This is my favorite scene in TDK.

I would say, for me, the Joker’s the most attractive, because he has that spark to him. But what I love about Bane is that I can believe in him more. There’s a militaristic underpinning to him that we’ve given him in the film that I think Tom [Hardy] took and ran with in his performance that I find very credible. He’s just all about power and strength.
Christopher Nolan on the Joker and Bane - The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Selected Storyboards. pg xiv.
…My favorite aspect of the relationship between the Joker and Batman is this paradoxical relationship that we settled on: the Joker won’t kill Batman, Batman won’t kill the Joker, and they’re trapped in that paradox. That doesn’t lend itself to the arc of the films. The arc of this bigger story we’re trying to tell is that you get to this third film and Bane is a different kind of villain- what’s distinct about him from the Joker is that he has a plan. There’s no question he has a plan. We know exactly what his plan is. He states it in no uncertain terms in the trailer, which is that he’s going to destroy Gotham and then he’s going to kill Batman- or he’s going to let him die, rather. He’s going to break him, destroy his city, crush everything, grind it into dust. Which, again, takes us back to the Homeric epic villains where the whole idea was to raze the thing to the ground, then salt the fields and just completely annihilate.
Jonathan Nolan on the villains in-The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Selected Storyboards. pg xv.
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The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards
Price: $34.95 
I’m buying the hell out of this book. It comes out on August 15th. 

The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards

Price: $34.95 

I’m buying the hell out of this book. It comes out on August 15th. 

Some critics love to accuse Christoper Nolan’s movies of being cold, but TDKR completely blows that accusation out of the water. The performances that Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Gary Oldman gave during this movie had more heart than any movie this year.

I walked into this movie completely spoiled because I accidentally glanced at a post with huge spoilers on a message board, and I still got choked up at parts of this movie that I knew were coming. I managed to hold my tears in the theater because I didn’t want to cry in front of my mom and brother. Now, hours later, I am in my bedroom full on crying because all of the feels just kicked in. I think the critics are the ones who need to thaw themselves out a little. 

 (And I am not even a hardcore nolanite. I’ve only seen his batman films and The Prestige. But I will defend the hell out of these movies because they are awesome.) 

Sorry if I’m rambling. I’m just really proud to be a batman fan today. This movie really touched me.

I Have Finally Seen TDKR!!!!

I will Never be able to see anyone else play Bruce Wayne/ Batman. Christian Bale is it for me. He made me feel emotions about this character that I have never felt before. 

Thank You Christian Bale and Thank you Christopher Nolan!! 

lowmorale:

Christopher Nolan:
Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of “The Dark Knight Rises”, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.
Christian Bale:
Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.
Gary Oldman: 
My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act.
Anne Hathaway:
My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. 

lowmorale:

Christopher Nolan:

Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of “The Dark Knight Rises”, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community. I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime. The movie theatre is my home, and the idea that someone would violate that innocent and hopeful place in such an unbearably savage way is devastating to me. Nothing any of us can say could ever adequately express our feelings for the innocent victims of this appalling crime, but our thoughts are with them and their families.

Christian Bale:

Words cannot express the horror that I feel. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.

Gary Oldman: 

My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act.

Anne Hathaway:

My heart aches and breaks for the lives taken and altered by this unfathomably senseless act. I am at a loss for words how to express my sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. 

Christopher Nolan & Christian Bale: The Coolest Bromance in the World
Bale on Nolan: I'd been working with Wally Pfister [Nolan's longtime cinematographer, who shot Bale's 2002 drama Laurel Canyon], and he's say, 'I think you and Chris would work very well together.' We met before I went to shoot the Machinist. With Chris, I finally found somebody who has the rare ability of making large movies that have personal resonance, and who doesn't slough off the details.
Nolan on Bale: Bruce Wayne is such an extreme character. You needed someone who could project that quality. Christian had that fire. I also realized, selfishly, I had met somebody who was effortless. I was dealing with the largest scale of production I had ever taken on; it was great to know I had who could take care of his end of things. He screen-tested a few weeks after finishing The Machinist. He had lost so much weight, but he managed to turn up looking like someone who could fill a Batsuit. I still don't know how he did it. A lot of pizzas, I think.

We all have secrets

We all have secrets

pantyfire:

20 DAYS UNTIL THE DARK KNIGHT RISES


A look back at EMPIRE’s BATMAN BEGINS set visit from 2005:

“I wasn’t interested in the character at all, “ Bale says. “I had seen the TV show and hadn’t really liked it, but it was four or five years ago when I was working with a director who was really into graphic novels. He gave me Batman: Year One.

What I suddenly saw was that there was this character here that I never knew from the movies and TV series. He wasn’t just a bland superhero who does nothing but jump around. The most attractive thing about him, as opposed to Spider-Man and Superman, is the conflict.

Bale pauses, considering a way of expressing the fundamental differences. “Look, put it like this. If all the other superheroes were sitting together here in this room, they’d all be getting along fine with each other, but they’d be thinking,‘What’s wrong with that dude sitting over there?’

pantyfire:

Motherfucking bosses
 

pantyfire:

Motherfucking bosses

 

pantyfire:

Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan accept the “Most Manticipated Movie” award for “The Dark Knight Rises” at the 2012 Spike Guys Choice Awards.

(Will air on SpikeTV next Saturday.)