The Dark Knight Resists

As a parable of resistance, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy might just be the franchise that we need right now.


CREDITS

Materials:
– BATMAN BEGINS (2005), THE DARK KNIGHT (2008), and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012) by Christopher Nolan
– “Movie Review: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES” (July 18, 2012) by Scott Tobias for The AV Club (http://www.avclub.com/review/the-dark-knight-rises-review-batman-82624)
– “Behind the Scenes” B-Roll from THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
– “Chapman University Survey of American Fears 2016” (October 11, 2016) by Chapman University (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rr0XAFbe8b8)
– “What Are America’s Biggest Fears?” (October 31, 2015) by NowThis (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaamiebTtlU)
– “America’s Class Warfare” (April 5, 2009) by CBS (http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/americas-class-warfare/)
– “David Cay Johnston: Class War Is Being Waged by the Rich Against the Poor” (January 21, 2015) by Democracy Now! (https://www.democracynow.org/2015/1/21/david_cay_johnston_class_war_is)
– “Cinematic Faith” (November 28, 2012) by Scott Foundas for Film Comment (https://www.filmcomment.com/article/cinematic-faith-christopher-nolan-scott-foundas/)
– “Christopher Nolan: Dark Knight Rises Isn’t Political” (July 20, 2012) by Rolling Stone (http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/news/christopher-nolan-dark-knight-rises-isn-t-political-20120720)
– Coverage of President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration in Washington, DC (January 20, 2017) by CNN
– “Guest Post: Liberalism’s Dark Knight and Christopher Nolan’s Defense of Civil Society” (July 26, 2012) by Jeff Spross and Zack Beauchamp for ThinkProgress (https://thinkprogress.org/guest-post-liberalisms-dark-knight-and-christopher-nolan-s-defense-of-civil-society-a8156d0c4a88)
– “Naomi Klein, Alicia Garza, Ralph Nader & Others Respond to Trump’s ‘America First’ Inaugural Address” (January 23, 2017) by Democracy Now! (https://www.democracynow.org/2017/1/23/naomi_klein_alicia_garza_ralph_nader)

Music:
– “I’m Not a Hero” by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard from the soundtrack of THE DARK KNIGHT
– “Gotham’s Reckoning” by Hans Zimmer from the soundtrack of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
– “Like a Dog Chasing Cars” by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard from the soundtrack of THE DARK KNIGHT
– “Myotis” by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard from the soundtrack of BATMAN BEGINS
– “Imagine the Fire” by Hans Zimmer from the soundtrack of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
– “Why Do We Fall?” by Hans Zimmer from the soundtrack of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES


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