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12.03.2008

For some people (myself included) nothing would be sweeter, than watching Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas walk up to the podium come Oscar-time and accept the venerable trophy for Best Picture for THE DAR KNIGHT. Many say it can't be done--either because it is undeserved, or because a true masterpiece will never trump the steel clutch of tradition. That tradition being the notion that the esteemed members of the Academy would refuse to acknowledge a summer blockbuster--based on a comic book no less--as something more than an exercise in explosions and one-liners. When clearly, all who saw the film, recognize it as something much greater.

The forward thinking folks at DarkCampaign.com have taken it upon themselves to make sure that this film is not ignored come voting time and have created a superb website and accompanying video to remind voters and the public alike, how truly profound and all-encompassing this film really is. Kudos guys, kudos.

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Extra Tidbit: I know I get hated on for blowing this movie up but so what. it rules.
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2:55AM on 12/05/2008

@ FUZZYFOOT

I gotcha. In your first post it came across that you were just another hater. But I get it; sometimes you feel so strongly about something you need to voice your opinion. I understand your point of view regarding this topic a lot better now.

Also, it's nice to know that there's someone out there who enjoyed INDY 4 as well.
I gotcha. In your first post it came across that you were just another hater. But I get it; sometimes you feel so strongly about something you need to voice your opinion. I understand your point of view regarding this topic a lot better now.

Also, it's nice to know that there's someone out there who enjoyed INDY 4 as well.
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6:38PM on 12/04/2008

@ call me indiana

Ok, dude, for one I loved Indiana Jones 4.

Two, my comments were directed solely at Joblo.com, not the shmoes.

As far as TDK goes...I did love the film as well, the thing is, I feel people are giving the movie WAY WAY WAY to much credit for what they did. Did I hate the movie? No. Was I dissapointed then? No. As far as flaws goes, they are tiny but numerous.

Like the purpose of the Scarecrow, and the you would have died moment, when batman landed on the truck
bats and rachels
Ok, dude, for one I loved Indiana Jones 4.

Two, my comments were directed solely at Joblo.com, not the shmoes.

As far as TDK goes...I did love the film as well, the thing is, I feel people are giving the movie WAY WAY WAY to much credit for what they did. Did I hate the movie? No. Was I dissapointed then? No. As far as flaws goes, they are tiny but numerous.

Like the purpose of the Scarecrow, and the you would have died moment, when batman landed on the truck
bats and rachels plunge off out the building, um you would have broken a bone or two...have you seen Lethal Weapon 1?
The pointless fight with the Joker, are yo serious, why is he still using the radar thing, JOKER IS RIGHT THERE. nor did Batman throw hardly any punches, before I knew it, he was on the ledge and Joker had most certainly got the best of him...at that point.

I mean these are just a few things I saw...there are more.

Once again though, i reiterate.

I loved Indy 4 too
I loved Dark Knight and will buy the DVD
but the sucking up to movie is annoying me. People are worshiping this film inspite of all the flaws I mentioned, then they come back on here and critisize Indy 4 for being ridiculous...WTF.
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1:15PM on 12/04/2008
Call me Indiana: VERY well said. Dark Knight for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. And I liked Indy 4, too, dammit!
Call me Indiana: VERY well said. Dark Knight for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. And I liked Indy 4, too, dammit!
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2:12AM on 12/04/2008

@ FUZZYFOOT

I liked Indy 4. And have commented numerous times about how I appear to be one of the very few on this site who does.

But I still feel that TDK was one of (if not THE) best movie to come out this year. Why? Because it was entertaining for one; and personally I usually lump films into the really good category by whether or not I can watch them over and over again (i.e. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, STAR WARS, etc.) but I don't base whether a movie is good or not SOLELY on if I can watch it
I liked Indy 4. And have commented numerous times about how I appear to be one of the very few on this site who does.

But I still feel that TDK was one of (if not THE) best movie to come out this year. Why? Because it was entertaining for one; and personally I usually lump films into the really good category by whether or not I can watch them over and over again (i.e. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, STAR WARS, etc.) but I don't base whether a movie is good or not SOLELY on if I can watch it multiple times without growing tired of it. TDK was one of those movies (three times in the theater, and very likely at least one more when it's re-released in January) and, as you obviously can tell, MANY other people found it to be vastly entertaining as well. And, A LOT of folks see it as very well written, acted, directed, etc. yet folks like you keep playing the record of how those of us that like the flick "can't see it's many flaws." Like I said, I've seen it thrice already, and I'm still not sure what flaws the haters keep talking about. Like what happened to The Joker after Batman jumped out the window to save Rachel? He probably just left. Batman just jumped out the window, do you think anyone else was going to stop him? He most likely would have just shot them (or stabbed them, he did prefer knives) if they even tried. It seems to me that a lot of the people who hate on TDK, and all of us who like the flick, are just jumping on the hate bandwagon because they can't stand when a large group of people like the same thing (I had a former roommate like that). But, that's just my opinion, you know.

Was it a perfect film? No. There's no such thing. But we certainly do view films that we really really like as perfect in some regard. I consider RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK to be a perfect film, but I can pick out some things that are very not perfect about the film. Doesn't stop me from enjoying it. Just like I can pick out things in TDK that are very not perfect (Harvey Dent didn't have a wife like he did in the comics, but that's just the nitpicky comic fan coming out). Again, it doesn't stop me from enjoying it.

My point is, even though A LOT of people enjoy TDK, and are excited at the possibility of it receiving some Oscar nominations (and possible a win or two) doesn't mean that they think it was perfect and didn't have any flaws at all. They just enjoy the movie so much they can overlook it's flaws, it doesn't make them stupid, as you're clearly suggesting. Every movie, now matter how good, has some flaws at the very least. But, you are entitled to your negative opinion just as much as us positive opinion folk are entitled to ours. So my question to you is this: if you're so sick and tired of people expressing their enjoyment of TDK, why do you even bother to read any articles about it? You obviously know that it's just going to anger you. My suggestion to you is ignore it then if it bothers you so much. Go do something that doesn't make you want to rain on everyone else's parade.
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2:11AM on 12/04/2008

best pic dk?

Nice video, loved the film, one of my favoites of the year...but I'm not really rooting for this film to be best picture or any film for that matter because I'm not in to the whole academy oscar thing, I know it recognizes the best films of the year but come on...they have very little taste in picking their best film nominations, I doubt even TDK will be considered, but if it does get nominated good for it.
Nice video, loved the film, one of my favoites of the year...but I'm not really rooting for this film to be best picture or any film for that matter because I'm not in to the whole academy oscar thing, I know it recognizes the best films of the year but come on...they have very little taste in picking their best film nominations, I doubt even TDK will be considered, but if it does get nominated good for it.
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1:28AM on 12/04/2008
I loved the film but Best Picture? Not really sure about that. The Oscars are in dire need of a re-haul though and this as a Best Pic win could really liven things up to a certain degree.
I loved the film but Best Picture? Not really sure about that. The Oscars are in dire need of a re-haul though and this as a Best Pic win could really liven things up to a certain degree.
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11:39PM on 12/03/2008
While I might not root for it to take home the little gold man, it definitely deserves consideration.
While I might not root for it to take home the little gold man, it definitely deserves consideration.
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11:10PM on 12/03/2008

enough enough enough

yet another USELESS piece of news about a movie that everyone knows Joblo sucks the dick of.

Seriously, I will be laughing my ass off when the film doesn't even get a nomination.

By the way, there are many flaws with TDK, but apparently you guys choose to ignore them and then complain about all the other movies that YOU didn't like. (cough Indy 4 cough)

Enough, I am so fucking tired of this constant reminder that Joblo thinks TDK was the best fucking movie ever. We get it, move on,
yet another USELESS piece of news about a movie that everyone knows Joblo sucks the dick of.

Seriously, I will be laughing my ass off when the film doesn't even get a nomination.

By the way, there are many flaws with TDK, but apparently you guys choose to ignore them and then complain about all the other movies that YOU didn't like. (cough Indy 4 cough)

Enough, I am so fucking tired of this constant reminder that Joblo thinks TDK was the best fucking movie ever. We get it, move on, let us live or lives.
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8:00PM on 12/03/2008
I think it definitely deserves the Award, it entertained better than any picture I saw this year. It didn't have the camp of Iron man, the shakiness of Cloverfield or the bad writing of so many other films.
I think it definitely deserves the Award, it entertained better than any picture I saw this year. It didn't have the camp of Iron man, the shakiness of Cloverfield or the bad writing of so many other films.
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7:02PM on 12/03/2008
Oscars and awards look nice, it feels good but what a movie does to us is more vital. If your so down on the reality of TDK not becoming the best picture by the academy grab (or gently pick up) your blu ray or dvd copy of the movie and watch it alone. Winning somebody's heart is all I'd ever want from any movie I ever make.
Oscars and awards look nice, it feels good but what a movie does to us is more vital. If your so down on the reality of TDK not becoming the best picture by the academy grab (or gently pick up) your blu ray or dvd copy of the movie and watch it alone. Winning somebody's heart is all I'd ever want from any movie I ever make.
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6:35PM on 12/03/2008
TDK wasn't even the best comic movie to come out this year Hellboy 2 was. While I would love Heath to get a nomination, I don't think it was a strong enough film to win the award. Right now I'm banking on Rachel Getting married as my best film of the year, but I have yet to see Slumdog Millionaire or Doubt, so after that I will be able to make a clear decision.
TDK wasn't even the best comic movie to come out this year Hellboy 2 was. While I would love Heath to get a nomination, I don't think it was a strong enough film to win the award. Right now I'm banking on Rachel Getting married as my best film of the year, but I have yet to see Slumdog Millionaire or Doubt, so after that I will be able to make a clear decision.
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6:16PM on 12/03/2008
I'd love to see TDK get a nomination, it still remains one of the best reviewed films of the year, but there are several other contenders that have yet to be released. I'd be happy if Ledger wins for acting since its probably the best performance I've seen all year, and perhaps some recognition for Nolan.
I'd love to see TDK get a nomination, it still remains one of the best reviewed films of the year, but there are several other contenders that have yet to be released. I'd be happy if Ledger wins for acting since its probably the best performance I've seen all year, and perhaps some recognition for Nolan.
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4:44PM on 12/03/2008

GOD DAMN!

I'm really starting to want to bitch-slap anyone (GrayCalx) who is so utterly stupid to actually write something as wholly retarted as: "And of course Ledger is going to win Best Supporting... hollywood loves glamorizing selfish dead addicts". Please do us all a favor and kill yourself.
I'm really starting to want to bitch-slap anyone (GrayCalx) who is so utterly stupid to actually write something as wholly retarted as: "And of course Ledger is going to win Best Supporting... hollywood loves glamorizing selfish dead addicts". Please do us all a favor and kill yourself.
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4:27PM on 12/03/2008

yeesh...

no thanks. mind you if it wins everyone will at least be able to chill out and start admitting its very many flaws. And yeah, Oascars don't go to the best movies anyway... but please, TDK would ALMOST be going to far. I saw almost mainly because CRASH won best picture.
no thanks. mind you if it wins everyone will at least be able to chill out and start admitting its very many flaws. And yeah, Oascars don't go to the best movies anyway... but please, TDK would ALMOST be going to far. I saw almost mainly because CRASH won best picture.
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4:22PM on 12/03/2008

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Great video. Loved reading the quotes. It's been a little while since I've thought about TDK. So it's great to bring it back with the launch of the DVD.
TDK = Best Picture in my mind.
Great video. Loved reading the quotes. It's been a little while since I've thought about TDK. So it's great to bring it back with the launch of the DVD.
TDK = Best Picture in my mind.
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3:57PM on 12/03/2008
hated on for liking Dark Knight?? try liking Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
hated on for liking Dark Knight?? try liking Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
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3:54PM on 12/03/2008
What else is there this year? Really? I can't think of anything that was outstanding. Maybe The Wrestler? I would love TDK to win. If that shit fest LOTRs:ROTK can win, why can't TDK?
What else is there this year? Really? I can't think of anything that was outstanding. Maybe The Wrestler? I would love TDK to win. If that shit fest LOTRs:ROTK can win, why can't TDK?
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3:47PM on 12/03/2008

Oscar=Cash

The only way TDK could win the best picture award is that Warner Brothers would have to buy it, kinda like how Shakespeare in Love beat out Saving Private Ryan. The award isn't about the best picture anymore, its about who has the best campaign. Just look at all the awards that Miramax Studios won.
The only way TDK could win the best picture award is that Warner Brothers would have to buy it, kinda like how Shakespeare in Love beat out Saving Private Ryan. The award isn't about the best picture anymore, its about who has the best campaign. Just look at all the awards that Miramax Studios won.
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2:21PM on 12/03/2008

haters?

I'm not going to lie.. I truely believe that The Dark Knight was one of the best films I've ever seen. Easily as thought provoking and beautifully acted, directed, and written as some of the "best movies of all-time"

But I'm starting to have a real problem with the people that refuse to see it as Best Picture. I feel like a lot of those people are completely one minded, and either have not seen the movie, or have seen it just to "see what all the fuzz is about" and to point out flaws. I
I'm not going to lie.. I truely believe that The Dark Knight was one of the best films I've ever seen. Easily as thought provoking and beautifully acted, directed, and written as some of the "best movies of all-time"

But I'm starting to have a real problem with the people that refuse to see it as Best Picture. I feel like a lot of those people are completely one minded, and either have not seen the movie, or have seen it just to "see what all the fuzz is about" and to point out flaws. I mean.. I know.. I hated the fact that Shakespear in Love defeated Private Ryan.. I still do. But that doesn't mean that I was calling Shakespeare in Love a tragedy if it won.. or that "the world would end". I think people need to grow up and stop being so defensive. We need to stop taking sides. Not everyone needs to like it, or love it for that matter. But I still don't get the full on hatred some people get when they hear The Dark Knight and Oscars in the same sentence.
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1:55PM on 12/03/2008

fuck yeah

i would love the dark knight to get at least ten oscars.
i would love the dark knight to get at least ten oscars.
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12:59PM on 12/03/2008
I'm hoping that now that America has a black president, the Academy will now realize that change is needed and will start recognizing ALL movies for the Oscars and not just everything that comes out at the end of the year.

I'd love for THE DARK KNIGHT to win Best Picture, but I'd also be happy with a nominations as well. As long as Nolan, Bale, of course Ledger, and others involved with the movie get recognition as well. I'd also love to see some comedies recognized too.

It's time for
I'm hoping that now that America has a black president, the Academy will now realize that change is needed and will start recognizing ALL movies for the Oscars and not just everything that comes out at the end of the year.

I'd love for THE DARK KNIGHT to win Best Picture, but I'd also be happy with a nominations as well. As long as Nolan, Bale, of course Ledger, and others involved with the movie get recognition as well. I'd also love to see some comedies recognized too.

It's time for change Academy!!!!

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12:25PM on 12/03/2008

Oscars Jump Shark

The oscars jumped the shark back in 1996 and now its nothing but a revenue generating machine with no regards to actual quality of films.

But good god, seeing TDK win would be a travesty. Good movie? Sure. Fun? You betcha! Just look at how much money it made. But its not "Best Picture".

And of course Ledger is going to win Best Supporting... hollywood loves glamorizing selfish dead addicts.
The oscars jumped the shark back in 1996 and now its nothing but a revenue generating machine with no regards to actual quality of films.

But good god, seeing TDK win would be a travesty. Good movie? Sure. Fun? You betcha! Just look at how much money it made. But its not "Best Picture".

And of course Ledger is going to win Best Supporting... hollywood loves glamorizing selfish dead addicts.
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11:37AM on 12/03/2008
As it stands, The only movies I see as sure fire when it comes to Best Pic. Nods are Slumdog Millionaire, Ben Button and Milk. The Wrestler very well might in the end. Outside of those 4, I don't see anything as impressive as TDK. Australia has pretty much fizzed and I don't see much out of Rev. Road or The Reader.

Again's it's been a weak year so this is the best chance TDK has of getting a nom.
As it stands, The only movies I see as sure fire when it comes to Best Pic. Nods are Slumdog Millionaire, Ben Button and Milk. The Wrestler very well might in the end. Outside of those 4, I don't see anything as impressive as TDK. Australia has pretty much fizzed and I don't see much out of Rev. Road or The Reader.

Again's it's been a weak year so this is the best chance TDK has of getting a nom.
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11:25AM on 12/03/2008

IF THE ACADEMY HAS ANY BALLS...

They will have the most unconventional best picture category ever:
An animated picture: Wall-e
Comic Book Movie: The Dark Knight
Gay politician: Milk
Haven't seen anything else this year that deserves this category
They will have the most unconventional best picture category ever:
An animated picture: Wall-e
Comic Book Movie: The Dark Knight
Gay politician: Milk
Haven't seen anything else this year that deserves this category
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11:24AM on 12/03/2008

a win is out of the question

awesome but impossible but at this point i cant name 5 movies better than it this yearso a nom should be with in reach

milk is the only oscar buzz movie that hasn't dissapointed but w/ the wrestler, che, revolution road, benjamin button coming amongst other best pic is tough

heath is looking good for best supporting
awesome but impossible but at this point i cant name 5 movies better than it this yearso a nom should be with in reach

milk is the only oscar buzz movie that hasn't dissapointed but w/ the wrestler, che, revolution road, benjamin button coming amongst other best pic is tough

heath is looking good for best supporting
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11:08AM on 12/03/2008
ALL HAIL CHRISTIAN BALE AND CHRIS NOLAN'S MAGIC VEST!!!!!
ALL HAIL CHRISTIAN BALE AND CHRIS NOLAN'S MAGIC VEST!!!!!
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11:03AM on 12/03/2008
ALL HAIL CHRISTIAN BALE AND CHRIS NOLAN'S MAGIC VEST!!!!!
ALL HAIL CHRISTIAN BALE AND CHRIS NOLAN'S MAGIC VEST!!!!!
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10:38AM on 12/03/2008

The best cinema experience of 2008

Shabadoo is obvoiusly entitled to his opinion but come on man, the film kicks ass on so many levels that one cannot ascribe all the success to Ledger alone. Chris Nolan with his crew delivered the best cinematic event in a long, long time...
Shabadoo is obvoiusly entitled to his opinion but come on man, the film kicks ass on so many levels that one cannot ascribe all the success to Ledger alone. Chris Nolan with his crew delivered the best cinematic event in a long, long time...
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10:32AM on 12/03/2008
even for those who dont like the movie, you have to admit it's iconic status today and it's a well made film, these qualities alone should atleast warrant a nomination.
even for those who dont like the movie, you have to admit it's iconic status today and it's a well made film, these qualities alone should atleast warrant a nomination.
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10:31AM on 12/03/2008

deserves it

I doubt the Academy will give the award to this film. But this is a great epic and made better than any other movie (so far) this year. The thing is, if they gave it to The Dark Knight, they'd finally recognize the great genre of our time. In the past we've seen decades that have given us the worlds best musicals, action films, noirs, romances, and now, we've never seen comic-based films as good as they are made today. They are a phenomenon and will be remembered in the film world forever, and
I doubt the Academy will give the award to this film. But this is a great epic and made better than any other movie (so far) this year. The thing is, if they gave it to The Dark Knight, they'd finally recognize the great genre of our time. In the past we've seen decades that have given us the worlds best musicals, action films, noirs, romances, and now, we've never seen comic-based films as good as they are made today. They are a phenomenon and will be remembered in the film world forever, and sooner or later their time will pass and we'll never see them made as well and as fresh as they are today, so the Academy should congratulate this special point of film history.
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10:03AM on 12/03/2008
After Return of the King took 11 Oscars, I'd say anything's possible. If anything, Nolan deserves some recognition simply for the fact that everything he's done thus far has been terrific, and aside from the Memento screenplay, he hasn't received much attention from the Oscars.
After Return of the King took 11 Oscars, I'd say anything's possible. If anything, Nolan deserves some recognition simply for the fact that everything he's done thus far has been terrific, and aside from the Memento screenplay, he hasn't received much attention from the Oscars.
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9:26AM on 12/03/2008
I could see a nomination for TDK as best pic, but to win? I mean I liked the movie, thought it was awesome, but best pic of the year?

I think I would prefer to see a picture like Milk, or The Wrestler, or Curious Case of Benjamin Button get nominated and win. Though if Milk wins, I'm sure all the homophobes from the "Transporter was gay" thread will start bitching. But seeing The Wrestler and Mickey Rourke get some recognition would be awesome, especially after how badly The Fountain got
I could see a nomination for TDK as best pic, but to win? I mean I liked the movie, thought it was awesome, but best pic of the year?

I think I would prefer to see a picture like Milk, or The Wrestler, or Curious Case of Benjamin Button get nominated and win. Though if Milk wins, I'm sure all the homophobes from the "Transporter was gay" thread will start bitching. But seeing The Wrestler and Mickey Rourke get some recognition would be awesome, especially after how badly The Fountain got shafted.
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9:20AM on 12/03/2008
There are so many people claiming The Dark Knight is overrated, but seems those people couldnt understand what the film was about. They all think we liked it just because of Heath Ledger. Dig further mothereffers, the film touches so many themes and explore them all completely. Its not even a superhero movie, its a goddanm [link] drama and its fucking great.
There are so many people claiming The Dark Knight is overrated, but seems those people couldnt understand what the film was about. They all think we liked it just because of Heath Ledger. Dig further mothereffers, the film touches so many themes and explore them all completely. Its not even a superhero movie, its a goddanm [link] drama and its fucking great.
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9:15AM on 12/03/2008
Shabadoo's comments are simply ignorant.. to attribute the film's success only to Ledger's death. That's actually quite insulting.

I hope it gets some Oscar consideration, if not a win.
Shabadoo's comments are simply ignorant.. to attribute the film's success only to Ledger's death. That's actually quite insulting.

I hope it gets some Oscar consideration, if not a win.
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8:48AM on 12/03/2008

its got a chance

didn't Lord of the Rings win best picture one year?(if not best picture, the won about 11 awards). i mean if that did I'd say The Dark Knight has a very good chance, that proves to us that the academy does vote on these blockbuster movies as well.
didn't Lord of the Rings win best picture one year?(if not best picture, the won about 11 awards). i mean if that did I'd say The Dark Knight has a very good chance, that proves to us that the academy does vote on these blockbuster movies as well.
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8:44AM on 12/03/2008

its got a chance

didn't Lord of the Rings win best picture one year?(if not best picture, the won about 11 awards). i mean if that did I'd say The Dark Knight has a very good chance, that proves to us that the academy does vote on these blockbuster movies as well.
didn't Lord of the Rings win best picture one year?(if not best picture, the won about 11 awards). i mean if that did I'd say The Dark Knight has a very good chance, that proves to us that the academy does vote on these blockbuster movies as well.
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8:12AM on 12/03/2008

shab yer nuts...

TDK earned its oscar-heath is the one that pulled it tho,He hands down impressed me with his take on the joker.
TDK earned its oscar-heath is the one that pulled it tho,He hands down impressed me with his take on the joker.
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7:19AM on 12/03/2008
My god, let's get real, people. TDK was extremely overrated, and a nomination for Best Picture is completely ridiculous. Can we stop talking about this movie like it was the second coming? Plenty of true masterpieces have won Best Picture, so let's not set up a possible TDK defeat on the basis that the Academy doesn't recognize greatness. Ben-Hur, Godfather, Braveheart, Gone with the Wind...the list goes on. The uber-success of this movie is attributable to one thing: Ledger kicking the
My god, let's get real, people. TDK was extremely overrated, and a nomination for Best Picture is completely ridiculous. Can we stop talking about this movie like it was the second coming? Plenty of true masterpieces have won Best Picture, so let's not set up a possible TDK defeat on the basis that the Academy doesn't recognize greatness. Ben-Hur, Godfather, Braveheart, Gone with the Wind...the list goes on. The uber-success of this movie is attributable to one thing: Ledger kicking the bucket. Nothing more, nothing less. And if it fails to win an Oscar it's because it wasn't good enough. End of story.
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6:19AM on 12/03/2008
Movies like this never, ever, ever win the Best Picture Oscar.

That said, I'd be all for it on that principle alone.

However, there were many other movies this year that I thought were infinitely better and more interesting - I won't say what, because people don't know how to respect others' opinions nowadays - and so I'm kind of neutral on this subject.
Movies like this never, ever, ever win the Best Picture Oscar.

That said, I'd be all for it on that principle alone.

However, there were many other movies this year that I thought were infinitely better and more interesting - I won't say what, because people don't know how to respect others' opinions nowadays - and so I'm kind of neutral on this subject.
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5:29AM on 12/03/2008
The Dark Knight deserves a Best Picture nomination because it's a great movie that wasn't released purposely to be an Oscar contender. I get sick of seeing overly dramatic movies that are made simply just to win awards get recognition when there are so many other great movies released earlier in the year. And yes I'm looking at you Atonement, Cold Mountain, etc.
The Dark Knight deserves a Best Picture nomination because it's a great movie that wasn't released purposely to be an Oscar contender. I get sick of seeing overly dramatic movies that are made simply just to win awards get recognition when there are so many other great movies released earlier in the year. And yes I'm looking at you Atonement, Cold Mountain, etc.
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5:22AM on 12/03/2008

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"I think that the Joker in Dark Knight is not a 'reality based' character at all. He's still the Joker, but slightly grounded."

Even though it wasn't necessary. It's ironic because people complain about the octopus not being included in Snyder's Watchmen, but The Joker having makeup? Obviously no problem. That's just hypocrisy.

"Even if the Joker was chalk white, will that change the tone of the movie? I wouldn't think so, because the aim and themes of the movie would be the
"I think that the Joker in Dark Knight is not a 'reality based' character at all. He's still the Joker, but slightly grounded."

Even though it wasn't necessary. It's ironic because people complain about the octopus not being included in Snyder's Watchmen, but The Joker having makeup? Obviously no problem. That's just hypocrisy.

"Even if the Joker was chalk white, will that change the tone of the movie? I wouldn't think so, because the aim and themes of the movie would be the same."

Exactly. But he wasn't.
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5:15AM on 12/03/2008

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I think that the Joker in Dark Knight is not a 'reality based' character at all. He's still the Joker, but slightly grounded.

Even if the Joker was chalk white, will that change the tone of the movie? I wouldn't think so, because the aim and themes of the movie would be the same.
I think that the Joker in Dark Knight is not a 'reality based' character at all. He's still the Joker, but slightly grounded.

Even if the Joker was chalk white, will that change the tone of the movie? I wouldn't think so, because the aim and themes of the movie would be the same.
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5:05AM on 12/03/2008
No matter what, this isn't going to win, and i'm not sure that it should. Unlike some, I do consider it (like most of Nolan's films) to be great cinema. TDK was practically a perfect film, with very few aspects that I felt could have been improved upon. Nolan finally proved to people that a film based on a comic and released as a summer tentpole can still be legitimate cinema. I really hope this gets an Oscar nom just to cement this lesson in the public's mind. I'd considering a nomination a
No matter what, this isn't going to win, and i'm not sure that it should. Unlike some, I do consider it (like most of Nolan's films) to be great cinema. TDK was practically a perfect film, with very few aspects that I felt could have been improved upon. Nolan finally proved to people that a film based on a comic and released as a summer tentpole can still be legitimate cinema. I really hope this gets an Oscar nom just to cement this lesson in the public's mind. I'd considering a nomination a win, because based on the Academy's track record, it certainly isn't going to actually win. Besides, it looks to be a tough year. There's Benjamin Button yet to be considered, plus if The Wrestler sneaks into consideration, and I seem to recall a little film called Slumdog Millionaire that has been quietly wowing everyone who sees it (which, unfortunately, is not many people since it isn't in wide release). But TDK is deserving, whatever happens.
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5:00AM on 12/03/2008

I've been thinking

I got very emotional watching that, because it rewinded me to 2005 when I watched that ending with the Joker card, and all the incredible events between then and today. It felt like I was waiting a looot longer than 3 years.

But still, a thought has been bothering me lately. No matter how I look at it, it seems to be credible: Nolan made his Batman universe so realistic that iconic characters, such as The Joker, had to be modified in order to fit in. I think you all know what I mean. If not,
I got very emotional watching that, because it rewinded me to 2005 when I watched that ending with the Joker card, and all the incredible events between then and today. It felt like I was waiting a looot longer than 3 years.

But still, a thought has been bothering me lately. No matter how I look at it, it seems to be credible: Nolan made his Batman universe so realistic that iconic characters, such as The Joker, had to be modified in order to fit in. I think you all know what I mean. If not, here's a hint: The real Joker has the unique ability to take a bath and still be chalk white afterwards. Everywhere.

The big question that keeps going through my head... was all that realism necessary? Do you have to have that big amount of realism in order to make a good superhero movie? I watch movies to escape reality. But maybe that's just me.
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3:51AM on 12/03/2008

yeah

I also hope that Let the Right One In gets a nomination for best foreign film.
I also hope that Let the Right One In gets a nomination for best foreign film.
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3:43AM on 12/03/2008

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While I can't agree that the Dark Knight is the best movie of the year since there are still a few i'd like to see in December and some I just have not see yet such as Eagle Eye, I can tell you somethings. I like Iron Man and own it on dvd but it is not nearly as well done or acted as the Dark Knight. Cloverfield also does not have as much depth as far as a plot. The Dark Knight has a fantastic score,cinematography,acting,and just all around great script. It is a film that has lessons on good
While I can't agree that the Dark Knight is the best movie of the year since there are still a few i'd like to see in December and some I just have not see yet such as Eagle Eye, I can tell you somethings. I like Iron Man and own it on dvd but it is not nearly as well done or acted as the Dark Knight. Cloverfield also does not have as much depth as far as a plot. The Dark Knight has a fantastic score,cinematography,acting,and just all around great script. It is a film that has lessons on good and evil and life in general which great films posses while films like Cloverfield and Iron Man are just great fun films. Which is not a bad thing, just not best picture worthy.
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3:34AM on 12/03/2008

no way!!!

TDK is a nice movie, but the best? NO F***** WAY!!! I've seen a hell lot better movies this year. (Cloverfield, Iron Man, Eagle Eye) So my conclusion: TDK is not worthy to be nominated because there are so many more movies who are ten times better. with one difference: no actors died in the other movies
TDK is a nice movie, but the best? NO F***** WAY!!! I've seen a hell lot better movies this year. (Cloverfield, Iron Man, Eagle Eye) So my conclusion: TDK is not worthy to be nominated because there are so many more movies who are ten times better. with one difference: no actors died in the other movies
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3:34AM on 12/03/2008

IF LOTR can do it....

This can.

Isn't it about imagination and character, and storytelling, direction, production, performance?

This movie comes off to me like neo-classic literature on screen.

This can.

Isn't it about imagination and character, and storytelling, direction, production, performance?

This movie comes off to me like neo-classic literature on screen.

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3:32AM on 12/03/2008

The "DAR" KNIGHT?

As in dead extraordinary stunt performer Dar Robinson?
As in dead extraordinary stunt performer Dar Robinson?
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2:18AM on 12/03/2008
Don't care about Oscars, they suck anyways, TDK is far superb for that shit ...
Don't care about Oscars, they suck anyways, TDK is far superb for that shit ...
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2:15AM on 12/03/2008

it should be nominated

this movie was amazing. hands down. it is more deserving than any other....not to mention i popped a chubby while watching it.
this movie was amazing. hands down. it is more deserving than any other....not to mention i popped a chubby while watching it.
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2:07AM on 12/03/2008

Nomination is Good

I believe just having TDK nominated would be enough of a win for me. I know it won't win because its a Comic Book Summer Movie. I mean if you take out Batman, Two-Face, and Joker...have them replaced with Matt Damon, Al Pacino, and Jude Law...what do you have? Departed 2.
I believe just having TDK nominated would be enough of a win for me. I know it won't win because its a Comic Book Summer Movie. I mean if you take out Batman, Two-Face, and Joker...have them replaced with Matt Damon, Al Pacino, and Jude Law...what do you have? Departed 2.
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2:03AM on 12/03/2008

TDK vs. WALL-E?

Well, WALL-E is trying to make history by becoming the first CGI animated movie to get a Best Picture nomination as well, so interesting times ahead. TDK and WALL-E both vying for the prize? Interesting times ahead.
Well, WALL-E is trying to make history by becoming the first CGI animated movie to get a Best Picture nomination as well, so interesting times ahead. TDK and WALL-E both vying for the prize? Interesting times ahead.
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1:58AM on 12/03/2008
It shouldn't win. It's a good (the best?) summer movie, but that doesn't make it great cinema. Would love to see a smaller film winning or nominated. Milk? Rachel Getting Married? The Duchess? but that's just me..
It shouldn't win. It's a good (the best?) summer movie, but that doesn't make it great cinema. Would love to see a smaller film winning or nominated. Milk? Rachel Getting Married? The Duchess? but that's just me..
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1:23AM on 12/03/2008
You know in one sense, I can understand some people getting ticked about this site still talking about TDK, months after it's release...

But on the other hand, this movie is probably the closest and best position we've seen a superhero comic book movie getting some serious consideration for the Oscars this year. That and the DVD will be out next week. Oh and it did rule.

I'll be happy if it at least gets nominated. That alone will make me happy as hell.
You know in one sense, I can understand some people getting ticked about this site still talking about TDK, months after it's release...

But on the other hand, this movie is probably the closest and best position we've seen a superhero comic book movie getting some serious consideration for the Oscars this year. That and the DVD will be out next week. Oh and it did rule.

I'll be happy if it at least gets nominated. That alone will make me happy as hell.
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1:22AM on 12/03/2008

YAY!

Now see, this is awesome. I kinda sorta want to see TDK win best picture. After all it was a great film. And that's what counts most...
Now see, this is awesome. I kinda sorta want to see TDK win best picture. After all it was a great film. And that's what counts most...
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