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'The Dark Knight Rises' Has Over One Hour of IMAX Footage

Emma Thomas, producer of The Dark Knight Rises and wife to Christopher Nolan spoke with The Wall Street Journal recently about the length of IMAX footage used for TDKR:

“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,” says the director, whose agreement to direct “The Dark Knight” was contingent on Warner Bros. allowing him to shoot the film in IMAX. “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.”

Nearly every film this summer is going to be in 3D, but only TDKR is pushing for this kind of special experience in movie theatres. Now, cue the people who are outraged that the film is not entirely in IMAX.

(Courtesy: The Wall Street Journal)

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