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Hey guys [Jun. 29th, 2010|10:34 pm]
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I will cry if this comm dies. I know I haven't been around long, but I fucking love it here.

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Heads up! [Apr. 6th, 2010|04:43 pm]
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Christopher Nolan FINALLY talks about Batman 3, as well as the Superman movie he's producing [Mar. 12th, 2010|03:02 pm]
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Information comes from The Los Angeles Times... sadly they're preventing people from seeing the full interview online, you have to buy the paper to read the whole thing, and can only read a condensed/edited version on the web. So thankfully Garth over at Dark Horizons condensed all the salient bits for us, and here is the information of interest, courtesy of DH:

Batman 3

Jonathan Nolan is working on the script at present, based on a story concept from David Goyer - "My brother is writing a script for me and we’ll wait to see how it turns out...he’s struggling to put it together into the epic story that you want it to be.”

Though he won't confirm if he will direct, the main appeal for Nolan to return is to give his creation an ending, making his work unfold in the classic film trilogy mold: "Batman Begins" (re)introducing the characters, "The Dark Knight" taking our protagonist and Gotham City to the brink, and a third one essentially resolving everything.

"Without getting into specifics, the key thing that makes the third film a great possibility for us is that we want to finish our story and in viewing it as the finishing of a story rather than infinitely blowing up the balloon and expanding the story” says Nolan who won't even hint at the villain beyond one possibility - "it won't be Mr. Freeze".

Nolan says he's "very excited about the end of the film, the conclusion, and what we’ve done with the characters... viewing it as an ending, that sets you very much on the right track about the appropriate conclusion and the essence of what tale we’re telling and it hearkens back to that priority of trying to find the reality in these fantastic stories."

Superman

“It’s very exciting, we have a fantastic story and we feel we can do it right. We know the milieu, if you will, we know the genre and how to get it done right” says Nolan.

Unlike Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" which owed a lot to Richard Donner's vision of the character in the earlier movies, Nolan's plans however will stand as their own approach.

That approach actually came from writer David Goyer who is penning the script. Goyer told his approach to Nolan who said "I immediately got it, loved it and thought: That is a way of approaching the story I’ve never seen before that makes it incredibly exciting." Goyer is writing the script. He previously wrote "Batman Begins" as well as coming up with the story for/doing a polish re-write on "The Dark Knight" for Nolan.

Off-handedly he shoots down rumors of his involvement in a "Justice League" movie as he believes his Superman will exist in a different world to that of his Batman - "Each serves to the internal logic of the story. They have nothing to do with each other."

He also shoots down reports of his brother helming the Superman film, saying he has no idea who will direct the project, but clarifies that his involvement will be akin to Peter Jackson's hands-on producing roles on Neill Blomkamp's "District 9" and Guillermo del Toro's "The Hobbit".
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The Dark Knight's Joker [Apr. 16th, 2009|12:25 pm]
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suppose I could get some sleep first... [Dec. 10th, 2008|02:41 pm]
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...but after watching that again, I'm too pumped!

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oh the weather outside was frightful2:48 AM 12/10/08 · As glad as I am that I now own The Dark Knight, I do have a few choice issues with the version I've got. Not that it's a widescreen edition, that's just cool. More in what it does not have. There's no special features section. No behind the scenes or the making of it stuff.

Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled beyond words one of those 'let us talk to you while you watch the film' director commentaries thingamajigs (HATE THOSE!) but I do kinda like all the other stuff.

Especially if there are bloopers!

The death of Heath Ledger certainly added appeal to this film, in the sense it was a tragedy and that tends to fuel the fervor of any good mob eagerly awaiting something. Much in the day the death of Brandon Lee really kicked The Crow up to cult status even before it came out. However, near the break in the beginning of the credits there's an 'in memory of' for Heath Ledger and somebody named Conway Wickliffe.

Why? Who?

The why is obvious. They only tend to do this sort of thing for people that die during the making of any production. However, this is the first I've heard of this guy. Name is totally unfamiliar to me.

Also, and this only really occured to me recently while watching Batman Begins for the upteenth time, where does Bruce find his girlfriends? By the 2nd film you can kind of excuse it, he's been back in Gotham for awhile. 1st film though he's barely been back in town for more than a little bit and only at the behest of Alfred does he go to find dates. That same evening he shows up at a restaurant with two hot models.

Where did he get them? It's not like he's been around to know where to look for that sort of thing.

Must've been a typo.

There's another thing too but that's going to Best dogs in the worldRottweiler·Dogs, which will be posted a couple minutes after I put this up.

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just ain't right if you ask me [Oct. 14th, 2008|01:42 pm]
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8:59 PM 10/12/08 · Dr. Crane, the Scarecrow, is in his own way one of Batman's most formidable foes. He's a chemical genius and while fear is his usual stock and trade, there's a whole host of psychosis that're in his repertoire. He's every bit as demented as he is intelligent...

...and that's why he's such a strong repeat character.

In Batman Begins this is not so much the case. His fascination is much the same but he didn't make his own fear toxin. It's an extract variant of something the League of Shadows uses. Also an actual organization that has plagued Batman in the comics, and trained his son Damian as well, The League in the film give Crane what he needs to do what he does.

It kind of makes him a lot less a character than he should be.
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interesting... [Sep. 14th, 2008|09:20 pm]
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the man behind the bat [Sep. 5th, 2008|01:36 pm]
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10:42 PM 9/4/08 · If Batman Begins had any realy failing it was in one aspect of the development of Bruce Wayne. He leave Gotham, trains in various forms of combat and weapons, and returns a seasoned warrior. The original concept from the comics, though, included these as well as mastery of several sciences, forensic investigations, deductive reasoning, and a smattering of other things.

Yet in Batman Begins, Bruce has no knowledge of science whatsoever. He's basically a highly trained ninja in a batsuit, nothing more. If you doubt this, think back on the scene where Bruce wakes in his bed after being treated from Scarecrow's attack. Lucius explained what happened to him and Bruce is clearly in need of a translator...

...and before you go there, that wasn't an act!

To put this in some real perspective, I was born in 1970. Between 1974 and 1980 there were 3 separate Batman cartoons, more if you count the Super Friends and the early animated interpretations of the Justice League. Didn't really have any regular access to comics until 1978 and those were mostly Legion of Super Heroes that my cousins had been hoarding since before I was born...but there were a few Brave and the Bold mixed in and back in the day that was only Superman & Batman...

...isn't it odd how they always list the Kryptonian first? Clearly not an alphabetical thing.

My point is I have long had a very specific concept of what Batman is supposed to be. Where Tim Burton promised a new vision of the character, Christopher Nolan intended a more literal interpretation. Burton's was more comicbook to life whereas Nolan's was more what I'd expect if the character had never been in comics but taken straight from a novel.

This is not a bad thing.

Val Kilmer has an impressive performance and I love his take but hands down...my favorite Batman was Michael Keaton. With both these actors Tim Burton reall overstressed, not it was fun to watch, the psychological aspects of the trauma that led to this hero. Dunno, maybe Keaton just came across more disturbed and awkward and quirky but it was an amazing performance...

...but the best Bruce Wayne, inaccuracies notwithstanding, was Christian Bale.

Well, there was one other thing they all got wrong that would've been easy to do but they put it off anyway.

Bruce Wayne is supposed to have black hair.

le sigh...

My favorite thing about The Dark Knight touched on a long standing issue with the costuming from the films, most notably with Keaton's outfit. It doesn't allow Batman to turn his head. Finally we get to this film and Batman gets hurt because he couldn't see much farther than his peripheral vision...so he changes the costume mid·film so he finally has a suit where he can turn his head freely.

True beauty lies in the little details!

I've seen all the live action Dark Knights from Adam West to the most recent. Sadly, I've only seen pics of the one before West. Don't know much of anything about him other than he had the most accurate costume of the bunch.
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Mis-Cast Villains [Aug. 26th, 2008|01:23 am]
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I maintain that all six of the bat-movies have suffered from incorrectly cast badguys. There's at least one per film that doesn't look remotely like the comic book character.

Worst choice, of course, would be Arnie for Mr. Freeze.

The only spot-on casting decision was DeVito as Penguin. Yet they had to go reinvent him because Burton thought he was too boring. Word on the grapevine was that Nolan wasn't going to use the Penguin because he's among the villain sub-group that's "too farfetched." Guess the Dark Knight director noticed that the character's not all about helicopter umbrellas because a recent news story says Phillip Seymour Hoffman has been asked to play Penguin. Not a bad choice, I must admit.

If we could only click and drag villain actors out of one movie and into another, it'd solve a lot. Jim Carrey should have played the Joker instead of Riddler. The guy who played Scarecrow would have been better as Riddler. Et cetera.

Now here's one for the coincidence file. Anyone remember what the only kind of pet that crazy Ace Ventura didn't like was? The character's fear of bats foreshadowed the actor's destiny as a Batman villain!

And remember what flying creature that crazy Raoul Duke (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) didn't seem to crazy about? Hallucinating, he thought bats were menacing him in the desert! Guess who the WB wants to dress in green in the next movie!

So the casting directors are getting warmer. If Mr. Depp accepts, he'll make a fine Riddler. On the other hand, that should be at least the fourth choice among Batman characters to have him play. He'd have been a better Scarecrow than Cillian (closer to age appropriate and can manage to seem more deranged). He'd be a decent Two-Face (the ladies love Johnny and Harvey Dent's supposed to be hot as the sun before he gets hit by acid). He could certainly pull off Joker! (Only problem is he's a tad too muscular but wardrobe could disguise that.) He'd even be a good Batman if he put aside the effeminate hero routine.

Oh, well. As A-list celebrities go, you know...
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AG Lite - Issue 344 | He-Man [Aug. 20th, 2008|12:11 pm]
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