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The 2012 grand-scale epic about Batman's struggle to overcome the terrorist leader Bane, as well as his own inner demons.
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Well for instance, the scene where Gordon-Levitt is loading the kids onto the bus whilst on the bridge and the old guy says 'There's nowhere to go, it's an atom bomb' (not audible throughout the whole scene). What's interesting about this scene however, is that Nolan shot it in IMAX (as you can tell by the camera noise and the noticeable difference in quality), however in the film we get this particular shot cropped to the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with the remainder of the bridge scene shots in the IMAX aspect ratio (presumably to make the shift in aspect ratios less noticeable). The noise that can be heard is almost identical to what can be heard in a select few scenes of Interstellar and is very similar to the sound of a 1570 projector running. With all this said, I like that it's been left in there, either on purpose or by accident, because it reminds us of the challenges of shooting in such a large format.

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Baniac wrote:That whole fight sequence was fabulous, from the choreography, to the lighting, to the sound, to the effective lack of score behind it, the dramatic set with the tons of flowing water, etc.
I don't think the lack of score is good at all. If I had the editing software I would compare it with and without music. If the scene had music, I doubt anyone would ever think "this would be more effective without music. It almost feels pretentious how there's no music or at least how some people heap praise on the lack of music.

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Geoffrey wrote:
Baniac wrote:That whole fight sequence was fabulous, from the choreography, to the lighting, to the sound, to the effective lack of score behind it, the dramatic set with the tons of flowing water, etc.
I don't think the lack of score is good at all. If I had the editing software I would compare it with and without music. If the scene had music, I doubt anyone would ever think "this would be more effective without music. It almost feels pretentious how there's no music or at least how some people heap praise on the lack of music.
what the hell are you on about

the lack of score is a deliberate subversion to what we expect and is absolutely vital in producing the uncomfortable feeling the scene has

wait... why am i arguing with you?

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who the fuck is that guy anyway?

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Geoffrey wrote:
Baniac wrote:That whole fight sequence was fabulous, from the choreography, to the lighting, to the sound, to the effective lack of score behind it, the dramatic set with the tons of flowing water, etc.
I don't think the lack of score is good at all. If I had the editing software I would compare it with and without music. If the scene had music, I doubt anyone would ever think "this would be more effective without music. It almost feels pretentious how there's no music or at least how some people heap praise on the lack of music.
Made it feel like an indie film. That, and the scene afterward when Bane is with Bruce in the pit. Totally not out of a Hollywood blockbuster flick. And that is awesome.

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TDKR is a very weird combination of ingenious ambition and over-the-top silly (or even stupid) moments. I think Bane himself is an incredible invention, the way he looks and sounds is truly memorable. The Batman vs Bane fight scene is really remarkable, the ending is epic with all the truck chase, Batwing action and crowd fight scene - Zimmer's music is also loud and all-out in this part of the film.

The whole movie is like a huge cargo train that runs you over, it's really an epic ride, but not without its less enjoyable, weird and outright bad moments. There are a few things that had ambition but ended up being downplayed, or it's like they couldn't bring some of the elements of the story to full potential. There are some things that felt really unnecessary for me, like the inclusion of Talia Al Ghul as "the real villain". It's a weird film, but I just love to pop it in the Blu-ray player every once in a while, because it just has an epic feeling to it, with all its great and weird moments combined. And I still think that the way recent comic book films look and feel and sound, with all their dullness and laziness, TDKR really stands out.

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DHOPW42 wrote:
November 9th, 2018, 7:18 am
There are some things that felt really unnecessary for me, like the inclusion of Talia Al Ghul as "the real villain".
I think its necessity is in how it brings the story arc full circle. Batman Begins began and ended with Ra's al Ghul, good guy mentor turned bad. Talia was good girl love interest turned bad. While Bruce was spoiled brat turned hero. The contrast with Bruce is the importance in Ra's/Talia.

I still love the movie. And watching it in glorious 4K UHD makes it even better.

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