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New Photos and Set Report for “The Dark Knight”

The New York Times was invited to the set of The Dark Knight and have written up an extensive feature on the visit.  The feature also includes some new photos from the film, plus some snapshots taken on set.  Check it all out after the jump.

Here are a couple highlights from the piece:

“It picks up where ‘Batman Begins’ left off, with Mr. Oldman’s police lieutenant, Jim Gordon, warning about the perils of escalation: that Batman’s extreme measures could invite a like response from the criminal element. And sure enough, a deadly new villain, the Joker, emerges to wreak havoc.”

 “All the talk of darkness obscures what may come as an aesthetic surprise in “The Dark Knight”: the creepy shadows and gothic Wayne Manor are gone, replaced by sleek towers, shiny surfaces, bright lighting and the vistas of a city with shoulders bigger than Batman’s. “I’ve tried to unclutter the Gotham we created on the last film,” said Nathan Crowley, Mr. Nolan’s production designer. “Gotham is in chaos. We keep blowing up stuff. So we can keep our images clean,” setting a solitary hero against the vastness of Chicago.”

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Source: The New York Times