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Old June 18 2011, 10:12 PM   #1385
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Re: The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station

JonnyQuest037 wrote: View Post
JacksonArcher wrote: View Post
It looks pretty intimidating at night. Plus it looks pretty similar to the Wayne Manor from Batman Begins.
Doesn't Bruce have some dialogue at the end of Batman Begins stating that he plans to rebuild Wayne Manor exactly as it was? So why use a different house than the one they used in Begins?
Captaindemotion wrote: View Post
^ Maybe the original one wasn't available, maybe they got this one cheaper, maybe the new one suited their shooting location and schedule better, maybe Bruce's architect told him that WM couldn't be re-built identically because of new building regulations, maybe they think audiences won't notice or won't care.
Admiral James Kirk wrote: View Post
I would notice. But if the movie is good I wouldn't care.
The article Captaindemotion linked to earlier says this:

Exteriors and interiors for the Wayne Manor seen in "Batman Begins" were shot at Mentmore Towers in Buckinghamshire, the same place used in such films as "Eyes Wide Shut," "Brazil," "The Mummy Returns" and "Quills". That Rothschild estate is currently being redeveloped as a hotel and golf course which has probably made it unsuitable for use again.

Mentmore Towers however was designed by Joseph Paxton in 1855 to be a "near replica" of Wollaton Hall, making this the ideal alternate location. Any minor changes to the exterior can be put down to the manor's reconstruction following the fire in "Batman Begins".

Osterley Park in West London is being used for the interior shots of Wayne Manor as Wollaton Hall's interiors no longer resemble a live-in mansion.
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