When Defamer received its awards consideration copy of the Dark Knight yesterday, they discovered director Christopher Nolan’s name blacked out with Sharpie. It turns out they received a Writers Guild copy, and the WGA claims that the “a film by _____” nomination is unfair to the writers — a dispute over “posessory credit” (ie, “a Christopher Nolan film”) that has a long history.
We’ve always thought it’s strange that the director gets that sole designation, but can’t believe it’s come down to graffiti on a DVD. What we’re wondering is:
[Oddly enough, in this case Chris Nolan would appear anyway, since he co-wrote the film…]