GQ recently spoke to The Dark Knight Rises costume designer Lindy Hemming about her work on the film, and she let slip a few details about a sequence that was apparently shot, but doesn’t appear in the film’s final cut.
“The other thing that you should have seen during that sequence is him being injured in his youth. So one of the fundamental things about his costume is that he has this scar from the back injury. Even if he hasn’t got the bulletproof vest on, he still has to wear the waist belt and the braces. In that scene in the prison, where he’s learning to fight the same way Batman learned to fight, he’s wearing an early version of his waist belt. It’s showing support, but it’s not the finished one he eventually wears. He’s also wearing an early version of his gas mask, all glued together.”
“Well, if you look at the film, unless they’ve cut it—and I’m sure they haven’t—there’s a whole early section for Tom Hardy where he’s fighting and being taunted by people. He’s got chains on him, and he’s standing on a wooden thing while people are attacking him. And in that scene, he’s wearing a much more ragged, primitive version of the mask… There was another section that showed you why he had the mask and where it came from.”
So will this appear on an extended cut or as a deleted scene on DVD and Blu Ray? Only time will tell, but I’d personally prefer the Nolan version of Bane to retain some of its mystery. What do you guys think?
”If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal… you become something else entirely. A legend,”
Hurtinbombs’ Top Ten Action Movie Posters in the last ten years
(Not necessarily our Top Ten action movies of the last ten years though)
We already give our action movie heroes such attention and praise we thought it would be a cool alternative to look at their nemeses and pay tribute. Since the villains and the problems they bring about generally define our heroes, we felt this was long overdue. So we continue our feature of…
Hurtinbombs celebrates the Joker
It’s Christian Bale’s birthday today and as a tribute I’d like to draw some attention to a few of his less celebrated but no less excellent turns.
1 Rescue Dawn
Bale is compelling as legendary pilot and Vietnam POW, Dieter Dengler. He dispenses with imitation (ignoring Dengler’s accent altogether) and provides a quirky, unshakably determined and thoroughly likable hero. Bale endured some of what the real life Dengler had to as well. Yes, he really was being dragged by a cow and yes, he really did eat that snake. That’s dedication.
2 Harsh Times
Bale’s explosive portrayal of ex army ranger Jim Davis manages to be at turns both terrifying and sympathetic. As Jim struggles to adapt back into society we are disturbed by his escalating behavior, yet somehow Bale manages to inject just enough humanity to make us feel for him.
3 The Prestige
To talk too much about this risks ruining a great movie. Bale’s performance as Victorian era magician Borden, flicking from cocky ambition and barely suppressed anger, to disarming warmth and heartbreaking regret, may be jarring at times but truly rewards repeat viewers.
And if you haven’t seen what is easily one of Christopher Nolan’s best offerings then I urge you to do so NOW!
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