This dark, intense and emotionally pounding soundtrack pairs perfectly with the tension between the mysterious batman character and his latest evil nemesis bane. The dark knight rises is a big movie i think thats one thing we can all agree upon, whether we loved or hated the film, whether we were disappointed or uplifted. In practice, though, it turns out to be a big, bad mistake though we dont know how big until the dark knight rises four years later. Film analysis of the dark knight 1455 words bartleby. As we prepare for the release of the third film, let us take a look back. Essay analysis of the movie the dark knight rises identifying the issue late at night on july 20, 2012, an eager crowd of roughly four hundred people streamed into a century 16, movie theater in aurora, colorado to watch a midnight screening of the film, the dark. And then, finally, in the dark knight rises, batman lets the fire consume him. I am going to write a film analysis essay for the film the dark knight. The film begins with batman not having been seen in the eight years since harvey dent was killed and there is peace in gotham as criminals are being held under. Jul 06, 2012 in two weeks, the dark knight rises will be released.
The dark knight directed by christopher nolan is nonstop action thriller that continually did the unexpected. The dark knight creating the ultimate antagonist lessons from the screenplay. The dark knight rises poster suggests apocalypse as. The dark knight rises delivers perfect end to batman. Jul 19, 2012 the dark knight rises certainly confirms the weapons that christopher nolan can wield as a director. Christopher nolans the dark knight is a haunted film that leaps beyond its origins and becomes an engrossing tragedy. Dec, 2012 but the motive for batman is hard to miss as it consists of only two notesd and f.
To do this i will need to analyse a thriller opening scene. Bane is the least charismatic of the batman villains, but comes close to matching bruce wayne and batman in screen time. Analysis of the movie, the dark knight 844 words 123. Jul 20, 2012 christopher nolans dark knight rises wraps up his postsept. Not to get overly into the dark knight script analysis, but the other thing that sets this script apart from other blockbusters is that the character of batman has to struggle with bruce wayne.
The term miseenscene, is french for putting on stage. It was apparent in creating more meaning to the dark knight rises. We get act ii without acts i or iii, which leaves a lot of middle steps without any of the first or last ones in the story. The dark knight film analysis kevin franklin the dark knight is a 2008 action hero film cowritten, produced, and directed by christopher nolan. The dark knight rises is the end cap to christopher nolans batman trilogy. The dark knight rises, with christian bale the new york.
James has been digging in to see what it all means. Knightfall comic book storyline see full batanalysis here. But in a wideranging twohour talk at the cannes film festival on saturday, the director offered a unique take on his dark knight trilogy. Analysis of the movie the dark knight 1254 words 6 pages. Set within a year after the events of batman begins 2005, batman, lieutenant james gordon, and new district attorney harvey dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague gotham city, until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the joker appears in gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. The underground sewer environment acted as a lair where the protagonist faced the villain. Thats because of the performances, because of the direction, because of the writing, and because of the superlative technical quality of the entire production. Lighting in the dark knight rises introduction to film. The cat is a name that worldclass cat burglar and mistress of disguise selina kyle is known by. Jul 17, 2012 the dark knight rises leaves the fanciful early days of the superhero genre far behind, and moves into a doomshrouded, apocalyptic future that seems uncomfortably close to todays headlines. Joker is the hero of gotham batman the dark knight.
There is a fourth succeeding theme that is actually introduced in the second film, the dark knight, when batman kidnaps lau, an accountant for the mafia, from hong kong in order to return him to the jurisdiction of the u. Christopher nolan on batman and secrets of dark knight. The dark knight was a crime movie, just as batman begins was a fairly straightforward superhero flick. A character development analysis major spoilers after recently seeing dkr during the initial batman hype and praise, i left the theatre wondering what nolan was doing with the main characters throughout the movie. But the motive for batman is hard to miss as it consists of only two notesd and f. The performances in the dark knight rises were excellent. This paper will provide an analysis of hans zimmers composition of the soundtrack to the movie the dark knight rises. The dark knight rises study guide contains a biography of christopher nolan, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a. It is nolans second film based around the dc comics character batman, and the film is the sequel to the 2005 film, batman begins. Theres loads of interesting information, some of which has led me to believe that the dark knight rises will be based on the batman. Christopher nolans dark knight rises wraps up his postsept.
Analysis of catwoman in the dark knight rises, part one. Christopher nolans highly anticipated third batman film comes full circle, examining both the dark. Corrupting the incorruptible after watching christopher nolans the dark knight, like most people, i enjoyed the wellmade movie, without connecting it to reality, thinking that is just another fiction superhero film, where batman shows up in a fashionable ways, beats up criminals, make them look stupid, and saves the day like. It has been eight years since batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. In batman begins hes gone from menace to public saviour. Many different aspects of a film affect how we view it, what we remember about it and how it makes us feel. In a postdark knight world, were forced to return to christopher nolans masterful batman trilogy to analyze where subsequent superhero films have gone wrong. The dark knight in this presentation my aim is to produce a nine shot analysis on a similar film to our media assessment. Essay soundtrack analysis of the dark knight rises 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. Based on the dc comics character batman, the film is the final installment in nolans the dark knight trilogy, and the sequel to the dark knight 2008. The themes and meanings of the dark knight trilogy. Jul, 2011 warner bros has released a teaser poster for christopher nolans final batman film, the dark knight rises, which will be out next summer. Over analyzing the meaning behind the dark knight rises. Analysis of the movie the dark knight 1477 words cram.
The scores for batman begins and the dark knight were collaborative efforts between hans zimmer and james newton howard, whos best known for composing music for the sixth sense, waterworld. The last batman movie i saw was justice league, so its definitely time to get back into the good batman movies and see how the dark knight. Despite his tarnished reputation after the events of the dark knight 2008, in which he took the rap for dents crimes, batman feels compelled to intervene to assist the city and its police force, which is struggling to cope with banes plans to destroy the city. Warner bros has released a teaser poster for christopher nolans final batman film, the dark knight rises, which will be out next summer. Mise en scene in the dark knight rises christopher nolan. After seven years and two films that have pushed batman ever deeper into the dark, the director christopher nolan has completed his. The ending here basically constitutes a cliffhanger, and while we see the decision that batman and commissioner gordon make, we dont really see the fallout. The dark knight creating the ultimate antagonist youtube. She is cunning, devious, and cynical, but is in search of a fresh start in life.
While nolan certainly keeps to the formula of making batman the lone and mysterious hero that gotham needs, he came short of allowing batman to peak at full character development at the climax of the film simply due to a. Analysis of the movie, the dark knight 844 words 123 help me. An analysis of the dark knight trilogy this post contains spoilers to all three dark knight films. May 12, 2018 christopher nolan may have left gotham city behind. Applying the structure of the heros journey is a little funky for this film, since the dark knight is the second film in a trilogy that essentially tells one big story. Batman begins, the dark knight and the dark knight rises.
Sure, the joker is the main bad guy in this story, but the real heart of the dark knight script is batman and bruce duking it out for their right to exist. Jan 14, 2014 the themes and meanings of the dark knight trilogy. Her weapons usually include infrared goggles, bladed highheel boots, and a belt filled with lock picks. Sep 14, 2012 analysis of catwoman in the dark knight rises, part one. The dark knight film analysis essay 1579 words 7 pages. The film begins with batman not having been seen in the eight years since harvey dent was killed and there is peace in gotham as criminals are being held under the dent act. Then came superheroes on film, and batman once more showed up to set a new course for the genre. If you havent seen all three films, you might not want to read this analysis. The dark knight rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes christopher nolans. She was portrayed by anne hathaway in the dark knight rises. The dark knight rises, the final batman film in christopher nolans trilogy starring christian bale, is a sinewy crime epic with some breathless.
Christopher nolan may have left gotham city behind. The dark knight rises, on the other hand, is a human drama set against the backdrop of war. Aug 24, 2016 in a post dark knight world, were forced to return to christopher nolans masterful batman trilogy to analyze where subsequent superhero films have gone wrong. As urban terrorism and class warfare envelop gotham and its infrastructure is ripped apart, bruce wayne christian bale emerges reluctantly from years of seclusion in wayne manor and faces a. The dark knight trilogy gotham city administration. Batmans creator bob kane and his fellow comicstrip artists were all admirers of fritz langs german movies, the forerunners of film noir, but this. The dark knight rises is unique as a film in that it is about. It is the third film in the nolan batman trilogy, and tells the story of bruce wayne, a masked vigilante who fights crime under the moniker of batman, faces off against masked villain bane, who tries to destroy the fictional city of gotham in order to complete the work of the villain from batman begins. We will examine the musical characteristics of two selections.
The low key lighting for the movie, the dark knight rises, did not seem to be tricky nor should the planning have been a mystery. The dark knight rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by christopher nolan, who cowrote the screenplay with his brother jonathan nolan, and the story with david s. Batman begins, the dark knight, the dark knight rises intelligent, thoughtful and a believer in real justice, jim gordon is one of the few honest cops in gotham. The poster depicts rubble crumbling from the roofs of a. The dark knight rises study guide contains a biography of christopher nolan, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
Essay analysis of the movie the dark knight rises identifying the issue late at night on july 20, 2012, an eager crowd of roughly four hundred people streamed into a century 16, movie theater in aurora, colorado to watch a midnight screening of the film, the dark knight rises the third movie of the new batman trilogy. The dark knight rises leaves the fanciful early days of the superhero genre far behind, and moves into a doomshrouded, apocalyptic future that seems uncomfortably close to todays headlines. A complete analysis of what makes heath ledgers joker the. What i want to talk about right now is the meaning behind the title of the film which many fans have speculated on. It is sure to be the biggest hit of the summer, but more importantly, it is the third and final film in the most politicallythemed franchise in movie history.
As urban terrorism and class warfare envelop gotham and its infrastructure is ripped apart, bruce wayne christian bale emerges reluctantly from years of seclusion in wayne manor and faces a soulless. Theres also the question of whether they actually achieve anything at all by their compromise, and in order to speak to that, we have to jump ahead to the dark knight rises. The dark knight rises is a superhero actionthriller film, directed by christopher nolan. Musical themes in the dark knight trilogy, part 6 of 6. Taking the story in a much more serious direction from the 90s version replete with prince flopping around, humping the ground, the new version is much more sophisticated.
The dark knight rises esoteric analysis batman begins marks a substantive renewal for the popular franchise. The film is based off of the original batman comic book but additionally changes the perception of the everyday world as good to naturally bad. Mar 07, 20 musical themes in the dark knight trilogy, part 6 of 6. Nov 30, 2014 many different aspects of a film affect how we view it, what we remember about it and how it makes us feel.
A trackbytrack analysis in the countdown to the films july 20 release, mtv news breaks down hans zimmers score song by eerie song. Over the course of the film, these notes are used in three main ways. Analyse how visual or sound effects were used to emphasise a theme in the visual or oral texts. As we said, its a noble sentiment, at least in theory. Here is a list of a few characters from nolans film the dark knight. Download the dark knight script pdf for blockbuster.
Christopher nolans batman finale stars christian bale as bruce wayne and features performances from series newcomers anne hathaway. These qualities make him a close and valuable ally of batman. Watching the movies of the dark knight trilogy, it can be easy to come away feeling that the score, by hans zimmer and james newton howard, is composed of atmospheric music rather than catchy themes. Jan 28, 20 the dark knight rises is a superhero actionthriller film, directed by christopher nolan. In the first place, it instills a false belief in bruce that rachel would have been with him, something that keeps him from healing and moving on. The dark knight rises film music notes posted on march 7, 20 by mark richards august 31, 2017 as i mentioned in the first post of this series, from watching the dark knight films, one can get the impression that the soundtracks are largely atmospheric rather than tuneful. The dark knight rises certainly confirms the weapons that christopher nolan can wield as a director. Aug 23, 2016 the dark knight creating the ultimate antagonist lessons from the screenplay. Critic jonathan lack performs an extensive, 4part analysis of the themes, subtext, and style of christopher nolans the dark knight rises. The use of the setting created atmospheric tension to the scene.339 1077 810 368 147 622 217 992 667 1209 119 38 97 1337 110 46 399 1029 546 607 867 533 1246 1097 864 774 1527 338 975 751 1473 1293 698 773 302 246 1067 474 187 70 890 756