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The Cinematography Of The Dark Knight
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The Cinematography Of The Dark Knight | Taking It To The Next Level
Taking It To The Next Level

"Chris took it to the next level with Dark Knight Rises. Fuck it, let’s get him out there. We’re going to pull this guy out in the street to bash it out with Bane in broad daylight. That’s kind of where we went with the third film. There’s a lot more to be seen that way too, in those outside environments. I mean, you’ve seen what happens in the trailer. The big football stadium, that’s one of Bane’s big moments in the film. We shot that over a few days in Pittsburgh. I always recall the fire truck in The Dark Knight; there’s a really grim shot of a fire truck burning and I think Chris and his brother really know how to push those sorts of buttons in American culture, to give people a chill up their spines. Six years after 9/11 to show a fire truck like that… I think Chris has always taken iconic American things crumbling to ashes to show you how bad the bad guy is. That’s certainly the case with the football stadium. These iconic destructions of things like an NFL football stadium are meant to shock an audience."

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