History Trivia / TheDarkKnight

5th Feb '17 3:00:52 PM chasemaddigan
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Chicago not only plays Gotham, it even plays Hong Kong: When Fox and Lau are conversing on the terraced roof of Lau's Hong Kong office, you can clearly see [=McCormick=] Place in the background.

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Chicago not only plays Gotham, it even plays Hong Kong: When Fox and Lau are conversing on the terraced roof of Lau's Hong Kong office, you can clearly see [=McCormick=] Place in the background.
5th Feb '17 2:43:12 PM chasemaddigan
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Chicago not only plays Gotham, it even plays Hong Kong: When Fox and Lau are conversing on the terraced roof of Lau's Hong Kong office, you can clearly see [=McCormick=] Place in the background.
** The "Gotham" license plates seen on cars throughout the movie look like Illinois plates, for the specific purpose of making it harder to notice when actual Illinois plates slip in the background.
23rd Jan '17 2:52:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is often mis-quoted as asking "Do I look like a man with a plan?" when Harvey Dent says that [[spoiler: his (Harvey's) disfigurement and the death of Rachel Dawes]] was part of his (the Joker's) plan, most likely because people associate the rhyming words "man" and "plan". The quote is actually "Do I really look like a guy with a plan?"

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker is often mis-quoted as asking "Do I look like a man with a plan?" when Harvey Dent says that [[spoiler: his (Harvey's) disfigurement and the death of Rachel Dawes]] was part of his (the Joker's) plan, most likely because people associate the rhyming words "man" and "plan". The quote is actually "Do I really look like a guy with a plan?"



* PlayingAgainstType: One of the reasons people were so skeptical about Creator/HeathLedger playing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker was that he wasn't known for villainous roles, let alone one of the most psychotic and monstrous characters in fiction, usually playing romantic leads. As we can see from the result, TropesAreNotBad.

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* PlayingAgainstType: One of the reasons people were so skeptical about Creator/HeathLedger playing SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker was that he wasn't known for villainous roles, let alone one of the most psychotic and monstrous characters in fiction, usually playing romantic leads. As we can see from the result, TropesAreNotBad.



** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's SarcasticClapping when Gordon gets promoted wasn't in the script.
** While the scene when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker blows up the hospital and the explosions suddenly stop, and Heath begins messing around with the detonator until the explosions suddenly start up again was initially credited to ad-libbing, Christopher Nolan actually wanted [[http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2012/07/20/10_things_you_might_not_know_about_bat "a delayed, staggered explosive effect"]] in that scene, but Ledger didn't get the message. Considering that explosion scenes are usually filmed with extreme caution, likely moreso with Heath Ledger in the scene instead of a (''slightly'') more expendable stunt man, ad-libbing would not have been allowed in this case, but they couldn't do it more than once.

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** SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker's ComicBook/TheJoker's SarcasticClapping when Gordon gets promoted wasn't in the script.
** While the scene when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker blows up the hospital and the explosions suddenly stop, and Heath begins messing around with the detonator until the explosions suddenly start up again was initially credited to ad-libbing, Christopher Nolan actually wanted [[http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2012/07/20/10_things_you_might_not_know_about_bat "a delayed, staggered explosive effect"]] in that scene, but Ledger didn't get the message. Considering that explosion scenes are usually filmed with extreme caution, likely moreso with Heath Ledger in the scene instead of a (''slightly'') more expendable stunt man, ad-libbing would not have been allowed in this case, but they couldn't do it more than once.
24th Dec '16 5:37:06 AM Tightwire
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** The cop who frisks Joker's pockets was told to take out the knives in his pockets, but wasn't given details on what would be in them (apart from 'knives').

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** The cop actor who frisks Joker's pockets Joker was told to take out the knives in his pockets, but wasn't given details on what would be in them (apart from 'knives').
24th Dec '16 5:34:52 AM Tightwire
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** While the scene when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker blows up the hospital and the explosions suddenly stop, and Heath begins messing around with the detonator until the explosions suddenly start up again was initially credited to his ad-libbing, Christopher Nolan actually wanted [[http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2012/07/20/10_things_you_might_not_know_about_bat "a delayed, staggered explosive effect"]] in that scene. Considering that explosion scenes are usually filmed with extreme caution, likely moreso with Heath Ledger in the scene instead of a (''slightly'') more expendable stunt man, ad-libbing would not have been allowed in this case.
** A lot of the Joker's mannerisms were developed when Heath Ledger was getting his makeup done, and would scrunch up his face to create different textures for the makeup. The creepy way in which the Joker sucks on his cheeks was one of these.

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** While the scene when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker blows up the hospital and the explosions suddenly stop, and Heath begins messing around with the detonator until the explosions suddenly start up again was initially credited to his ad-libbing, Christopher Nolan actually wanted [[http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2012/07/20/10_things_you_might_not_know_about_bat "a delayed, staggered explosive effect"]] in that scene. scene, but Ledger didn't get the message. Considering that explosion scenes are usually filmed with extreme caution, likely moreso with Heath Ledger in the scene instead of a (''slightly'') more expendable stunt man, ad-libbing would not have been allowed in this case.
case, but they couldn't do it more than once.
** A lot of the Joker's mannerisms were developed when Heath Ledger was getting his makeup done, and would scrunch up his face to create different textures for the makeup.makeup - which made his makeup appear more self-applied. The creepy way in which the Joker sucks on his cheeks was one of these.


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** The cop who frisks Joker's pockets was told to take out the knives in his pockets, but wasn't given details on what would be in them (apart from 'knives').
18th Dec '16 12:27:05 AM Quanyails
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* GeniusBonus : The Lamborghini Bruce Wayne drives is a Murcielago, which means Bat. So even when he's not in the suit, [[VisualPun Wayne is still driving a Bat-mobile]].

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* GeniusBonus : GeniusBonus: The Lamborghini Bruce Wayne drives is a Murcielago, which means Bat. So even when he's not in the suit, [[VisualPun Wayne is still driving a Bat-mobile]].
30th Sep '16 2:50:38 PM monkeyjb1988
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30th Sep '16 2:50:08 PM monkeyjb1988
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** While the scene when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker blows up the hospital and the explosions suddenly stop, and Heath begins messing around with the detonator until the explosions suddenly start up again was initially credited to his ad-libbing, Christopher Nolan actually wanted [[http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2012/07/20/10_things_you_might_not_know_about_bat "a delayed, staggered explosive effect"]] in that scene. Considering that explosion scenes are usually filmed with extreme caution, ad-libbing would not have been allowed in this case.

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** While the scene when SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker blows up the hospital and the explosions suddenly stop, and Heath begins messing around with the detonator until the explosions suddenly start up again was initially credited to his ad-libbing, Christopher Nolan actually wanted [[http://www.starpulse.com/news/Casey_Johnson/2012/07/20/10_things_you_might_not_know_about_bat "a delayed, staggered explosive effect"]] in that scene. Considering that explosion scenes are usually filmed with extreme caution, likely moreso with Heath Ledger in the scene instead of a (''slightly'') more expendable stunt man, ad-libbing would not have been allowed in this case.
3rd Aug '16 12:50:10 PM AreYouTyler
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** A few well-known character actors (Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall, Tiny Lister, and Creator/EricRoberts) round out the cast.
18th Apr '16 11:53:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** Gambol is only bitter because he has [[Film/{{Spawn}} a bad history with clowns]].
*** Alternatively, The Joker just killed Film/BlackDynamite.
** Joker should watch out. One of the cops he holds hostage is [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 Harbinger]].
** [[Creator/HeathLedger The Joker]] [[BrokebackMountain just can't quit you]].
** William Fichtner's cameo as the bank manager.
** The ScaryBlackMan on the ferry at the end is [[Film/{{Friday}} Deebo]].
** News broadcaster Mike Engel was once a rookie cop who [[Film/AGnomeNamedGnorm teamed up with a gnome]] in order to solve a botched sting operation gone wrong. He's come a very long way from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub that weekend in detention.]] And from [[Series/TheDeadZone his 6-year coma. And "reluctant superhero" status of his own....]]
** Eric Roberts ([[Series/DoctorWho The Master]]) is Sal Maroni.
** [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Detective Stephens]] is [[Series/{{Angel}} Holtz]].
** Look carefully at the cops in the convict ferry. One of them is the original [[Series/{{Torchwood}} Jack Harkness]].
*** And [[SidAndNancy Sid Vicious]].
** Does that old guy who says "We are not intimidated by thugs" to The Joker look familiar to any Vermonters? He should because its [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_Leahy US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)]], a lifelong Batman fan who also provided a voice in the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Showdown".
** Fans of old-school Franchise/MortalKombat oughta look closely in the background of the scene where Maroni and the Chechen are eating. Richard Divizio, AKA [[MortalKombat Kano]] and [[VideoGame/MortalKombat2 Baraka]] is an extra in that scene, and John Turk (the palette-swap ninjas and Shang Tsung in ''MortalKombat3'') is one of the Chechen's henchmen in the early parking garage scene.
** Wuertz is [[Film/TheFugitive Chicago Police Department Detective Kelly]].
** One of the passengers on the civilian ferry was [[Series/BandOfBrothers once a member of Easy Company]].
** Looks like [[Creator/NestorCarbonell Bat]] [[Series/TheTick Manuel]] gave up on being a superhero and successfully ran for Mayor of Gotham City.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** [[Creator/KeithSzarabajka Detective Stevens]] is [[Franchise/MassEffect Harbinger]] and [[Film/{{Transformers}} Laserbeak]].
** Sal Maroni is [[WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom Dark Danny]] and [[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Mongul]].
** One of the S.W.A.T. officers is [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Atton Rand]].
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