Originally Posted by DACrowe
Again, huh? I will take how Nolan handled Dent over the "tragedy" of Vader, given how awful the SW prequels were. I actually think Dent is the best example in all of comic book films of a character turning. Yes, I think if the movie was three hours, we would have had more scenes of him in the gray zone, but it worked very well.
After watching and reading stories of Two-Face for so long the effect didn't work so well for me. Nolan's take was tragic, but so was the version in Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" and in the animated series. In the end one can only take so much before it becomes obvious he's a villain who will do terrible crimes.
The swordsmanship's first achievement is the unity of man and sword. Once this unity is attained even a blade of grass can be a weapon.
The second achievement is when the sword exists in one's heart. When absent from one's hand one can strike an enemy at paces
even with bare hands.
Swordsmanship's ultimate achievement is the absence of the sword in both hand and heart. The swordsman is at peace with the rest of the world. He vows not to kill.