Review: THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards

The Dark Knight Trilogy

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards by  Christopher Nolan,    Jonathan Nolan, David S. Goyer
Pages: 592
Publisher: Opus Books
Review Source: NetGalley
Release Date: August 15, 2012
My Rating: 3.5/5

THE DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY: The Compete Screenplays of Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, with storyboards from each film. There is also an introduction featuring a conversation about The Dark Knight trilogy among the three writers: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan and David S. Goyer

Synopsis:
Christopher Nolan brings The Dark Knight trilogy to its climax.
The trilogy commenced with Batman Begins, which traced the origins of how Bruce Wayne took on the role of the masked crusader to fight the forces of evil.
In the second film, The Dark Knight, Batman found himself battling the anarchy unleashed by the Joker.
Physically and psychologically depleted by the events at the end of The Dark Knight, in The Dark Knight Rises Batman must marshal all his resources to meet the threat to Gotham City posed by the masked villain Bane.
These three films form a trilogy unique in the history of cinema – and express a dark imaginative vision that reflects the uncertainties of the twenty-first century.
This volume contains the complete screenplays of all three films, together with storyboards from each one.

I liked reading the Screenplays of all three movies. Having seen them all I got immersed  in the stories all over again. They were well written, of course. The interesting and really enjoyable was the discussion in the beginning. The insights, thoughts and desires of those involved in this seemingly overwhelming process is engrossing.

The storyboards let me know how much effort and thought went into each shot on top of being entertaining and captivating. I really wasn’t sure if I would enjoy reading this and was pleasantly surprised to find that I was caught up in it. This was a different reading experience for me that I will not shy away from in the future.

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