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Old August 9 2013, 02:51 PM   #47
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Re: Gotham PD show in "Nolanverse" being developed by the WB

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Did this guy "Jonathan Nolan" have anything to do with TDK, in which the big, bad inner city residents, including hardened criminals, mysteriously did the right thing and declined to blow each other up at the risk of their own lives?
That was a nice moment, albeit one somewhat undone by TDKR's implication that many of those same hardened criminals gleefully participated in Bane's assault on the rich.

My point in observing that the British-American Nolans are white wasn't to accuse them of racism, but rather to point out that they're unlikely to have much if any personal connection to contemporary American criminal justice processes. Small wonder, then, that their Gotham scripts are overflowing with talk of the mob this, the mafia that, and other organized crime the likes of which were all but stamped out decades ago: their research surely comes from watching The Godfather and Goodfellas, not reading the sociological reportage of, say, Sudhir Venkatesh.
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