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Small But Interesting Details From The Dark Knight Trilogy That Fans Noticed

List RulesVote up the most interesting movie details found in The Dark Knight trilogy.

Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy is, unsurprisingly, thought to be the best Batman films of all time. Heath Ledger's meticulous performance of The Joker stirred up some controversy over his method acting, but nothing would be the same without those character details. There was so much packed into the Nolan films that no matter how many times you've claimed to have seen them, there are details so small even superfans would miss them. 

These blink-if-you-miss-it details in The Dark Knight prove why the second installment in Nolan's Batman franchise is the strongest. Take a look through these small movie details found in The Dark Knight and vote up the ones you find most interesting. 

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    Joker Had His Finger On The Hammer

    From Redditor /u/spiffygriffy2

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    Joker's Bank-Robbing Mask Is A Callback To Batman (1966)

    From Redditor /u/motivate_2020:

    In The Dark Knight (2008), the Joker's bank-robbing mask is a rendition of the mask used in the first appearance of Joker in the 1966 Batman episode "The Joker Is Wild."

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    Ledger's Famous Lip Licking Was To Prevent His Scar Makeup From Falling Off

    Photo: The Dark Knight / Warner Bros. Pictures

    By Redditor /u/samiam1228:

    In The Dark Knight (2008) Joker's famous lip-licking was actually due to Heath Ledger's scar makeup. The prosthetic scar kept falling off and ruining takes, so Ledger kept licking his lips to make sure it would stay on.

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    The Comic Book Origins Of Joker's Scar Stories

    Photo: The Dark Knight / Warner Bros. Pictures

    From Redditor /u/Bassethounds4ever:

    In The Dark Knight, The Joker tells different stories about how he got his scars. In the comic, The Killing Joke, The Joker states, "Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice".

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