Film: Dark Knight Rises - Genre (Action)

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  • Film: The Dark Knight Rises - Genre (Action)
    • Themes
      • Survival of the fittest
      • Justice and fight against crime
      • Personal desire v Public duty
      • Quest for truth
      • Climbing/ rising v falling
    • Iconography
      • Guns
      • Fast cars / gadgets
      • Helicopter with searchlight
      • Balaclava and black clothing
      • Motorbikes
      • Fire/ explosions
    • Typical Situations
      • Explosions
      • Vehicle chases
      • Fight sequences
      • Countdown to destruction - nuclear treat
      • Rescue and escape from the impossible prision
      • Struggling against incredible odds
      • Government sells out to villians
      • Villian reveals masterplan
      • Hero almost dies but saved on the blink by an unlikely helper
      • Bad girl comes good
      • Offer of police protection
      • Heist and Seige - attack on the stock exchange
      • Hostages and chase
    • Stock Characters
      • Renegade hero - male protagonsit
      • Muscular tough guy with past/dark side/ soft centre
      • False hero who betrays hero - Miranda tate
      • Temptress/ siren - Selina
      • Classic Villan with iconice feature - Bane
      • Beefy Henchmen
      • Children - innocent
      • Love interest - object of male gaze - Miranda and Selina
      • Rookie cop - idealist - Blake
      • Wise old man / mentor - Alfred
      • Corrupt congress man
      • Loyal helpers
      • Accomplice
    • Setting
      • Urban, contemporary
      • Enclosed spaces/ buildings
      • Place of incarnation from which hero escapes
      • appears 'barbaric' - middle east
      • Gotham city
    • Style
      • Fast paced editing
      • lavish stunts and set pieces eg. plane stunt
      • high concept
      • high budget
      • Film as a spectacle
      • Escapism
      • High energy

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