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Old 03-10-2013, 11:51 PM   #77
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Default Re: What Nolan does poorest. Villain Endings

Originally Posted by Anno_Domini View Post
He didn't cut that much out between the Bruce/Alfred dialogue. The part where Alfred talks about how he failed Bruce's parents with trusting him to Alfred, Bruce kept saying "You lied!" about Alfred bringing up Rachel chose Dent, which...that didn't seem like something Bruce should have said anyways as the scene had a very quiet tone with these two going back and forth. If Bruce had actually said something better without yelling, then Alfred's line should have stayed.
While I agree that the "You lied!" line wasn't exactly A-material writing, just because it has an exclamation point doesn't mean it has to be yelled.

A good actor (like Bale) could deliver that line in a number of ways. A lot of intensity can be displayed through a quiet tone, and I'm certain both Bale and Nolan would have advocated for that sort of delivery.


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