Film: Dark Knight Rises - Genre (Superhero)

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  • Film: The Dark Knight Rises - Genre (Superhero)
    • Themes
      • Power and responsibility
      • Past affects the present
      • Loss and anger
      • Power of hope and belief
      • Rise v fall
      • Appearance v reality
      • Quest for truth and identity - "No-one cared who I was till I put on the mask"
      • Personal happiness v duty to masses
    • Iconography
      • Batman logo, cape, costuming and mask
      • Hi-tech gadgetry
      • Secret - lifts and doors
      • Tablets - "fancy new toys" - cutting edge software - "the clean slate"
    • Typical Situations
      • Man can fly (or that affect)
      • Villain wants to destroy the world
      • Villain reveals master plan
      • Hero almost dies but saved on the brink
      • Countdown to destruction
      • City calls for help
      • Code opens hidden hideout
    • Stock characters
      • Flawed hero which super human ability
      • Alter ego - wrongfull accused
      • Villian with megalomanic plan
      • Honest police cheif
      • Corrupt politicians
      • Rookie/sidekick
      • Masked henchman
      • Mentor
    • Setting
      • Sewers
      • Urban setting - Gotham city
      • Room full of gadgets
      • Set pieces - football game
    • Style
      • Silver, blue monochrome colour palette
      • Industrial style - mental adn water

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