Film: Dark Knight Rises - Genre (War)

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  • Film: Dark Knight Rise - Genre (War)
    • Themes
      • Duty
      • Self-doubt
      • Power of belief
      • Mortality
      • Life v Death
      • Quest for freedom
    • Iconography
      • Camouflage - army uniforms
      • Searchlights
      • Guns, bombs
      • Jargon - "war" and "execution"
    • Typical Situations
      • Imprisonment and escape
      • Street flight - troops lined up for battle
      • Troops lined for battle
      • Killing 'exile' on ice
      • Impossible choices
      • Hostage and execution
      • Training for combat
      • Mock trail and mass murder
      • Torture and Violence "hunting cops like dogs"
    • Stock Characters
      • "Warlord" - surrounded by his "army"
      • Commanding officer (shown weakness)
      • Someone who dies on duty
      • Underground army
      • The resistance
      • Triggerman
      • Ruthless army leader "shoot them all"
    • Setting
      • Prision
      • Underground bunker
      • Kangaroo court
    • Style
      • Low key lighting
      • Limited colour palette

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