So far this week, we’ve covered a lot of ground. Looking back at the contemporary films featuring the one and only Batman, we’ve thus far uncovered three of the Scenes We Love most. This includes seeing Bruce Wayne turn into Batman in Batman Returns, witnessing Gotham’s first meeting with the Tumbler in Batman Begins and seeing 1989 Batman toss 1989 The Joker off of a very tall church. And now we’re down to the last two slots on our list. Number two comes from The Dark Knight and is the last scene on our list to actually involve Batman himself. You’ll see what I’m talking about tomorrow, of course. And boy, does it involve Batman.
Somewhere inside the 152-minute runtime of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight exists a single scene that acts as a microcosm of every theme that exists in the story he’s trying to tell. The balance between order and chaos, the city-wide war game between Batman (Christian Bale) and The Joker (Heath Ledger). It all comes to a head when they meet face to face (or more appropriately, face-to-table) in an interrogation room. This is one of many moments where Heath Ledger earned his Oscar, and is perhaps one of the great square-offs between hero and villain that has ever been committed to film.
To them you’re just a freak, like me…
Stay tuned tomorrow for the final scene on our list. If you care to guess what it will be, please feel free to do so in the comments below. You can also check out the rest of the list via the following links: