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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

The first fight is an ambush set up by Bane. He set the time, and the place. He knows things about Batman that Batman did not think he knew - that he is Bruce Wayne for example, off the bat (I would ...
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

TL;DR: Throughout the trilogy, Bruce always uses his gravelly voice while in costume, regardless of who he is interacting with. The circumstances don't seem to make any difference. He might be in ...
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Does Lucius Fox reveal Batman's identity in The Dark Knight?

I believe the entire quote was: Lucius Fox: Let me get this straight. You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"?

To put that scene in its proper context, you need to take into account two other scenes in the film. The first scene is this one from about 33 minutes into the runtime, where Fox explains to Wayne ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

In his first fight with Bane, 1) Batman subconsciously wants to die, and 2) Bane is more motivated. Others have noted some of the tactical reasons why Batman lost the first fight and won the second. ...
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Why was Katie Holmes from "Batman Begins" replaced by Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes in "The Dark Knight"?

Katie Holmes chose not to reprise her role as Rachel Dawes According to Nolan, via alloy.com, Katie was "unavailable for the role", Katie wasn't available for the role, which I wasn't very ...
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Does Lucius Fox reveal Batman's identity in The Dark Knight?

Here's the entire quote: Fox: What can I do for you, Mr. Reese? Reese: You asked me to do the diligence on the LSI Holdings deal again. I found irregularities. Fox: Their CEO is in police custody. ...
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What are this character's last words in The Dark Knight?

The sentence starts "Somewhere...", but is cut off. We can speculate as to how that sentence is going to end, but ultimately we just don't know. The following is an screencap of The Dark Knight's ...
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Was the Tumbler Nolan's creation or did something similar already exist?

From an interview with the production designer Nathan Crowley (here), it's mentioned that the Tumbler was partially inspired by random toys from Toys R Us (bizarre, I know). Crowley told Collider that:...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

It depends on the continuity According to the Batman wiki: The murderer is consistently identified as Joe Chill, though the mythos alternates between versions where Batman finds out and where Batman ...
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In The Dark Knight, what happened to all the bank robbers?

For the record, the official screenplay identifies the two men on the roof as Dopey and Happy, the three men in the car as Grumpy, Chuckles and Bozo. You've confused Chuckles (whose gunshot was ...
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Why was Bruce Wayne spared by the mugger?

As you mentioned, Joe Chill is a mugger. Since you tagged nolan-batman-trilogy, I'll quote the Wikipedia entry for his priorities in that series: Chill claims to have been "driven to mug" the ...
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Do the events of The Dark Knight Rises prove Joker was right?

No. The situation in Gotham was the result of a conspiracy by Batman and Commissioner Gordon to conceal the truth. One of the central ideas in The Dark Knight Rises is that the peace and prosperity ...
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How much property damage did Batman commit while evading the GCPD?

In the sequence shown, the following property damage occurs. 5 x Police cars 3 x Plastic dustbins 1 x Glass store-frontage 1 x Car park barrier 2 x Compact cars (used) 1 x Concrete car ...
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In The Dark Knight, how did the Joker get and set up all the oil drums without being found out?

They weren't oil, they were diesel. Dent’s chair wouldn’t move—stuck on a raised board, probably. Dent shifted all his weight to one side and . . . that was a mistake. He began to topple. It was too ...
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In "The Dark Knight", why did the cops want to evacuate Harvey Dent from the hospital in an empty bus?

I do not believe that they wanted to reserve an empty or mostly empty bus for Dent. I believe they simply wanted to move him from the hospital room (which they thought was a secure location) to a bus ...
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In the comics is Two-face's coin a regular coin?

In the original Detective Comics #66, after becoming hideously scarred, Two-Face disfigured a two-headed silver dollar with his knife. The coin itself originally belonged to Vincent "The Boss" Maroni ...
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How did Harvey Dent get away with punching a witness?

The very short answer is that the (would-be) gunman was still holding the gun when Dent punched him. Dent grabs the gun and points it toward the floor, but it's not until he hits him that he appears ...
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In "The Dark Knight," how old was Rachel Dawes?

According to the screenplay for Batman Begins, Rachel was 10 years old when Bruce was 8. BLACK. A low KEENING which becomes SCREECHING that BUILDS and BUILDS until- RED flickers through black as the ...
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Why is fear "good" in The Dark Knight Rises?

It's not a duality From the script for The Dark Knight Rises: Blind Prisoner: (cracked English) You do not fear death. You think this makes you strong. This makes you weak. Wayne: Why? ...
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Why does Bruce Wayne keep speaking in that low raspy voice to Catwoman?

In or out of universe? The other answer covered the point that the voice does not actually change. Here is the out of universe explanation straight from the actor's mouth in Christian Bale Reveals ...
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In the Christopher Nolan Batman Trilogy, how did they select the villains?

Ra's al Ghul It would seem that writer David Goyer had a great deal of influence over the selections of all the villains. David S. Goyer, who co-wrote Batman Begins with director Christopher ...
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In "The Dark Knight", why did the cops want to evacuate Harvey Dent from the hospital in an empty bus?

You missed a line earlier in the film. Gordon: I want you to call in every officer. I want them to head to their nearest hospital and start evac and search. Call the Transit Authority, School ...
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Does Lucius Fox reveal Batman's identity in The Dark Knight?

The film's official novelisation makes it abundantly clear that Reese is very well aware that Batman is... We get the following exchange (which goes down just like it did in the film) “Changes ...
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Did the Joker ever refer to himself as the Joker?

No A search of the transcript of The Dark Knight reveals 37 mentions of the word "Joker," but all of them are spoken by people other than the Joker himself. The script indicates that others "call ...
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What are this character's last words in The Dark Knight?

According to the novelization by Dennis O'Neill which was likely based on an earlier script: “Bruce… Harvey… I love you.” Of course, that doesn't match with the movie dialogue, where she starts ...
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What are this character's last words in The Dark Knight?

Just rewatched the scene, her (actually spoken) last words are Harvey, it's okay. Its alright. Listen. [start of unknown word] [BOOOM!]. From both the context of the scene (as she seems to try to ...
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How many people know Batman's identity?

By my count, at least ten. Six are still living by the end of the third movie. Rachel (dead) Lucius Alfred Selina Kyle Gordon (finds out at end of 3rd movie) John Blake Coleman Reese Ra's al Ghul (...
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Why is The Dark Knight Rises set after 8 years of The Dark Knight?

I guess I'll just copy paste Oliver C.'s answer. Christopher Nolan's answer to the 8 year gap is: It's partly about a physical and emotional toll and it's partly about being true to the ...
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Why did Batman do so much better in his second fight with Bane?

A big influence on the Nolan trilogy is The Dark Knight Returns and this battle looks highly influenced by Batman's fights with the mutant leader. The mutant leader has similar physical attributes to ...
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