The second movie in Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy.

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Why is there no Robin in the Nolan-directed Batman movies?

Although Robin seems to have an pivotal role in ruining earlier Batman movies, he's still an integral part of the Batman series. Is there a reason why Robin does not appear in Batman Begins/The Dark ...
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What is the main theme of The Dark Knight?

According to Wikipedia, the main theme of The Dark Knight is escalation, such that each event lead to an escalation that results from the choices Batman and James Gordon make. A separate source said ...
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What is the real reason for the Joker's scars?

In The Dark Knight, The Joker told different reasons for the scars on his cheeks. Initially he said that his father gave him the cuts on his cheek as a child after his father performed the same act on ...
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Dark Knight: Was Gotham Hospital scene a goof-up?

OK, I read it on Facebook, but don't know whether it is true or not. The scene where the Joker blows Gotham Hospital up was initially not according to plan, but Heath Ledger improvised with his ...
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Is Batman Begins based on any Batman comic or was it entirely written from scratch?

Were Batman Begins or The Dark Knight based on any particular comic(s) or was were they completely created from scratch?
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“Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger” - what does it mean?

During The Dark Knight the Joker says: Whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger I believe the original phrase is "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." So what did the Joker ...
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Did Batman break his one rule?

In the final scene of The Dark Knight, we see Batman go on a final confrontation with the corrupted Dent. Dent, hell bent on making Batman and Gordon pay for Rachel's death, flips his trademark ...
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Why did the Joker lick his lips?

Throughout The Dark Knight, the Joker licks his lips when in conversation. Why does the Joker do this? Is this a psychological affect commonly observed in sociopaths or people with mental imbalances ...
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Why would the Joker have half of the money?

In the warehouse scene, the Joker lights the stack of money on fire and says Don't worry, I'm only burning my half. The mafia guy doesn't seem to have much of a reaction to this comment, though ...
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Does Christopher Nolan's Batman have an overarching theme?

With the conclusion of Nolan's Dark Knight movies, we are now able to look at all three movies as a single entity, broken up into three parts (acts, if you will). Is there a specific theme, or set of ...
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What is the major reason for casting Heath Ledger as The Joker?

What could be the major factor that convinced the casting directors of The Dark Knight to decide that Heath Ledger will play The Joker's role?
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Why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman

As almost every Batman fan, I like the Christopher Nolan's interpretation of Batman. But why does Christian Bale deform his voice when playing Batman? Is it to scare off/intimidate people? Or to ...
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Why were Harvey Dent's sins covered up?

Why was it important to hide the sins of Harvey Dent in the movie, The Dark Knight? I mean what could have possibly happened if they hadn't?
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What is the reason for the color scheming of Nolan's Batman franchise?

Throughout the three Batman films, there has been one running theme in common. Each movie has its own color scheme. Batman Begins - Brown & Black The Dark Knight - Blue & Red Dark Knight ...
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Is Dr.Crane/Scarecrow part of the League of Shadows?

He originally works for Ra's al Ghul in Batman Begins poisoning patients with his neuro-toxin. And in the Dark Knight Rises he is appointed judge of the court trying the rich and powerful. Is he part ...
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Why would Dent's convictions be overturned?

In the Dark Knight, When Batman interrupts (what would probably have ended in) Dent killing Thomas Schiff, Batman tells Dent that if people saw him doing this, then all of the criminals he'd locked up ...
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Is this quote originally from The Dark Knight?

You either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself become the villain. Now I'm fairly certain I've been saying that line for at least ten years, don't know where I heard it, but now ...
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Why didn't Katie Holmes play Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight?

Katie Holmes played Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins but Maggie Gyllenhall played the character in The Dark Knight. Was there any particular reason why Katie Holmes didn't continue on in the role?
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Why did they call Harvey a two face even before the accident?

In The Dark Knight, it is mentioned that the cops had a nick name for Harvey Dent even before the accident in which half of his face got burnt. Why did they call him that?
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Why does the Joker always use a knife?

In The Dark knight, except for when the Joker had to use big weapons for different reasons, we always saw him using a small knife. Why does he prefer a knife? Like we know Batman does not use any ...
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Was this a representation of Batman’s fall?

During the end of The Dark Knight, Batman knocks Dent off the building, barely managing to catch himself and the kid. After Gordon gets the kid Batman falls. After his fall from the building the ...
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In The Dark Knight why does The Joker not appear to feel any pain?

In many scenes of The Dark knight, it seems that the Joker feels no pain. E.g. During the best scene of the movie, when the truck is turned upside down by Batman, The joker was sitting inside the ...
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What did the Joker want to prove in The Dark Knight?

In the movie "The Dark Knight", what did the joker really want to prove? I mean burning all the money, killing few innocent people and creating chaos.
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Why use titles like 'Dark Knight' and 'Man of Steel'?

In the recent Christopher Nolan's related DC Films the lesser know title is selected as movie name. Such as Dark Knight to Batman and Man of Steel to Superman. Is there any specific reason for it or ...
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How does the fingerprint on the bullet work in Dark Knight?

I never entirely understood the scene where Bruce and Alfred shoot bullets into bricks and they figure out a finger print from it. How does that technology work exactly?
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Why does no one notice the Joker when he is present as a policeman during the mayor's speech? [closed]

In The Dark Knight, when The Joker plans to kill the Mayor at a public gathering. His attempt to shoot the Mayor is foiled by Gordon. After this we see Joker's face in frustration. This is the only ...
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When was Blackgate prison built?

I don't remember Blackgate being mentioned in the first two of the Nolan Batman Trilogy. Was the prison built to house all the extra criminals imprisoned because of the Dent Act or was it there all ...
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Did Harvey Dent know that it was Bruce Wayne who locked him up

In The Dark Knight's fundraiser scene where Bruce Wayne invites many people for Harvey's fundraiser, Joker attacks the place with his goons, looking for Harvey. When Bruce sees this, he catches Harvey ...
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What was so dangerous about the listening device?

Batman has Lucius Fox man a device that monitors all of the cell phones in Gotham to give Batman an edge in his fight against the Joker. Fox is so against using this device that he says he will resign ...
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What kind of make up is used to make Harvey Dent's horryfying face?

Everytime I see The Dark Knight, I am surprised looking at the make up of Harvey Dent (Two Face). What kind of technology is used in such make ups and how are they done? The make up was really scary. ...
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Why was Lucius Fox still a part of Wayne Enterprises in Dark Knight Rises?

At the end of The Dark Knight Fox told Batman that spying on people wasn't part of his job description. And then he asked Batman to consider this his resignation. Batman said "When you are done type ...
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Why did Harvey Dent become Two-Face?

In the The Dark Knight, why did Harvey Dent change himself to Two-Face? Was it because his face was burnt or his love died?
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Why did the Joker choose Harvey Dent?

In the movie The Dark Knight, why the Joker choose Harvey Dent to bring him down to his level? Why not Batman himself?
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Does Two-Face Die at the end in the Dark Knight movie?

Does the Two-Face die in the final scene of the Dark Knight? If he does, then how does he become one of the long lasting rival of Batman?
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Why blame Batman for the crimes commited by Harvey Dent?

Near the end of The Dark Knight, Gordon says he cannot cover up the murders of 5 people, 2 of them cops. But how would the public know that Harvey committed those crimes? Why did they have to blame it ...
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In the Dark Knight, what is the Chechen's fate?

In The Dark Knight after the Joker burns the money, he threatens to feed the Chechen to the dogs if he doesn't fall in line. But after that, he is not mentioned again. Anyone heard his final fate?
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Anna Ramirez's fate In The Dark Knight

After Ramirez admits her role in Rachel's kidnapping in The Dark Knight, Dent flips the coin landing on the unscarred side and then knocks her out - she is then not mentioned again. What happened to ...
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Sal Maroni's fate in the Nolan Batman trilogy

The last we see of Sal Maroni in The Dark Knight is the car flipping over. IIRC there is no further mention of him in the film or in The Dark Knight Rises either. Has there been any E.U mention of ...
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Why doesn't anyone want to be Robin (w.r.t Batman character) [duplicate]

I've come across this notion on a number of times and I simply do not understand the reason behind it. It could perhaps be because I'm not familiar with the original Batman movies that came around in ...