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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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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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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In The Dark Knight, how did the Joker get and set up all the oil drums without being found out?

Presumably he used trucks On a more serious note… (Why so serious?) Buying them probably would not have raised any flags drums of oil are not really a controlled substance, stealing them may have ...
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Do we know what the Joker's third origin story would have been?

After having heard two separate backstories (each of which is notably applicable to the person who he tells the story to); we can assume that the Joker's origin stories are lies; intended to both ...
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Do the events of The Dark Knight Rises prove Joker was right?

The second the police and Batman are unable to defend Gotham, the people literally stage a cheap French revolution and overthrow what little order the city has... Within a month they've developed a ...
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How, precisely, does the Joker dispatch Gambol in The Dark Knight?

The Joker had his knife at the left corner of Gambol's mouth, aiming and pulling the thing side/downwards. There are two things the Joker could have done in order to kill him: 1) Slash his face all ...
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Why does Harvey Dent hate Bruce Wayne?

There's a few things going on in the dinner scene where Dent first meets Bruce in person, notably the fact that Bruce appears to be going out of his way to impress Dent's date, Rachel. He's evidently ...
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Why didn't Batman tell Harvey Dent that he tried to rescue Rachel?

Because Batman does feel responsible for Rachel's death Batman may have chosen to go and save Rachel after the interrogation, but that doesn't mean that he put his responsibilities "at ease" ...
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Does the catchphrase "Why so serious?" come from a previous Batman property?

No. As far as the comics are concerned, there is no mention of the famous catchphrase "Why so serious?" Although, to be perfectly covering all areas, even though the Joker has never ...
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In the movie The Dark Knight, what is the explanation for the cop allowing himself to be captured by the Joker in the police station?

Joker was just a crazy killer at that point, at least to a cop. The most Joker has done at this point in the movie is arrange some high profile assassinations and crash a party. The attack on Dent's ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"?

From the script: FOX: Mr. Wayne, did you reassign R and D? WAYNE: Yes. Government telecommunications project. FOX: I wasn't aware we had any new government contracts. Can you- WAYNE: Lucius. I'm ...
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What would have happened if Gothamites on one of the ferries had pressed the detonator

What we know: Pushing neither button would obviously not blow up anyone However, Joker had prepared for this outcome by carrying a third detonator which would almost certainly blow up both ships, ...
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Did the Joker ever refer to himself as the Joker?

I believe the closest he gets is referring to jokers (playing cards) as "my card."
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Why did the bank manager keep the grenade in his mouth?

The film's official novelisation suggests that he was simply in shock at this point and incapable of rational thought. Blood loss, a massive chest wound and coming face-to-face with a psychopath aren'...
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Which people and how many were boarded onto the ferries?

There were approximately 30,000 people waiting for ferry service. They doesn't appear to be any particular criteria for their presence, other than that they were those who couldn't secure a suitable ...
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Did the Joker mislead Batman, or was the Joker himself ignorant of the facts?

While this question already has an accepted answer that I agree with, all of the current answers subscribe to the idea of the Joker misleading Batman on purpose. I'd like to play devils advocate, so ...
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Did the Joker mislead Batman, or was the Joker himself ignorant of the facts?

I have thought about this a lot, and I believe this to be the Joker's single greatest victory in his crusade to prove that even Batman is prone to selfishness and weakness. In his mind, this is a ...
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How, precisely, does the Joker dispatch Gambol in The Dark Knight?

It happens off-screen and isn't explained. He simply killed him with the knife. Per the screenplay; [The Joker looks up at the ashen faces of the remaining Bodyguards. Smiles.] Joker: Why so serious? ...
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Was "Let's put a smile on that face" taken from Batman Beyond?

No. While I'm not able to quote a specific example there are literally dozens of variations on this theme in pop culture some from before Batman, or any comics, started publication. "Turn that frown ...
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What is the meaning of this conversation between Lucius Fox and Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight"?

FOX: Mr. Wayne, did you reassign R and D? WAYNE: Yes. Government telecommunications project. FOX: I wasn't aware we had any new government contracts. Can you- WAYNE: Lucius. I'm playing this one ...
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