Christopher Nolan’s Batman: The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy

The Art & Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy is not only my favorite comic book trilogy of all time, it’s easily my favorite movie trilogy of all time. When I heard that a book was being released that chronicled the making of all 3 films, I jumped at the chance to get my hands on it.

The book is separated into several sections detailing the stunts, the marketing, visual effects, casting, writing and overall shooting of the films. Hand in hand with the write-ups are beautiful photos showcasing behind the scenes action as well as choice stills from the movies themselves.

The author, Jody Duncan Jesser, really did her research in interviewing a lot of the cast and crew in coming up with more than a few interesting and funny stories. One in particular involving Tom Hardy training and bulking up in an attempt to outshine Christian Bale had me laughing out loud. I’ll keep from spoiling it but moments like that are reason enough to pick this up.

If you’re a fan of the films, I can’t recommend this enough. There’s so much information contained within here that I wasn’t aware of! Granted, there aren’t any groundbreaking stories or mind-blowing revelations but the little things like Ledger’s routine of getting into character or the creative process regarding set design as well as the viral marketing techniques really satisfied the Batman geek within me.

A worthy companion piece for completists or anyone who appreciated the work put in by Nolan and friends to create easily the best feature film adaptation of The Dark Knight yet.

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