The Dark Knight When choosing whom my favorite superhero was, Batman was the first superhero that came to mind. Batman has an ample amount of admiring qualities that drew me to him. One of the reasons I was compelled to Batman is because of his troubling past. Bruce Wayne (Batman) was at a play with his parents. Bruce got afraid and asked his parents to leave the theatre with him and go home. As they started to leave the theatre, a robber ripped out a gun and started to ask his father for money. The father gave the robber his wallet, yet he and his mother were shot anyway. Bruce was left alive and lived as an orphan for the rest of his life. He then inherited his parent’s money and made the decision to fight against crime. I admire Batman because after what happened to his childhood, it would have been easier to go down the wrong path, yet he chose to fight crime and become a hero instead. One of the foremost reasons Batman is my favorite hero is because he has no superpowers. Seeing that he has no superpowers says to me that he is an average guy who is risking his life every day to make Gotham city a safe place. If you have seen any of the Batman movies, you may have noticed that Batman does not kill any of his villains. That is because Batman has a no kill policy. His reason for his no kill policy is a reflection of his childhood. The assassination of his parents gave Batman the realization that he will not inflict what happened to his parents to anyone else, no matter
Commissionaire Jim Gordon’s ending speech in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark knight.
This is the closing scene in the critically acclaimed movie The Dark knight. Commissionaire Jim Gordon is announcing Harvey Dent’s death, the city’s district attorney. The speech is being broadcasted to all of Gotham and people all over the city are mourning. In his closing statements, Gordon refers to batman as the cause of Dent’s death. For Batman, this accusation meant as the end of his career as Gotham’s vigilante…
September 17, 2012
1. Resolved : That the Roe v. Wade abortion law in the United States should be abolished.
2. As the affirmative I'm writing my own resolution and what's going to be my best argument to the status quo. I will first address the problem with the status quo, then offer a solution followed by some advantages to adopting my resolution.
3. Problem number one: The Roe v Wade law states that any women can have an abortion. Why take a innocent…
how light influence actors in the film. Shutter Speed
1. On YOUR camera what is the fastest shutter speed you have? (You might need to look at the manual.)
On my Nikon D5200 camera, the fastest shutter speed I have is 1/4000
2. On YOUR camera what is the slowest shutter speed you have?
The slowest shutter speed on my Nikon D5200 camera on the other hand is 1/1.3.
3. If you are shooting a fast motion scene and want to "freeze" the action, would you use a fast or slow shutter speed?
In the film ‘The Dark Knight’ the director, Christopher Nolan, uses many significant scenes throughout the film to present certain themes and ideas to the audience. To do this, Nolan skilfully uses a variety of techniques to present these ideas, which help to develop and craft the narrative. One of the most important scenes in ‘The Dark Knight’ which uses a number of these film techniques is The Party Scene
An important technique used in The Party Scene is the Camera Work. Half…
December 10th, 2012
Auteur Criticism and The Dark Knight
All of Christopher Nolan’s films revolve around themes of ambiguity and identity construction. Nolan’s films follow male protagonists who are struggling to form their identities in uncertain worlds. The narrative and stylistic elements of his films have noir qualities and his use of realistic mise-en-scene grounds his films in realism (Wardak). His films are similar visually and often include conservative camera angles and aerial extreme…
Friday, March 22nd 2013
The Power Of Money
Bruce Wayne Would never have been able to successfully create his alter ego Batman without money, because without it, there is no power.
Throughout the whole movie money plays a very important role for everyone Not just Bruce. Money was also very important to Miranda Tate whom we later found out was actually Thalia Ra's al Ghul's daughter. to her and Bane, her rescuer, guardian and friend money was just used as a mean to get what they ultimately…
31st March 2014
Laura Kipnis Love’s Labors:
An Affair of the Heart
Opening with this sentence “Will all the adulterers in the room please stand up?” (p.391), is bound to spark something more than just a conversation. Laura Kipnis controversial essay Love’s Labors reflects on many situations that goes on in a relationship. Infidelity in any way is considered cheating, or in Kipnis case having “an affair of the heart”. Which she later reveals that…
Abigail Adams (1744-1818)
Abigail Adams, formerly Abigail Smith, was born on November 22, 1744 to William and Elizabeth Quincy Smith. She was born and raised in Weymouth, Massachusetts, where her dad was the minister of the local church (Noble 1-2). Even though Adams’ maternal family was well-known in the community, she was still down to earth and similar to other girls her age. In her early life, she learned domestic skills and was never formally educated. In 1764…
7 February 2013
The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan does it again, his new, thrilling, epic masterpiece, “The Dark Knight Rises,” blows viewers out of their seats. Every scene is compelling and filled with and insurmountable amount of mind blowing events. With the help of lead actor, Christian Bale, Batman rises from a crippled sole into the strong and brave protector, saving his city from its biggest test yet. Unfortunately, Gotham…
March 8, 2013
The Dark Knight: A Modern Day Batman
We have all grown up with our classic super heroes, from comic books to television shows. From children to adults, a favorite super hero will always be Batman. In Christopher Nolan's 3-part trilogy, known as The Dark Knight Trilogy, Nolan gives us a whole new twist on this favorite super hero. Though having some similarities with the classic Batman, such as similar costumes, some of the same classic villains…