Monday, November 19, 2012

Scene of the Week - The Dark Knight Rises

By Sati. Monday, November 19, 2012 , ,

Deshi Basara
directed by Christopher Nolan

The scene: In my absolute favorite moment from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce Wayne attempts to climb out of pit - the jail he was thrown into by Bane - without the rope supporting him. He made many attempts to get out before, always with the rope attached to him to save his life in case he failed, but that changes when another inmate tells him the story of a child who managed to escape - while climbing without the rope, the fear of falling and dying made it possible to escape.

Wanting to get out and protect Gotham, Bruce does the same, as fellow inmates chant, encouraging him. At one point Bruce stops as the swarm of bats emerges, which oddly only gives him confidence. He makes the jump and as Hans Zimmer's triumphant "Why do we fall?" stops for a moment we see the inmates freezing in silence too. As the music starts again we see that Bruce managed to make the jump and he gets out of pit, just as Batman theme starts playing in the background.



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37 comments:

  1. Oh... that is a truly great scene.

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  2. This scene was sooo exhilarating. Great choice!

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  3. I just watched Rises once and completely forgot what a great scene that was. (The images are amazing, by the way!)

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    1. Thank you! Loved that scene the most, along with the ending.

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  4. That was an awesome scene indeed. Love the animated GIFs in this!

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    1. Thanks! I really should use those more in the segment, it's more fun when something moves in the post :D:D:D

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  5. That is a great scene. I just can't stand it when he falls and hear his bones creaking being held by the ropes.

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    1. Yeah, whenever he fell in those prison scenes it was painful to watch :/

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  6. This was a beautiful scene. I think it was the first time I started crying in the film and I don't believe I stopped right until the end. How people hate this film is beyond me!

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    1. I don't know it either, but I can't stand Inception and plenty love that, so....but I'm pretty sure even TDKR haters like this scene, it is too well made to be hated :)

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  7. Yes! That's a stand up and cheer moment for sure.

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    1. It was so awesome! I love that part when he stops and closes his eyes.

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  8. As great as that scene was, it still didnt save this from being an average film for me!!

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    1. Sorry you didn't like it more, I noticed people feel about TDKR the way I do about TDK :)

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  9. Loved the movie and loved this scene. It hits on Blu-ray soon, can't wait to give it another viewing.

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  10. I haven't seen this again after (the 3 times ;P) watching it during its theatrical run. But from looking at this I just noticed Christian Bale looks thinner. I know he's the master of changing weights for movies, but did he have different sizes for this particular movie? Great scene nevertheless.

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    1. You know, maybe he did? Maybe they filmed these scenes first or last before Batman scenes and he lost/gained weight in the process of the movie. Or it's just a lightining/costume technique or something, this movie is so well made I'm honestly baffled how they managed to do certain things.

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  11. Beautiful. I just love this film so much.

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    1. I love it too! I hope it won't be totally snubbed in Oscar season.

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  12. That scene is triumphant for a number of reasons, no doubt, but I think it speaks so highly of Zimmer's work. I mean, god...damn. Dude killed it there.

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    1. Oh, the track from that scene is my absolutely favorite out of his work. So gorgeous and moving.

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  13. What a great scene spotlight, LOVE the way you style this post, Sati. This is a memorable scene, no doubt, I wish Nolan could explain just HOW Bruce could get to the heavily-guarded Gotham with barely any money or even shoes on though. I mean he's not Batman yet and Alfred wasn't readily available :)

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    1. Thank you! Oh yeah, that is one of the very few reasons I didn't give the movie more than 98/10 but you know, maybe he has some safety nets scattered all around the world just in case of emergency :)

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  14. I just watched this film for the 3rd time on Friday, and this gave me chills as well. I love this movie so much! Great spotlight, Nolan did amazing with this scene.

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    1. He really did, it's such an incredibly well made moment!

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  15. Loved the film but the predictability of Bruce making the jump meant that it wasn't my favourite scene. I would also love to know how the hell he got back into Gotham! Pretty much every scene between him and Alfred would probably be my favourite.

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    1. Well, yeah, I think there's gotta be a dose of predictability in a story like that, he simply had to get out :)

      That is indeed a problem, I wish there was a quick scene about that or even just a quick line of dialogue.

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    2. I do hope Nolan would answer that question in the Blu-ray feature or something. I mean that's a HUGE plot hole, even bigger than that ending IMO.

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    3. Well to be honest I don't really see these as plotholes, but I'm sure Nolan will throw a comment about these two, seeing how many people are asking questions about it :)

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  16. Got goosebumps just looking through all your gifs. Definitely a hugely powerful and emotional scene. Can't wait til I get my hands on TDKR blu-ray!

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked the scene!

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  17. Thank you for this. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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  18. This scene speaks to everyone, at some point of your life trials will knock you down repeatedly but it doesn't matter how we fall, what matters is how we rise.

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