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Friday, September 21, 2012

The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays Review



The Dark Knight Trilogy is arguably one of the best film interpretations of a comic book character to date. Since 2005, Christopher Nolan has helmed the iconic franchise as director and writer. These brilliant screenplays have been available online, but now you can own the complete trilogy in one book!

This 592 page monster contains the complete screenplays of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises. Each screenplay reads just like the movie. I'm really glad they published these for the fans.

Also, this contains 60 pages of storyboards, featuring an iconic scene from each film. The storyboard for Batman Begins depicts the opening title sequence and a young Bruce chasing around Rachel. The Dark Knight's storyboards are for the awesome "Truck Chase Scene." Finally the storyboards for The Dark Knight Rises illustrate the opening plane sequence with Bane. Seeing these rare storyboards is really neat! The concept art is different from the final film, but it's really cool to see.

I guess my only complaints are that I wish the cover had an image that dealt with the trilogy as a whole, rather than just The Dark Knight Rises. Another thing, is the Batman Begins storyboards aren't from a pivotal moment in the film as the storyboards from the other two are. I would have rather had him training with Ras al Ghul or something like that. Lastly, this is such a niche item that I would have liked them to have gone all out and made it hardback, which honestly isn't that big of a complaint. That being said, this is definitely a must-have for any Batman fan!

The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays gets a 9 out of 10 Bats!

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