The Dark Knight (2008)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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When the menace known as the Joker emerges from his mysterious past, he wreaks havoc and chaos on the people of Gotham. The Dark Knight must accept one of the greatest psychological and physical tests of his ability to fight injustice.

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20 July 2008 | filmquestint
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| Heath Ledger's Dark and Brilliant Swan Song
I couldn't believe "The Dark knight" could live up to the hype. That's perhaps the biggest surprise. The secret, I believe, is a stunning, mature, intelligent script. That makes it the best superhero movie ever made. As if that wasn't enough, Heath Ledger. He, the newest of the tragic modern icons present us with a preview of something we'll never see. A fearless, extraordinary actor capable to fill up with humanity even the most grotesque of villains. His performance is a master class. Fortunately, Christian Bale's Batman is almost a supporting character. Bale is good but there is something around his mouth that stops him from being great. "The Dark Knight" is visually stunning, powerful and moving. What else could anyone want.

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Trivia

(at around 15 mins) When Harvey Dent disarms the witness in court, he removes the magazine and holds it in his little finger. This is actually the correct procedure for emergency reloads and correcting malfunctions.


Quotes

Grumpy: Three of a kind, let's do this!
Chuckles: Huh, that's it? Three guys?
Grumpy: Plus two guys on the roof. Every guy gets a share. Five shares is plenty.
Chuckles: *Six* shares. Don't forget the guy who planned the job.
Grumpy: If he thinks he can sit it out and still take a slice I ...
Happy: ...


Goofs

(at around 5 mins) As the Joker completes his bank heist, he prepares to reveal his face to the bank manager by placing his right hand on his mask (his left hand can be seen holding the back of the manager's head). In the very next shot his left hand removes the mask instead.


Crazy Credits

There is a dedication in the closing credits: "In memory of our friends Heath Ledger & Conway Wickliffe".


Alternate Versions

The Blu-ray version of the movie has several of the big action scenes and high altitude photography scenes in ordinary 16:9 (1.78:1) widescreen ratio while the rest of the movie preserves the "scope" format (2.39:1). This is because these scenes were filmed in IMAX, whose format is 1.44:1, thus attempting to recreate the effect witnessed in IMAX theatres, as well as preserving as much of these shots as possible.


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Andante from String Quartet in a minor D. 804, 'Rosamunde'
(1824) (uncredited)
Written by
Franz Schubert

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Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller

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