*** Official THE DARK KNIGHT Discussion Thread

Zack Gibbs

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Here's a semi cool article about the new Batsuit. Apparently all that talk in the movie about Titanium dipped something or other with carbon fiber coated kevlar blah blah blah is all real...

The Batsuit gets a makeover - Los Angeles Times

A lot of times this stuff get misquoted, but I hope there is some good behind-the-scenes material on it for the Blu.
 

aldamon

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I purposely skipped reading the spoiler sites for three years, so I apologize if this is old news, but has anyone gone back to YouTube after seeing the movie and checked out the stunt footage there? There are some great videos of the (100% real!!!) truck being flipped on LaSalle St., multiple vids of the "hospital" explosion, the stunt batman practicing one of his skyscraper dives in broad daylight (he waves to onlookers while dangling from the helicopter), and multiple videos of the scene where the SWAT guys are shot out of the window on their zip line. Lots more, too.
 

Lou Sytsma

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Anyone have issues with the climatic fight with the Joker and the dogs? It was the only time I really couldn't track what was happening clearly.
 

JonZ

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"That quick, quiet moment of Batman straightening, taking a breath, and getting ready to leap down on Scarecrow's van was gold. "

Yea it was.





No opinion on "lashing out" charge until more is known.
 

Nick Martin

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Such a brief moment in the film, but I am in complete agreement on all points here. One of the many great scenes in this film that were a treat to see.
 

Jassen M. West

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Down the toilet? For what? Until full details come out I won't pass judgement. If he physically harmed them I think he would have been charged and arrested but he was just questioned and released, most likely a verbal argument.
 

WillG

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Possibly somewhat off topic here, but after seeing this film (and watching "Begins" again recently) I'm interested in reading some of the novels that have been mentioned in this thread. Can someone gove me a quick primer on which ones to pick up, proper order etc.?
 

Chuck Mayer

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I agree. I usually rely on information from tabloid rags and british celebrity journalists to determine the character of a famous individual.
 

Zack Gibbs

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It's not like Lenny Rakes held a very high opinion in the first place.

Anyways, I find the article very suspicious. It says Bale essentially turned himself in.

...Clearly he would have let Aaron Eckhart take the fall.
 

Chuck Mayer

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Yeah. I had wanted him to live so badly for the third film. But it was pretty clear on the second viewing that he was gone.

I have the Art of... with script on it's way. That'll be a fun read.
 

Kachi Khatri

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These three shoud suffice for now...

Batman: Year One – It all starts here in this story by Frank Miller and David Mazuchelli. After years of learning how to be a detective and training in the martial arts and ninjitsu in the Far East, Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City to begin his war on crime. Learn how he first met a young Lt. James Gordon (who would later become the famous commissioner of the GCPD) and hot-shot District Attorney Harvey Dent, as they all try to free their city from a corrupt police department and fight against the mobster known as Carmine “The Roman” Falcone.


BATMAN: The Long Halloween – From Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale , The Long Halloween is a year-long story featuring Batman, Capt. Gordon and D.A. Harvey Dent as they combat the forces of Carmine “the Roman” Falcone while also trying to discover the identity of a man who’s killing mobsters every month on a holiday. This story features several of Batman’s famous enemies and includes the transformation of Harvey Dent into Two-Face. This trade also includes the first time Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle (a.k.a. Catwoman) engage in a romantic relationship.


The Killing Joke - Alan Moore - Here is Moore's take on the Joker's origin in this tale of insanity and human perseverance. Looking to prove that any man can be pushed past his breaking point and go mad, the Joker attempts to drive Commissioner Gordon insane.
 

Michael:M

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I'd recommend The Dark Knight Returns before Year One, but that's just me. I find Year One's story pretty cool, but I've never liked the art.

I'd also recommend getting Dark Victory, the sequel to The Long Halloween.
 

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Does Rachel exist in the comic books/graphic novels and is she killed in them?
 

Holadem

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Sure, but what part of this particular film makes one feel that way? Seriously.

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DavidJ

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Thanks. That was what I suspected, but I wasn't sure.
 

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