The Dark Knight — How to Begin a Movie | Film Perfection

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight still remains one of the strongest superhero movies to date and overall features a lot of great stuff, from the Joker to the physicality of the practical action. But one aspect to learn from it especially is how to begin a movie — more specifically, how it handles the “day in the life” section its beginning consists of. And since some have argued that The Dark Knight doesn’t have a day in the life section, let’s dig deeper into the film’s opening to see why that argument is dangerously false — what that term means and how to do it effectively. Here’s how to begin a movie.


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Christopher Nolan: Style & Technique

Directing Openings & Endings

Film Analysis

How to Write Openings & Endings


Scene Analysis

Story Analysis: Case Studies

The Dark Knight Trilogy

Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight