Creating The Ultimate Post-9/11 Allegory: The Dark Knight on Risk and Terror

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“The anticipation of catastrophe is changing the world” – Ulrich Beck. An analysis of Nolan’s The Dark Knight as an allegory for our Post-9/11 world an how terrorism has forever changed our perception of risk.

Featured films, in order of appearance:
The Dark Knight
Batman Begins

Music:
Parademics – The Dark Knight – Epic Orchestral Cover
www.youtube.com/channel/UC7VtkEwmCh5cGMoTbPXQXQw
Huma Huma – Hydra
Lucas King – The Dark Knight Falls
www.youtube.com/user/LucasKingPiano

Lessons from the Screenplay: The Dark Knight – Creating the Ultimate Antagonist: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFUKeD3FJm8

Sources;
Beck, U., Staging global risk, in U. Beck, World at Risk, 2009, Cambridge, Polity Press, pp. 1-23.
Beck, U. (1999). World Risk Society. Cambridge: Polity Press.
Beck, U. (2012). Living in and coping with world risk society. St. Gallen, 42nd St. Gallen Symposium.
Taleb, N.N. (2007). The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. New York: Random House.