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Rachel Dawes' new look

Do you believe in Harvey Dent?

Yes78%[ 7 ]
No22%[ 2 ]

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Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 9:07am

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The Dark Knight's viral campaign is ramping up again, following its apparent suspension after Heath Ledger's death. The focus now is on Harvey Dent, Gotham's hot-shot district attorney that is destined to one day become Two-Face. We've now got our first proper glimpse of Maggie Gyllenhaal's new take on Rachel Dawes, a character played in the previous film by the rather incongruous Katie Holmes.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 9:36am

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I believe (but I know how it ends up too wink Come on sequel to the sequel !!)

After watching that video I have to say that I prefer Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes. This is subject to change after I see the final film, but that clip of Gyllenhaal seemed... forced (for lack of a better word)

Still, it's nice to see some new footage even if it won't be in the final film.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 9:55am

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Digerati Media wrote:

After watching that video I have to say that I prefer Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes. This is subject to change after I see the final film, but that clip of Gyllenhaal seemed... forced (for lack of a better word)
Have you never watched a politician give a speech? Of course it seemed forced! For some reason she reminded me of Hilary Clinton, which was somewhat unnerving.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 10:00am

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Tarn wrote:

Digerati Media wrote:

After watching that video I have to say that I prefer Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes. This is subject to change after I see the final film, but that clip of Gyllenhaal seemed... forced (for lack of a better word)
Have you never watched a politician give a speech?
I can't stand politics. I guess I should start to try and get interested but I've still got 1 and a bit years before I have to register to vote and then we won't have have another election for a while yet wink
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 10:11am

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Digerati Media wrote:

I can't stand politics. I guess I should start to try and get interested but I've still got 1 and a bit years before I have to register to vote and then we won't have have another election for a while yet wink
Heh. The sooner you get actively interested, the sooner you'll be able to sift through the lies and get near the truth. If you wait until you can actually vote, it'll be too late to figure out what's going on. razz

Back to Bats...I'm really happy with the general direction and style The Dark Knight seems to be going in. So far it seems to be retaining all the plus points of Batman Begins - the general mood, characters and considered approach - while fixing/removing the things that didn't work - Katie Holmes, crap action etc.

The focus on character, propaganda and politics in all the viral marketing material so far has been pretty cool. I just hope the film itself has the complexity I'm hoping for, and that it is able to incorporate some of the themes of The Long Halloween.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 1:40pm

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Maggie Gyllenhall seems great in that clip. I actually didn't mind Katie Holmes in Begins, although her character seemed like a girl whereas Maggie makes her look like a woman. I'm happy either way, Maggie's one of the best actresses in her age group. Hopefully it'll mean more interesting character development and interaction between her and Christian. Seems like she'll have a more active part in the central plot so hopefully she'll be more than a bit part "the girl" usually occupies.
Posted: Mon, 7th Apr 2008, 8:52pm

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The Joker first now harvey? Focus on Batman already!! I'm starting to think that Batman might be the less interesting character in the movie. You saw very little of him in the trailer when the Joker was on every shot, now Harvey has his own website? What the crap! Show me the new suit, Batman kicking butts or something. Anyway, I'm still looking to see it.
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2008, 12:10am

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No, I have a feeling the film is going to focus on Batman still. All this viral marketing for both the joker and dent builds characters so that when the movie comes along we know alot about them already and are okay when the film focuses on Wayne.
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2008, 2:14am

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Wow, this clip really makes Rachel Dawes look like Maggie Gyllenhaal in a fake pressroom.

I'm kinda getting tired of this viral advertising trend. Yes, the internet is a trendy "new" way to advertise a film, we get it. Why does every movie need a viral ad campaign? I'd much rather see another trailer.
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2008, 3:28am

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Or just post "I believe in Harvey Dent" on website ads and on billboards.

That's real viral advertising and I think it's cool. When Fight Club came out I used to see WWTDD? all over downtown Dallas buildings and billboards. As if Project Mayhem themselves put them up.

This whole 'fake police site' 'fake press conference' is, agreeably, cringe-worthy and silly. Although anyone else notice Harvey Dent's campaign website is very much like Barack Obama's campaign website?

However minuscule of a similarity, I found it humorous.
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2008, 4:38am

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Tarn wrote:


For some reason she reminded me of Hilary Clinton, which was somewhat unnerving.

Atom wrote:

Although anyone else notice Harvey Dent's campaign website is very much like Barack Obama's campaign website?
...I see dead people...



What that quote has to do with what you guys were talking about, I don't know, but I really wanted to say that.
Posted: Tue, 8th Apr 2008, 4:53am

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I must say I agree with Mellifluous, I think Maggie Gyllenhall is great in that clip, and she should work much better for the role of Rachel Dawes than Katie Holmes did, as she does look a bit more grown up.