Hunting The Dark Knight
Publishing to coincide with Christopher Nolan's third Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises,_x000D_in July 2012, Will Brooker's new book explores Batman's twenty-first century incarnations._x000D_Brooker's investigation into Batman Begins and The Dark Knight uncovers the complex_x000D_relationship between popular films, audiences, and producers in our age of media_x000D_convergence. He addresses a myriad of questions raised by these films: did Batman Begins_x000D_end when The Dark Knight began? Does its story include Burger King's 'Dark Whopper',_x000D_the Gotham Knight DVD, or the 'Why So Serious' viral marketing campaign? Is it separate_x000D_from the parallel narratives of the Arkham Asylum videogame, the monthly comic books, the_x000D_animated series and the graphic novels? Can the brightly campy incarnations of the Batman_x000D_ever be fully repressed by The Dark Knight, or are they an intrinsic part of the character? In_x000D_other words, do all of these various manifestations feed into a single Batman metanarrative?
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