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Old July 15 2008, 06:53 PM   #136
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^ I have no desire to see it on IMAX either and that might be the reason.
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Old July 15 2008, 06:56 PM   #137
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Am I the only one NOT dying to see this in IMAX? I think the format is great for nature documentaries and such. But any time I try to watch a traditional movie in IMAX (like AOTC or SR) I've found it almost impossible to follow all the frenetic action happening on screen.

Hell, Nolan's action scenes are probably going to be hard to follow on a standard size screen, let alone on a gigantic IMAX screen.
From what I've read Nolan shot some sequences(about 20+min worth) specifically with the IMAX cameras, this is one of those reason that notched the budget higher, so that when you see it on a standard screen the ratio is going to be slightly off. However, when you see it on the IMAX its supposodly worth it.
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Old July 15 2008, 07:11 PM   #138
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My understanding was that the ratio only changed during the Imax version. During the "Imax" scenes the image fits the entire screen, and for the rest of the movie it's cropped.

I can't imagine Nolan would want the standard version-- the one that's gonna end up on DVD-- to change ratios like that...
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Old July 15 2008, 07:34 PM   #139
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Hmm.

Quint's review at AICN states that TDK is not really The Batman's movie, and says it belongs to more to Dent and the Joker.

That's disappointing to hear. I had enough villain-centric films in the last Batman franchise.

I will remain open-minded, of course...

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Another review said the main players all have about the same amount of screen time. Even if this movie is less Bruce Wayne/Batman-centric, everything that happens is still a result of his actions.
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Old July 15 2008, 07:34 PM   #140
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Getting ready right now to make a 60 mile trip to see it in IMAX tonight. Very pumped.

Never seen anything on an IMAX and don't know if I'll like the screen. So, planning to also see it on the traditional midnight first showing later in the week.
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Old July 15 2008, 08:57 PM   #141
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Here's a little real Hollywood moment.

So, five minutes ago I'm eating lunch on Wilshire Blvd, quietly reading my copy of The Enchantress of Florence (Salman Rusdie - brilliant, I can't recommend it enough). Two guys sit down next to me and one begins to pitch to the other one a project based on 5 pilots Gene Roddenberry wrote that were filmed in the 1970s. My ears perk up of course (bear with me, this is TDK related). I'm amused to be listening to this guy going on about how this is the next hot thing and he says, "The Star Trek franchise is about to be reinvigorated just like the Batman franchise. Oh, saw Dark Knight last night."

"The hype does not begin to do it justice. This is the best adaptation of a comic book property ever to hit the screen, and I'm including Dick Donner's Superman in that." He was reviewing the film in detail and after a minute or two I left because I knew he was going to drop a spoiler any second.

So that's the word from the LA streets, my friends.
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Old July 15 2008, 09:14 PM   #142
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^^^
Well crap what was the Gene Roddenberry rejected pilots idea he had. I'm curious about that now!
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Old July 15 2008, 09:24 PM   #143
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Here's a little real Hollywood moment.

So, five minutes ago I'm eating lunch on Wilshire Blvd, quietly reading my copy of The Enchantress of Florence (Salman Rusdie - brilliant, I can't recommend it enough). Two guys sit down next to me and one begins to pitch to the other one a project based on 5 pilots Gene Roddenberry wrote that were filmed in the 1970s. My ears perk up of course (bear with me, this is TDK related). I'm amused to be listening to this guy going on about how this is the next hot thing and he says, "The Star Trek franchise is about to be reinvigorated just like the Batman franchise. Oh, saw Dark Knight last night."

"The hype does not begin to do it justice. This is the best adaptation of a comic book property ever to hit the screen, and I'm including Dick Donner's Superman in that." He was reviewing the film in detail and after a minute or two I left because I knew he was going to drop a spoiler any second.

So that's the word from the LA streets, my friends.
That's good news for both Batman and Star Trek. What do we call STII then? "The Grey Lady?"
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Old July 15 2008, 09:40 PM   #144
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Eh, I'm not sure the guy actually knew anything about Trek 11 - he was trying to sell the other man on getting involved in these Roddenberrry projects after all. so he was bound to sound like he was sure Trek was on the edge of a Renaissance. But I was a little stunned to hear him say that the hype didn't do TDK justice. I mean, it's a lot of hype - and this was from a guy who obviously was looking at things from a movie perspective, not a fan's perspective.
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Old July 15 2008, 09:51 PM   #145
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Yet another TDK piece from EW.
But in The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan's ominously labyrinthine and exciting sequel to Batman Begins, good and evil aren't just separate forces — at times, they're a whisper away from each other — and the movie exudes a predatory glamour that makes the comic-book films that have come before it look all the more like kid stuff. The Dark Knight is jammed with thorny underworld conspiracies, obscenely oversize tank-cars, and action scenes that teeter madly out of control, all blanketed by the psycho-anarchic musings of a villain so warped he turns crime into a contest of Can you top this?
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Am I the only one NOT dying to see this in IMAX? I think the format is great for nature documentaries and such. But any time I try to watch a traditional movie in IMAX (like AOTC or SR) I've found it almost impossible to follow all the frenetic action happening on screen.

Hell, Nolan's action scenes are probably going to be hard to follow on a standard size screen, let alone on a gigantic IMAX screen.
I haven't seen a feature film in IMAX since we only have one IMAX theater in Sweden, and it's run a by a museum who only shows documentaries...that are ALL dubbed into Swedish. Yes, they're idiots.

Anyways I don't really think I'd make a habit out of seeing films in IMAX even if I could. I'm a very traditonal guy when it comes to cinema. Just give me a big ol screen, prefferable in 2.35:1, a nice seat and some popcorn and I'm ready to go! Oh and some DTS sound with that

But yeah Nolan is pretty bad at shooting action...I'm hoping he's improved with this movie.
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Old July 15 2008, 10:35 PM   #147
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Here are a some interviews...

Gary Oldman on The View (July 14, 2008)
Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman on The View, Part 1 (July 15, 2008)
Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman on The View, Part 2 (July 15, 2008)
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Old July 15 2008, 11:01 PM   #148
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I see this in all its wonderful IMAX glory in less than 2 hours. Better live up to stupidly high expectations...
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*Nearing point of implosion from excitement!!!!!*

54 hours to go for me!!!
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Old July 15 2008, 11:11 PM   #150
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I don't know what you guys are wetting yourself over. I've already seen The Caped Crusader, the 2011 third installment of the Nolan trilogy starring Aaron Eckhart as Two-Face, Johnny Depp as Riddler and James Woods as Rupert Thorne.
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