Sunday, April 01, 2012

The Dark Knight (2008)



Last week, while rewatching The Third Man, the Siren was immediately struck by the thematic and visual consonance between Carol Reed's masterpiece and this great neo-noir.



Specifically, the use of the urban environment in the cinematography, with modern-day Gotham City hearkening back to the ruins of post-war Vienna, and the magnetic Joker as the doppelganger for the amoral but not uncharming Harry Lime.







Oh god. Just kidding.

The Siren couldn't keep that up if she tried.

Real post tomorrow.

18 comments:

Yojimboen said...

Jesus fuck! Don't ever do that again! I barely got my heart re-started! :-O

Enid said...

I got suckered by that one, although I should have known better! Thanks for the much-needed April Fool's laugh, Siren. Just came back from "A Separation" and needed some jocularity...

rcocean said...

Some academic has already done this. Trust me.

X. Trapnel said...

"Et tu, Siren?" I thought. Then from above came the voice of sanity: "No, it isn't possible!!!" (Lee J. Cobb, 12 Angry Men). And so it wasn't.

Vanwall said...

All things April 1st are suspect.

tom von logue newth said...

hee hee hee!

Kim said...

I read this on April 2nd. Needless to say I fell for it. lol

Karen said...

You are too, too funny.

I didn't even think of it being April Fools Day; I was just reeling from the knowledge you'd seen The Dark Knight...

mas82730 said...

The perfect lampoon of gassy film exegesis.

Trish said...

I just saw this now and was duped. :D I was so excited because I thought you were writing about "The Dark Knight"...and then came all the white space....:(

DavidEhrenstein said...

You can have Dark Knight I prefer "Deep Night"

Dave said...

Well, if it had been true, you'd have had to talk about this: http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=14529 (And, yes; it's not real.)

Flickhead said...

Six or seven seconds of "Siren: WTF?!?" Oh, my heart...

Ned said...

Ha! That was a good one. I thought I was on the wrong blog for a minute.

Tony Dayoub said...

It was sufficiently believable that it made me look at the date it was posted to confirm it was indeed a gag... something I can't say any other cinephilic 4/1 gag got me to do.

Well played.

Greg said...

Ha, for a second, I thought you actually believed that piece of garbage The Third Man was comparable to the masterpiece The Dark Knight. Good one. Now get back to guessing about the plot of the next Dark Knight movie! No one posts better pieces on comic book adaptations than you.

glennkenny said...

Hee-hee.

SteveW said...

Oh thank god. Getting suckered like this is the price I pay for reading April 1st posts days later.