The Dark Knight — How To Elevate Conflict

In this video essay, Tyler Mowery takes a look at what is arguably the best clash between Batman and the Joker ever put on the silver screen—the sequence of The Joker’s interrogation through Rachel’s death in The Dark Knight. Walking us through each beat in the sequence, Tyler demonstrates how character action and new information combine to create a sense of escalating tension.

 


Building Tension & Suspense


The Joker


The Dark Knight Trilogy


Christopher Nolan


The Dark Knight