This is my favorite scene in TDK.
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The Dark Knight Trilogy: The Complete Screenplays with Storyboards
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 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!!
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.
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.
My prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims and their families of this horrific act.
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.
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?’”
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.)