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Scene Is Believing: The Dark Knight

Crazy clown time- The Dark Knight’s Joker interrogation   For this month’s Scene is Believing, I thought it would be apt to (a) look back at the previous chapter in director Christopher Nolan’s unintended Batman trilogy, and (b) take a look at his favourite scene from that film, which underscores even further the influence of […]

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Christopher Nolan: Modern Master

  “In Nolan we trust” – those four small words carry such weight of expectation. With The Dark Knight Rises, can modern auteur Christopher Nolan deliver a fitting end to what many are claiming is the definitive on screen treatment of the Batman legend? The evidence is already there that Nolan has never failed to […]

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Paradise Lost: A tribute to Empire of the Sun

During the early 1980s Steven Spielberg’s body of work were mainly studies in innocence, with a deep desire contained within to remain just so. Then in the mid 1980s something happened. Spielberg was suddenly addressing loss and grief. From 1985 until 1989, he was clearly in a sad mood. In 1985 The Color Purple had […]

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The Dark Knight Legacy – Christopher Nolan On His Epic Saga

From the 2012 November / December issue of Film Comment, Scott Foundas interviews Christopher Nolan on his epic, game-changing Batman saga, which, more so than Bryan Singer’s X-Men, reinvented the moribund superhero genre, and spun it in a more intelligent, dramatic fashion. How did you come to Batman Begins, and what appealed to you about […]

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Making Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy – A BTS Gallery

Christopher Nolan’s Bruce Wayne / Batman has grappled with such weighty issues as survivor guilt, the ethics of vigilantism and the escalation that inevitably follows, and the consequences of a life that, as star Christian Bale felt, is “entirely directed by pain, holding on to that pain. It’s about making the decision to continue [being […]

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The Dark Knight Rises review

It is a very sad fact about life: The curtain has to come down at some point. Gerbils die, goldfish bite the dust, and all good things must inevitably end. It sucks. Tonight I witnessed the closing ceremony of the best comic book hero trilogy ever made. With every attempt at a hero trilogy in the past, […]

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