Christopher Nolan on how Francis Bacon’s art inspired the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’ (video)

In a new interview with Tate, Dark Knight Trilogy director Christoper Nolan reveals how paintings by Francis Bacon inspired the Joker’s smeared make-up in The Dark Knight. Nolan talks about his longstanding fascination for Bacon’s work, and why, when words fail him, he turns to art to help shape his creative vision.

It’s rare for Christopher Nolan to grant interviews, especially when he’s not promoting a movie. The Tate piece is pretty interesting. Check it out!