Which 5 Movies Most Influenced THE DARK KNIGHT RISES?
On Christopher Nolan's 42nd Birthday, the director of The Dark Knight trilogy shares with Yahoo the 5 movies that he feels most influenced his final installment, The Dark Knight Rises..
Christopher Nolan has already shared what he feels is The Dark Knight Rises' most direct literary influence -- Charles Dickens' A Tale Of Two Cities -- as well as admitting to looking to Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings movies for inspiration when it came to giving a trilogy a satisfactory ending. But what other movies did the acclaimed director have in mind when he went about crafting his final bat-flick?
Nolan has selected 5 bona fide classics, 2 of which should be very familiar to sci-fi fans at least. First up is Fritz Lang's Metropolis..
“In an era when films had to communicate purely with the visual, the relationship between the themes of the story and the architecture of the setting is clear and expressive.
The Battle Of Algiers..
“No film has ever captured the chaos and fear of an uprising as vividly as this film.”
The Prince Of The City..
“Nobody was better at capturing the unsettling qualities of corruption and its consequence as Sidney Lumet. Not as well- known as known as “Serpico,” but Treat Williams is a revelation.”
“The very definition of historical epic, in which the tangled emotions of its characters are set in stark relief against the grandest of revolutionary backgrounds.”
“Simply the most memorable evocation of all that is spectacular and oppressive about the city.”
So, could you see any influences from the above movies in The Dark Knight Rises? Sound off below.
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