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Old March 20 2012, 07:56 PM   #46
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I'm really looking forward to this. I haven't read the novelizations of the other two Nolan Batman movies, but I'm pretty sure I'll be reading this one now.
You really should read them. Denny O'Neil is pretty much THE Batman writer.
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Old March 20 2012, 07:59 PM   #47
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^ Really? I haven't bought any in years but I used to buy them when I was a kid. I remember that I read the novelisations of Return of the Jedi, The Search for Spock and Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom before they came out over here. Spoilers didn't bother me back then!
Yeah, in January, 1977, I found a book on the shelf that was a space-opera of sometype. Farm kid, family died, kid teamed up with old man and spaceship pilot to rescue a princess. It was a pretty good story.

On the back cover, it said "Soon to be a major motion picture".

Not sure if that movie ever got released, though...

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Old March 20 2012, 08:33 PM   #48
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^ It tanked. You might be able to hunt it down somewhere but it'd be a hard task to find. Wouldn't bother with it, if I were you.
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Old March 27 2012, 08:23 PM   #49
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Actually, I understand that 1977 film is so bad that even its director considers its theatrical cut to be nothing more than a "work print."
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Old March 28 2012, 09:16 PM   #50
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^ For the win!
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Old March 28 2012, 09:20 PM   #51
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Yeah that was rather good
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Old March 28 2012, 09:29 PM   #52
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Thank you! (I do implore you to tip your waiters.)
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Old May 1 2012, 04:59 AM   #53
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I just checked out the release date on B&N and apparently this coming out on July 24th, 4 days after the release of the movie. I was kinda hoping to read this... or at least some of it, before the movie. I'm guess this is probably due to spoilerphobia.
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Old July 24 2012, 05:42 PM   #54
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Greg's novelization is out today. I plan on getting it on my way to see the movie. His other DC adaptations have been excellent (as was the loan Underworld adaptation I have read so far) so I've been looking forward to this book.
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Old July 24 2012, 09:51 PM   #55
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Out of curiosity, Greg, how much added material is there in this novelization?

For instance,

That movie moved FAST; I wanted there to be about twice as much time in it, for all of these things to play out. (Nolan even said in an interview that he pretty much planned on cutting it so fast that no one could care about anything, relying on the score to convey the emotions. Which worked, I'm not complaining, I'm just saying... movie went QUICK.) Seemed like there would be tons of places to flesh out a novel.
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Old July 24 2012, 09:53 PM   #56
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Out today?? Cool! I’ve been looking forward to this as well – Greg’s novels are always a good read, and in the case of the DC novelizations he’s done, he always manages to bring a coherency of plot and structure to stories that didn’t necessarily have those elements as strong points (how’s that for being diplomatic). I look forward to seeing what he’s able to do with what was already a pretty excellent script to begin with.

I do still wish DC would hire him to do a Flashpoint novel, though…
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Old July 27 2012, 10:54 PM   #57
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Out of curiosity, Greg, how much added material is there in this novelization?

For instance,

That movie moved FAST; I wanted there to be about twice as much time in it, for all of these things to play out. (Nolan even said in an interview that he pretty much planned on cutting it so fast that no one could care about anything, relying on the score to convey the emotions. Which worked, I'm not complaining, I'm just saying... movie went QUICK.) Seemed like there would be tons of places to flesh out a novel.


I have not finished the book but I plan to shortly after finishing rereading the Odd series by Dean Koontz and should have some answers if I notice anything added.
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Old July 28 2012, 01:13 AM   #58
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Cosmic Book News has a brief excerpt with possible spoilage about the Nolan-verse Joker...

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Old July 28 2012, 10:47 PM   #59
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I hoped for a Joker mention in the film. When they release all the prisoners, someone could have walked up to Bane, ask him about that guy they call The Joker and Bane decides better not to unleash that monster.
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Old July 29 2012, 02:21 AM   #60
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^That actually would have been a great character moment. It makes sense in terms of Bane's character. He wants to create chaos, to be sure--but as a means to an end, not an end in itself. His intention is to be the pupetmaster controlling and channeling the chaos. The Joker's desire for chaos as an end in itself, solely for amusement, would seriously derail Bane's plans.

After all...as the Clown Prince himself noted, he specializes in taking "plans" and turning them on themselves....

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