When one looks at the superhero film genre, Christopher Nolan's epic Batman trilogy is an unmissable staple. Nolan brought to Batman what no other director has before, a perfect blend of action, emotional depth and grit. All three installments of this masterfully crafted saga tie together a compelling retelling of Bruce Wayne's story. Across these films we see Bruce confront his own desire for revenge, his vulnerability and ultimately the realization of the sacrifice it takes to truly save the city of Gotham. With 'The Dark Knight Legend', it was my goal to shine a light on this fascinating personal journey Bruce Wayne takes throughout the trilogy.
'The Dark Knight Legend' is the biggest edit I've put together for YouTube. Having worked on this video since July, I've gone through countless hours of work and stressful edit revisions. Now, I can finally say that I've settled on a cut that (I feel) lives up to the legacy of this timeless trilogy. Now sit back, relax and relive the legend.
The version of 'The Dark Knight Legend' you're seeing here on Vimeo has the cropping on the full frame IMAX photography removed.
I'd also like to give a special thanks to two of my fellow online editors: Kees Van Dijkhuizen Jr. and Nick Bosworth. Both of whom gave me extremely helpful feedback on both the technical and storytelling side of things. This video wouldn't be what it is without you guys!
All footage used from 'Batman Begins', 'The Dark Knight' and 'The Dark Knight Rises' remains courtesy of Warner Bros. © 2005, 2008, 2012
'Barbastella', 'Eptesicus', 'Nycteris', 'Tadarida', 'Molossus', 'Corynorhinus', 'Myotis', 'Introduce A Little Anarchy', 'Why So Serious?', 'Agent of Chaos' and 'A Watchful Guardian' composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard remains courtesy of Warner Bros. Records © 2005, 2008
'A Storm is Coming', 'The Fire Rises', 'Death By Exile', 'Why Do We Fall?', 'No Stone Unturned' and 'Rise' composed by Hans Zimmer, remains courtesy of WatchTower Music © 2012
'The Dark Knight Legend' is a non-profit project intended for entertainment purposes only. No copyright laws were intended to be broken. All rights to any material used remain courtesy of their respective owners.
Edited By Joel Walden © 2012
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