The follow-up to the action hit Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman.
With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and the committed new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham City for good. The triumvirate initially proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces The Dark Knight ever closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante.
Academy Award nominee Heath Ledger portrays arch-villain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays District Attorney Harvey Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast in the role of Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Gary Oldman as Lieutenant Jim Gordon; Oscar winner Michael Caine as Alfred; and Oscar winner Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. —IGN
Successful producer, film director and writer Christopher Jonathan James Nolan famous by the name Christopher Nolan was born on the 30th July 1970 in London. Christopher holds dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States of America as his father was from the UK and his mother hailed from the US. He married Emma Thomas in 1997 a film producer and ardent admirer of Nolan’s work. The couple is have four children residing with them in Los Angeles. His brother Jonathan Nolan is a renowned author with whom Christopher often collaborates during the production of his movies.
Nolan spent considerable time between London and Chicago during his childhood. Nolan was educated in an independent school known as Hailey Bury College, in Hertfordshire near Hertford, England. Later Christopher Nolan learned the intricacies of English literature at University College London. An early starter Christopher Nolan started shooting films with a super 8 camera borrowed from his father… read more
A terrifying and brilliant final act by Heath Ledger's Joker makes for this near-perfect action film one of the best from Hollywood in the last ten years. Yes, the writing's brilliant, the Batman/Bruce Wayne character was well-fleshed out, and Nolan's realistic adaptation are all there to bring us a film so good we can forgive it's two-and-a-half hour long. But minus Ledger, all these might become pointless.
An exhaustive roundtable discussion of Christopher Nolan and the last entry in his “Dark Knight Trilogy”.
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The Dark Knight is the follow-up to the movie Batman Begins. We are thrown into Gotham’s excitement and darkness from the very beginning of this film. Whereas the prequel to Batman’s story and his… read review
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If Batman Begins was the heroic journey of a man maturing into his adulthood and embracing the mantle of a legendary figure, then The Dark Knight is about the current status of a hero in a society… read review