“Without giving anything away, this is an epic film (and trust me: based on the sheer size and scope of the visuals and storytelling, that’s not an overstatement). It’s the “Godfather II” of comic book films and three times more earnest than “Batman Begins” (and fuck, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made. Heath Ledger didn’t so much give a performance as he disappeared completely into the role”—Kevin Smith’s Early Thoughts on The Dark Knight « FirstShowing.net
“I’d like to dedicate this record, right here, to my main man Johnny Cash – a real American gangster."
– Snoop Dogg, in the intro of his country music-inspired video “My Medicine,” off his album “Ego Trippin’”—