TSR Movie Madness: Last 16. The Shining v The Dark KnightWatch
Now the battle for the overall title begins.
Who will progress to the next round? You decide.
The Shining (1980) Stanley Kubrick's uncompromising horror is a pitch-perfect recreation of a man's descent into madness. Jack Torrance agrees to take his family and look after an isolated hotel during it's close season, as he sees this as a perfect way to cut off distractions and allow him to finish his novel. However he soon falls into the clutches of cabin fever, unable to identify supernatural hallucinations from his own reality, and the film builds to an incredibly tense climax. Always a showman, Kubrick's own promotional trailer for this film sold it as a light-hearted family comedy.
The Dark Knight (2008)
Chris Nolan's take on the caped crusader turned Batman into the protagonist of a gritty crime drama played for realism and atmosphere, with an unforgettable performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker. The result is a film that demands your attention.
Dark Knight is one of the classics of our generation though i think, amazing performance from both Heath Ledger and Christian Bale and it's amazing popularity amongst students i can see it walking this battle easily even though it should be fairly close.