The Dark Knight Film Analysis

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The film that will be analysed is ‘The Dark Knight’ which is a drama/ crime film directed by Christopher Nolan, which was released on the 16th of July 2008. The director is trying to convey good vs evil through Lighting, sound, props, costumes, setting, camera angles and camera shots. The main characters in ‘The Dark Knight’ are Batman/ Bruce Wayne (Christen Bale), Harvey Dent/ Two-face (Aaron Eckhart), Joker (Heath Ledger), Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman). The scenes which will be investigated are Wayne’s party, the SWAT car chase and Jokers interrogation. At Wayne’s party they were fundraising for Harvey Dent when the Joker crashes the party, this scene is set in Wayne’s penthouse which includes Harvey Dent, Rachel, Joker and Batman. Rachel is wearing a green dress, Joker is wearing a purple suit with a green shirt, Harvey is wearing a black suit with a white shirt and batman is wearing his black…show more content…
The director conveys good vs evil through the use of mise-en-scene. The scene begins with a long shot in low key lighting of the Commissioner walking into interrogate the Joker, after Commissioner sits down the scene gets shot with side lighting slowly zooming into his face close up. After Commissioner leaves in changes to high key lighting with a low angle shot of batman slamming Jokers head on the table with diegetic sounds of a bang and the Joker saying “Never start with the head the victim gets all fuzzy, he can’t feel the next.” When Batman grabs Joker and shoves him against the wall there is a diegetic sound of a bang with a two-shot side on close up, then going to a close up with more diegetic sounds of bangs and then glass shattering. After glass has shattered it changes to a low angle shot of Batman’s face and a high angle shot of Jokers face with nondiegetic sound of intense
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