The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

By Jody Duncan Jesser

In 2005, director Christopher Nolan redefined the Batman legend with Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale because the Caped Crusader. A clean, dynamic reboot of the franchise, Batman Begins explored the comedian e-book hero’s origins and his evolution from billionaire Bruce Wayne to darkish avenger who fights crime and corruption in Gotham urban. A 2008 sequel, The darkish Knight, took these compelling, character-driven foundations and raised the stakes, pitting Batman opposed to a deranged grasp felony, the Joker, in an all-out battle for Gotham’s soul. Now, the ultimate movie of Nolan’s trilogy, The darkish Knight Rises, is 2012’s so much expected movie release.
The paintings and Making of The darkish Knight Trilogy tells the entire behind-the-scenes tale of those 3 enormous motion pictures. in line with in-depth interviews with Nolan and all the movies’ key solid and crew—including cowriters David S. Goyer and Jonathan Nolan, cinematographer Wally Pfister, and more—the ebook finds the artistic method at the back of the epic darkish Knight Trilogy, supported by way of lavish artwork and never-before-seen photography.

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“A fantastically inventive photograph publication . . . For a person who ever desired to make a film, The paintings and Making of The darkish Knight Trilogy is pretty much as good a blueprint, in addition to being an engrossing story, of the making of a mega-hit movie series.” —McClatchy Newspapers

“This likelihood to revisit Batman Begins and The darkish Knight in methods either clever and definitive has revived my religion and exuberance on various degrees. Kudos to authors Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy for pulling off what feels like a frightening job, and doing so with kind to spare.” —School Library Journal

“The publication finds the artistic technique at the back of the epic darkish Knight Trilogy, supported via lavish paintings and never-before-seen photography.” —Washington Examiner

Every point of Nolan’s filmmaking approach is specified in Jesser and Pourroy’s brilliant, beautiful booklet, observed through 1000s of high quality images and illustrations. i'll simply see it promoting for $60–$75 due to the loopy quantity of Bat-tastic geeky goodness inside of. purchase. THIS. BOOK.”Geeks of Doom

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I’m satisfied that we have got accomplished the tale that we begun with the 1st motion picture, and intensely chuffed to head onto whatever new. yet while, there's a poi- gnancy approximately its being over, specially provided that we labored with such an grand workforce of individuals on all 3 videos. ” At a December 2011 common urban occasion during which the finished prologue series used to be screened for participants of the click, Nolan—a reserved, self-contained man—spoke to a l. a. occasions reporter approximately his Batman event nearing its finish. “I have a tendency to not be too emotional at the set,” Nolan acknowledged. “I locate that doesn’t aid me do my task. yet you certainly get a bit lump on your throat pondering that, ‘Okay, this is often going to be the final time we’re going to be doing this. ’ It was once emotional as we'd end those characters and say goodbye to Alfred for the final time and say goodbye to Commissioner Gordon, and at last, with Christian, quite just about the top, say goodbye to Batman. It used to be a huge deal. It’s been relatively a trip. ” Later that very same month, Nolan sat with a author at his domestic, quite a few ft from the storage the place that trip had begun virtually a decade previous. As he mirrored on these years, Nolan appeared, greater than the rest, thankful for the adventure, or even humbled by way of it—as if the characters and iconography of Batman’s international have been kinfolk treasures that have been handed to him, a trifling stranger, for safekeeping . . . yet just for a time. It was once a sentiment he’d expressed eloquently in that previous interview for the l. a. instances: “I’d like to manage to declare that I invented the full thing,” he acknowledged, “but i didn't. i used to be simply given a truly worthwhile factor to do my top with and take care of. And that has been an outstanding privilege. ” AFTERWORD aura AS average AS GRAVITY by way of CHRISTOPHER NOLAN One evening, as I’m status on LaSalle highway in Chicago, attempting to line up a shot for The darkish Knight, a produc- tion assistant skateboards into my line of sight. Silently, I curse the instant that Heath first skated onto our set in complete personality make-up. I’d fretted in regards to the response of Batman fanatics to a skateboarding Joker, however the genuine outcome was once a proliferation of skateboards one of the more youthful staff contributors. If you’d requested these youngsters why that they had selected to carry their forums to paintings, they'd have responded truthfully that they didn’t be aware of. That’s actual charisma—as invisible and ordinary as gravity. That’s what Heath had. Heath was once bursting with creativity. It used to be in his each gesture. He as soon as advised me that he loved to attend among jobs till he used to be creatively hungry. till he wanted it back. He introduced that perspective to our set each day. There aren’t many actors who could make you're feeling ashamed of the way frequently you whinge approximately doing the simplest task on the planet.

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