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post #1861 of 2412
Its like Tom Waits gargling chunks of hot asphalt
post #1862 of 2412
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

They didn't mention other stuff like:
Holmes in BB & Anne in TDKR looks so much better than Maggie in TDK.
Bruce was imprisoned, in China in BB and the Pit in TDKR.
Bat-Signals were only shown at the end of both BB and TDKR.
BB & TDKR didn't have the Joker.
Bats gave away his vehicle, the Tumbler to Gordon in BB and the Batpod to Catwoman in TDKR.
Wayne mansion exists in BB & TDKR but not in TDK.
There were kid(s) involved, Joffrey in BB and orphans in TDKR.
Bruce/Fox mentions black vehicles, Bruce asks if the Tumbler comes in black in BB and Fox says the Bat comes in black in TDKR.
Any more I might have missed?

the title of both BB and TDKR contain verbs, but TDK doesn't. wow.gif

in TDK, batman asks Fox for a new suit, but in BB and TDKR, he does not ask him for a new suit! bounce2.gif

in both BB and TDKR, Alfred drives Bruce/Batman home on the bentley!
Edited by darkknight - 7/23/12 at 10:09pm
post #1863 of 2412
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There were parts of Chicago and Manhattan IRL used in the film as well as Pittsburgh. Anyone else catch any other cities?
twss.

I was surprised to see how much of the film took place in downtown LA. Just about every big car chase scene, was filmed there, particularly on Bunker Hill in Downtown.

Btw, fucking loved the movie....I don't see how there's even a question that this was the best in the series. No other one moved me emotionally the way this one did.
post #1864 of 2412
So is it safe to go watch the film now? Got invited to a possible IMAX viewing for tomorrow night

I'm in the Bay Area fwiw (0) peepwall[1].gif
post #1865 of 2412
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nah, the voice is awesome.

+1.
post #1866 of 2412
Also, anyone who loves these movies needs to buy this immediately: The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy [Hardcover]

My copy arrived yesterday, it's simply awesome. Lots of great stories about how the Nolan movies came to be from day one.
post #1867 of 2412
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Also, anyone who loves these movies needs to buy this immediately: The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy [Hardcover]
My copy arrived yesterday, it's simply awesome. Lots of great stories about how the Nolan movies came to be from day one.

I was at Barnes and Noble looking at it yesterday. It is really well done.
post #1868 of 2412
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

They didn't mention other stuff like:
Holmes in BB & Anne in TDKR looks so much better than Maggie in TDK.
Bruce was imprisoned, in China in BB and the Pit in TDKR.
Bat-Signals were only shown at the end of both BB and TDKR.
BB & TDKR didn't have the Joker.
Bats gave away his vehicle, the Tumbler to Gordon in BB and the Batpod to Catwoman in TDKR.
Wayne mansion exists in BB & TDKR but not in TDK.
There were kid(s) involved, Joffrey in BB and orphans in TDKR.
Bruce/Fox mentions black vehicles, Bruce asks if the Tumbler comes in black in BB and Fox says the Bat comes in black in TDKR.
Any more I might have missed?
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Also, if I remember correctly, wasn't the way Batman revealed he was Bruce Wayne to Gordon very similar way to the way he revealed it to Rachel? Saying the powerful and personal statement from their personal history, and then flying off to save the day as the revelation sunk in to Gordon/Rachel and they say his name as he flies away.
post #1869 of 2412
Oh yeah the one question I had in a second viewing was:
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Why did they take Pavel's (the physicist) blood at the very start? I didn't see it ever used for anything.
???
post #1870 of 2412
maybe they were reinjecting it to help him deal with the altitude of the free fall?
post #1871 of 2412
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Oh yeah the one question I had in a second viewing was: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Why did they take Pavel's (the physicist) blood at the very start? I didn't see it ever used for anything.
???
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To confirm him among the dead when the plane crashed.
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Yes they put his blood into the dead body to fake his death.
post #1873 of 2412
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Yes they put his blood into the dead body to fake his death.

That's ridiculous. How would that work? It's just a little bit of his blood... what are the chances the coroner draws THAT SPECIFIC bit of blood? And who IDs someone via blood? WTF?

Just another thing that pisses me off about this movie.
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Thread Starter 
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Christopher Nolan's Goodbye to the Batman Franchise

Alfred. Gordon. Lucius. Bruce . . . Wayne. Names that have come to mean so much to me. Today, I’m three weeks from saying a final good-bye to these characters and their world. It’s my son’s ninth birthday. He was born as the Tumbler was being glued together in my garage from random parts of model kits. Much time, many changes. A shift from sets where some gunplay or a helicopter were extraordinary events to working days where crowds of extras, building demolitions, or mayhem thousands of feet in the air have become familiar.

People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you had planned on growing up, getting married, having kids. The answer is complicated. When David and I first started cracking open Bruce’s story, we flirted with what might come after, then backed away, not wanting to look too deep into the future. I didn’t want to know everything that Bruce couldn’t; I wanted to live it with him. I told David and Jonah to put everything they knew into each film as we made it. The entire cast and crew put all they had into the first film. Nothing held back. Nothing saved for next time. They built an entire city. Then Christian and Michael and Gary and Morgan and Liam and Cillian started living in it. Christian bit off a big chunk of Bruce Wayne’s life and made it utterly compelling. He took us into a pop icon’s mind and never let us notice for an instant the fanciful nature of Bruce’s methods.

I never thought we’d do a second—how many good sequels are there? Why roll those dice? But once I knew where it would take Bruce, and when I started to see glimpses of the antagonist, it became essential. We re-assembled the team and went back to Gotham. It had changed in three years. Bigger. More real. More modern. And a new force of chaos was coming to the fore. The ultimate scary clown, as brought to terrifying life by Heath. We’d held nothing back, but there were things we hadn’t been able to do the first time out—a Batsuit with a flexible neck, shooting on Imax. And things we’d chickened out on—destroying the Batmobile, burning up the villain’s blood money to show a complete disregard for conventional motivation. We took the supposed security of a sequel as license to throw caution to the wind and headed for the darkest corners of Gotham.

I never thought we’d do a third—are there any great second sequels? But I kept wondering about the end of Bruce’s journey, and once David and I discovered it, I had to see it for myself. We had come back to what we had barely dared whisper about in those first days in my garage. We had been making a trilogy. I called everyone back together for another tour of Gotham. Four years later, it was still there. It even seemed a little cleaner, a little more polished. Wayne Manor had been rebuilt. Familiar faces were back—a little older, a little wiser . . . but not all was as it seemed.

Gotham was rotting away at its foundations. A new evil bubbling up from beneath. Bruce had thought Batman was not needed anymore, but Bruce was wrong, just as I had been wrong. The Batman had to come back. I suppose he always will.

Michael, Morgan, Gary, Cillian, Liam, Heath, Christian . . . Bale. Names that have come to mean so much to me. My time in Gotham, looking after one of the greatest and most enduring figures in pop culture, has been the most challenging and rewarding experience a filmmaker could hope for. I will miss the Batman. I like to think that he’ll miss me, but he’s never been particularly sentimental.
post #1875 of 2412
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That's ridiculous. How would that work? It's just a little bit of his blood... what are the chances the coroner draws THAT SPECIFIC bit of blood? And who IDs someone via blood? WTF?
Just another thing that pisses me off about this movie.

I'm sure that a free fall from a plane a couple thousand feet in the air wouldn't leave very much "physical" evidence of a dead body.

BTW, everyone saying this movie was unrealistic, yet, praising TDK.....it just doesn't make any sense.

To me, there are far more plot holes that bugged me about TDK that were reasonably explained in TDKR...

for example...In TDK, every goddamn stunt the joker pulled involved THOUUUUUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of barrels of gasoline....Dent strapped to a shit ton of barrels, Dawes ditto, two barges yep, AN ENTIRE HOSPITAL rigged to blow...yet, we're just going to accept that one guy with no real network of support did all of this.

At least in TDKR, it was explained that ... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Bane's explosions throughout the city came about as a result of months of thought out construction projects through Dagget's company.

I'll need a second viewing and some time to let it all sink in, but IMO this Batman movie was so much better than the other two.
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