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Talking about 'The Dark Knight (2008!)'

Season 3, Ep. 9

On this knightish episode of Oeuvre Busters, George and Liam invite Blake Howard from the One Heat Minute podcast to discuss 2008’s The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.


Topics discussed: David Fincher’s movies for children; the three Batmen; 24-hour Zodiac; Jim Gordon is Brutus; Bane tattoos.


Plus, who is the better villain: the Joker or Bruce, the shark from Jaws?


Topics not discussed: Ezra Pound’s stay at St. Elizabeths hospital directly after World War II and how his time there prevented him from being found guilty for treason.


The article Blake mentions regarding Dark Horizons can be found here:

https://www.darkhorizons.com/what-re-the-most-acclaimed-comic-book-films/ 


And Blake’s amazing podcast work can be found here: https://oneheatminute.com/podcast


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