Go Behind The Scenes Of The Dark Knight Rises With New 13-Minute Featurette

By Jesse Carp 2012-07-08 00:32:39discussion comments
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The first screenings for The Dark Knight Rises have quietly begun and the faintest of whispers are not only bounding but overwhelmingly positive. These preliminary exit polls are obviously less than reliable, but there is really no reason to think that the third installment won't be up to snuff, even if said snuff brings remarkably high expectations after Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.

Every thing we've seen so far for Rises - and it's been a lot - suggests that we're in for a fittingly epic conclusion and not a X-Men: Last Stand or Spider-Man 3 situation. Of course, the final verdict is out until the full film hits the biggest of big screens, IMAX, but this 13 minute featurette once again reassures the seven (and 27) year old fan in me that with Nolan behind the Batman, there is nothing to worry about except getting good seats. There isn't much new footage, so nothing more will be 'spoiled' except just how large the production was... (via Batman News).

The video features some great soundbites from the entire Dark Knight Rises ensemble including Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine as well as newcomers Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard. All of their respective characters get a small segment but something tells me there are still a few secrets up Mr. Nolan's sleeve when it comes to each and everyone of them. The most interesting parts of the preview are the bits narrated by Nolan himself, and I couldn't help but get chills when he said it was the biggest film he's undertaken by far. Maybe it's just me but I thought Inception was pretty big.

The second half of the video offers some incredible behind-the-scenes footage and stills, and the commentary from the creatives - cinematographer Wally Pfister, production designer Nathan Crowley and special effects supervisor Chris Corbould - is even more interesting than that of the cast. Nolan's commitment to capturing everything he possibly can 'in-camera' is one of the major reasons his trips to Gotham have been so great. There's also interesting soundbite from producer Charles Roven where he unofficially names the series 'The Dark Knight Trilogy.' I don't think anyone would have dubbed it anything different but hearing it is still a little bittersweet knowing Nolan's run on Batman is over.

For more The Dark Knight Rises head over to our Blend Film Database. The film opens Friday, July 20.
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