ChristopherNolan http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/16703/all en Dark Knight: the Pornography of Violence http://www.mrc.org/articles/dark-knight-pornography-violence <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brian-fitzpatrick">Brian Fitzpatrick</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >William F. Buckley once said “A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling 'Stop!'”</p> <br /> <p >That's how I feel taking on the gigantic <st1:place w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:place> blockbuster, <i style="mso-bidi-font-style: normal">Dark Knight, </i>but sometimes you have no choice but to swim against the tide. No movie I've ever seen has been so emotionally disturbing and spiritually oppressive.  Be forewarned: the following column will describe numerous scenes in detail, and give away the plot completely.  I hope I spoil it for as many people as possible.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/dark-knight-pornography-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Culture Family Batman betrayal ChristopherNolan Dante DarkKnight Inferno noir sadism violence Tue, 12 Aug 2008 04:00:00 +0000 admin 28120 at http://www.mrc.org