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on 21 Oct 2012 07:53

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Five Films That Influenced ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

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1. Metropolis (1927)

Year: 1927

Director: Fritz Lang

Nolan Says: 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.

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2. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Year: 1966

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo

Nolan Says: No film has ever captured the chaos and fear of an uprising as vividly as this film.

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3. Prince of the City (1981)

Year: 1981

Director: Sidney Lumet

Nolan Says: 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.

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4. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Year: 1965

Director: David Lean

Nolan Says: 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.

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5. Blade Runner (1982)

Year: 1982

Director: Ridley Scott

Nolan Says: Simply the most memorable evocation of all that is spectacular and oppressive about the city.


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Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Oct 23 19:42
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 19 19:56
An interesting and vast palette of inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 19 20:13
Yeah, and The Dark Knight Rises doesn't touch any of the truly great movies listed here.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 20 14:50
Very Interesting.

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