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Old 05-13-2014, 09:15 PM   #1
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Default What Stylized Colour Scheme do you Want/Expect for Gotham City?

A lot has been said on these boards about the muted colours for most of MoS. Larry Fong has confirmed that this will be continued for the sequel.

However, the colour palette in MoS actually varies if you pay attention, some scenes are saturated, they did vary the colouring based on the scenes. Examples of saturated scenes include the flashback to little Clark playing with his dog and wearing a red cape, and the scene where Clark talks to the priest, and of course Krypton had a completely different colour scheme from Earth. Thus I'm wondering if Gotham City will get a distinctive look and colour scheme.

You know what would be ballsy?

To make Gotham City almost completely black and white, not to the extent of Frank Miller's Sin City (one of the best comic book movies ever made), but close, such that the bat mobile pic might actually be close to being representative.

Though, I'm sure whatever Snyder picks it will be good. I don't have enough of an understanding of the subject to confidently guess what he'll pick.

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I'm trying to find the words to describe a color scheme for a city. I feel the better word would be design.

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For me, the color would be lent by the architecture: I would love to see some elements from Gothic, Victorian, and some unique early twentieth century schools. The few buildings we have seen in Detroit have reinforced that Snyder's creating a nice backdrop with existing elements.

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I liked the dark red look of TAS. Maybe a "red light" glow for Gotham. I think this looks perfect.

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Modern...no art decko or anything throwback. It should be all modern

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I liked the dark red look of TAS. Maybe a "red light" glow for Gotham. I think this looks perfect.
Cool pic, where is that from?

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Modern...no art decko or anything throwback. It should be all modern
Disagree. Metropolis should be the modern city.

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THIS. I like the idea of Gotham being a run-down old city, with Metropolis being a modern and technically advanced place.

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Thirded. I would seriously be interested in Gotham having the red of BTAS. I do not want Gotham just being a composite of Chicago, NYC, LA and Pittsburgh. To me, Gotham needs to be unique and not a mishmash of all major American cities. It should be a cesspool.

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Modern...no art decko or anything throwback. It should be all modern
Completely 100% Disagree with you there.

Gotham should be like New York meets Prague. Gothic and art deco with a few modern skyscrapers peppered.



I loved Nolan's Gotham in Begins, but I hated the Gotham of TDK and TDKR.

These aren't real cities. They have the freedom to create whatever they want. The last thing I wanna see is just Toronto or Chicago.

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One neat thing Nolan did in TDKT:

- Batman Begins had a consistent setting in skyscrapers and above city level;
- TDK had a consistent setting at street level;
- TDKR had a consistent setting at subterranean level;

Nolan did a good job of building a sense of place. In spite of fans' misgivings about Gotham in TDKT, Gotham is much more of a city than the vast majority of locations we've seen in CBMs, and how the city evolves and responds to Batman contributes to the themes of TDK and TDKR, and even arguably defines their themes. Snyder/Goyer/Terrio have a lot to live up to.

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Maybe. If they can make it look like these....



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Gothic design, more dark than light. Basically, Snyder would have to find the opposite of Metropolis.

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If they can go back to the Burton style Gotham I'd be down with that

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I think that if they dont use real setting, they are going to look fake. Even when Nolan built up the Narrows inside a hangar, it looked pretty fake and over the top. Burton's Gotham looked even worse.

I think a mix of several US cities, with some CGI to mask the famous landmarks (like how many skyscrapers in begins were touched up Chicago ones) would be great. The important thing is to map the city out, so that it remains stable throughout the movies and we can have a sense of direction. I think Begins did the best job at that by constantly showing us shots over the city so that we could place the scene in relation to Wayne tower which served as the center of the city.

So whatever they do, i think giving the city some landmarks and using them as guiding points of navigation would make the city feel more real.

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I think that if they dont use real setting, they are going to look fake. Even when Nolan built up the Narrows inside a hangar, it looked pretty fake and over the top. Burton's Gotham looked even worse.

I think a mix of several US cities, with some CGI to mask the famous landmarks (like how many skyscrapers in begins were touched up Chicago ones) would be great. The important thing is to map the city out, so that it remains stable throughout the movies and we can have a sense of direction. I think Begins did the best job at that by constantly showing us shots over the city so that we could place the scene in relation to Wayne tower which served as the center of the city.

So whatever they do, i think giving the city some landmarks and using them as guiding points of navigation would make the city feel more real.

Unless like in Man of Steel several city blocks get destroyed and then the cityscape can change

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The destroyed city landscape in MoS is a great story device to develop the future films.

In BvS, I expect it to mostly be a construction zone, or maybe not even there yet.

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I think that if they dont use real setting, they are going to look fake. Even when Nolan built up the Narrows inside a hangar, it looked pretty fake and over the top. Burton's Gotham looked even worse.

I think a mix of several US cities, with some CGI to mask the famous landmarks (like how many skyscrapers in begins were touched up Chicago ones) would be great. The important thing is to map the city out, so that it remains stable throughout the movies and we can have a sense of direction. I think Begins did the best job at that by constantly showing us shots over the city so that we could place the scene in relation to Wayne tower which served as the center of the city.

So whatever they do, i think giving the city some landmarks and using them as guiding points of navigation would make the city feel more real.
Burton's Gotham was meant to look fake. He used fairly obvious matte paintings on purpose. 89 and Returns are basically German Expressionist films.

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someone mentioned the possibility of black and white, i think in spades that could work. not too much though.

ideally, blade runner type of atmospherics would be cool i think. especially cool if we're getting a batman beyond type of suit as well.




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someone mentioned the possibility of black and white, i think in spades that could work. not too much though.

ideally, blade runner type of atmospherics would be cool i think. especially cool if we're getting a batman beyond type of suit as well.



Blade Runner is what Nolan used as a visual reference for the look of Begins.

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and it was the best that gotham looked in all of those films i think. though tdk and tdkr seemed bigger.

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Gotham should be dystopian while Metropolis should be utopian. That's always been the contrast in my mind. The color schemes should reflect that.

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They really need to emphasize the contrast between Metropolis and Gotham in this one.

MOS didn't have much time to show off Metropolis, and what we got was really just Chicago. I hope the city stand-ins become less obvious this time like in Batman Begins.

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