The Pestle


Ep 231: “The Dark Knight”

April 25, 2023

We swear to Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” and discuss:

  • Cinematography and Directing, cheating for speed;
  • Story & Writing, Batman vs Joker, philosophical stakes, Joker’s tests;
  • and other such stuff and things and stuff.

When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.Frederic Bastiat

Notes & References:
College Humor Batman
Did Heath Ledger improvise the hospital scene? (ScreenRant) – “In that way he was able to come up with a practical scenario in which we could actually take a principal actor, walk him out of a building that’s about to be destroyed, and literally drop the building to the ground.”

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