It’s no secret Christopher Nolan loves shooting in IMAX. He shot forty minutes of The Dark Knight in IMAX and portions of Inception were also shot in the format. Now, we get word that The Dark Knight Riseswill feature over … Continue reading

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Will Have Over One Hour of IMAX Footage

It’s no secret Christopher Nolan loves shooting in IMAX. He shot forty minutes of The Dark Knight in IMAX and portions of Inception were also shot in the format. Now, we get word that The Dark Knight Riseswill feature over an hour of IMAX footage, the most ever for a film. Why dies Nolan like IMAX so much? Here’s what he told The Wall Street Journal:

“I remember [sitting in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and] looking at the audience every time a helicopter banked, and everyone was leaning slightly to the side. I had never seen an audience so immersed in a film.”
Now, unlike movies like The Amazing Spider-man, MIB 3 and Marvel’s The Avengers, among others, which are converted to IMAX, Nolan shoots the IMAX portions of his films in the format, using their cameras. This can, at times, be a bit cumbersome while shooting complex action sequences given the larger size of the IMAX cameras. That, however, didn’t stop Nolan:
“There was a huge irony that we were told it would be too difficult to shoot a Hollywood movie on IMAX when we had this gigantic camera department, grips, electric, hundreds of people working for us. These were cameras that had been to the top of Mount Everest, to the bottom of the ocean and into outer space, but people thought we couldn’t make a feature film. It was absurd.”
So, does this make you want to see TDKR in IMAX more now than before? 
TDKR hits theatres July 20th. 
  • AICN_Douche

    Cool, cool cool.
    Super cool.

    But, also…
    I had never seen an audience so immersed in a film…”
    (Arrogant dill hole.)

  • 5_deadly_venoms

    I was going to see it in IMAX anyway but this is great news regardless. I love portions of films shot in IMAX. Besides the fact that it takes up the entire humongous IMAX screen, which is sweet, it just looks so crisp & amazing. The action sequence in TDK where the tractor trailer gets flipped was shot in IMAX & it looked incredible

  • A_Wise_Man

    I wish I lived near an IMAX screen…

  • myclawismypenis

    I use to feel that pain when I lived in the south…Had to travel 2 hours to get to an imax.

  • myclawismypenis

    Correction…only went to an Imax once…and that was for batman returns

  • A_Wise_Man

    nearst IMAX is in the Kennedy space center and thats 45 min away.

  • myclawismypenis

    Well, we have one pretty close here in CA.

  • myclawismypenis

    Once in the south..

  • myclawismypenis

    Tickets are expensive…last time i went i think it was at least 15-17 a piece

  • A_Wise_Man

    Is that the national standard? Or just CA :P

  • nemesis1948

    I live 15 min. away from a screen. They rule! Really!