Batfans Push ‘Dark Knight’ Virals In Hope Of Oscar Glory

December 17, 2008 by  
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While it’s widely accepted that ‘The Dark Knight’ was one of the best films of the year – full of twists, pathos, skillful direction and quality acting – the prestigious (read: snooty) Academy is still likely to bypass all that in the view that it’s just about a man who dresses up as a bat and attempts to bludgeon sociopathic transvestites with his giant ‘bat-tank’.

But geeks are nothing if not resourceful, and armed with their trusty photoshop software they’ve begun a viral campaign that’s aiming to get the film the recognition it deserves.

And if that doesn’t work? Well, at least they’ve got some pretty, doctored Batman images to get excited about.

The Dark Campaign website has created a beautifully made ‘For Your Consideration’ video, and is currently urging fans to post playing cards to trade mag VARIETY with “Why so serious?” scribbled all over them. They’ve even mocked up a few new posters that are starting to spread across the internet like wildfire (or Rachel-Dawes-trapped-in-a-warehouse-full-of-oil-barrels fire).

And if you think that’s good, you should check out our own Christmas viral. Critics have called it a ‘directorial tour de force’, a ‘a hilarious, yet telling reflection of our troubled times’ and ‘a piercing examination into the very heart of despair.’

Find its Myspace page here, and make sure to be back every Thursday for the new Webisodes here.

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