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Old 09-25-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Mirror Scenes and Dialogue in TDK Trilogy

One of the aspects that fascinate me most about The Dark Knight Trilogy is that, even though these films were not planned in advance, they really feel like one big story. And the inclusion of similar scenes used in every sequel that embodied the same theme or sentiment added to feel too.

So I decided it could be fun to track these mirror scenes in one thread. The rules would be that they have to be from different films, because there are also mirror dialogues and scenes in the same film. If possible, post screen-caps for comparisons. (we'll have to wait until TDKR DVD/BluRay, but images from the trailers I think are ok).

So here are some ones at the top of my head. I know there are more, so share and discuss

"Very well" (Begins, Knight)
In Begins:

ALFRED: I thought I might prepare a little supper. (No response. Alfred turns.) Very well.
YOUNG BRUCE: Alfred?
ALFRED:Yes Master Bruce?
YOUNG BRUCE: It was my fault, Alfred.
YOUNG BRUCE: I made them leave the theater-
ALFRED: Oh, no, no, no-
YOUNG BRUCE: If I hadn’t got scared...

In TDK:

ALFRED: I prepared a little breakfast. (Nothing. Alfred sets down the tray.) Very well.
WAYNE: Alfred?
ALFRED: Yes, Master Wayne?
WAYNEid I bring this on her? I thought I would inspire good, not madness, not death...

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In both scenes, Alfred approaches Bruce to comfort him after a tragic event. In Begins, its Bruce parents loss. In TDK is Rachel's death, and all the catastrophic previous events in the film.
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"Breakfast" (Knight, Rises)
In TDK:


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In both scenes Alfred goes to Bruce's bedroom to give gim breakfast, but he is not there.
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"Where is...?"(Knight, Rises)
In TDK:

(Referring to the Joker after throwing Maroni to the floor)
BATMAN: Where is he?


In TDKR:
(Referring to the Clean Slate, after throwing Dagget to the floor.)
CATWOMAN: Where is it?

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In these scenes Batman/Catwoman threaten a criminal and ask him about the whereabouts of something/someone important in a similar fashion.
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"Thank you" (Begins, Knight, Rises)
In Begins:

GORDON: I never said thank you.
BATMAN: And you’ll never have to.


In TDK:

GORDON: Thank you.
BATMAN: You don't have to thank me.
GORDON: Yes, I do.


In TDKR:
(After saving Blake from the mercenaries)
BLAKE: Thank you.
BATMAN: Don’t thank me yet.
BLAKE: I might not get a chance later.


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At the end of Begins, Commissioner Gordon thanks the Batman, but he responds that there is no need for that and leaves. In TDK, after Batman saves Gordon's family, Gordon thanks him again, and the Batman responds the same way only to have Gordon assuring him that he has to. In TDKR a similar situation arises with Blake and Batman after he saves him from the mercenaries.
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"Does it come in black?" (Begins, Rises)

In Begins:
(After riding the Tumbler for the first time)
FOX: So what do you think?
WAYNE: Does it come in black?


In TDKR:
(After showing him the Bat)
WAYNE: What’s it called?
FOX: It has a long and uninteresting Wayne Enterprises designation. I
call him the Bat. And yes, Mr. Wayne, it does come in black.

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In Begins, Bruce sees a the Tumbler from Applied Sciences Division and asks Lucius Fox if it comes in black. In TDKR, when Lucius shows him the Bat, he assures Bruce that it also does come in black.
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"Here" (Begins, Rises)

In Begins:

THUG: WHERE ARE YOU?!!!
BATMAN: Here.


In TDKR:
CATWOMAN: He’s behind you.
MERCENARY: Who?
BATMAN: Me.


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In Begins, in his first appearance, Batman scares a criminal by hanging upside down behind him. In TDKR, while taking down the mercenaries at the sewers in the search for Bane, Batman does the same thing, with help from Catwoman.
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"Prison" (Begins, Rises)
In Begins:

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In Begins, at the beginning, Ra's al Ghul appears inside of Bruce prison to talk to him. In TDKR, while Bruce is recovering from his back injuries, an hallucination of Ra's al Ghul appears in the same fashion.
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