Press Play

VIDEO ESSAY: THE DARK KNIGHT: NOLAN'S MODERNIZED MYTH

When director Christopher Nolan first conceived of his Batman film trilogy, the challenge was revitalizing a hero who had previously been buried in cinematic fantasy shtick—a de-evolution that started with Tim Burton’s promising "Batman" and ended with Joel Schumacher’s laughably bad "Batman & Robin."
  • By Nelson Carvajal
  • |
  • July 10, 2012 9:34 AM
  • |
  • 8 Comments

BONUS TRAILER MIX: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

At the end of "The Dark Knight," Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) had to explain to his son why Batman (Christian Bale) was being willfully chased by police—disgracing himself and abandoning his post for the greater good of Gotham. The new trailer for "The Dark Knight Rises" zeroes in on the sleepy void that abandonment left behind.
  • By R. Kurt Osenlund
  • |
  • May 2, 2012 12:30 PM
  • |
  • 1 Comment

Follow Us

Most "Liked"

  • VIDEO ESSAY: Rough and Ready: The Return ...
  • Second Sight: How Channel-Surfing, an ...
  • Better Red Than Dead: Director Gabe ...
  • The Hour is Getting Late: The Outsider ...
  • ARIELLE BERNSTEIN: Orphans, Refugees, ...
  • Vivian Maier, Mystery Woman and Master ...
  • Waleed Zuaiter Discusses Producing and ...
  • Hannah Horvath from GIRLS Is the Last ...
  • VIDEO ESSAY: Lars Von Trier: Cinema's ...
  • What's Behind the Puzzling Bum Rap TRUE ...