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regwec 03-30-2013 09:56 AM

The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
Leeds General Infirmary is currently in the news, for entirely bad reasons. It is a remarkable building, however, which I think would be a great location for Arkham Asylum:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psf5861f7a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...ps5bb37c72.jpg

I am really interested to see people's suggestions for other landmarks in Gotham City.

Just_Human 03-30-2013 11:53 AM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
Harlaxton Manor - Wayne Manor

http://www.ueharlax.ac.uk/assets/fla...tonManor01.jpg

Rodrigo90 03-30-2013 12:38 PM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
Jimmy Savile will be haunting that place lol it's perfect for Arkham

Culzean Castle for Wayne Manor
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.u...castle-450.jpg
http://www.visitscotland.com/cms-ima...culzean-castle

BatmanGoesToRio 03-30-2013 04:17 PM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
http://www.californien.org/wp-conten.../Alcatraz.jpeg

Alcatraz as Blackgate Prison. Of course it's too well known in the US. But with a little CGI it could work.

BatmanGoesToRio 03-30-2013 04:23 PM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
http://www.dusktilldawnevents.co.uk/...awn_Events.jpg
http://www.dusktilldawnevents.co.uk/...awn_Events.jpg

BatmanGoesToRio 03-30-2013 04:28 PM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
Something went wrong with my post above. But nevermind. That's Alton Towers in Staffordshire, UK. That building plus some CGI could make some decent Arkham Asylum.

Plus: This old castle lies within a theme park of the same name (http://www.altontowers.com). So if the film crew needs some Joker scenes in an old theme park/carnival - they could also do it right there.

And - this place is not far away from here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gotham,_England.jpg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gotham,_England.jpg

regwec 03-31-2013 08:24 AM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...psb4231a5a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...pscad866b4.jpg

I think Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral would be a great setting for a B89 style showdown. I could imagine The Scarecrow living in the rafters.

Just_Human 04-01-2013 12:31 AM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
Some ideas for the MCU :

The 1887 19th Precinct Station House -- 153 East 67th Street, Manhattan
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3k2ilY9vkC...+precinct2.jpg

NYC police museum
http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/med...ity-police.jpg

NYC old police HQ
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/...244ba84e61.jpg

Boston's Police Headquarters from 1925 to 1995
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2361/...8e03a2.jpg?v=0

A suggestion for Arkham

The Old Charles Street Jail (Boston)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2267/...07fb84.jpg?v=0

FeedOnATreeFrog 06-28-2013 02:18 PM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
I don't know what thread to put this in, but for the reboot's visual style, I'm thinking of something like this:

While Nolan talked about Blade Runner being an influence on BBegins, it was more so the feel and detail. For the reboot, I think they should emulate the actual colour palette:

http://www.doblu.com/wp-content/uplo...repomen433.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_VXNWSr1UpT...ral+City+3.JPG

or something like so: (Shanghai)

http://collapsingbarrycade.files.wor...i-at-night.jpg
http://media.bestlittlesites.com/ima...would%20do.jpg
http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__...-Trailer_3.jpg


I think something like this would retain the sleekness and modern feel of TDKT while distinctly breaking away from it with a different colour palette; one that matches this potentially shared universe.

One might say that what I'm describing here is merely the Arkham videogames; but for some reason I never liked the style of those games other than the trailers. I think it might have something to do with the ugly lighting in the actual gameplay and the overall art direction, not the style/colour palette.

regwec 06-28-2013 03:04 PM

Re: The Sights and Sounds of Gotham
 
Interesting post. It would certainly fit with "downtown" Gotham. I think the gaudy, neon glamour would contrast nicely with the gloom and grit of the more deprived parts of the city.


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