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by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight
Topic: Why was Christian Bale so poor in this?
Replies: 46
Views: 20064

Why was Christian Bale so poor in this?

Bale's performance in TDK is solid. He brings the character to life, he convincingly emotes and conveys Bruce's/Batman's struggles, and in no way gives a good performance. I think the perception of a "poor" performance comes from Dent being the protagonist of the film, rather than Bruce/Batman. This...
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: The Big Thing Missing Thematically: Bruce’s Catharsis
Replies: 15
Views: 4146

The Big Thing Missing Thematically: Bruce’s Catharsis

I think your analysis is solid, and I don't disagree that having a more explicitly shown change in Bruce would have helped seal it. Except! Nolan (and WB) aren't above thrilling the crowd and milking the experience for all its worth. A major point of buzz/wondering going into the film was "Would Bat...
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman
Replies: 1629
Views: 195739

Did Christian Bale fail to make an impact as Batman?

Of the three Nolan films, I think only TDK supports a charge of sidelining Batman - or, more specifically, sidelining his character arc and prominence - over supporting characters. BEGINS is extremely Bruce/Batman-centric, and does a very good job exploring and developing both sides of the character...
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Who else could of played Bane?
Replies: 77
Views: 11287

Who else could of played Bane?

[pedant rant on]

I can't take it anymore. The thread should be titled "Who else could have played Bane?"

I know the contract of "could have" ("could've") sounds like "could of," but "could of" makes no sense.

[/pedant rant off]
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Christopher Nolan 28 Minute TDKR Interview
Replies: 7
Views: 3732

Christopher Nolan 28 Minute TDKR Interview

Listening now. Thanks for sharing the link.
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Hans Zimmer's TDKR Soundtrack
Replies: 3083
Views: 328141

Hans Zimmer's TDKR Soundtrack

Out of curiosity, how did those four suites get online? If Zimmer worked on them but never released them, wouldn't it take someone close to him leaking the files? I don't doubt they're real, I just wonder about their origin and how they got online for us to enjoy.
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow
Replies: 312
Views: 34389

Cillian Murphy as Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow

I am fairly sure the "five years" is finding its way into various dialogues re: timelines between/among the films because it's mentioned in the "Art and Making of" book for the trilogy. Except it's from Christopher Nolan himself, and he's referencing not the actual chronology of the films, but Bruce...
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: TDKR Box Office
Replies: 1736
Views: 141396

TDKR Box Office

I really don't think THE CAMPAIGN will top TDKR's weekend take. Political films - especially political comedies - don't tend to be big box office, and I can't see even Will Ferrell pulling this over TDKR's weekend take. I do think BOURNE will win the weekend, but it won't be a huge showing.
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: Likelihood of a directors cut?
Replies: 61
Views: 6975

Likelihood of a directors cut?

Depends, on how he has handled directors cut's in the past I wasn't aware of any director's cuts from Nolan on previous films. TDKR would be the one that seems to warrant it. We know, from official and unofficial sources, of scenes and parts that were filmed but not included - segments that could c...
by Aranion
Forum: The Dark Knight Rises
Topic: [SPOILERS] Plot Holes
Replies: 990
Views: 82638

Plot Holes {SPOILERS}

The film features a LOT of cinematic shorthand, and Nolan expects the viewer to fill in a lot of the things not explicitly shown or explained onscreen. Whether it works for you or not is going to vary from viewer to viewer. Two interesting examples: Bruce returning to Gotham and knowing about the re...