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Jun. 25, 2008by:
My goal leading up to the July 18th release of THE DARK KNIGHT is to write at least one story about it per night. If that fails, then I shall renounce pizza. Good news is, Ill be eating pizza tomorrow, because Wired.com has an interesting article about the technical stuff behind TDK, and how Christopher Nolan tried to avoid CGI effects in lieu of the real thing. A particularly interesting quote Nolan had referred to the nature of Ledgers performance.

The director wasnt interested in plumbing the murky origins of the Joker himself - the Clown Prince is more a Loki-like force of chaos. Hes like the shark in Jaws, Nolan explains. The Joker cuts through the film, hes incredibly important, but hes not a guy with a backstory. Hes a wild card.

Im surprised theyre not giving the Joker a back story, but the performance might work better that way. After all, evil is more terrifying when you cant explain it.

Extra Tidbit: Does anyone have their DARK KNIGHT tickets yet?
Source: Wired.com

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6:01PM on 06/25/2008
Haha thanks hopefully this catches on.
Haha thanks hopefully this catches on.
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5:19PM on 06/25/2008
Mr. Nolan is the man. By the way, does anyone know if the 7 minute imax footage will be shown before normal showings of the dark knight in theaters? like at the beggining?

and i liked halik's idea : from now on we should call it TFDK
Mr. Nolan is the man. By the way, does anyone know if the 7 minute imax footage will be shown before normal showings of the dark knight in theaters? like at the beggining?

and i liked halik's idea : from now on we should call it TFDK
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11:49AM on 06/25/2008
Got my tickets, midnight at Union Square!!! Methinks Spidey 3 may be losing that record soon......
Got my tickets, midnight at Union Square!!! Methinks Spidey 3 may be losing that record soon......
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9:33AM on 06/25/2008
I've got my tickets! Five IMAX tickets for that Friday. Would be the midnight showing if I didn't have work.

And I live about 15 minutes from the IMAX theatre, part of the Kerasotes chain. So I'll be watching multiple times.

Oh, and this article is awesome. Even my girlfriend loved it.
I've got my tickets! Five IMAX tickets for that Friday. Would be the midnight showing if I didn't have work.

And I live about 15 minutes from the IMAX theatre, part of the Kerasotes chain. So I'll be watching multiple times.

Oh, and this article is awesome. Even my girlfriend loved it.
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9:27AM on 06/25/2008
nac dasty I believe deserves a humanitarian award, or to be Time's Person of the Century. And also to be given another ticket cause it's The Fucking Dark Knight. I also JUST purchased 4 tickets for TFDK.
nac dasty I believe deserves a humanitarian award, or to be Time's Person of the Century. And also to be given another ticket cause it's The Fucking Dark Knight. I also JUST purchased 4 tickets for TFDK.
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9:28AM on 06/25/2008

NO TICKETS

I don't have my tickets since they don't sell them so early, but I have my TDK t-shirts :D so at least I'm ready to go to the movies with them. I'll put on both of them, since one is with the TDK logo and one is with Joker (Why So Serious?) :))
I don't have my tickets since they don't sell them so early, but I have my TDK t-shirts :D so at least I'm ready to go to the movies with them. I'll put on both of them, since one is with the TDK logo and one is with Joker (Why So Serious?) :))
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9:17AM on 06/25/2008
I gave my ticket to a homeless man so he could get some sleep out of the heat.
I gave my ticket to a homeless man so he could get some sleep out of the heat.
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6:42AM on 06/25/2008
Why yes, I do have my tickets. For midnight. IN IMAX, BITCHES!!!!
Why yes, I do have my tickets. For midnight. IN IMAX, BITCHES!!!!
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6:26AM on 06/25/2008

I Do

I have my tickets for the midnight showing. To bad the midnight isn't in Imax,but i'll just see it in Imax a few days after.
I have my tickets for the midnight showing. To bad the midnight isn't in Imax,but i'll just see it in Imax a few days after.
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5:52AM on 06/25/2008
I have my ticket bought and I am ready to see it in IMAX. I tried to stay spoiler free like some of my cousins, but I am a batman fan, I want to see everything. I read the script for Batman Begins and it ruined nothing for me. The movie was still nothing I was prepared for. I imagine I will feel the same way with this one.
I have my ticket bought and I am ready to see it in IMAX. I tried to stay spoiler free like some of my cousins, but I am a batman fan, I want to see everything. I read the script for Batman Begins and it ruined nothing for me. The movie was still nothing I was prepared for. I imagine I will feel the same way with this one.
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5:22AM on 06/25/2008
Speaking of all the breaking Dark Knight news... I'm a little worried. I mean, how much of the movie is gonna be spoiled for us. I could go into this movie knowing every detail, and still LOVE this movie, and I'm sure I will, but I'm worried, between the photos, the IMax bank scene, all the little clips, tv spots, and trailers, by the time the movie comes out, I'll feel like I'll have seen it already. Is it just me?
Speaking of all the breaking Dark Knight news... I'm a little worried. I mean, how much of the movie is gonna be spoiled for us. I could go into this movie knowing every detail, and still LOVE this movie, and I'm sure I will, but I'm worried, between the photos, the IMax bank scene, all the little clips, tv spots, and trailers, by the time the movie comes out, I'll feel like I'll have seen it already. Is it just me?
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5:18AM on 06/25/2008
I've already heard some about this a while back... and I like the idea. I have also heard that Two-Face will be a combination of make up and CG so don't fret... Also... don't know if it was posted already, but there's a pic of the Joker without his clown make-up... Sweet!
I've already heard some about this a while back... and I like the idea. I have also heard that Two-Face will be a combination of make up and CG so don't fret... Also... don't know if it was posted already, but there's a pic of the Joker without his clown make-up... Sweet!
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4:13AM on 06/25/2008
Look, I'm not anti-CGI AT ALL. In fact, I love what it can do. But a Batman movie? Where is it REALLY necessary? Maybe SOME stunt work and matte-paintings ala Batman Begins...but that's about it. I wouldn't mind if it was seemless (like the aforementioned Begins), which means that TDK will almost certainly have CGI in it...just not a lot, which I think IS progress - a good mixture of practical and digital effects.

I Believe in Christopher Nolan.
Look, I'm not anti-CGI AT ALL. In fact, I love what it can do. But a Batman movie? Where is it REALLY necessary? Maybe SOME stunt work and matte-paintings ala Batman Begins...but that's about it. I wouldn't mind if it was seemless (like the aforementioned Begins), which means that TDK will almost certainly have CGI in it...just not a lot, which I think IS progress - a good mixture of practical and digital effects.

I Believe in Christopher Nolan.
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3:24AM on 06/25/2008

No CG?

That's pretty cool considering we have seen a lot of CG-filled movies lately that a lot of us have gotten sick of (Indy 4). Just one question, will Harvey Dent's "burnt" face be CG or just make-up? I think that will be CG, but I don't really give a shit. As long as it looks good.
That's pretty cool considering we have seen a lot of CG-filled movies lately that a lot of us have gotten sick of (Indy 4). Just one question, will Harvey Dent's "burnt" face be CG or just make-up? I think that will be CG, but I don't really give a shit. As long as it looks good.
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2:49AM on 06/25/2008

&*(%%^#$^

whatever just COME OUT ALREADY!
whatever just COME OUT ALREADY!
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2:42AM on 06/25/2008

IMAX at midnight.

Of course I got my tickets. Nolan is genius. There is no way TDK can be bad.

No way.
Of course I got my tickets. Nolan is genius. There is no way TDK can be bad.

No way.
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1:56AM on 06/25/2008

stfu

great article, technical expose's - just what I dig.

great article, technical expose's - just what I dig.

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1:52AM on 06/25/2008

the dark knight

I really like this take on the Joker, and how his backstory isn't mentioned in the film, I mean, we all know where he comes from and what he's about, so what's better than to just see him go all psyco on Batman without all of the backround story; before this article I didn't know that Nolan didn't want to use CGI in his film and I respect that, so I guess you don't need CG effects to make a great film, we've all seen the clips and trailers and it looks pretty awsome.
I really like this take on the Joker, and how his backstory isn't mentioned in the film, I mean, we all know where he comes from and what he's about, so what's better than to just see him go all psyco on Batman without all of the backround story; before this article I didn't know that Nolan didn't want to use CGI in his film and I respect that, so I guess you don't need CG effects to make a great film, we've all seen the clips and trailers and it looks pretty awsome.
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1:50AM on 06/25/2008

New TDK viral video

You guys should check out a great viral video (probably the best I've seen for TDK). you can find it here
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It's a back story for Bruce Wayne that leads up TDK. Hopefully this is something new for you guys to check out.
You guys should check out a great viral video (probably the best I've seen for TDK). you can find it here
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It's a back story for Bruce Wayne that leads up TDK. Hopefully this is something new for you guys to check out.
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1:42AM on 06/25/2008

wait a sec

I gotta say, JerkinJergins, are you kidding? First you say the film is "gay" because the Joker looks too much like a clown, which he is. And now it's "boring" because there's no CGI? Are you for real?
I gotta say, JerkinJergins, are you kidding? First you say the film is "gay" because the Joker looks too much like a clown, which he is. And now it's "boring" because there's no CGI? Are you for real?
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1:42AM on 06/25/2008

omg

jerkinJerkins..you again.
jerkinJerkins..you again.
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1:28AM on 06/25/2008

Boring

Not using CGI in this day and age is just being stubborn and anti-progress.
Not using CGI in this day and age is just being stubborn and anti-progress.
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1:16AM on 06/25/2008

good christ

what a read. nolan is the man. i'm not anti-cgi perse, but after indy 4, there's nothing i would like better than some kickass stuntwork on that big imax screen. now if this movie would would just come out already.
what a read. nolan is the man. i'm not anti-cgi perse, but after indy 4, there's nothing i would like better than some kickass stuntwork on that big imax screen. now if this movie would would just come out already.
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12:53AM on 06/25/2008
I got my tickets!!!! 4 different showings. Yes, im insane but this film looks epic!!!
I got my tickets!!!! 4 different showings. Yes, im insane but this film looks epic!!!
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12:51AM on 06/25/2008
I'll be seeing it the Wed. before it comes out! perks of working at a movie theater.
I'll be seeing it the Wed. before it comes out! perks of working at a movie theater.
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12:44AM on 06/25/2008
Damn, that was quite the interesting article indeed...

And I'm working to get at least one other friend to come for a midnight screening with me here in DC. So hopefully I'll have mines soon enough
Damn, that was quite the interesting article indeed...

And I'm working to get at least one other friend to come for a midnight screening with me here in DC. So hopefully I'll have mines soon enough
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