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Dark Knight Rises

todayJanuary 10, 2012

Batman

Earlier this year Christopher Nolan was nice enough to give us a sample of The Dark Night Rises, his final installment of Batman. Audience members who attended the IMAX showing of Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol were the first to get a six minute glimpse of what we are in for with this movie; although like most things it has been leaked online now.

Most people found the clip interesting and liked what they saw, but, had one major complaint; Bane, the main villain, was hard to understand. Critics and audience members alike claimed that they could hear maybe only ten percent of what Thomas Hardy, the actor playing Bane, was saying.

While it makes sense for the audio to sound distorted, Bane wears a mask that covers his face and nose, but if the audience can’t hear it that would usually send some warning bells to the director to clean it up, Christopher Nolan saw it a different way.

According to IFC.com, Nolan originally wanted his audience to “pedal faster to keep up.” Nolan felt that by changing the audio it would compromise the realism of the character and film.

However, it seems as though the constant complains have lead Nolan to compromise with the audience. In a new report on IFC.com, it is said a new soundtrack for the prologue has been sent to IMAX theaters which makes it 40-50 percent easier to understand the villain.

Nolan was able to satisfy the audience and keep the realism of the character and his distortion intact. As opposed to re-dubbing the lines, Nolan instead lowered the background noise and “other things” in order to please the audience and himself.

The Dark Night Rises is scheduled to be released July of 2012, but if you want a sneak peak the six minute prologue has been leaked online or you can view the official trailer online as well.

Written by: Garrett Powders

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