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(YouTube)   After calling an 8-year-old cancer patient and fan, Christian Bale sends a full "Batman" care package   (youtube.com) divider line 76
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2013-01-30 11:44:54 AM  

Pyynk: Braindeath: Madbassist1: jdcgonzalez: Does he have his asshat moments? Sure. He's only human after all, not the goddamned Batman. But he is also the first to admit when he was an asshat. Remember when he went apeshiat on the lighting tech or whatever the guy was on the set of the Terminator movie? Right after it happened he went on one of the major radio stations and was the first to admit that he'd been a tool and deserved all of the criticism and mocking that he was getting.

Ya know, if you actually knew him, Batman would be a world-class farking asshole. Think about it.

Batman is a total asshole. Even the farking Robins admit it. All of the superheroes are basically dicks.

All of them?

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Yes, Green Lantern is a dick too.
 
2013-01-30 11:48:52 AM  

Blathering Idjut: stoli n coke: daveb0rg: I think he's cool and all for sending that but it looks like he dropped 30 bucks at walmart.

He's getting the kid things that the kid will enjoy, not collectors items his family will keep in the box and sell after he dies.

It could have at least been Dark Knight stuff since that's the Batman the kid obviously loves. Plus- it wouldn't need to be screen used. Lots of awesome replica stuff like masks made out there that would make that kid's head assplode.


It doesn't matter what he got him. It was a gift from the farking batman. The kid will love it.
 
2013-01-30 11:54:28 AM  

Mercutio74: Madbassist1: I'm not one to coddle actors. I think pretty much anyone can do what those spoiled over-paid crybabys do. I'm not kidding. Having said that, however, I believe at the time they were actively filming a scene, when the (I believe he was a gaffer) walked across the set into Bale's line of vision. As I said, I think anyone can do what he does and it should not have bothered him, but at the same time, it is pretty SOP to not do that during filming, so the guy kinds deserved it.

My understanding is that they were rehearsing (I may be wrong). And if the gaffer's farking about while a scene is being shot then a simple mention would have been enough for him to go back somewhere else if it's so egregious that you can't possibly continue. Otherwise, the AD would be on the guy and remind him that Bale's particularly sensitive to stuff going on when he's "creating" and to just wait for the take to be over before walking. And maybe the DP told the gaffer about a stray bit of light he wanted flagged for the next take or he had something important to get done so that they could continue shooting efficiently. Set is a chaotic cluster fark half the time as it's a race against time where you try to get 18 different things to happen at once. If you can't take that kind of activity level, perhaps you'd be better off acting on stage instead of on a big budget film set.

The other thing about actors is that there's going to be shiat in your eyeline a lot of the time you're acting. Sometimes, if you're acting with a CG creature, a farking tennis ball is your eyeline. Your job is to pretend that you're someone else, somewhere else and that the film crew doesn't exist.


You're making excuses and assumptions, but hell, I see your point. If I was making that kind of money, their could be two people farking in my sightline and I'd rattle of the gettysburg adress like nobody's business.
 
2013-01-30 12:05:21 PM  

Carth: Blathering Idjut: stoli n coke: daveb0rg: I think he's cool and all for sending that but it looks like he dropped 30 bucks at walmart.

He's getting the kid things that the kid will enjoy, not collectors items his family will keep in the box and sell after he dies.

It could have at least been Dark Knight stuff since that's the Batman the kid obviously loves. Plus- it wouldn't need to be screen used. Lots of awesome replica stuff like masks made out there that would make that kid's head assplode.

It doesn't matter what he got him. It was a gift from the farking batman. The kid will love it.


Maybe. The point is I agree with the sentiment that sending your assistant to Wally world to buy a bunch of cheap Batman junk makes Christian Bale the 2nd coming of Mother Teresa. It was much cooler that he actually called the kid.
 
2013-01-30 12:07:59 PM  

Blathering Idjut: Maybe. The point is I agree with the sentiment that sending your assistant to Wally world to buy a bunch of cheap Batman junk makes Christian Bale the 2nd coming of Mother Teresa. It was much cooler that he actually called the kid.


Wow. You're the kind of guy that wins 150 million in the lottery and then biatches cause he has to wait for the farking check to clear.
 
2013-01-30 12:12:17 PM  

Madbassist1: You're making excuses and assumptions, but hell, I see your point. If I was making that kind of money, their could be two people farking in my sightline and I'd rattle of the gettysburg adress like nobody's business.


Here's the thing. People walk around quietly on set when shooting's going on all the time. Yes, you try to keep it to the minimum, but my assumption would be if the DP is walking around during a take (I checked by the way, it was the Director of Photography and it wasn't a rehearsal as I thought, it was a take) he's probably got a good farking reason for walking around.

Film crews are under enormous pressure to make sure they make their days and overtime is ludicrously expensive considering you're paying OT for probably 100-150 people on a show of that size. If arguably the 2nd most important off-camera person on set decides they need to walk somewhere, it's likely for good reason. I would have accepted a, "Dude, I'm acting here!", followed by an apology, followed by the next take... but a "If the director of photography isn't fired, I'm not working on this show anymore!" followed by an apology followed by 4 more farking minutes of Bale lecturing a guy who probably knows more about filmmaking then Bale will ever know.... that's out of bounds. Way farking out of bounds.
 
2013-01-30 12:15:43 PM  

no clever name here just move along: mom needs to throw out the gum before recording.....


that's not his Mom, that's Roseanne Barr.
 
2013-01-30 12:28:32 PM  
Cancer is an asshole.
 
2013-01-30 01:04:49 PM  
I can't do it anymore. I can't see some 8 year old kid suffering through cancer. Jesus. Kudos to Bale and all other celebs who show such compassion and kindness to these vulnerable suffering kids. Fark Cancer. Farking fark it to farking hell.
 
2013-01-30 01:15:04 PM  

Mercutio74: Madbassist1: You're making excuses and assumptions, but hell, I see your point. If I was making that kind of money, their could be two people farking in my sightline and I'd rattle of the gettysburg adress like nobody's business.

Here's the thing. People walk around quietly on set when shooting's going on all the time. Yes, you try to keep it to the minimum, but my assumption would be if the DP is walking around during a take (I checked by the way, it was the Director of Photography and it wasn't a rehearsal as I thought, it was a take) he's probably got a good farking reason for walking around.

Film crews are under enormous pressure to make sure they make their days and overtime is ludicrously expensive considering you're paying OT for probably 100-150 people on a show of that size. If arguably the 2nd most important off-camera person on set decides they need to walk somewhere, it's likely for good reason. I would have accepted a, "Dude, I'm acting here!", followed by an apology, followed by the next take... but a "If the director of photography isn't fired, I'm not working on this show anymore!" followed by an apology followed by 4 more farking minutes of Bale lecturing a guy who probably knows more about filmmaking then Bale will ever know.... that's out of bounds. Way farking out of bounds.


In fairness, the DP did it once, was warned, then did it again which led to the yelling. It was over the top and Bale apologized for it, but I still understand his point.
 
2013-01-30 01:21:00 PM  

Wayne 985: Mercutio74: Madbassist1: You're making excuses and assumptions, but hell, I see your point. If I was making that kind of money, their could be two people farking in my sightline and I'd rattle of the gettysburg adress like nobody's business.

Here's the thing. People walk around quietly on set when shooting's going on all the time. Yes, you try to keep it to the minimum, but my assumption would be if the DP is walking around during a take (I checked by the way, it was the Director of Photography and it wasn't a rehearsal as I thought, it was a take) he's probably got a good farking reason for walking around.

Film crews are under enormous pressure to make sure they make their days and overtime is ludicrously expensive considering you're paying OT for probably 100-150 people on a show of that size. If arguably the 2nd most important off-camera person on set decides they need to walk somewhere, it's likely for good reason. I would have accepted a, "Dude, I'm acting here!", followed by an apology, followed by the next take... but a "If the director of photography isn't fired, I'm not working on this show anymore!" followed by an apology followed by 4 more farking minutes of Bale lecturing a guy who probably knows more about filmmaking then Bale will ever know.... that's out of bounds. Way farking out of bounds.

In fairness, the DP did it once, was warned, then did it again which led to the yelling. It was over the top and Bale apologized for it, but I still understand his point.


In the middle of a scene that had taken several extraordinary attempts to get done. I have always said that folks who are in drama and are actors are strung a little differently from other people, so if you are going to check the lights, interrupt a scene that an actor may have nailed, get fussed at for it, then GO AND DO IT AGAIN, well, you're kinda in trouble.
 
2013-01-30 01:38:20 PM  

Mercutio74: Madbassist1: You're making excuses and assumptions, but hell, I see your point. If I was making that kind of money, their could be two people farking in my sightline and I'd rattle of the gettysburg adress like nobody's business.

Here's the thing. People walk around quietly on set when shooting's going on all the time. Yes, you try to keep it to the minimum, but my assumption would be if the DP is walking around during a take (I checked by the way, it was the Director of Photography and it wasn't a rehearsal as I thought, it was a take) he's probably got a good farking reason for walking around.

Film crews are under enormous pressure to make sure they make their days and overtime is ludicrously expensive considering you're paying OT for probably 100-150 people on a show of that size. If arguably the 2nd most important off-camera person on set decides they need to walk somewhere, it's likely for good reason. I would have accepted a, "Dude, I'm acting here!", followed by an apology, followed by the next take... but a "If the director of photography isn't fired, I'm not working on this show anymore!" followed by an apology followed by 4 more farking minutes of Bale lecturing a guy who probably knows more about filmmaking then Bale will ever know.... that's out of bounds. Way farking out of bounds.


Well you obviously know more about the subject than I do. I was under the impression that that "just isn't done" apparently I am wrong.
 
2013-01-30 01:59:54 PM  

jamiekate: that one like snot needs to keep his hands out of the poor kids stuff,if i was mom that crap would have stopped fast.


He's just inventorying it for when his brother dies and it becomes his.
 
2013-01-30 03:18:09 PM  
I suppose he's redeemed himself.
 
2013-01-30 03:24:17 PM  
WHERE ARE THE OTHER WHITE BLOOD CELLS?
 
2013-01-30 03:41:54 PM  
I think I got some dust in my eye.

Christian Bale, You are officially better than Tom Cruise.
 
2013-01-30 04:39:19 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That is so damn boss.

Good on you, Christian Bale, for doing that for Zach.


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2013-01-30 04:46:01 PM  

tweek46420: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: That is so damn boss.

Good on you, Christian Bale, for doing that for Zach.

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Wolf892: How many dead hookers/puppies does he have in his closet that pushes him to try to regain this many Karma points?


this was supposed to be the post i quoted
 
2013-01-30 04:53:26 PM  
Lol "snow hat"
 
2013-01-30 05:14:20 PM  
Did it include the greatest hits of Huey Lewis and the News?

/obscure?
 
2013-01-30 07:17:53 PM  
Well oooohh good for him. Strolling through that hospital. Freakin' unprofessional man..

//couldn't help it
 
2013-01-30 07:18:42 PM  

Relatively Obscure: I've given people way better gifts than that, and no one even gave a shiat about the signed 8x10s I sent with them :(


Restraining orders are like that.
 
2013-01-31 01:08:58 AM  
Seriously though, when will people learn to shoot video in landscape mode?
 
2013-01-31 04:07:58 AM  
bales p.a. forgot to include the letter explaining how those were all limited edition toys which if unopened could be auctioned later on ebay and would pay for the funeral
 
2013-01-31 05:52:02 AM  

flamiard: Bale really did a good job of making people forget his meltdown on the Terminator 4 set.

He did handle that incident well though...


I don't think he made anyone forget it - or is overcompensating to make people forget it. I think that
the fact that he owned up to it, didn't try to make excuses, and apologized to the guy went a long
way toward the whole incident just blowing over.

It's not like Mel Gibson who gets nailed going on a tirade and then tries to deny it or spin it so that
it looks like someone is just "out to get him".
 
2013-01-31 09:37:36 AM  
Very touching, but we must continue to educate people about vertical video syndrome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt9zSfinwFA
 
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