In my opinion The Dark Knight trilogy was and will always remain classic, not due to the fact that they were great superhero films or even great Batman films. I think they were great films, period. With Christopher Nolan at the helm, the production team and actors gelled perfectly and put together one of my favorite movies of all time - The Dark Knight with Heath Ledger as The Joker.
It's always pretty awesome when a director or actor candidly refers to their favorite scenes from movies. Sometimes, you forget that the people who create things also have their own specific tastes. There were plenty of classic scenes from the entire trilogy, but Christopher Nolan, the director of all three movies, like you and I, has a favorite.
You may not have expected which one he chose... watch for yourself, Christopher Nolan's, the legendary director's favorite scene. It comes from [The Dark Knight Rises](movie:39011) and as you would expect, it includes Bane.
Chris Nolan's Favorite Scene: 'Plane Hijacking Scene' from The Dark Knight Rises
Nolan explains why he enjoyed it...
“It took us about two days in Scotland. And it was an incredible sort of coming together of months and months of planning by a lot of different members of the team who worked for months rehearsing these parachute jumps and wind walking, all these different things… The visual effects work in the sequence is very minimal… I was really amazed by what the team we had put together had achieved using very sort of old-fashioned methods, in a way. I was very proud of the way that came together.”
Mr. Nolan, I see your awesome plane hijacking scene from The Dark Knight Rises and raise you The Joker's "social experiment" scene on the ferry boats from The Dark Knight. Check it below... remember how tense this was the first time you saw it? So epic.
My Favorite Scene: 'The Joker's Social Experiment' from The Dark Knight
I love this scene. The tension that builds up is incredibly realistic, and it ACTUALLY seems like all hope is lost. The part about this series of films that I love the most IS that uncertainty that you feel throughout. And that lack of hope. Every single person on both boats' faith in humanity is tested. But human greatness overcomes all.
So, I guess the next question is fairly obvious...