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Old 09-24-2013, 05:12 PM   #40
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Default Re: Am I the only one that feels like TDKR prevents Nolan's trilogy from being perfec

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Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises View Post
Either way, it's used as a last attempt to snap Bruce out of his funk and even if Alfred hadn't decided to leave at that point, Bruce's feelings are pretty clear and he probably would've wanted him out after that anyway.
I doubt that since the next morning he calls out for Alfred expecting him to still be there.

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You could also argue that on a subtextual level, knowing that the feelings weren't mutual with Rachel ultimately served to help Bruce move on from her.
That is more plausible.

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Just not buying that argument that this was only a superficial callback. It was a huge beat in the film, bigger than I thought it'd be even.
In the context of the Bruce and Alfred fall out it was. Alfred was leaving Bruce anyway.

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