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"Before DC fucked up Selina Kyle." - chipsnopotatoes

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fernandoamerico:

Awesome poster!

Lets just wait for the Golden Globes’ nominations next Thursday.

How about Best Butt-kicking Beautiful Couple with Oozing Chemistry as well? 

OH BRUCIE… by *AnyaUribe

Well, we know there’s only ONE woman who can get her claws on Bruce … 

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Oh this is beautifully done!

landscaper01:

thebatandthecat:

“Let’s not stand on ceremony here, Mr Wayne.”

Catwoman was visibly taken aback by the revelation. A look of regret came over her face, as though she was having second thoughts about betraying Batman.

***

Savagely, Bane brought Batman down onto his knee, forcibly bending the Dark Knight’s spine backward. A horrific crack echoed throughout the lair.

Catwoman gasped out loud.

At that, Bane dumped Batman onto the ground, to lie helplessly in the puddles. He crouched and tugged the cracked cowl off his victim, exposing the battered and bloody face of Bruce Wayne. Bane held onto the cowl as a trophy.

Standing triumphant beneath Wayne Tower, he contemplated the hollow, empty eyes of the Dark Knight’s cowl.

Forgotten for the moment, Catwoman slunk away into the shadows.

—Extracted from The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox

Aside from the utterly arresting and brutal confrontation between Batman and Bane, I think we tend to forget another important character in this setup: Catwoman.

Her foreshadowed storm is well underway, but its direct effects as a result of her self-preserving actions are unexpected—indeed it is a revelation to watch her cool and confident poise disintegrate into distress and horror, now that she actually sees that Bruce Wayne and Batman are one and the same. This frightened and helpless woman is far from the Selina Kyle we have familiarised ourselves with—note her particularly shaky stance as she watches Bane lift the cowl to reveal Bruce’s battered face. Now this is no longer just a war between the classes; this is not just something Selina can compartmentalise into and justify as another inconsequential thing that she had to do because she couldn’t do what she wanted to do—it’s become personal.

How adaptable is she now in light of this new knowledge? How does this skew her own philosophy and moral code? How does she reconcile with this? The answers that follow help pave the way for Selina’s own journey towards a new self-awareness and spiritual growth.

I always so appreciate the analysis you bring to the BatCat scenes from TDKR. You’re always spot-on with your line of thinking. I have to admit that I saw the movie five times in theaters, and all five times I couldn’t bring myself to watch this scene. I know that sounds crazy, as even a lot of diehard Batman fans couldn’t wait to see him being “broken” from the comics play out onscreen. But seeing as how the other two movies in TDK trilogy had me so admiring the many layers of Bruce Wayne, I just couldn’t stand the thought of watching him beaten down like that, even if the big point of TDKR was to show a weakened man who wasn’t quite the hero he used to be. I’m glad you (and others) have provided so much analysis to what this scene meant for Bruce and Selina in the long run — especially for Selina. I definitely think she had a hard time reconciling it, as we saw on her face both when she told Blake that she “didn’t know” if Bruce was dead, and also in the scene where Bruce first returned to Gotham. Obviously we knew by this point that she HAD changed her moral code, and what was even more important was Bruce re-emphasizing that he had seen something good in her all along. 

Thanks for your kind words, landscaper01! :)

I’m with you; this is the most unbearable part of the film, yet it’s the pivotal scene, and the most captivating. For all its rawness and violence, the way Bane systematically strips Batman of all defences is almost poetic, because let’s face it, Bruce was still brushing off his cobwebs, and gravely underestimated his enemy. Interestingly, we see Selina’s own preconceived notions being taunted and equally battered.

What is possibly worse than witnessing the physical violence is anticipating Bruce’s inevitable defeat, and remembering Alfred’s fear that Bruce might just be willing himself to fail. You can just hear the echo of Alfred’s sage words, “Know your limits, Master Wayne." I really love the metaphor of the pit, highlighting the idea of Bruce needing to learn how to pick himself up, to will himself to live, to let "fear find [him] again". 

This is what makes me wonder about the symbolism of Bruce aiming the arrow right  on target when Selina examines his house. So maybe he hasn’t aged with much wisdom, but he never lost his ability to see the goodness in people.

Moral of TDKR, basically: listen to Alfred!

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I really read that as “You want me for dinner?”

Yeah, you can tell it’s Friday afternoon now… and I’m hungry… for Batman.

ireneselina:

“Vacation?” he asked.

I wish, she thought. “Let’s just say that I’ve incurred the wrath of some people less susceptible to my charms than you.”

“My powerful friend hopes to change your mind about leaving,” he said.

She remembered ditching Batman on the roof.

“And how would he do that?”

“By giving you what you want.”

(Excerpt from Chapter 18 of The Dark Knight Rises, official film novelization by Greg Cox.)

I remember the first time I heard the last line I snickered a bit. I think I half expected Selina to make a suggestive response. :P

Anne Hathaway looks prettiest here, I think. Not a coincidence, I would say!

I would be holding onto his shoulder (and other parts) as often as I could too…

ireneselina:

“You came back here…”

BRB, overcoming deep emotions …

"Let’s not stand on ceremony here, Mr Wayne."

Catwoman was visibly taken aback by the revelation. A look of regret came over her face, as though she was having second thoughts about betraying Batman.

***

Savagely, Bane brought Batman down onto his knee, forcibly bending the Dark Knight’s spine backward. A horrific crack echoed throughout the lair.

Catwoman gasped out loud.

At that, Bane dumped Batman onto the ground, to lie helplessly in the puddles. He crouched and tugged the cracked cowl off his victim, exposing the battered and bloody face of Bruce Wayne. Bane held onto the cowl as a trophy.

Standing triumphant beneath Wayne Tower, he contemplated the hollow, empty eyes of the Dark Knight’s cowl.

Forgotten for the moment, Catwoman slunk away into the shadows.

—Extracted from The Dark Knight Rises: The Official Movie Novelisation by Greg Cox

Aside from the utterly arresting and brutal confrontation between Batman and Bane, I think we tend to forget another important character in this setup: Catwoman.

Her foreshadowed storm is well underway, but its direct effects as a result of her self-preserving actions are unexpected—indeed it is a revelation to watch her cool and confident poise disintegrate into distress and horror, now that she actually sees that Bruce Wayne and Batman are one and the same. This frightened and helpless woman is far from the Selina Kyle we have familiarised ourselves with—note her particularly shaky stance as she watches Bane lift the cowl to reveal Bruce’s battered face. Now this is no longer just a war between the classes; this is not just something Selina can compartmentalise into and justify as another inconsequential thing that she had to do because she couldn’t do what she wanted to do—it’s become personal.

How adaptable is she now in light of this new knowledge? How does this skew her own philosophy and moral code? How does she reconcile with this? The answers that follow help pave the way for Selina’s own journey towards a new self-awareness and spiritual growth.

RF