On this Dark Knight, the Jokes on Harvey Dent…
In the narrative alone, there are SO many things to look at… because Unlike Batman Begins, which redefined a character, this movie isn’t ABOUT Batman; this film redefines a genre and examines a city’s populace. The political, social and religious implications are sifted in the following audio exploration by James Harleman, which followed a viewing of the film at Mars Hill in Seattle. He contends that, in the end, the film’s REAL central character is not Batman or Joker, but the idealistic and ill-fated Harvey Dent. Moreover, does the film truly present us with hope of redemption, or does it illustrate that their is no true hope save delusion? You decide.
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Excellent treatment of the film, James!
These Cinemagogue reviews have given me new tools to appreciate film at a deeper level and have modeled a way to see story in light of the true and ultimate story, the Gospel. I’m so thankful for this ministry of Mars Hill!
I totally agree that the Academy snubbed Dark Knight! Seems like if it’s not straight drama or comedy, they can’t handle it.
Love the audio. Your analysis o the clandescdant rooftop meaning leading to the ultimate fall of Harvey Dent was right on. Your wife makes a great point about Batman being the scapegoat (reminiscent to our savior) which is easily overlooked. I also believe that the joker is a true anarchist who is only reacting on his animalistic insticts. I, like you, am glad Gotham (a place without God) does not actually exist!