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Old 02-05-2013, 01:45 PM   #845
MasterOgami
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Default Re: Characterization of the Knight - Nolan and Bale's Bruce Wayne/Batman - Part 2

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Originally Posted by RustyCage View Post
I feel like it's possible Nolan was going for what you're saying, but he established it very weakly. So weakly that many people were left kind of confused.

Could've used a few seconds of talking to Fox to straighten it out. Or at least they could have better demonstrated cars actually being stopped by it.
I have to admit I thought it was pretty clear and straightforward: lights go out, cars slow, engines cut out/rev back to life, Batman fires at bike, bike's on the ground. This is the first I've of heard many people being confused by what was transpiring in the scene.

I suppose to uncover the true nature of what was occurring in the sequence we could go to the script. I'm only citing it to clarify Nolan's intention for the scene. Whether or not the finished product, which is of course different, is as clear as the script is up for debate I guess I'll agree that it would've been nice to see some cars roll to a stop, but I don't think it was necessary (and probably would've thrown off the scene's timing).

EXT. HIGHWAY - CONTINUOUS
Food Guy drives the rear bike. He looks back - sees
streetlights explode behind him - darkness catching him up.
The engine chokes and dies. The Trader jumps off, shouting
for the cops. Food Guy turns, pulling his gun. SMASH! - Food
Guy is thrown backwards off his bike by a dark wing as
BATMAN races by on the Bat-Pod.

EXT. STOCK EXCHANGE - CONTINUOUS
Foley rushes to Blakeís cruiser.

FOLEY
Letís roll, theyíve spotted the
Batman!

EXT. HIGHWAY INTERSECTION - CONTINUOUS
The remaining bikes split up as they reach a high overpass.

EXT. HIGH OVERPASS - CONTINUOUS
Batman pulls up, overlooking the intersection - pulls a
rifle-shaped device. A tone builds - he aims it at the bike
and fires.

EXT. HIGHWAY OFF-RAMP - CONTINUOUS
Janitorís bike sparks and dies. Sirens as Cops move in,
Another bike splutters and dies - the Hostage breaks for
cover.

EXT. HIGH OVERPASS - CONTINUOUS
Batman sees the last two bikes disappear beneath an
overpass. He holsters his EMP rifle and guns the Bat-Pod.

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