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– Balaji Thangapandian (BT)

Today, 20th July’16, marks the 4th anniversary of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’
What Nolan siblings have accomplished through ‘Batman’ trilogy is phenomenal and unprecedented. The siblings transformed the inherent characteristics and dynamics of ‘Batman’ franchise.

Until, Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan were entrusted by the studio, Warner Bros for renaissance of ‘Batman’, the characterization was frivolous. It does not necessarily mean that, the Pre – Nolan directed films were inferior. But, they catered to an exclusive segment.

Nolan siblings created a universe for Batman, and went to the origins of the characters. Thus, the characters became more organic, intense and purposeful. The trilogy itself was an evolution. Reportedly, even people who were not fond of comic characters, enthusiastically watched the series, beginning from ‘Batman Begins’ (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and concluding installment ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012) multiple times.

The Dark Knight Poster

The making of ‘ Batman Begins’ is a tribute to the fourth anniversary of ‘ The Dark Knight Rises.’

The article is about: Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan, Dark Knight, Balaji Thangapandian, filmtheorist.com

– Balaji Thangapandian(BT)|Film Theorist

With Game of Thrones, nearing its completion, HBO has revealed the trailer of yet another series ‘Westworld’, which has been under development for a while, so as to directly contend with its other series, and to fill the vacuum going to be created by Game of Thrones, possibly takeover it.


What i infer after watching the trailer is that, Westworld is a unique blend of artificial intelligence, old western world, and conscience. In essence, it is metaphysical in nature.
I’m particularly excited about Jonathan Nolan (younger sibling of Christopher Nolan) and JJ Abrams involvement as executive producers and writers as well.
I’m certain that they would have seamlessly integrated their approach in the conceptualization and making of the series with the original script as it is an adaption of a feature.


Official Synopsis:
The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD (ten episodes) is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin.  Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, it explores a world in which every human appetite, no matter how noble or depraved, can be indulged.  The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, Tessa Thompson, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Jimmi Simpson, Rodrigo Santoro, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Ben Barnes, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Luke Hemsworth and Clifton Collins, Jr. Inspired by the motion picture “Westworld,” written and directed by Michael Crichton. Production companies, Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films in association with Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer/writer/director, Jonathan Nolan; executive producer/writer, Lisa Joy; executive producers, J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub, Bryan Burk.


I must admit of the fact that, I’m not a regular follower of Game of Thrones, and have only seen few episodes. For reasons unknown, I couldn’t follow. However, I’m not going to miss ‘ Westworld’ as I’m already intrigued.



Westworld likely to be seen in Oct’16:

The article is related to: Westworld, games Of Thrones, HBO, HBO Original series, Jonathan Nolan, JJ Abrams, Micheal Crichton, Balaji Thangapandian

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Rationale: #Joker was never a villan nor a hero. He intended to restore balance in #Gotham city as he believed, goodness in abundance would eventually lead to destruction. He was a symbol more than #Batman, and was never really killed by Batman either, he chose to die once. He exists spiritually and would surface, when its needed.

Actor: #HeathLedger [ Posthumously received Oscar for best performance in a supporting role for Joker. In 2016, a documentary reveled the self written notes by Heath Ledger himself on how did the character take over him. He locked himself in a room and didn’t come out for months even before the shoot started. He enacted the character in front of the mirror, gradually got obsessed, and became the character for real. Even Nolan mentioned that he was calm throughout the production and always pondering about the character, he lived as Joker on and off the set. Eventually, obsession led to his biological death. He does exist spiritually among many of us]

Film: #TheDarkKnight
Writers: #ChristopherNolan , #JonathanNolan

Author: BT, Film Theorist


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