Film Meets Art: Christopher Nolan Inspired By Francis Bacon

Even being a hardcore Batman fan, there are always still some Dark Knight details to learn and this is a prime example. In this interview for a series on the artworks from Tate Britain‘s collection, Christopher Nolan explains the influence Francis Bacon‘s paintings had on creation of the look for Heath Ledger‘s modern, real-world style Joker in The Dark Knight. Enjoy!

 

Film meets Art – Chris Nolan inspired by Francis Bacon:

Christopher Nolan reveals how paintings by Francis Bacon inspired the Joker’s smeared make-up in ‘The Dark Knight’. Nolan talks about his longstanding fascination for Bacon’s work, and why, when words fail him, he turns to art to help shape his creative vision.

 
 
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Batman: Dark Knightfall Trailer & Full Short Film

Batman:Dark Knightfall Trailer:

“Batman: Dark Knightfall” is a Batman fan made stop-motion animation directed by Derek Kwok and Henri Wong of Parabucks co. using Batman toys.
Full version coming soon…

 
BATMAN:DARK KNIGHTFALL (HD full version):

 
 

Batman (1989) – The Making of a Hero Documentary

Batman (1989) – The Making of A Hero Documentary:

 
 

The Making of Batman Returns (1992)

The Making of Batman Returns (1992) – Part 1:

 

The Making of Batman Returns (1992) – Part 2: