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Low-Angle Shots in The Dark Knight

Go on location in Chicago to learn what what low-angle shots signify in The Dark Knight — and in Hollywood movies in general.

three men in funny positions
Batman from a low angle, public domain (CC0).

In The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger's Joker encourages a bedridden Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) to "introduce a little anarchy" into the established order.


Themes of anarchy and power are reiterated throughout The Dark Knight in Ledger's performance, yes. But we also see both in the film's low-angle shots.


In this mini course with Chicago Movie Tours, you'll take to the streets of downtown Chicago, where The Dark Knight filmed in 2007, to learn:

  • what low-angle shots are

  • how to recognize them onscreen

  • what they may signify in The Dark Knight — and in Hollywood movies in general


Ready to "Get Low?"

Join our movie club to watch the full course (approx. 20 min.), or get a sneak peek here.


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