It’s nice to finally see those awesome CHUD boys going positive lately about upcoming “Batman Begins” sequel “The Dark Knight” today, and in the process they’ve revealed a fascinating scoop (kudos guys, Devin you know I always admire your giant kahunas – literally).
The article talks about how Director Chris Nolan shot the ‘Two-Face’ scenes for the upcoming sequel and it’s quite surprising – “Basically, Nolan shot complementary takes of Eckhart in Two-Face makeup so he could visually represent the duality of Dent in a less cartoony fashion.
What Nolan’s doing doesn’t sound all that far removed from the Gollum/Smeagol model, though the obvious difference here is that Dent isn’t motion-capture; he’s a fifty-fifty split of the same actor giving two wildly divergent performances in the same shot. And because he has two takes of each scene, Nolan has the luxury of shaping Eckhart’s performance in post; it’s just a matter of switching the dial between normal Harvey and bug-fuck Two-Face.
Again, both will be present in the shot, but only one will dominate the poor bastard’s conflicted consciousness at any given moment. The technical audacity required in pulling this off may be the reason Two-Face was held back in the trailer.”
In other ‘Knight’ news, the Harvey Dent viral campaign continues apace with pre-recorded calls going out from Dent (Aaron Eckhart) himself and the website IBelieveInHarveyDent.com updated with a short audio message which is taking advantage of/satirising the current political campaigning going on for the US Democratic Primaries.