Batman: The Man Who Laughs

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I really enjoyed this! Thank you for putting in the hard work. I have been struggling over the recent years to re-watch TDK but I couldn't get more than 30 minutes in before firstly being turned off then turning it off. What you did here drastically brought this film back to life, and gave it pace and energy, and stuck to the intensity and focus of the storyline that this film desperately needed. Nolan isn't always praised for his edits, as we've seen in the latter years, but there's a good core here and without some of the comic lines and unnecessary rest periods this is quite a fun film to watch. Well done!

I do agree with some of the other comments on here and I am going to attempt those edits myself. I think by removing the copy-cat Batman's in the first Batman intro scene (what is even the point of that scene?) it will make for a nice surprise and actually a well-thought out plan by the Joker when its hung body slams against the window. I'd also like to add back some of the nuances that were cut away, such as the slow-mo of Dent's burning, or the "But I did tell you so," line that I thought was forcefully cut. Some things can breathe, and I'd say 95% of what you cut is spot on. Lastly, I'm not quite in full agreement about the ending. I found myself getting nervous as I watched it, which to me is a sign that I'm about to not be fully satisfied. I'd like to play around with this and even keep the score the same as the original. I didn't mind the score changes in the other scenes and I thought they worked quite nicely, but this one felt a little off. I'll play with it and see what works - but I do agree that Gordon's speech and voiceover is a cheap way of finding a quick open-ended ending.

Overall very well done and this has been one of my favorite edits. I keep waking in the middle of the night thinking about it. Thank you!

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I saw this a few years back. This was a very strong edit of The Dark Knight that streamlines an already amazing film. The cuts were really unnoticeable, and the new ending sequence was brilliant, it made me excited to watch TDKR.
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I will openly admit I did not like the original movie when I first viewed it in 2012, due to many annoyances I experienced while immersing myself in the film. This edit turned a movie I felt was highly overrated into an enjoyable experience I will now see as the true, definitive Dark Knight film. The editor did a fantastic job on this project and his work here is nothing short of stellar.

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Excellent fanedit that cuts out the extraneous/unneeded elements and pares the story down to its essentials, thus focusing the narrative and highlighting the key motivations, themes, and characters (esp harvey's arc) much more effectively. Highly recommended.

A couple of things however, that IMHO prevent this from being 'perfect' (in my eyes):

-Not entirely sure the batman copycat concept works here, esp since the beginning sequence is now purely focused on setting up the narrative elements re the mob, the joker, DA harvey, and batman's mission-- the copycat concept just detracts from 'setting the stage' especially as the dialogue from the copycat has been cut from the beginning sequence -- these copycats could certainly be cut from the scarecrow scene, which would then simply have batman + the tumbler intrude on scarecrow's meeting w the russians before scarecrow gets away. This obviously would necessitate cutting the copycat's dialogue about batman being a symbol in the joker's torture video, and narratively have the joker just dress up a poor random guy in a batman suit before torturing, killing him, and putting a noose over the corpse before tossing it over the side of the mayor's office (which would be a surprise for the audience while still fitting into the 'chaos' aspect of the Joker's MO and how he's causing all this chaos due to batman's presence and how batman should unmask himself to stop this senseless violence and death)

-Would've left the scene w Gordon + Ramirez + batsignal in to 1) provide context re how batman has changed gotham's criminal activity, 2) foreshadow Ramirez's betrayal (mother in the hospital etc), 3) use the batsignal instead to underscore the 'batman as a symbol' theme (which is essentially the purpose of the copycat story component anyway) which then 4) makes the 'gordon taking an axe to the batsignal' shot in the end more poignant and meaningful.

Aside from the above two elements, all the other judicious cuts were extremely well done, as Ryantology jettisoned scenes and elements that weren't really essential to the story and which took screentime away from the main players and the conflicts playing out in the narrative. Everything's much clearer and focused now, and the film's all the better for it. Great work!

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Pretty good. Most of the changes seem pretty necessary. Don't know if it's just me but this feels more like a Batman movie than just a crime drama. I prefer this over the original.

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