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The 'Knight' that shook the world

Is the new Batman installment the best movie ever? Or is there something else going on here?

The death of Heath Ledger (above as The Joker) in January has heightened emotions surrounding 'The Dark Knight.' The death of Heath Ledger (above as The Joker) in January has heightened emotions surrounding "The Dark Knight." (warner bros. via reuters)
By Ty Burr
Globe Staff / July 24, 2008

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On Sunday I went to a memorial service in Mount Auburn Cemetery for the sister of a family friend. Afterward, as the group milled around drinking iced tea and eating finger food under a small tent next to the chapel, word got out among the teenagers and college kids that there was a movie critic present. One by one, they ... (Full article: 994 words)

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