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Old 11-03-2012, 12:34 PM   #268
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Default Re: TDKR Oscar Chances? - Part 1

Originally Posted by jmc View Post
Cinema is not a booklet of rules, I agree, but when you stray from certain conventions your executions need to be handled perfectly otherwise you're open to justifiable criticism. If Nolan and co are happy with the fact this horrific event is not seen from the perspective of regular people then that's fine, but it's not fine for me and others especially when the last two films depicted how ordinary people are affected by the insanity that is happening around them. That is why Gotham is very much a character in both films one and two, because the city is given a voice on multiple occasions by the Joe averages. In TDKR Gotham is a hollow shell of the city it was in the previous films, again if Nolan was ok with that then that's his decision and he has to live with it, but it is a valid criticism to make when people have invested so much in not just Batman but Gotham City as well throughout the whole series. To simply forget about the people of Gotham is frankly inexcusable, especially when a large part of the whole series has been about getting Gotham back on its feet. The last thing the movie needed was common citizens? Nothing could be further from the truth, this film out of all the films needed the people of Gotham to be seen and heard.
I think he meant for Selina, Blake and the orphanage guy to speak for the lower classes, Folley to speak for the middle class, and Fox, that likable Wayne Enterprises guy from BB, Dagget and the Wall Streeters to speak for the different sides of the rich and privileged.

I agree that it was a mistake to only have cops in the final scene. It'd be great if the Bat's symbol on the Bridge rallied not just Folley but everyday citizens to stand up to Bane and fight for their city. But oh well.

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