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==Casting sides== ==Casting sides==
The [[Castingsides|casting sides]] that were discovered in March 2007 contain plot points that '''all''' appear in the film. The [[Castingsides|casting sides]] that were discovered in March 2007 contain plot points that '''all''' appear in the film.
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 +The site [[Rorysdeathkiss.com]] is a play on ''The Dark Knight's'' working title, ''Rory's First Kiss.''
==Characters== ==Characters==
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*[[The Joker]] *[[The Joker]]
-:*It is implied that the Joker hires goons by their [[Whysoserious.com/Personalityprofile|"personalities,"]] since many of them were former inmates at Arkham Asylum.+:*It is implied that the Joker [[Rent-a-clown.com|hires goons]] by their [[Whysoserious.com/Personalityprofile|"personalities,"]] since many of them were former inmates at Arkham Asylum.
 +:*In the interrogation scene, the Joker tells Batman, [[Whysoserious.com/Halloween#The_prize|"The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules. And tonight, you're going to break your one rule."]]
*[[Batman|Batman/Bruce Wayne]] *[[Batman|Batman/Bruce Wayne]]
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*[[Salvatore Maroni]] *[[Salvatore Maroni]]
-:*First seen in the film on trial by Harvey Dent, accused of being the head of the Falcone crime family. He struggles to regain his power in Gotham's underworld, and although wary of the Joker's services, he openly offers his resources - namely, moles in the law and police departments. Harvey Dent faces him <spoiler>as Two-Face at the end of the film.</spoiler>+:*First seen in the film on trial by Harvey Dent, accused of being the head of the Falcone crime family under the guise of heading [[Maroniimports.com|an import/export business.]] He struggles to regain his power in Gotham's underworld, and although wary of the Joker's services, he openly offers his resources - namely, moles in the law and police departments. Harvey Dent faces him <spoiler>as Two-Face at the end of the film.</spoiler>
*[[Gambol]] *[[Gambol]]
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*[[Albert Rossi]] *[[Albert Rossi]]
-:*[[GT1transcript|After being arrested for voter intimidation,]] he cuts a deal and appears as a witness testifying against Sal Maroni. During the trial, <spoiler>he pulls a gun on DA Harvey Dent, but it misfires and he is taken into custody.</spoiler>+:*[[GT1transcript|After being arrested for voter intimidation,]] he cuts a deal and appears in the film as a witness testifying against Sal Maroni. During the trial, <spoiler>he pulls a gun on DA Harvey Dent, but it misfires and he is taken into custody.</spoiler>
*[[Brian Douglass]] *[[Brian Douglass]]
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==Plot-related references== ==Plot-related references==
*[[Whysoserious.com]] *[[Whysoserious.com]]
-:*The Joker tells several stories about how he gets his scars. During the first one, he uses the phrase, [[Whysoserious.com|"Why so serious?"]]+:*The Joker tells several stories about how he got his scars. During the first one, he uses the phrase, [[Whysoserious.com|"Why so serious?"]]
-:*<spoiler>During the interrogation scene,</spoiler> the Joker tells Batman, [[Whysoserious.com/Halloween#The_prize|"The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules."]]+:*The plot of ''The Dark Knight'' is inspired mainly by the graphic novel [http://www.vacuumboy9.com/tlh/ "The Long Halloween,"] which is referenced in [[Whysoserious.com/Halloween]]
 +:*The Joker invites a mobster's bodyguards to join him as if he had a [[Humanresources@whysoserious.com|human resources department.]] ("Our operation is small, but there's a lot of potential for aggressive expansion. So which of you fine gentlemen would like to join our team?")
 +:*[[Whysoserious.com/Outoftime|Frederick Alder, a likely Joker goon, was possibly killed]] for his [[Crime_Victim_Sues_Batman_For_Loss_Of_Car|failure to kidnap an employee for the Gotham Power Department.]] In the film, the Joker is able to remotely shut off power in the city.
 +:*Participants aided Joker in hijacking a school bus for the bank heist in the film's opening sequence during the [[Whysoserious.com/Steprightup]] exercise, as shown by the [[Whysoserious.com/Steprightup/Pairofjokers|removal of GUSD employee Jake Karnassian's ID from the police evidence safe.]]
:*The kidnappings (and later murders) of [[Whysoserious.com/Redballoons/Ineptlackeys.htm|Maroni associates Stevie and Romeo]] allow the Joker to find which bank held most of the mobs' money, in order to make the most powerful statement during the bank heist opening sequence. :*The kidnappings (and later murders) of [[Whysoserious.com/Redballoons/Ineptlackeys.htm|Maroni associates Stevie and Romeo]] allow the Joker to find which bank held most of the mobs' money, in order to make the most powerful statement during the bank heist opening sequence.
:*Members of a SWAT team use the phrases [[Whysoserious.com/Sittingducks|"shooting gallery" and "sitting ducks",]] <spoiler>while attempting to end a hostage crisis that the Joker concocts.</spoiler> :*Members of a SWAT team use the phrases [[Whysoserious.com/Sittingducks|"shooting gallery" and "sitting ducks",]] <spoiler>while attempting to end a hostage crisis that the Joker concocts.</spoiler>
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:*Joker is seen wearing a [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com|Dent support sticker]] when he <spoiler>visits Dent in Gotham General Hospital.</spoiler> :*Joker is seen wearing a [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com|Dent support sticker]] when he <spoiler>visits Dent in Gotham General Hospital.</spoiler>
:*Bruce Wayne is seen keeping surveillance on Harvey Dent - in one clip, posters from [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com]] can be seen in the background during what seems to be a [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com#On_the_road|Dent campaign stop.]] :*Bruce Wayne is seen keeping surveillance on Harvey Dent - in one clip, posters from [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com]] can be seen in the background during what seems to be a [[Ibelieveinharveydent.com#On_the_road|Dent campaign stop.]]
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 +*[[Wearetheanswer.org]] and [[Gpdiad.com]]
 +:*It is mentioned in the film that before Harvey Dent was elected District Attorney, he made his name by investigating corrupt police officers by working with [[Gpdiad.com|"internal affairs".]] It is this work that earns him a nickname in the MCU - <spoiler>Two-Face.</spoiler>
*[[Gothamnationalbank.com]] *[[Gothamnationalbank.com]]
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:*Joker is <spoiler>captured and taken to the MCU, but he manages to escape.</spoiler> :*Joker is <spoiler>captured and taken to the MCU, but he manages to escape.</spoiler>
:*As Harvey Dent predicted, corruption in Gotham PD <spoiler>trickles even into the MCU, when corrupt cops help Joker kidnap Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes.</spoiler> :*As Harvey Dent predicted, corruption in Gotham PD <spoiler>trickles even into the MCU, when corrupt cops help Joker kidnap Harvey Dent and Rachel Dawes.</spoiler>
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-*[[Gpdiad.com]] 
-:*Harvey mentions his work in [[Wearetheanswer.org|prosecuting corrupt cops]] in "Internal Affairs." It is this work that earns him a nickname in the MCU - <spoiler>Two-Face.</spoiler> 
*[[Thegothamtimes.com]] *[[Thegothamtimes.com]]
:*As described in [[City_At_War_-_Batman_Saves_Entire_Family_-_Mobsters_Fight_For_Dominance|the first issue of '''The Gotham Times,''' the presence of Batman has disturbed the mob hierarchy.]] :*As described in [[City_At_War_-_Batman_Saves_Entire_Family_-_Mobsters_Fight_For_Dominance|the first issue of '''The Gotham Times,''' the presence of Batman has disturbed the mob hierarchy.]]
-:*Joker provides a clue <spoiler>as to his future target </spoiler>in his own reprint of '''The Gotham Times,''' which Gordon and Batman find at the scene of a crime. It even appears slightly Jokerized.+:*Joker provides a clue as to his future target in a future printing of '''The Gotham Times,''' which Gordon and Batman find at the scene of a crime. It even appears slightly Jokerized.
:*[[Gotham_Ballet_Twinkles|Ballerina Natascha Patrenko]] appears in the film as Bruce Wayne's date at a fancy restaurant, where he is introduced to Harvey Dent. <spoiler>Bruce Wayne also takes the entire Gotham ballet company on an impromptu yacht trip as part of a Batman-related alibi, causing the ballet performances to be canceled.</spoiler> :*[[Gotham_Ballet_Twinkles|Ballerina Natascha Patrenko]] appears in the film as Bruce Wayne's date at a fancy restaurant, where he is introduced to Harvey Dent. <spoiler>Bruce Wayne also takes the entire Gotham ballet company on an impromptu yacht trip as part of a Batman-related alibi, causing the ballet performances to be canceled.</spoiler>
:*The Joker hijacks (and re-christens) a truck from Hyams Amusements, which is mentioned in [[Summer_Heat_Up_with_Citywide_Festivals|the third issue of The Gotham Times]] as being a part of Gotham's yearly South Side Carnival. :*The Joker hijacks (and re-christens) a truck from Hyams Amusements, which is mentioned in [[Summer_Heat_Up_with_Citywide_Festivals|the third issue of The Gotham Times]] as being a part of Gotham's yearly South Side Carnival.

Revision as of 19:18, 9 September 2008

Casting sides

The casting sides that were discovered in March 2007 contain plot points that all appear in the film.

The site Rorysdeathkiss.com is a play on The Dark Knight's working title, Rory's First Kiss.

Characters

The following characters appear in the film.

  • Appears in the film as Assistant District Attorney, aiding Harvey Dent in his quest to bring down Sal Maroni. It is also known publicly that she is dating Dent. Her fate leads to a pivotal turn in the film between Harvey Dent, Jim Gordon, and Batman.
  • Appears in the film as Commissioner,
  • Is mayor of Gotham in the film, and
  • Seen running Wayne Enterprises as CEO.
  • First seen in the film on trial by Harvey Dent, accused of being the head of the Falcone crime family under the guise of heading an import/export business. He struggles to regain his power in Gotham's underworld, and although wary of the Joker's services, he openly offers his resources - namely, moles in the law and police departments. Harvey Dent faces him
  • A hot-headed gang leader, he distrusts the Joker immensely.
  • The mob leader who trusts Joker the most, but his allegiance turns when
  • Shown as host of multiple episodes of Gotham Tonight several times in the film, and someone who is very distrustful of Batman. Mike Engel is later
  • Appears in the film as the head Batman copycat, and is
  • Judge Nancy Surrillo

Plot-related references

  • The slogan "I believe in Harvey Dent" is said by Bruce Wayne when showing his support for Dent, and is later given a deeper meaning at the end of the film, when
  • Joker is seen wearing a Dent support sticker when he
  • Bruce Wayne is seen keeping surveillance on Harvey Dent - in one clip, posters from Ibelieveinharveydent.com can be seen in the background during what seems to be a Dent campaign stop.
  • It is mentioned in the film that before Harvey Dent was elected District Attorney, he made his name by investigating corrupt police officers by working with "internal affairs". It is this work that earns him a nickname in the MCU -
  • Evolves from a support site for Batman into a full-fledged community of organized vigilantes who emulate Batman.
  • Similar to some takedowns that are references in CFB Underground, early in the film
  • The Gotham Police Major Crimes Unit plays a significant part in the film, and Gordon openly (albeit not publicly) lets Batman work with them on their investigations.
  • Joker is
  • As Harvey Dent predicted, corruption in Gotham PD
  • The Liberty Ferry is mentioned in the film as being
  • Two ferries are involved in the movie's climax.
  • Gothamusd.net mentions the bus line being rerouted in District 22, and in the TDK IMAX prologue, the Joker is seen escaping the bank heist in a yellow school bus conspicuously marked "District 22."
  • As mentioned in the June 20 update, there is a field trip on July 11. This might explain how the Joker is able to escape the robbery within a line of yellow school buses, since the July 11 episode of Gotham Tonight reveals the bank heist has just occurred.
  • The meeting between gang factions that takes place early in the film may occur in a back room of Pasquale's Bistro.
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