Re: Cool Dark Knight references in pop culture
I could name the interrogation scene of the Avengers and Skyfall, but that's too obvious. What caught my eye more was the cross cutting of Bond in the Tube and Q relaying him information, the way the camera swirls around Q is very reminiscent of the way the camera acts around Lucious Fox in the climax of The Dark Knight.
And this might necessarily not be an inspiration, but the way the love interest is swiftly killed reminds me of this film. Only I found it more chilling in Skyfall.
Alan Moore on comics:
They've lost a lot of their original innocence, and they can't get that back. And, they're stuck, it seems, in this kind of depressive ghetto of grimness and psychosis. I'm not too proud of being the author of that regrettable trend.