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It’s possible that you may not have seen The Dark Knight Rises, but since most of the world saw it, I won’t feel too bad about spoiling this little bit of the film (especially since it was also in the trailer): Bane blows up a football field. Obviously destroying a football stadium would be out of the question (though they did implode a real hospital in the second film, The Dark Knight), so the final shot could only be completed with some CGI. Christopher Nolan always prefers to do as much in-camera as possible, and this scene was really no different, as it blended both practical effects and CGI together. Here’s visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin as he explains how they accomplished one of the bigger effects in the franchise’s history: More »

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Christopher Nolan’s last few films have all had one thing in common: very detailed sound design. Maybe that goes without saying for a large Hollywood film, but the depth and scope of the sound work is what really helps each of his films come together. We’ve talked about SoundWorks Collection before, when we shared their video for Prometheus, but this time they take a look at the team behind The Dark Knight Rises, including the movie’s composer, Hans Zimmer. More »