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Dark Knight Influences

Argued by many to be the film of 2008, Dark Night, Directed by Christopher Nolan is said to be influenced in its making by Michael Mann’s Heat. Here is the director quoted by Variety.

For Nolan’s urban-set comicbook blockbuster, the London-born director actually screened Mann’s L.A. crime drama for all his department heads before going into production.

“I always felt ‘Heat’ to be a remarkable demonstration of how you can create a vast universe within one city and balance a very large number of characters and their emotional journeys in an effective manner,” Nolan says.

2 Responses to Dark Knight Influences

  1. Tristan Eldritch January 30, 2009 at 9:52 pm #

    Altough Dark Knight was influenced by Heat, I don’t think its in the same class by a long shot!

  2. Paul January 31, 2009 at 9:07 am #

    Presumably you mean it isn’t in the same class as Heat. Agreed!

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