The Technical Quality of The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight The Dark Knight is an action hero film from 2008 directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. It is Christopher Nolan’s second film based on the comic hero Batman, and it’s the second movie to the 2005 Batman Begins. As Roger Ebert explains, “It creates characters we come to care about. That’s because of the performances, because of the direction, because of the writing, and because of the superlative technical quality of the entire production.” The stars include Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. This is the second film to Batman Begins Batman is out to hunt down a crime mafia in Gotham City, until a criminal named The Joker wants to make Batman fall victim to his schemes, The Joker puts Gotham City into terror and obligates Batman to choose between being a hero or a vigilante. Christian Bale plays Bruce Wayne also known as Batman, the protagonist who protects the citizens of Gotham City, but at the same time throughout the movie he is forced to be in difficult situations and has to make difficult decisions. At the same time the police department considers him a vigilante, because Batman acts outside of the law fighting crime differently. The Dark Knight is a plot of a classical paradigm film, but it has some aspect of formalism. In Understanding Movies -13th Edition, “Formalist movies are stylistically flamboyant. Their directors are concerned with expressing their subjective

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