Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises) begins with the evocation of fear which becomes the motivational impulse for Bruce Wayne’s story. As a child he accidentally falls down a disused well, and, whilst he lies trapped and injured, he is terrified by a flock of bats that appear like a chthonic force of nature from the bowels of the earth. (more…)
Tag: the League of Shadows
Caesar Without Gods:
Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy
The Dark Right Rises:
Christopher Nolan as Fascist Filmmaker?
Conservatism’s League of Stupidity
The egalitarian Left isn’t just evil – it’s boring. (more…)
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT READ THIS BEFORE SEEING THE MOVIE.
The Dark Knight Rises is beyond Left and Right, beyond good and evil, beyond any frame of reference that this society can understand. Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy closes with a vision of weaponized Traditionalism certain to be misunderstood by movie reviewers and talking heads who think in terms of Republicans versus Democrats. (more…)
Christopher Nolan’s Batman Movies:
Weaponizing Traditionalism, Transvaluing Values
French translation here
After being blown away by director Christopher Nolan’s Inception, I decided to give his Batman Begins (2005) another chance. The first time I saw this film, I did not like it. Not one bit. I must have been distracted, because this time I loved it. Nolan breaks with the campy style of earlier Batman films, focusing on character development and motivations, which makes Batman Begins and its sequel The Dark Knight both psychologically dark and intellectually and emotionally compelling.