An interesting exploration of the visual grammar (or lack thereof) in The Dark Knight

Somehow I missed this fascinating video by Jim Emerson over on Rogerebert.com where he examines the editing of the chase scene in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight. While he seems to make far too much of the 180-degree rule (it is more of a suggestion than an absolute law) many of his points about the chaotic continuity of the scene are valid (unless of course Nolan meant for us to assume that the Joker had taken over the very making of the film itself). The style of the video itself is a little too low-fi for my liking (that slow-mo opening nearly zoned me right out), it nonetheless remains a worthwhile investigation into film grammar (not that Nolan ever demonstrated much of a propensity for that).

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