TBT: Behind the Scenes Photos of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight Trilogy’
Get nostalgic with these behind-the-scenes photos of Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy.”
Christopher Nolan redefined Batman by bringing a darker, more realistic version of the character to the big screen. He created a trilogy that many regard as the “best of Batman” and while some may disagree, the cinematic quality of these films is apparent.
With the revolutionary use of IMAX technology, Christopher Nolan was able to create a practical and vivid landscape giving us a more realistic Gotham City. This vision was so grand that IMAX stock rose to an astronomical high based on “The Dark Knight” alone.
But the vision was beyond visual, Christopher Nolan’s “Dark Knight Trilogy” was the most accurate adaptation of a Batman comic/graphic novel that we’ve seen yet. Adapted from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns,” there were parallels between the films and the story that proved a more pure comic book adaptation is what the public truly wanted.
The photos below show many behind-the-scenes moments that depict how this vision came about. Throughout the 28 photos there are many mixed emotions of inspiration, awe, and nostalgia. Take a look for yourself below.
Some of the most nostalgic moments are the scenes with Heath Ledger. As an iconic villain and posthumous Oscar winner, Ledger is regarded as one of the most influential parts of the trilogy. In addition to this trilogy’s Joker, we get to see how much of the films were actually practical settings and not CGI. When viewing things such as the Ra’s Al Ghul cliff scene from “Batman Begins” and the pit from “The Dark Knight Rises,” we get to see the ingenuity behind creating these environments.
While the trilogy is over and we’re moving on to the next iteration of Batman with Batman V Superman, these photos show the work that went into creating the films that changed DC characters on the big screen.