Some thoughts re: the success of the ARG

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  1. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    Was reading old articles about BB (mmm, cinematography. How I love you Wally Pfister) and came across this:

    http://www.theasc.com/magazine/june05/batman/page1.html

    I like how that quote explains how the realism works in BB, and how I prefer it to be realistic..or at least plausible. :oldrazz: But it also explains how I feel about how this ARG is working. I mean, we're being recruited by the friggin' JOKER. We're not only feeling that we're in Gotham itself, but that's we're "in" with one of the most iconic villains in history. How awesome is that?

    [/really sappy thoughts]
     
  2. Ama Zing Registered

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    Totally awesome! This is the first time I've been really, super hyped for a movie. Usually it's just OMG TRAILER and then two days later I'm excited about something else. But this has kept my attention for months now, thanks to this ARG (this is also the first ARG that's held my attention)
    I know other movies have had slight viral marketing before TDK, like A.I. or The Ring, but this is the first one that actually feels like we're a real part of it. Not just 'posters, trailers, interviews, previews, yay movie, that was fun', it's a full out experiance with the movie as the thrilling conclusion, rather than just the thrilling product.
     
  3. RED_Rider Soul Reaver

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    Great topic and points. It indeed feels way more personal and intense. I feel like I'm living in Gotham and those things are really going on. And I'm already a worshipper of the Joker.
     
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    great post. my thoughts exactly, the viral campaign has totally immersed me in Nolan's world and i'm loving every minute of it! i can't stop reading The Gotham Times, i probably reread an article everyday just to keep my mind fresh.
     
  5. baTT Shark Repellent Supplier

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    I feel dumb, what does ARG mean?
     
  6. DRUMM3RBOY Registered

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    wow ... you are ******ed...........its what pirates say, duh!:oldrazz:
     
  7. burlesk Registered

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    That wasn't necessary; Grow up.

    baTT: To answer your question, it stands for Alternate Reality Game.
     
  8. Nodwarves4u Registered

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    I am totally in love with how real gotham feels now because of this ARG. I' have been a part of a few but none as fun as this one. The mere fact that we have an actual map of gotham is so exciting. *sorry nerd moment*. I think this is the most successful ARGs in the history of the genere. I for one can only hope that others planning args in the future will look to TDK as a guide point.
     
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    Ah, ok I have not heard of it refered to like that. I also had no idea that other people have done the promos that were listed in Wiki.
     
  10. Nodwarves4u Registered

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    Is this bad? I find myself rooting more and more for the jokeer due to this ARG. I've always loved the joker but now i find myself wanting batman to fail just so the joler succeds.
     

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