an aketon was also worn below the mail to absorb blows. In the 14th centuryknights added steel......

Words: 999 - Pages: 4

The Dark Knight

...la meilluer la meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla meilluerla......

Words: 399 - Pages: 2

“the Dark Knight of a Postmodern World”

...“The Dark Knight” is a film based on DC comic book character Batman and his fight to protect his home, Gotham City, from the antagonist, the Joker. Director Chris Nolan provides the viewer with not only an action film, but also a thought-provoking masterpiece. The film focuses on the thin line between sanity (Batman) and madness (Joker) and how anyone can easily turn from good to evil, the example being Harvey Dent becoming Two-Face in such a short time. The film deconstructs previous ideas of the “hero” by portraying Batman not as a hero, but as an “anti-hero”. He appears to be the hero, but possesses no superpowers and also causes mayhem in his city, much like a villain would. The Joker represents postmodernism because he threatens our “givens” (Instead of soldiers who are allowed to die, threaten the mayor and hospitals). He makes people question everything, creating chaos. The Joker also represents post-modern beliefs because he challenges our idea of the conventional villain, who is supposed to represent pure evil, by comparing himself to the hero, Batman, using such examples as how they are both freaks to society and how they were both created by one bad day. The most important instance of post-modern values is the Jokers entire character. He believes the average man lives with a bloated sense of humanity’s importance and a frail and useless notion of order and sanity. He sees human existence as mad, random, and pointless and the world as a psychotic carnival of......

Words: 298 - Pages: 2

Soundtrack Analysis of "The Dark Knight Rises"

...Music has been in movies since the first “silent films” were made, and continues to be one of the most influential factors in determining how beautiful and lighthearted, or how horrific and tragic a film is perceived by the audience. This paper will provide an analysis of Hans Zimmer’s composition of the soundtrack to the movie The Dark Knight Rises. This dark, intense and emotionally pounding soundtrack pairs perfectly with the tension between the mysterious Batman character and his latest evil nemesis Bane. We will examine the musical characteristics of two selections from this soundtrack, “Gotham’s Reckoning” which has become Bane’s primary theme music that will forever connect the audience with feeling of impending doom and “Rise” the epic closing number in the movie that connects us to the previous films in the trilogy. There is a reoccurring rhythmic pattern used throughout this soundtrack that seemingly connects each piece in the work. The chant heard throughout the score gives a primitive depth since the words are unrecognizable. Hans Zimmer uses synthesizers and samplers to create this modern score which is closely tied to the music previously written for the two prior films from this trilogy. There are even some parts of the new musical pieces that contain excerpts or samples from the prior films soundtracks. Zimmer uses this technique in order to recreate the emotions from the prior films to establish an immediate connection with the familiar characters. ...

Words: 581 - Pages: 3

The Dark Knight

...The Dark Knight (2008) Director: Chrstopher Nolan Cast: Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne/Batman) Aaron Eckheart (Harvey Dent) Michael Caine (Alfred) Maggie Gyllenhaal (Rachel Dawes) Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon) Heath Ledger (The Joker) Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox) Producer: Warner Bros Budget: $185,000,000 (estimated) .Synopsis: Batman makes a thrilling return to the screen in this breath taking, second instalment of Christopher Nolan’s envisage of Batman. An entirely new breed of criminal has been unleashed on Gotham, this one more terrifying than ever. As unpredictable as he is fearsome Batman finds himself in a race against time to stop the city falling to chaos and being unmasked. Review: Christopher Nolan, director of titles such as Inception and interstellar meets and exceeds all expectations in this thrilling new instalment of the batman saga. It has already set to reside with classics such as Pulp Fiction or Schindlers List as some of the best films in history. After the huge buzz left behind by Batman Begins, people worried The Dark Knight would not live up to it. Well stop worrying. It is clear to see where this extravagant budget of $185,000,000 has been spent when you see the thrilling casting choice and the stunning scenes in IMAX cameras, The Dark Knight is an all star experience to be enjoyed by everyone. With names such as Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Heath Ledger The Dark Knight has a cast as strong as its story. Hanz Zimmer......

Words: 361 - Pages: 2

The Dark Knight

...The Dark Knight came out in 2008, when George W. Bush was President, so I was 14 at the time and Emily was 12. I remember going to the theater the day it came out because I was never more excited for a movie. I have been a fan of the Batman franchise since I was a kid; my older sister and I would constantly watch the Batman VHS's that we had until they were too scratched up from use. Emily watched the film with all of her boy cousins because they wanted her to see it with them. I was so intrigued to see a new interpretation of an already golden performance by Nicholson, and since this role was different than anything Heath Ledger had done before, I knew it was going to be either incredible or awful. Emily noted that the powerful emotions between the characters and the brooding cinematography created an intense viewing experience for the audience, which helped them connect to the story. The scene that we chose is an essential part of the movie. It is one of the first and most significant interactions between the Joker and Batman. To set the tone, prior to this scene, the Joker was finally in police custody after wrecking mass chaos in Gotham, and Lieutenant Gordon begins an interrogation with the Joker to try to find information regarding the disappearance of District Attorney Harvey Dent. However, the Joker is unwilling to provide any valuable information, so Gordon leaves the rest of the interrogation up to Batman, who of course had been hiding in the shadows of the dimly...

Words: 690 - Pages: 3

The Dark Knight Essay Compare and Contrast

...Ruben Baez Professor Ward English Comp. 3/28/15 The Dark Knight Compare and Contrast Essay In the movie The Dark Knight we have Bruce Wayne (Batman) which is basically the hero of Gotham City. With every hero of course there has to be a villain also. The villain of Gotham City is in fact the Joker. I believe Batman and the Joker are one of the best hero villain combos out there, they go together perfectly and their both fit for each other, it wouldn’t be the same if the joker wasn’t around and if batman wasn’t around with the joker. On the other hand though they are far different from each other they have many different qualities, different things that motivate them to do what they do, and their personality and what approaches they make towards things. So in this case I’ll be talking about the similarities and the differences of both the Batman and the Joker in the Dark Knight movie. Batman’s character in the movie is obviously more the hero type, he is serious about protecting his city from crime, he covers his true identity but in reality his obviously a very wealthy person which allows him to have the things he owns like his powerful suit, his indestructible car, and all the gadgets he uses while his fighting crime. The joker on the other hand in my eyes is the perfect villain, his a complete psychopath in the movie, he dresses like a clown and wears make up to make him look a bit disturbing, he had a rough past, his a pyromaniac, he has no cares in the world, and he...

Words: 863 - Pages: 4

The Dark Knight Speech

... Oral presentation In the film ‘The Dark Knight’ the director, Christopher Nolan, uses many significant scenes throughout the film to present certain themes and ideas to the audience. To do this, Nolan skilfully uses a variety of techniques to present these ideas, which help to develop and craft the narrative. One of the most important scenes in ‘The Dark Knight’ which uses a number of these film techniques is The Party Scene An important technique used in The Party Scene is the Camera Work. Half way through The Party Scene, The Joker is seen holding a knife to Rachel’s head, as he recounts his terrifying past. The camera in the scene circles around the two, with a slight low angle, and blurs out the rest of the party guests. These three camera techniques create a feeling of sickness, fear and intimidation as the audience can only focus on the Joker, much like Rachel. Rachel is presented as a very strong character throughout the film, yet trembles in the Jokers presence in this scene. These camera techniques show the audience how the Joker can instil fear into even the strongest and most respectable characters. Whilst the camera work in The Party scene helps develop the audiences understanding of the Joker, it also helps the audience understand Batman, and why he is so feared by Gotham’s criminal society. Towards the end of The Party scene, Rachel is thrown out of a window in the top floor of one of Gotham’s many skyscrapers. Without hesitating the Batman follows Rachel out...

Words: 959 - Pages: 4

Batman Dark Knight Ideologies

...Batman Dark Knight Project In the movie the movie Batman: The Dark Knight there are many overlapping complexities between characters in the movies. For example, Harvey Dent believes in bringing forth justice which can also been seen in the characteristics of batman. However, Harvey Dent conforms to society and follows the law (in the beginning) like Inspector Gordon. One key characteristic that Inspector Gordon has is that he is incorruptible like Batman himself. Batman doesn’t conform to society, he’s an outcast like the Joker. Also Batman and the Joker share another similarity which is they mask there identity. Lastly Harvey Dent at the end is physically two sided which can be seen in Bruce Wayne whose personality is two sided by being batman. In the movie I feel Bruce Wayne represents an actual dark knight. Bruce is a true knight at arms for he wields his weapon to protect the weak and fight the evil. He protects them out of sense of responsibility not for gain. He sacrificed his personal life for the good of people making him a true knight. He's dark because of his persona, manner and style. He wears all black and I feel that his style of justice is found unethical in today’s society and one may say his tactics are “dark”. With all this being said Bruce Wayne embodies the features of a “Dark Knight". Batman’s ideologies and philosophies consist of being a hero who is willingly to sacrifice everything, even himself, for city of Gotham and its people...

Words: 1129 - Pages: 5

The Dark Knight

... Revision Practice Angelia Renee Cady Com/156 May 15, 2011 Jennifer Iott Revision Practice After reading the draft of The Dark Knight, if there are any revisions to be made to improve this paper, keeping in mind the concept behind essay revision. Revising is looking for ways to make the ideas that this essay is built from clearer, stronger, and more convincing. When revising, always keep in mind that he/she may have to add, cut, move, or change whole sentences or paragraphs. When writing something like, “The Dark Knight was the most popular film of 2008,” there needs to be some kind of fact that backs this statement up. The awards that the film was nominated for or won can be mentioned to help give this comment some weight behind it would be appropriate. If it were me writing this essay on the Black Knight, I would want the world to know how good the story line is. Rearranging the order of the paragraphs would be appropriate, it is my opinion that the writer jumped ahead of himself/herself. I find that the information is a little scattered. Paragraph #2 and #3 needs to change places. The information in paragraph three is a continuation of the first paragraph. It gives the audience a look into why they will always view The Dark Knight as an outstanding movie. All the information concerning Batman Begins should follow after the second paragraph. This means, the original second paragraph is the third......

Words: 650 - Pages: 3

Dark Knight Ethics

...Josh Radcliff The Dark Knight Essay The Joker is pure evil. His only purpose in destroying Gotham City is because he likes to wreck havoc on the world . He already escaped prison once. He is slowly tearing Gotham City apart. Batman has no choice; he must kill the Joker. Utilitarianism is the main ethical system that supports Batman killing the Joker. Because Utilitarianism is a consequentialist system, the morality of an act depends solely on its consequences, and its main focus is on utility, the belief that an act is morally good if it results in the greatest good for the greatest number of people, any stunt that the Joker plays is considered an immoral act because only he receives pleasure from his acts of crime while thousands of others suffer. When Batman traps the Joker, he has to decide between killing him or letting him go, and as defender of Gotham City, he has to take the peoples' well being into consideration. In making his decision, he also has to acknowledge the idea of Hedonism, which states that pleasure, or the absence of pain, is the only thing good or desirable for all people. Ultimately, when making a Utilitarian decision, Batman must choose the option that gives the highest kinds of pleasure to the maximum number of people. In order to do this though, it is ideal that Batman takes the viewpoint of a "disinterested and benevolent spectator," as John Stuart Mill suggests. When making a Utilitarian decision, Batman first subconsciously has to decide what...

Words: 1258 - Pages: 6

Batman Dark Knight: Philosophy

... BATMAN AND PHILOSOPHY THE DARK KNIGHT OF THE SOUL Edited by Mark D. White and Robert Arp @ WILEY John Wiley & Sons, Inc. To the memory of Heath Ledger (1979-2008) Copyright © 2008 by john Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved Published by john Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New jerney Published simultaneously in Canada No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a reaieval system, or transmit­ ted in any fonn or by any means. electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, scan­ ning, or otherwise, except as pennitted under Section 107 or 108 of the 1976 United States Copyright Act, without either the prior written pennission of the Publisher, Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvern, MA 01923, (978) 750-8400, fax (978) sion should be addressed to the Pennissions Department,john Wiley & Sons,Inc., III or authorization through payment of the appropriate per-copy fee to the Copyright 646-8600, or on the web at www.copyright.com. Requests to the Publisher for pennis­ River Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030, (201) 748-6011, fax (201) 748-6008, or online at http://www.wiley.comlgo/pennissions. Limit ofLiabilirylDisclaimer ofWarranry:While the publisher and the author have used their best efforts in preparing this book., they make no representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the contents of this hook and specifically disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.......

Words: 8400 - Pages: 34