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by Oblong_Box
April 30th, 2012, 2:18 pm
Forum: Christopher Nolan
Topic: Nolan's political views?
Replies: 62
Views: 14241

Nolan's political views?

What are they? Has he even talked about his political views before? I guess you can sort of analyse and interpret TDK in hopes of answering this question, but it's still not very clear. The film acts as a sort of socio-political/philosophical discourse, without either overcoming the other. Anyone ha...
by Oblong_Box
April 24th, 2012, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: "There's a storm coming"?
Replies: 4
Views: 809

"There's a storm coming"?

Only lil' Mexican boys can say that when alluding to a technological singularity, not women that dress in cat costumes. Damn you, Nolan.
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 7:53 pm
Forum: Inception
Topic: Ellen Page was worthless in this...
Replies: 77
Views: 18700

Ellen Page was worthless in this...

she serves as exposition in the form of a questioning student...UNTIL the climax, where she comes up with a brilliant solution and helps Dicaprio follow through and bring Fischer back from Limbo Okay... So this should excuse her utter pointlessness and annoyingness throughout the rest of the film? ...
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 4:46 pm
Forum: Inception
Topic: Ellen Page was worthless in this...
Replies: 77
Views: 18700

Ellen Page was worthless in this...

the character was decent on the page. But Page just sucked at acting in this movie, which probably contributed to the impression that the character sucked No, she wasn't. As I have explained, Nolan wrote her as justification for the loads of exposition. She is just an artificial device, with no dev...
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: Inception
Topic: Ellen Page was worthless in this...
Replies: 77
Views: 18700

Ellen Page was worthless in this...

I am a bit of an Inception fanboy so I may be biast :modesty: Ariadne was utilized quite brilliantly by Nolan as a common cinematic character- us. Had she and her lack of knowledge (and desire to seek it) been absent, we would have very much been lost throughout the film. So would have Cobb, who mo...
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 9:24 am
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Will Bale contain that ridiculous rough voice?
Replies: 57
Views: 4744

Will Bale contain that ridiculous rough voice?

What you're saying is... 1. Nolan sold-out to studio interest 2. That it was the studio's choice to keep exposition Both are incorrect, as it is quite known that Nolan has used exposition to quite an extent in his previous films. It is simply a flaw in his writing ability. That one could be possibl...
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 8:59 am
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Will Bale contain that ridiculous rough voice?
Replies: 57
Views: 4744

Will Bale contain that ridiculous rough voice?

"People expect to be spoon fed everything." That's why we have Nolan's love for exposition. ;) Even with all that exposition loads and loads and loads of moviegoers claimed inception being to hard to follow and confusing.There is no studio in the world who would give a 175 million dollar budget to ...
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 8:30 am
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Will Bale contain that ridiculous rough voice?
Replies: 57
Views: 4744

Will Bale contain that ridiculous rough voice?

I defend Bale's voice in The Dark Knight because it's practical for a disguise and to place fear in his opponents. However, Bane's voice is a totally different story. The audience who paid $10 a ticket to watch a film wants to be able to understand what the actors are saying, and according to the p...
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 8:27 am
Forum: Inception
Topic: Ellen Page was worthless in this...
Replies: 77
Views: 18700

Ellen Page was worthless in this...

Ariadne is also there to push Cobb to deal with his past. This is, as we know, what the movie is actually about. The true inception taking place is not the Cillian Murphy-stuff but rather Cobb forgiving himself for his wife's death and letting go. He does this with the help of Ellen Page's characte...
by Oblong_Box
March 22nd, 2012, 8:24 am
Forum: Inception
Topic: Ellen Page was worthless in this...
Replies: 77
Views: 18700

Ellen Page was worthless in this...

I agree that Ellen Page wasn't perfect for the role, but her character is completely mis-understood. She was a human metaphor for the audience because she didn't know these things are Dream-Sharing so she kept on asking questions, becuase it's the same with the audience. Which is essentially what I...