Friday, 30 January 2009

Dark Knight Influences

Argued by many to be the film of 2008, Dark Night, Directed by Christopher Nolan is said to be influenced in its making by Michael Mann's Heat. Here is the director quoted by Variety.

For Nolan's urban-set comicbook blockbuster, the London-born director actually screened Mann's L.A. crime drama for all his department heads before going into production.

"I always felt 'Heat' to be a remarkable demonstration of how you can create a vast universe within one city and balance a very large number of characters and their emotional journeys in an effective manner," Nolan says.


Tristan Eldritch said...

Altough Dark Knight was influenced by Heat, I don't think its in the same class by a long shot!

Paul said...

Presumably you mean it isn't in the same class as Heat. Agreed!