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Andrew Martin's answer It's not a reference to a specific joke, but rather a witty line by Bruce Wayne to effectively ask his butler to entertain all the guests in his absence. is not entirely correct. It was actually a light ribbing of Alfred to indicate he needs a better sense of humor. "Tell them all that joke you know" is meant to indicate that ...


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It's a matter of the director having a specific vision of how his Batman stories will become. In the first two films, Christopher Nolan wanted to bring Batman back to his roots, explore how Bruce Wayne became Batman, and how Batman became the legend he is (in the 1989 Batman film, when Vicki Vale asks Bruce why bats, he replies "They're great survivors"; in ...


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The scene in question proceeds like this (from the script): Wayne hurries through the hall. Alfred in pursuit. Tables of food and decoration fill the hall. ALFRED: But Master Wayne, the guests will be arriving. Wayne turns. WAYNE: Keep them happy until I arrive. Tell them that joke you know. Wayne hurries off. Alfred ...


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Batman Begins is a combination of stories from the Batman mythos, as well as an original story. According to Wikipedia, the starting point for Batman Begins was a story called "The Man Who Falls"; Jim Gordon was based on the character from the story "Batman: Year One". Neither of these stories featured Ra's Al Ghul, who is a significantly different character ...


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Chaos and Anarchy are the greatest overarching themes of the entire trilogy. In Batman Begins, we are presented a Gotham that is seemingly serene, as we witness a young Bruce playing in his garden, blissful and happy. Until one fateful night, his parents are taken from him in a drastic event that spirals his world completely out of control, into chaos. We ...


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Well, most people often forget how easy it is to recognize somebody by voice and Bruce Wayne is kind of a celebrity. So changing his voice is a natural consequence of Nolan's making Batman more realistic. Of course Superman can't be Clark Kent, as he's obviously missing the characteristic glasses ;) And well, it surely also contributes to his dramatic ...


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The fact that Ra's disappeared after talking with Bruce leads you to strongly believe that he was nothing more than a hallucination. Keep in mind a couple of things: Bruce had just undergone serious physical trauma (getting his broken back reset); Ra's had figured out how to use a lotus flower to cause a person to see a blurred view of the world ...


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I just realised in Batman Begins the following is said: Bruce: "He's not a member of the League of Shadows?" Ra's al Ghul: "Oh course not! He thought our plan was to hold the city to ransom." So clearly Scarecrow was only being used as a pawn who managed to weaponize the neuro-toxin.


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Batman has more than one rule, but his one line that he refuses to cross his one thing that would turn him from a crusader into a villain is that he does not kill. Now only taking Christopher Nolan's Batman into consideration than yes he did break this rule by directly causing Harvey's fall that accidentally killed him. Let's look at the scene: Batman is ...


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Dent dies as the result of an accident, not because Batman killed him. Batman's one is to never kill. But that does not mean that he goes out of his way to not let the bad guys be killed. If he has a choice, if it is necessary, the bad guys can be left to fend off on their own. Like in Batman Begins, when he leaves Ra's on the train while making his escape. ...


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Actually, he mentioned that when they tried to take down Gotham before, the combination of their building Wayne tower and their deaths sparked the citizens of Gotham to come out of the depression that The League of Shadows caused. The whole cause of the depression is revealed to be The League of Shadows' doing: Ra's Al Ghul: Of course. Over the ages, ...


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Robin is in the final Nolan directed Batman movie ("The Dark Knight Rises"). In the final few minutes of the movie, when Officer Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is collecting his property from the boys home, the woman behind the desk isn't able to find his name in their system. He then gives her is 'real name,' after which she says "You should use your real ...


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I think Neeson was indeed Ra's Al Ghul, and that the credits were only that way because that was how they would be listed on IMDb - if their true roles had been listed then the big surprise would be revealed before the film opened. This is similar to Marion Cotillard's character being listed on IMDb as Talia Al Ghul a year before TDKR opened (the listing was ...


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According to Julie Polkes, a spokeswoman for Ms. Holmes, "Katie was offered but was unable to accept the role because of scheduling conflicts. She was in the process of negotiating for another project. In addition, when she returns to work, she would like to tackle a new character." But according to this article, The studio is searching for a ...


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To be honest, that was something which also bothered me when watching it the first times. Why fire him just for asking this single question? But it certainly makes sense, even if probably not written that well: Fox has always been a thorn in the eye of Earle, who banished him into the dead end the R&D department is (or was). So when going to him he just ...


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Christian Bale said that he wouldn't want to be Batman in this franchise if there was a Robin and Christopher Nolan obliged. Nolan said that he wouldn't fit the dark tone of the movies. Also Dick Grayson is very young when he becomes Robin, about 10 or 12. So that's another reason for not having him in the films.


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I do agree that disguise is one reason. But this is Nolan, there's always more. In Batman Begins, Bruce tells Alfred: Bruce Wayne: People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy and I can't do that as Bruce Wayne, as a man I'm flesh and blood I can be ignored I can be destroyed but as a symbol, as a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can ...


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The opera is called Mefistofele, which is a Faustian opera (i.e. dude makes a deal with the Devil). Wikipedia states: Batman Begins depicts the opera being performed onstage, using an excerpt of Rampiamo, rampiamo, che il tempo ci gabba (Chorus of Warlocks and Witches from Act 2, scene 2) from the 1973 EMI (see "Recordings" above). During the scene, ...


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Nolan has given an explanation for this. According to him the Batman portrayed in his movies is still young and according to comics Robin appears only when Batman grows old and hence needs a sidekick. Nolan has also said that in his trilogy Robin won't appear at all because these movies will present a young Batman.


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Besides the fact that, as oers said, he wasn't Batman at that time (and has maybe not thought that philosophically about killing people yet), the only reasons for doing this are not just to either kill anyone or destroy the organization. The most obvious reason for starting the fire was to make distraction and chaos, which enables him to escape. I would say ...


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No one can ever know if her public statements were the real reason(s), but she supposedly turned down coming back so that she could be in "Mad Money". See this MTV article. "Not at all. I had a great experience working with Chris Nolan [and] I'm sure it's going to be a great movie. [But] I chose to do this movie ['Mad Money'], and I'm really proud of ...


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When Talia left the pit she is seen to be quite young maybe between 10-15, so assuming that she went and found here father who then returned and freed Bane (who doesn't look significantly older) within 5 years then I imagine that Bane would have been excommunicated from the League of Shadows well before Bruce Wayne was there. That is based on the ...


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To keep it short: The point of the Robin reference was to display that even though the audience did not know Blake was Robin, he still was. In some interview, someone close to the production of the movie mentioned how the purpose is that he was Robin the whole time, you only find out at the end. This represents perfectly what Batman says to Blake earlier ...


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I would like to say he didn't break his rule, but he actually did. He didn't save Ras, which is fair enough, he saved a young boy by killing Dent, unintentionally (though he may have died from infection eventually anyway), both are questionable. What most people are forgetting is that in the first movie, when Bruce claims to not be an executioner, lets one ...


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I believe that the definitive answer is no, he did not break his code about not killing people, the reason being is that he didn’t intentionally kill them with his bare hands. As we see near the end of Batman Begins, he has no problem with letting Ra’s Al Ghul and his clan die in the crash. He even stated "I'm not going to kill you, but I don’t have ...


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I have just rewatched the scene, and the disruptor is not thrown away. He lowers it gun, putting it next to his right leg, where it was at the beginning of the scene. In movies, if a gun is disposed off willingly, it is usually (always?) dramatically thrown away, and not just gently dropped next to one's leg. Besides, here it is, mere 20 seconds later, ...


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According to the animated series, Blackgate Prison was built by Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne. There's no reference to it in the first two Nolan films, but there are many references to it in the video games Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. For reference: Arkham Asylum is the psychiatric hospital that hosts insane criminals, while Blackgate ...


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Batman will be rebooted to fit in with the new DC Universe leading up to an eventual Justice League movie that has been green lighted after the success of Marvel's Avengers. It will not be confirmed until after the Superman reboot that's coming next year. So there was no time to introduce Robin as the Franchise had to go to make way for what they expect to ...


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Not knowing much about the upcoming movie, nor anything about Bane the main adversary, I can only comment on the first two. The choice of brown evokes grime and dirt and brooding menance - a perfect analogy of the scene in Gotham, particularly with The Narrows - a slum part of the city, a no-go area for police similar to the (no-longer existing) Kowloon in ...


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In the movies no one actually refused to be Robin. Nor do we see Bruce Wayne even contemplate the notion of having a side kick. This is due to a creative decision by Nolan (the director), who has stated many times that he does not want Robin to be part of the triology. Which is understandable. Robin is a very hard character to get into the movies. Having a ...



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