#3 THE SCREENING ROOM
In order to prep the cast and crew for the making of the films, Christopher Nolan screened several movies for them when leading up to shooting. On Batman Begins he showed them the classic Ridley Scott film Blade Runner. It’s reported that he showed them the film and then said, “This is how we’re going to make Batman.” He certainly achieved what he told his cast and crew they were going to do, but he had more ambitious plans for pre-Dark Knight screenings.
For the first four scheduled days of shooting, Nolan again showed some films to the cast and crew. The first day they watched Heat and Cat People, the second day Citizen Kane and King Kong, the third day Batman Begins and Black Sunday, and the fourth day they watched A Clockwork Orange and Stalag 17. There’s no word on if or what Nolan screened prior to production of The Dark Knight Rises, but we expect to be hearing about that relatively soon.