Joker Interrogation Scene Analysis

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The Dark Knight is a superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan. Throughout the film many themes and ideas are presented in many significant scenes. The director used various techniques to present those themes and ideas. The scene I have chosen to analyse is the Joker Interrogation scene because the purpose of this scene is to discover the inner side of Joker, along with his mindset. The aspects I chose to analyse are lighting, camera work, dialogue, and

The lighting plays a particularly important part in the Joker Interrogation scene. Not only the bright, white light in the interrogation room tends to assuage their fear of Joker, but also creates the chilling atmosphere which symbolizes Joker’s cold-blooded heart. Furthermore, Joker’s
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The majority of the scene is presented through over the shoulder and close-up shots, therefore the audience will concentrate on Joker and Batman’s facial expressions. Although Batman was noticeably mad he remained calm, because he needed to know where Joker hid Harvey Dent and Rachel; in comparison, Joker was relaxed and excited, because he knew he was psychologically controlling the entire situation. In fact, he was playing around Batman’s mind by forcing him to break his own rule in order to save either Harvey or Rachel. Last minute of the scene became violent as Batman lost his patience, the camera follows Batman as he dragged Joker across the table and pushed him against the wall, the camera is shaking in order to illustrate Batman’s anger and frustration, as well as making us feel like we are part of the interrogation. Through these camera shots we now know that Joker is not only proficient at understanding human nature, but also using it to manipulate and dominate the …show more content…
Even you’d like to be. To them, you’re a freak. Like me.” Joker reminds Batman that he’s different from the traditional police force, since he has his own unique way of upholding justice. What Joker said to Batman is technically true, both Batman and Joker are classified as outcasts in the society, they both believe the world is imperfect and that’s what drives them to do what they do. Here we see Joker is happily revealing his opinion on Batman’s relationship with the Gotham City along his mindset to Batman. We don’t normally see Joker talks truthfully from his ‘heart’ as he is portrayed as an insane, cold-blooded criminal. Yet he did in the interrogation

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