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By John Beifuss Scripps Howard News Service Nobody thought to call Adam West's Batman a "Dark Knight." The screen Batman of the 1960s was pop, not noir; the Joker he battled was not an "agent of chaos" but an icon of camp.
By Jonathan Romney THE BIG TICKET Long gone are the camp portrayals of Batman and his various enemies - Heath Ledger's terrifying Joker is way too dark for the kids Film The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan 152 MINS, 12A It was Tim Burton who supposedly brought the darkness back to Gotham City, but in retrospect, Burton's 1989 Batman wasn't all that Stygian.
With a record-breaking opening weekend in America tucked under its utility bat-belt, Christopher Nolan's dark, brooding sequel swoops on to these shores amid a storm of hype and feverish anticipation.
By John Beifuss Nobody thought to call Adam West's Batman a "Dark Knight." The screen Batman of the 1960s was pop, not noir; the Joker he battled was not an "agent of chaos" but an icon of camp.
Not only is "The Dark Knight" the best film of 2008 thus far, it's the best film I've ever seen. I'm one of those guys who has been watching the Internet for any little bit of news surrounding this movie.
GONE are the days when Batman was a just a camp comic character in tights. Now, the superhero is brooding, shadowy and even political - and he's now darker than ever.
By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune Jul. 25--This summer, in terrific films and craven ones, violence threatens the populace. Why should this season be any different? Think of the Joker, fomenting terrorism and nerve-racking pathology in "The Dark Knight" (terrific).
By Anthony Quinn FILM OF THE WEEK THE DARK KNIGHT (12A) Christopher Nolan (152 mins) *** STARRING Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal Those suffering from a fear of heights should have a care on entering the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, for its opening shot looms with a precipitous shock that could make you queasy.
By ALICIA ANSTEAD While summer on the coast of Maine is defined by outdoor activities such as boating and hiking and tanning, for much of the rest of the state - and indeed the country - the most popular seasonal activity is going to the movies.
By JASON SILVERSTEIN "The Dark Knight" is the first Batman film not to feature our hero's name in the title, which can be viewed as a symbolic gesture.
- A handkerchief.
- Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
- In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.