The Dark Knight

Episode Info
Season 1
Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 7:30pm

In June 2008, John went to LA to do the film junket for The Dark Knight-the much-anticipated follow-up to Batman Begins. The movie is quite interesting in many ways - certainly not your run-of-the-mill super hero movie! According to John, the late Heath Ledger's phenomenal portrayal of The Joker exceeds all expectations. What's more, several of the film's scenes were filmed using an IMAX camera, and the results-seen in an IMAX theatre-are nothing short of spectacular. During his interview with Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan, John mentioned the similarity he could see between the Joker's temptation of Batman and the Fourth Tempter's enticement of Becket in Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral. To John's surprise, Chris Nolan said that he had in fact been more influenced by Eliot's The Four Quartets. It proves an interesting interview.