My son’s daughter has acquired a bootleg copy of The Dark Knight, and she brought it over last night so she and Mrs. Rhymer could watch it. I gave a stern lecture on why doing so was W R O N G, but it was on and I didn’t feel like working so I watched the latter half with them.
This, of course, included Jim Gordon’s eulogy for Harvey Dent, with scenes of Batman running from the police interspersed through it. Listening to this, two things about Gordon’s words–the monologue in which he says that Dent was not the hero Gotham deserved, but the one the city needed–struck me. One was that it was utter bullshit – the very definition of verbal irony, fact – but also that he would have been insane to say anything else.
Can anybody else name such dialogue?