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Sound and Fury: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Against Theme and Story


Each of Christopher Nolan's Batman films opens with a quiet, singular image forming the unmistakeable bat symbol. They're cinematic palate cleansers before the business of Batman begins in earnest. In Batman Begins, it is a sky full of bats; in The Dark Knight, it is a wall of flames; but the opening image of The Dark Knight Rises is notable for two reasons: the bat symbol appearing from cracking ice is muddy, only there if you look for it, and it is overlaid with the film's opening lines of dialogue...

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Novelization Hints At The Joker’s Fate


While everyone knows the tragic truth behind why Heath Ledger's Joker does not appear in the new Batman film The Dark Knight Rises, it has not stopped some viewers and critics from asking why the fictional villain himself was in no way accounted for in Christopher Nolan's latest sequel, given his monumental role in The Dark Knight...

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Director Christopher Nolan’s Parting Shot to Batman


On sale now from Harry N. Abrams is The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy, a 300-page hardcover book whose contents should be evident from its title. Written by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy and featuring design by Chip Kidd, the book also contains a touching forward by the trilogy's director, co-writer and co-producer Christopher Nolan in which he bids farewell to the friends, collaborators and characters that changed his career and inspired the imaginations of so many moviegoers...

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Logic and Symbolism In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’


Warning: The following contains major spoilers for The Dark Knight Rises. Proceed at your own risk!

It probably won't surprise anyone to learn that I liked The Dark Knight Rises quite a bit. I was, after all, part of the team here at ComicsAlliance that wrote somewhere in the neighborhood of 60,000 words about how much I loved Nolan's last Batman film, and I walked out of this one feeling satisfied with both the direction and the execution of the final chapter of his trilogy...

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ComicsAlliance Staff Reactions to ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ [Spoilers]


While a more traditional, multi-part Cinematic Batmanology analysis of The Dark Knight Rises is certainly forthcoming, the majority of ComicsAlliance contributors walked away from the film with thoughts and feelings...

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Director Christopher Nolan Releases Statement on Colorado Shooting


Last Friday, just after midnight, a masked gunman opened fire in a crowded cinema of moviegoers who'd lined up to see the early morning screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, in Aurora, Colorado...

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ IMAX Posters, New Christopher Nolan Photos, Retrospective Video


Anyone familiar with the career of Christopher Nolan is aware of the Dark Knight director's fondness for the ultra high fidelity IMAX film format, in which he shot over one hour of his new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises...

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The Dark Knight Rises: High-Res Photos, Official Plot Synopsis And Runtime


With just 17 days remaining until the July 20 opening of The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros. has updated the Batman film's official site with some high resolution versions of images we've seen throughout the promotional campaign along with some brand new ones as well...

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New ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Trailer Isn’t Afraid; It’s Angry (and Funny) [Video]


Warner Bros. in partnership with Nokia have released a new full-length trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final Batman film by Christopher Nolan. The clip, which you can see below, features previously released footage along with a number of new shots and dialogue and a thrilling piece of music by Hans Zimmer to create the most exciting -- and indeed, most humorous -- trailer we've seen yet for the film...

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Director Christopher Nolan Comments on The Joker


The most recent Batman film, The Dark Knight, rode to tremendous commercial and critical success due in large part to Heath Ledger's Academy Award-winning reinvention of Bob Kane, Fill Finger and Jerry Robinson's iconic DC Comics villain, The Joker...

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