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Questions tagged [the-dark-knight]

The second movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy.

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How did the Joker time the Rachel explosion so precisely?

Given that the Joker doesn't have a clock in his cell, how did he time the explosion so precisely such that Batman will only have time to save one? If he told Batman 1 min later, Gordon would have ...
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Why did the Joker rob the bank?

Why did The Joker rob the mob's bank in the beginning of The Dark Knight when he didn't care for money at the end of the film?
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Does the Joker kill Gambol in The Dark Knight?

In The Dark Knight (2008), there's a scene where the Joker confronts a gangster named Gambol. It looks like he's just going to slice Gambol's cheek, but then Gambol ends up dead. What actually ...
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Jokers pencil trick? He knew someone would get up to allow it to happen?

This pencil trick scene here from "The Dark Knight" never made any sense to me: Joker says "How bout a magic trick", pushes pencil into the table, at which point the ...
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Why did Lucius interrupt Bruce during their Sonar/Submarine discussion?

In the 2008 movie The Dark Knight, Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne had the following conversation in Hong Kong: Bruce Wayne: What's this? Lucius Fox: I had R&D work it up. Sends out a high-...
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Is the Golden Raspberry nomination the reason Katie Holmes didn't reprise her role? [duplicate]

I was reading Batman Begins (2005) Wikipedia article, and was shocked to see that the movie got nominated for a Golden Raspberry award for Worst Supporting Actress for Katie Holmes who played Rachel ...
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Do the previous Batman movies adhere to Batman's rules?

Christopher Nolan's take on Batman makes it very clear that Batman has a set of rules, or at least 1 rule that he follows and in The Dark Knight (2008), it's addressed several times. That one rule is ...
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How did the Joker plant bombs in the hospital?

In The Dark Knight (2008), the Joker calls into a TV show where Reese is about to reveal Batman's identity, and says that if Reese isn't dead within 60 (90?) minutes, then he [the Joker] would blow up ...
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How did the Joker plan the heist so that no one knows he was there?

In The Dark Knight, the opening bank robbery involves the Joker and a few thieves. When the jeep pulls up to pick up the Joker, he then puts on his mask and gets into the backseat. Did the two ...
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Why did no one stop Joker from burning money?

In the movie The Dark Knight, after Joker captures Lao from the Jail and brings him back, he gets his share of money. Then he burns it? Why did he burn the money? If you say Joker is a Psychopath and "...
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Was Batman complicit in the Dent Act?

Batman and Gordon were both part of the decision to hide Harvey's crimes and have him die a hero. Therefore, when the Dent Act was instituted, did Batman, or better yet, Bruce Wayne, try to stop it in ...
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What specific difficult choices can only Batman make?

Here's a quote from The Dark Knight, which is commonly attributed to Bruce Wayne's character growth into a better Batman (full quote for better context): Bruce Wayne: [while in the underground bat ...
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Why would Dent believe the Joker?

During The Dark Knight, The Joker visits Dent in the hospital to shift the blame off himself. But why would Dent believe him? The Joker is undoubtedly responsible for Rachel's death. Why would he ...
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What happened to the Joker after The Dark Knight? [duplicate]

So avoiding the obvious reason the Joker wasn't in The Dark Knight Rises, what was the reason in the film for The Joker not appearing? Is he locked up in Arkham? Clearly it's not Blackgate due to the ...
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In The Dark Knight, does the Joker know who Batman is?

In the movie The Dark Knight, the Joker initially threatens that he would kill people everyday if Batman does not reveal his true identity. But he also threatens Mr.Reese when he tries to unveil the ...
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Why doesn't anyone realize the honor guard at Commissioner Loeb's funeral procession is full of the Joker's men? [duplicate]

In the Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne tracks Melvin White aggravated assault, moved to Arkham twice to his apartment, which is overlooking Commissioner Loeb's funeral parade, where he finds a police ...
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Was the improvement to Batman's suit actually noticeable?

At the beginning of The Dark Knight they make it a significant point that Batman needs an improvement to his suit, in particular that he needs to be more flexible, as he realizes after the initial ...
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How does Batman link Lau with the mob?

During the proposed joint venture between Lau Security Investments and Wayne Enterprises in The Dark Knight, Lucius Fox begins to suspect that LSI's revenue stream is largely "off the books, maybe ...
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What did the Joker's detonators actually target?

I was watching Batman: The Dark Knight the other day and something jogged my memory. There is a scene where the Joker puts two bombs in two separate boats and gives the detonator to the boat owners. ...
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Why is Two-Face mad at Jim Gordon?

In The Dark Knight, Harvey Dent says Jim Gordon can only say sorry after he lies to a loved one by saying they will be fine only to know they will die. But what is Gordon being asked to apologize for? ...
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Did Nolan deliberately do the Joker fall scene in reverse to Burton's version?

In The Dark Knight, Batman caused the Joker to fall from a building but he saved him from falling in the end. But in Tim Burton's Batman, Batman was the one solely responsible for Joker's fall. Both ...
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How did Alfred's story about the bandit help Bruce in dealing with the Joker?

In The Dark Knight, Alfred tells a story of a bandit to Bruce which draws parallels to the Joker himself. But what is the significance of this story? And how does it help him deal with the Joker?
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Who was the fifth one that was killed by Harvey Dent in The Dark Knight?

When Two Face AKA Harvey Dent dies after falling from the building at the end of The Dark Knight, Gordon and Batman have the following conversation: Gordon: The Joker took the best of us and tore ...
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Is the Joker mask used in the prank an homage to The Dark Knight?

In Person of Interest Season 1 episode 20, "Matsya Nyaya", John went undercover as a rookie under Tommy Clay. This episode is mostly themed about robbery and teammates killing each other. Like Tommy ...
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How did Joker survive the blast in the jail in The Dark Knight?

In The Dark Knight, after Batman left MCU to save Rachel, Joker makes a phone call in order to detonate a bomb he put in the abdomen of a culprit. In that blast, everybody dies who was standing there ...
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Why couldn't Harvey's killings be pinned on the Joker?

The last scene of the Dark Knight includes a dialogue between James Gordon and Batman about pinning onto Batman the implied murders committed by Harvey Dent. No one has this knowledge other than ...
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What happened to the missing hospital bus?

In The Dark Knight, after the Joker blows up the hospital, he gets on a school bus which is then seen driving away as the hospital explodes. It's later mentioned that a school bus is missing with 50 ...
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Is it really clear what happened to Two-Face? [duplicate]

Did Harvey Dent, aka Two Face really die at the end of The Dark Knight? I thought it's canon that he becomes an enemy to Batman. I haven't seen the other Batman movies yet, so careful with spoilers...
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Is the Batpod an electric vehicle?

In Nolan's The Dark Knight, I noticed that the Batpod: makes a characteristically different sound than the Batmobile seems to have the torque associated with electric motors That made me wonder: is ...
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Why does the Batmobile have RPG?

Why does Batmobile in the Dark Knight trilogy have a missile shooting feature? Batman believes in no use of guns, is the rule exceptional for the batmobile?
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Why is Stephens in the cell with the Joker in The Dark Knight?

After being captured, the Joker uses Stephens (the cop watching over him) as a hostage in order to escape from his cell to make his phone call, seen here. Why is there anyone in the cell at all, when ...
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“Smile because it confuses people…” - when is this said by the Joker?

There is a line that is all over internet attributed as being said by the Joker: Smile because it confuses people. Smile because it's easier than explaining what's killing you inside. But I can't ...
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Harvey Dent black?

I was watching Tim Burton's Batman series and found out that Harvey Dent was played by a black man but he is played by a white guy in Nolan's series. What race is Harvey Dent portrayed as in the ...
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Is Heath Ledger seen in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight? [closed]

Any one observe this? It's interesting to see Heath Ledger in the restaurant .. Is that really Heath Ledger in the restaurant scene in The Dark Knight?
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Why did the Joker take the risk of placing a gun in Harvey Dent's hand?

After Harvey Dent's face got burned and his fiancée was killed in The Dark Knight, the Joker goes to the hospital and gives Harvey Dent a gun to give Dent an opportunity to kill the Joker. Why was The ...
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How does Batman complete the Joker?

Here's an extract from the epic Christopher Nolan movie "The Dark Knight". Batman: Then why do you want to kill me? The Joker: I don't.. I don't want to kill you...! What would I do without ...
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Is there a reference\nod in the line “Much more subtle”?

In The Dark Knight, Bruce Wayne tells Alfred he's going to a place. Alfred asks about taking a batmobile. Bruce says it is day now and he going to take another vehicle. Alfred then says, "Oh ...
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How did Batman survive after the fall trying to save Rachel?

In The Dark Knight, during the fund raiser for Harvey Dent by Bruce Wayne, Joker arrives and throws Rachel outside the window. But Batman also jumps outside to save her. They fall on a car which is ...
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Why would Dent's convictions be overturned?

In the Dark Knight, When Batman interrupts (what would probably have ended in) Dent killing Thomas Schiff, Batman tells Dent that if people saw him doing this, then all of the criminals he'd locked up ...
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Anna Ramirez's fate In The Dark Knight

After Ramirez admits her role in Rachel's kidnapping in The Dark Knight, Dent flips the coin landing on the unscarred side and then knocks her out - she is then not mentioned again. What happened to ...
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Sal Maroni's fate in the Nolan Batman trilogy

The last we see of Sal Maroni in The Dark Knight is the car flipping over. IIRC there is no further mention of him in the film or in The Dark Knight Rises either. Has there been any E.U mention of him?...
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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker mean ...
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Why blame Batman for the crimes commited by Harvey Dent?

Near the end of The Dark Knight, Gordon says he cannot cover up the murders of 5 people, 2 of them cops. But how would the public know that Harvey committed those crimes? Why did they have to blame it ...
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In the Dark Knight, what is the Chechen's fate?

In The Dark Knight after the Joker burns the money, he threatens to feed the Chechen to the dogs if he doesn't fall in line. But after that, he is not mentioned again. Anyone heard his final fate?
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Why did Harvey Dent become Two-Face?

In the The Dark Knight, why did Harvey Dent change himself to Two-Face? Was it because his face was burnt or his love died?
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Why did the Joker choose Harvey Dent?

In the movie The Dark Knight, why the Joker choose Harvey Dent to bring him down to his level? Why not Batman himself?
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Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?

In the movie "The Dark Knight", what did the joker really want to prove? I mean burning all the money, killing few innocent people and creating chaos.
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Why doesn't Batman kill?

Why does Batman not kill? He could have at least killed the Joker in The Dark Knight when he had the chance instead of handing him to the law. He would've done the world a great favour.
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Why would the Joker have half of the money?

In the warehouse scene, the Joker lights the stack of money on fire and says Don't worry, I'm only burning my half. The mafia guy doesn't seem to have much of a reaction to this comment, though (...