The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight

Welcome to a world without rules.

8.5 2008 2h 32m
Action Drama Thriller Crime

Director

Christopher Nolan

Screenplay

Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan

Starring Roles

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine

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Synopsis

Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the remaining criminal organizations that plague the streets. The partnership proves to be effective, but they soon find themselves prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by a rising criminal mastermind known to the terrified citizens of Gotham as the Joker.

Cast

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Morgan Freeman, Nestor Carbonell, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Ron Dean

Editor's note

The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012) sees Zimmer (and James Newton Howard for the first two films) redefining superhero scores with his work on Christopher Nolan's Batman series. The music for "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight," and "The Dark Knight Rises" envelops Gotham's dark, atmospheric tone, mirroring the psychological depth and moral ambiguity of its characters. Zimmer's themes, especially for the Joker and Batman, are iconic, contributing to the trilogy's legacy as a cornerstone of superhero cinema.

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