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The pure nature of the Joker, especially in the movie sense, is to be completely chaotic wanting "to watch the world burn". In other words, the Joker is the very definition of the alignment: Chaotic Evil In the movie, the conflicting stories about his past are there on purpose to continue this nature of just being an agent of chaos. Notice how we're ...


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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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They do give each other some knowing glances but you are correct, as the team arrive in Los Angeles airport, they split up and almost ignore each other going through immigration and baggage collection. IMHO there are two main reasons for this: They have just completed a crime, they illegally drugged Fischer and forced him into a shared dream without his ...


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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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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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From IMDB: Despite endless speculation on which actor had been chosen to portray The Joker, Heath Ledger had always been Christopher Nolan's one and only choice for the role. When asked the reason for this unexpected casting, Nolan simply replied, "Because he's fearless." He later said that the two had met up to discuss it before there was even ...


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During the hospital check up scene, the doctor reveals via x-ray that Bruce Wayne has absolutely no cartilage left in his knee. I'm no doctor, but I think that would make anyone walk with a limp. Thankfully they fix it with that leg gizmo so he doesn't limp for the rest of the movie ;)


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As per this link: Director Christopher Nolan decided against referencing Heath Ledger's The Joker character in the new Batman film, insisting acknowledging the "real-life tragedy" of the late star was "inappropriate".... He explains, "We're not addressing The Joker at all. That is something I felt very strongly about in terms of my relationship with ...


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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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You need keys. We need to help Teddy to find his keys! :-) Joke aside, you should give attention to what Teddy says directly before the linked video. Teddy: "So you lie to yourself to be happy." and later: Teddy: "Yeah I guess I can only make you remember the things you want to be true. Like Jimmy down there." Leonard: "He's not the right ...


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The effect of the order of sequences in the film is meant to display Leonard's inability to remember, showing what seems to be a mixed series of events out of order. It is also performed this way because it is a way for the viewer to sympathize and get involved with the story, trying to figure out what is going on as much as the main character is. It is ...


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I'm thinking this is urban legend, only because it's hard to believe that the scene was not the product of special effects. When he presses the button, Ledger has just exited the hospital and is still very close to it -- within a distance that has to be much closer than he would ever be allowed to stand while filming, due to danger from flying debris, ...


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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 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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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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From everything I've read of this scene, I can't find any official sources. But what there is a common consensus. Obviously, due to the nature of having an abandoned building given to the production crew, the explosion scene had a one chance deal and one chance only to get the scene proper. Not exactly within the production budget to blow up a building ...


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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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I think in the scene where Gordon stands at Harvey's bed in the hospital (which is also where his nickname is first mentioned) it is said that Harvey was working for the Internal Affairs Department, which is in itself not that popular with the cops. So I understood this along the lines of Harvey showing two faces to the people/cops, the nice and charismatic ...


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I've been searching for a direct quote where Nolan addresses the reasons why this song was included in the script. All I found was this transcript from a press conference which included the following exchange: Hollywood News: The score and the sound design for this film are phenomenal; it’s almost like another character. Chris, can you talk about that a ...


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Deh-Shay Deh-Shay Bah-Sah-Rah is what they are chanting. There are strong notions suggesting that its moroccan which translate to He Rises. He Rises. The guy in the movie says it means rise. I am guessing chant is the motivation for the person to climb up which could literally means He rises when the crowd are chanting. The second notion is a bunch of ...


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Had a look at the special features on my Blu-ray of The Dark Knight (Special Features, Focus Points, Hospital Explosion), how the scene was planned and filmed is described in some detail. The scene was shot essentially as it appears, the only computer graphics used was the addition of two rows of glass windows at the top of the building. The delay between ...


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Quite a few questions but here it goes: The movie clearly shows 1 Angiers always drowning. He used the machine each time he performed the show to clone himself and then killed the Angiers that stayed on the stage to prevent multiple Angiers from walking around at the same time. This is part of his vanity as he wanted to get all credit. He could have cloned ...


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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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First of all, please note that this answer is not based on facts and is just my personal observation. As you have said in a comment, Christopher Nolan is too great a director to allow minor flaws as this in his movies. (And I guess it would have been easier to stamp a real seal on the passport than one without a date). Inception is almost completely based ...


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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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While the DC Comics version of Bruce Wayne is highly educated, no mention of education was mentioned in Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy. Furthermore, while Bruce Wayne in the comics held degrees in chemistry and physics[1], in a scene[2] from Batman Begins (after becoming Batman) it appears he has not had such education: Lucius Fox: [Bruce Wayne is ...


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Cobb wanted to be absolutely sure that the drug was in. There was just too much at stake to leave something like that up to the hostess.


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As with so many plot points in Inception this is probably designed to cloud our understanding about whether Cobb is in the real world or in a dream. You could easily say that Cobol Engineering are obviously a very powerful and ruthless company - they were willing to hire Cobb's group to steal ideas from a competitor, and are willing to kill Cobb for his ...


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Analyzing the past two films and Rises, Nolan (Director) and his brother Jonathan (Screenplay Writer) are trying to envision a world where they asked the question… "What if... Batman existed in our current world today as opposed to the comics." Thus the feel and directing has a less comic book-ish (if that's a word) look, and more of a real world view. ...



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