A scene overlooked in Batman 1989

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  1. BatmanEVH Van Halen fan

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    I was suprised that no one has mentioned this scene as disturbing and confusing. In Vicky's apartment, after Bruce confronts Joker and walks to the fireplace... why the hell is Vicky eating popcorn?! She has a psycopathic maniac who is pissed as hell about her leaving the museum and, in her point of view, the lame rich boy friend is talking to Joker, probably only to make matter's worse. I'm not too sure if this is a blooper, and I haven't seen it discussed in these forums.

    I mean, would you be eating popcorn if the Joker showed up in your house?
     
  2. Mr.E.Nygma Registered

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    She had it before, and perhaps it's a reflex of eating to do something else than screaming, or do something to put her stress level down, paralysed by fear of the Joker...well here's my theory
     
  3. BatmanEVH Van Halen fan

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  4. DocLathropBrown If adventure has a name...

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    Gotta have something for your last meal! :oldrazz:

    But I do believe it is a nervous tick she's displaying. Actors (good ones, anyway) do things that are very subtle and not something they'd normally do to give the characters three dimensions; make them realistic. So apparently, Vicki Vale would casually eat popcorn while being afraid of the Joker.
     
  5. antonydelfini Strange Tales

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    No, it's Burton again putting unnecessary things in his Batman movies. I mean logic never seemed to apply in his Batfilms.
     
  6. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    Bash away , my friend, bash away :whatever:

    Sooooooo, Batman can leap of a really tall builing and glide with his cape, and be fine, yet Vicki can't grab some popcorn and eat it in a moment of terror.

    That Tim Burton... whatever will he do next.!!!!
     
  7. antonydelfini Strange Tales

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    And when did i say Nolan didnt put those kind of things too?

    The difference is that Nolan seems to be 100x more mindful of Logic than Burton was with his bat films.

    And the difference between the gliding scene and the popcorn scene is this: the popcorn scene is stupid and unnecessary while the gliding scene was cool and dramatic. Sometimes, you have to defy realism to capture dramatic shots. And the popcorn thing was not, it was just so unnecessary.
     
  8. Pfeiffer-Pfan Cool Rider

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    I never directly mentioned Nolan - please don't turn this into another burton v nolan debate.

    My point is - this may not have been Burtons idea, it may have been basinger's. Its not stupid, it could very well be a protective mannerism, something to cover or shield herself.

    If not - then laugh at it but don't criticise Burton for every thing that happens in the movie. Cause movies are a collabrative process!
     
  9. El Payaso Registered

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    Yeah, having pop corn in your house when vists suddenly arrive.

    That's so unreal and illogic. I mean, it never happens.

    At least it's the seed for some bashing. phew.
     
  10. Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

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    Using a tea tray as a bulletproof vest = logical.

    Popcorn = I don't think so.
     
  11. union_jak Licky licky

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    I never noticed the popcorn :O

    It's a nice touch, I think.
     
  12. DX YES! YES! YES!

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    Popcorn FTW :oldrazz:
     
  13. Two-Face Harvey Dent

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    I eat popcorn when I watch movies so yes I think it's a nice touch....
     
  14. mjbull23 Beyond Good and Evil

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    I'm fine with the Popcorn, as long as it looks dark and gritty on film. No light and fluffy overtly bright hues or anything too comicky looking. :whatever:
     
  15. I Am The Knight Tonight's a good night.

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    I don't recall that (now infamous, apparently) popcorn shot. I guess Vicky was just nervous as hell, or trying to be casual, haha. :huh:
     
  16. DocLathropBrown If adventure has a name...

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    Wow. Is there anymore more archaic or useless than bashing Burton's films?

    Considering they don't matter any more (there's a new franchise in town), complaining about old "mistakes" is about as useful as beating a dead horse.

    Oh, wait. That's exactly what it is.
     
  17. Jack O Lantern Mad Jack

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    They shoud have put a long and boring monolouge about fear and terror and you would think it was epic.
     
  18. Cain Gentlebane

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    WOW just......WOW.

    Everytime someone makes a useless and baseless thread such as this one Michael Keaton loses another strand of hair. So stop the madness you evil bastards.
     
  19. captain_jimbo I love Star Trek XI

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    I don't care if he goes bald, I still want him back as Batman in JLA.
     
  20. Cain Gentlebane

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    Hrm... on second thought keep up with the nonsensical nitpick threads if our boy Keats goes bald enough he might be cast as Lex in the eventual Superman reboot and we'd finally get Batman Vs. Superman :oldrazz:
     
  21. Bat Attack Mirth

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    LMFAO! I noticed that as well. Funny she would want to eat considering how nervous she looked. Crazy *****. :p
     
  22. Lazlo Panaflex Registered

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    I've seen the movie a million times and I never noticed that before, good call.
     
  23. Dr. Fate Registered

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    I thought it was a coping mechanism, her attempt to stay calm in an irregular situation. I could be wrong.
     
  24. zerohour films Registered

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    I think you are right Dr. Fate. That is what I have always believed it to be as well.
    A nuance from Basinger or direction from Burton who knows, but I thought it was a nice touch to the scene.
     
  25. NikkiSixx Guest

    wow I never noticed that.....how pointless
     

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