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The Dark Knight, in my view, is an epic description of the Joker's character. There is no other theme to the movie. Just as 'Batman Begins' was centered mainly around the characterization of the Batman. I observed a similarity and a difference between the Joker and the other mob bosses/bad guys. The similarity is that, both the bad guys and Joker have ...


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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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In the movie Bane was trying to cause chaos in the city by pitting the rich against the poor. You see those judgements passed for the rich people who lived their life so luxuriously given by Crane. Revealing the fact that Bruce Wayne (who is one of the richest people in the gotham) to be Batman might create the idea that not all rich people are bad and might ...


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If I'm remembering right, the techs say that the change was 'checked in'. I took this to mean 'checked into source control'. That is: There are two bats They both use the same software, which includes (non-functional) autopiloting. Bruce Wayne was planning on using one of them, but needed the autopilot fixed. So he modified the autopilot. Being the ...


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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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It was really happening. Towards the end during the climax scene it was focussed on all characters who are still alive. We see Morgan Freeman looking at the Bat to see it had a software update, we see Gordon looking at the new Bat symbol. We see there is a package for Blake which leads him to Batcave. the only alive characters remaining are Alfred and ...


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I felt that while we assumed Bane was the child that escaped, it was because we knew his backstory included him being incarcerated as a child. I think that this is still the case and that the mirroring of his own circumstances was enough to want to protect Talia and help her be free. He was a man tortured by hope amongst criminals in the pit, he ended up ...


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I see these colors/movie titles as the day in the life of a bat, beginning at sunset (orange) and ending at sunrise (white/bight) with a dark night in between (blue). Also plays on the titles; BEGINS, NIGHT and sunRISE. That is another nice conclusion to the saga.


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After Talia escapes, she informs Ra's Al Ghul of Bane; so he comes to the prison & rescues Bane (this scene is shown for a short time ~5 seconds), and later trains him.


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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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At least 21 distinct Batmen across films, series and animated series where he is the dominant character. So, there have been 10 Batman films (11 if we include future releases). This number includes 3 serials. The films are: Batman (serial) [stars Lewis Wilson] Batman and Robin (serial) [stars Robert Lowery] Batman: The Movie [stars Adam West] Batman ...


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He explains this best when he first imprisons Bruce as an homage to the prison where he came from. He explains to Bruce that he wants him to watch the city struggle on while being held under Bane's martial law. Suffering, hoping that Batman will come to save them or anyone, for that matter. All the while, he imagines Bruce just laying in his prison, ...


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During the climax of the movie, there is a dialogue - "Sometimes truth is not good enough. Sometimes people deserve more. They deserve to have their faith rewarded". While these dialogues are presented, we see two scenes. Alfred burning the letter that Rachel gave to Bruce. Here, Bruce believes that Rachel was going to wait for him but that's not the ...


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As far as I see, it's still a prison and those prisoners who are under Bane's orders are trapped in the same way as Bruce Wayne was. There was no privilege which they enjoyed specifically more than him though. Secondly Bruce was stuck there for a time that was time long enough to develop some camaraderie and seeing his passion and reaction to the way Gotham ...


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The character of Batman is older than you may think... unless you have already begun to research him. For example, his first comic appearance in 1939 had him killing and maiming criminals. That's quite a different Batman from the one he developed into over time. In that first year it was explained that Batman became the superhero he was to avenge the ...


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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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The answer to why the city thinks Bruce is dead is - the city assumes Bruce Wayne is dead because of the riots. There is no body but one can assume the city thinks it's because of all the chaos. Also Gordon, Alfred, Blake and Fox probably helped in covering his trail by telling everyone they saw Bruce die, maybe even a nice quiet funeral. Logically, the ...


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That's the great thing you can count on when it comes to Nolan; he will always throw in some sort of physical representation of his symbolism. With this example, while we do see Batman's actual fall from grace from being Gotham's protector, we can now see him as what most of Gotham probably sees him: even more mysterious than before. It must be a hard ...


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From interviews with director Christopher Nolan, it would appear that the goal was to create a non-specific setting (the film was actually shot in Pittsburgh and LA as well as New York and New Jersey), that felt both "operatic" and real. From an interview with James Rocchi at MSN Entertainment: MSN Movies: You knew you were doing a third film. Is the ...


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The scene at the Wayne graves, Alfred is crying as he feels he has let the Wayne parents down for allowing Bruce to die. He says how he has failed the parents. I think this clearly indicates that he had no idea of Bruce's plan as you can see he is clearly distraught over the events that unfolded.


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It's one of the clues given by the Director for the audience building towards the surprise ending we're treated where its revealed that Talia is the one climbed out of the pits and not Bane. There were many clues which makes sense after the ending including Talia's interest in the Reactor initially during the movie (the scene involving the board and stuff) ...


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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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I have been doing a bit of reading on this subject, and most of the reports articles I have read indicate that the script was in development well before the events of 'Occupy Wall Street' - that said, there are several parallels, and there is one article at theweek.com which sums up the opposing views quite nicely. To wit: Nolan casts Bane as the ...


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I don't think I really answered the original question. Regarding real-life variations on Bane's mask, the following snippet can be found on wikipedia: Other gases or vapors which produce general anesthesia by inhalation include nitrous oxide, cyclopropane and xenon. These are stored in gas cylinders and administered using flow meters, rather than vaporizers ...


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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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In an interview with Rolling Stone, director Christopher Nolan insists his film is apolitical: In the new movie, you have Bane more or less trick Gotham's 99 percent into rising up against the rich – is that intended as an anti-Occupy Wall Street statement? I've had as many conversations with people who have seen the film the other way round. ...


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One of Bruce's greatest weapons in his experience is his ability to read people and figure out what they truly want. With Selina, Bruce figured out all she wanted was a way to start over in the world, without her criminal record (the party scene, dancing with her and when he gives her the Clean Slate program). While his level of forgiveness can be ...


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From everything I can gather about the genesis of this Justice League movie is that it has been a long and arduous project. In 2007, the project was talked about and started slight development in order to start filming before the major writers strike. Due to this, it seems, the film was put on "indefinite hold". Further, they attempted to get some kind of ...


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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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