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Batman (Bruce Wayne) loved Rachel Dawes, so he decided to save her and left Dent for the Gotham Police Department to save. They didn't both try to save Dent; Gordon went after Dent while Wayne went after Dawes, but The Joker lied about who was located where. Dent was actually in the location The Joker told Batman Dawes was in, while Dawes was located where ...


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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 nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands; and your plan, is to blackmail this person? [pause, Reese looks nervous] Lucius Fox: Good luck. ...


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Joker's whole idea was to turn Harvey into a monster, NOT into a martyr. AND to hurt Batman personally (probably turning him into a monster). Both goals would be undermined if Batman saved Rachel and let Harvey die. So he likely did the misdirection intentionally; counting on Batman to put more of an effort to save his "girlfriend" (who ends up being Harvey)...


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It's been a while since I watched The Dark Knight, but here are my thoughts based on what I recall: It keeps the criminals in prison. Harvey was as much a victim of the Joker as anyone else (especially in what drove him to be Two-Face), but he still committed the crimes he committed. If that were to be found out, all of his cases would be called into ...


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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. Reese: Not with their numbers. With yours. Applied Sciences, a whole division of Wayne Industries disappeared, overnight. So I went down to the archives and ...


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The film ["Batman Begins" ] takes place in 2007. In the Gotham Tonight news segments released to promote The Dark Knight it reports on Election '08 and states that the attack on the Narrows (which happens at the end of this film) took place nine months previously. (Source: IMDB "Batman Begins" FAQ) Batman Begins: 2007. The Dark Knight: 2008. The Dark ...


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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 script: DENT (CONT'D) RACHEL! RACHEL (O.S.) Harvey? Harvey, it's okay... DENT RACHEL!!! EXT. 52ND STREET, GOTHAM -- NIGHT Gordon, axe ...


25

I am not a doctor, but I have studied anatomy and physiology, and amateur level medicine. He probably wouldn't feel much of anything. That much tissue damage surely destroyed the pain receptors in his skin. Those are usually destroyed even with a third degree burn, and his skin's totally gone on that side of his face. As to the eye, it would probably stay ...


24

From a legal perspective, it's worth noting that the criminals the Mayor is referring to aren't those that Dent has already convicted in the past but the 549 criminals that Dent convinced Commissioner Gordon to arrest in scene 91. Not only are the criminals involved not yet convicted (far from it) but Dent makes it abundantly clear to the Mayor that the ...


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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 fatal) with Grumpy (whose gunshot was 'superficial') GRUMPY: He’s got three left? [Bozo raises two fingers. Grumpy squeezes off a shot. The Bank Manager ...


23

At a guess, from the way the Joker's mind works? Pushing either detonator would trip both bombs. Possibly with a slight delay so that the group that pushed the trigger gets a few seconds to reflect on the atrocity they just willingly committed before they go up. After all, he never says that the detonator in either ferry only detonates the bomb in the ...


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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 that Gotham enjoys at the beginning of the film were bought with a lie. Batman and Commissioner Gordon agreed at the end of The Dark Knight to conceal Harvey ...


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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 late to regain his balance, and he fell into one of the barrels, knocking it over, falling on top of it and slipping to the floor. The concrete was cold against ...


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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 ready to depart and to do so with minimal time in between. At this point, Dent's severe burns put him at a significant risk of infection, and they want to keep ...


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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 and is usually shown as having scratches on the side with either Lady Liberty or, in later serials, Lady Gotham. This theme is continued in future comic ...


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For my part, I think this really was an "honest" psychological experiment by the Joker. It's not exactly the kind of thing that psychology post-docs can perform on the Psych 101 undergrads that have to participate for credit, so the underlying premise remains one of those open questions of human decision-making. The Joker obviously has no ethical ...


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Interestingly, this was something that was corrected in the official novelisation. In the script (and film) the line is : DOPEY : And there it goes. That's funny. It didn't dial out to 911- it was trying to reach a private number. Whereas in the novel, the line is: “What’s that?” Happy asked. “Here comes the silent alarm, just like we figured,” ...


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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 to let go. As such, Harvey's actions would be well within the scope of acting in self-defence and the defence of others within the court. ...


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I've got nothing official, but I did have 30 seconds spare to think it through. In short: wouldn't work. The point was to preserve Dent's public image as an incorruptible hero. So when you pin the murders on someone else, you need the public to accept it, and not have cause or opportunity to reconsider in the near future. The Joker had, at that point, ...


15

There's no clear answer as to how the Joker got his scars in The Dark Knight. In the movie he gives two stories. His father gave it to him as a child. He gave it to himself to cheer up his wife. This is a reference to Batman: The Killing Joke where he sees his past as being multiple choice.


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I've frequently heard the idea that the Joker didn't switch the addresses when he told Batman the locations of Harvey and Rachel, but he did: In the interrogation room, Joker tells Batman that Harvey is at 250 52nd Street and that Rachel is on Avenue X. Later in the movie the female cop calls Gordon's wife and tells her to go to 250 52nd Street, where she ...


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I'm broadly in agreement with the two existing answers, I just have a few details to add. In The Dark Knight, we see a snap of a security camera with a timestamp of July 17, 2008, from the Joker’s bank robbery (about ten minutes in): This was also the date of the American film release. We also see court documents dated July 2008, which is consistent with ...


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I am not a doctor. However, fluid loss (not necessarily blood) from losing that much skin, while painless, would be incapacitating and could kill within mere hours without ICU treatment. Pathophysiology of burns Note: Unless you want to see disturbing imagery, be careful how you conduct Google searches for fourth degree burns. We'd need a burn specialist ...


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Mr. Reese was not addressed in The Dark Knight Rises, which is stated to be the end of the movie continuity in which he appeared. Barring a new director deciding to make movies in the same continuity, I think we can definitively say that Coleman Reese exists only as a sub-plot of The Dark Knight. Perhaps to address the inherent absurdity that nobody guesses ...


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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 Board, Prison, get every available bus down to a hospital. The priority is Gotham General So basically the officers are trying to find him a space on an(y) ...


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How did it work? When Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne are discussing the device (around 33 minutes in), we learn that the device really is powered by sonar: [Lucius hands Bruce a phone] Bruce: What’s this? Lucius: I had R&D work it up. It sends out a high-frequency pulse; records the response time. For mapping an environment. Bruce: Sonar. Just like a… ...


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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 things when you know it’s just a rich kid trying to play dress-up,” Reese continued. Reese pointed to Fox’s initials in the approval box. “Your project. Don’t ...


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The final encounter in The Dark Knight makes a few things clear: Dent views Batman's responsibility for Rachel's death in a markedly different light than Gordon's responsibility. His discourse with Gordon (before Batman shows up, after Batman is shot) is full of authority and disdain, while his discourse with Batman is less sure and contains more attempt at ...


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Do you mean aside from the reason you're given straight away afterwards? Batman is the hero. He might not be a huge fan of Gotham justice but he doesn't go around murdering people simply because he feels like it... THE JOKER : Just couldn’t let me go, could you? I guess this is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly ...


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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 with "Some—" before she's cut off. Fan speculation has largely been that she was saying something like "Someone is coming to get me" although a few have suggested ...


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