The Dark Knight Mumbles … about Class Warfare

The trailer for The Dark Knight Rises starts out with the US National Anthem, which gradually fades away to be replaced, ultimately, by the chant of the “occupy” people (amusingly, in the film they are the insane asylum inmates). I suspect that this “fading US” effect was quite intentional.


John Carter

My Lady and I just got back from seeing John Carter. We thought it was very good indeed! The film was a study in contrasts — the melodic, almost romantic music in the middle of a major battle scene — and yet it made sense in the context presented. There was a hostage crisis in the film, and my Lady laughed aloud. We did not share at all Tars Tarkas’s comment: “Thank the gods that’s over with!” […]