"DARK KNIGHT" WEEK AT THE POPCORN
REEL: SCENERY FOR A JOKER'S RAMPAGE
Chicago As The Architect For The Joker's
Omar P.L. Moore/The
July 17, 2008
"The Dark Knight", which opens at the crack of dawn in some American cities at
midnight tonight (in all U.S. time zones) and around the world, was filmed
principally in Chicago, one of the world's most awe-inspiring
architecturally-rich cities. Chicago may be called "The Second City" (just
don't tell that to the natives) but it more than takes center stage in
Christopher Nolan's new film, and to brilliant effect. Gotham City just
isn't Gotham without Chicago.
"The Dark Knight" was also shot in Hong Kong, with its own splendorous
architecture, and in London.
I just returned from Chicago this week. Here are several pictures of the
city, the first two of which were taken from the famed Sears Tower, the tallest
skyscraper in the United States of America.
A review of "The Dark Knight" appears here at midnight tonight (U.S. Pacific
All photos below by Omar P.L. Moore/PopcornReel.com.
2008. The Popcorn Reel. All Rights Reserved.
The Eastern Side of Chicago, looking north
from floor 103 of the Sears Tower
The Chase Building -- a scene from "The Dark
Knight" features the building logo illuminated at night
The famed elevated rails structure on which
Chicago Transit trains run -- several scenes from the new film feature shots of
Night falls on the Sears Tower
Chicago's True Dark Knight
"The Dark Knight" Opens Worldwide Tomorrow, July