Watch a hauntingly perfect Dark Knight Rises + The Prestige mashup

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Dec 16, 2012

Great filmmakers have themes that run through their work, strands that might not be quite so recognizable at first but become evident with the benefit of hindsight. And one desktop jockey discovered that two of Christopher Nolan's great pieces, The Prestige and his Batman trilogy, fit together like perfect gears.

So when Russian YouTube user Dominaz3000 discovered that Michael Caine's explanation of the three phases of a magic trick also applies with eerie synchronicity to the three chapters of the Dark Knight's saga, it feels like something that Nolan intended to be there all along.

And if it was, fantastic. But if not ... who cares? It's still awesome.

(via Collider)

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