While Warner Bros. has already put up their For Your Consideration site for The Dark Knight, it appears that there are some fans that don’t see that being enough. A few very resourceful fans have started up a movement of sorts in support of the film’s Oscar campaign. They are calling it The Dark Campaign, and they’ve created the above video to help support their cause. In addition to the video, they have also created a Facebook Group and a blog over at DarkCampaign.com. While it is unlikely to help, as I seriously doubt Academy Voters are trolling the web for fan-made considerations sites, we have to applaud them for the effort — they do love The Dark Knight. So much so, that they even have a mission statement:
Many already agree that the Dark Knight is one of the best pictures of the year. An unparalleled and extraordinary achievement of quality epic film making that only happens on rare occasions when lightning strikes. Audiences and critics alike were blown away by the riveting drama, the compelling performances, the amazing cinematography, and the startling way the film redefined cinematic storytelling in an epic crime drama about justice, society, and the nature of evil. Films like this only come along once in a lifetime…
One quick note before you watch the video — if you are one of the three people who reads our site that has not seen The Dark Knight, or you’re that guy who doesn’t like spoilers, be warned that the above video does contain a lot of scenes from all parts of the film, some of which might be considered spoilers.
Look, someone even made a poster for the Oscars: