Remixing movie trailers for cheap thrills is hardly a new practice, but it takes real skill to combine two films with almost no thematic overlap and still produce a cohesive trailer. The Dark Notebook Rises is just such a work of art — it overlays the supremely schmaltzy dialogue and soundtrack from The Notebook atop gritty scenes of violent malevolence from Christopher Nolan's last Batman film. The result? A profound reinterpretation of the bat-man's desire to fly like a real bird, the discovery of Bane's softer side, and a healthy dose of absurd comedy.
Watch Batman and Bane's romance flourish in 'The Dark Notebook Rises' mashup
Watch Batman and Bane's romance flourish in 'The Dark Notebook Rises' mashup/
In a South Carolina nursing home, Bane opens up his notebook