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2018-01-03 04:51:53 AM  
It's sad that Hollywood didn't go all in on the Nolan Batman route with respect to the superhero movie genre. But it's not unexpected.
 
2018-01-03 05:54:46 AM  
I really like Christian Bale
 
2018-01-03 06:13:40 AM  
OH, GOOOOOD
 
2018-01-03 06:14:01 AM  
Ya, but did he see the Westward Batman movie?

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2018-01-03 06:19:00 AM  

suicidejocky: Ya, but did he see the Westward Batman movie?

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According to TFA, he liked the Adam West TV show and that's it.

Also mentions he says he hasn't seen most superhero movies unless his kids want to watch them.
 
2018-01-03 06:59:15 AM  
But, did Keaton  Batman watch Batfleck
 
2018-01-03 07:28:17 AM  
So?
 
2018-01-03 07:30:44 AM  

moothemagiccow: I really like Christian Bale


He was good in The Big Short, but Steve Carell deserved an Oscar nom over him.
 
2018-01-03 07:33:43 AM  
He chose wisely.
 
2018-01-03 07:38:55 AM  
Lotta dislike, if not outright hate, for Afflect's Batman, but of all the things wrong with his Bat movies, he was pretty far down the list.  Thought he was both a good Bruce Wayne and Batman for a Dark Knight portrayal.  A little youngish, if anything, but given the punishment he would have taken by that age, the Dark-Knight-era Batman needed to be younger than the comics anyway.
 
2018-01-03 07:42:52 AM  

puffy999: It's sad that Hollywood didn't go all in on the Nolan Batman route with respect to the superhero movie genre. But it's not unexpected.


only the first one is really good
 
2018-01-03 07:45:24 AM  

This Face Left Blank: Lotta dislike, if not outright hate, for Afflect's Batman, but of all the things wrong with his Bat movies, he was pretty far down the list.  Thought he was both a good Bruce Wayne and Batman for a Dark Knight portrayal.  A little youngish, if anything, but given the punishment he would have taken by that age, the Dark-Knight-era Batman needed to be younger than the comics anyway.


Considering we had Kilmer, Clooney and the last 2 Nolan Batman films, just by sheer comparison I enjoyed Affleck's Batman
 
2018-01-03 08:25:35 AM  

moothemagiccow: I really like Christian Bale


This.
 
2018-01-03 08:47:46 AM  

stoli n coke: suicidejocky: Ya, but did he see the Westward Batman movie?

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According to TFA, he liked the Adam West TV show and that's it.

Also mentions he says he hasn't seen most superhero movies unless his kids want to watch them.


Isn't that the stock answer for everyone in the era of shiatty superhero movies? "I only ever watched West Batman and read a few Superman funnies in the newspaper. I think my kids like that stuff. Why yes, I'm perfect to direct this thing for money."
 
2018-01-03 08:55:31 AM  

Fano: stoli n coke: suicidejocky: Ya, but did he see the Westward Batman movie?

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According to TFA, he liked the Adam West TV show and that's it.

Also mentions he says he hasn't seen most superhero movies unless his kids want to watch them.

Isn't that the stock answer for everyone in the era of shiatty superhero movies? "I only ever watched West Batman and read a few Superman funnies in the newspaper. I think my kids like that stuff. Why yes, I'm perfect to direct this thing for money."


Or people who know too much about how the sausage is made. Lots of actors and directors are sick and tired of their own movies by the time the public gets around to seeing them. As an extension, they may not want to see anything remotely related to what they did.

I could see Bale sitting through BvS and just grimacing over how uncomfortable the suit was or how the harness used to ride up when he had to do any entrances from above.
 
2018-01-03 09:06:16 AM  

stoli n coke: Fano: stoli n coke: suicidejocky: Ya, but did he see the Westward Batman movie?

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According to TFA, he liked the Adam West TV show and that's it.

Also mentions he says he hasn't seen most superhero movies unless his kids want to watch them.

Isn't that the stock answer for everyone in the era of shiatty superhero movies? "I only ever watched West Batman and read a few Superman funnies in the newspaper. I think my kids like that stuff. Why yes, I'm perfect to direct this thing for money."

Or people who know too much about how the sausage is made. Lots of actors and directors are sick and tired of their own movies by the time the public gets around to seeing them. As an extension, they may not want to see anything remotely related to what they did.

I could see Bale sitting through BvS and just grimacing over how uncomfortable the suit was or how the harness used to ride up when he had to do any entrances from above.


That would be interesting.

90% of the time in an interview actors claim they've never actually seen their own work. Sometimes I feel it's the false modesty quote and sometimes I feel it's to head off a million fan questions like Homer and the comic book nerds.

Do architects claim to have never looked at buildings they designed?
 
2018-01-03 09:14:43 AM  
I think that the really important question here is who gives a damn?
 
2018-01-03 09:23:13 AM  

Fano: 90% of the time in an interview actors claim they've never actually seen their own work. Sometimes I feel it's the false modesty quote and sometimes I feel it's to head off a million fan questions like Homer and the comic book nerds.Do architects claim to have never looked at buildings they designed?


No, but drywall guys don't give two shiats about that apartment building on 3rd street that they worked on for a few months two years ago.  Actors didn't write the movie, and they often had very little say in how the movie worked.  Directors and writers?  Sure.  But actors often don't indulge in their work on film.

It's why so many actors do movies then return to stage.  What they love about the art and the performance isn't really captured on film.  The audience reacting right there, making choices in the moment, varying your performance slightly from day to day, etc.  That's what most of them love.  To return to the construction analogy - a drywall guy doesn't care about the job he worked two years ago, but he's likely to admire his own designed handy work or carpentry skills at home.  It means so much more.

It doesn't surprise me that many movie stars don't care much for their major blockbusters.  They prefer their more subtle indie work, Oscar-bait character studies, and esoteric work.
 
2018-01-03 09:26:02 AM  

browneye: moothemagiccow: I really like Christian Bale

This.


I didn't like his Batman at all. His Cookie Monster voice was so goofy and distracting. He may as well have been doing a Pee Wee Herman voice.
 
2018-01-03 09:28:52 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: moothemagiccow: I really like Christian Bale

He was good in The Big Short, but Steve Carell deserved an Oscar nom over him.


whoever did steve's hair in that movie is an asshole
 
2018-01-03 09:29:41 AM  

Khellendros: Fano: 90% of the time in an interview actors claim they've never actually seen their own work. Sometimes I feel it's the false modesty quote and sometimes I feel it's to head off a million fan questions like Homer and the comic book nerds.Do architects claim to have never looked at buildings they designed?

No, but drywall guys don't give two shiats about that apartment building on 3rd street that they worked on for a few months two years ago.  Actors didn't write the movie, and they often had very little say in how the movie worked.  Directors and writers?  Sure.  But actors often don't indulge in their work on film.

It's why so many actors do movies then return to stage.  What they love about the art and the performance isn't really captured on film.  The audience reacting right there, making choices in the moment, varying your performance slightly from day to day, etc.  That's what most of them love.  To return to the construction analogy - a drywall guy doesn't care about the job he worked two years ago, but he's likely to admire his own designed handy work or carpentry skills at home.  It means so much more.

It doesn't surprise me that many movie stars don't care much for their major blockbusters.  They prefer their more subtle indie work, Oscar-bait character studies, and esoteric work.


The drywall guys do if someone is interested in it.
 
2018-01-03 09:39:07 AM  
Seems appropriate

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2018-01-03 09:57:02 AM  
I haven't watched anyone that took over for me at any of my previous jobs either.
 
2018-01-03 09:58:17 AM  

Fano: The drywall guys do if someone is interested in it.


No, they really don't.  The guys who put up facades in Times Square don't care about the tourists, and they don't drift by between jobs to admire their clean molding corners and enameled paint on a Friday night.

And way to miss the point.  Most actors - especially the ones that actually love the art of acting - don't watch their own stuff routinely.  That's why they love stage more, and tend to do film for the money.  They sometimes like to attend premiers to see people react, but that's often it.
 
2018-01-03 10:08:58 AM  

moothemagiccow: I really like Christian Bale


Well good for you.
 
2018-01-03 10:11:46 AM  

Fano: stoli n coke: Fano: stoli n coke: suicidejocky: Ya, but did he see the Westward Batman movie?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x333]

According to TFA, he liked the Adam West TV show and that's it.

Also mentions he says he hasn't seen most superhero movies unless his kids want to watch them.

Isn't that the stock answer for everyone in the era of shiatty superhero movies? "I only ever watched West Batman and read a few Superman funnies in the newspaper. I think my kids like that stuff. Why yes, I'm perfect to direct this thing for money."

Or people who know too much about how the sausage is made. Lots of actors and directors are sick and tired of their own movies by the time the public gets around to seeing them. As an extension, they may not want to see anything remotely related to what they did.

I could see Bale sitting through BvS and just grimacing over how uncomfortable the suit was or how the harness used to ride up when he had to do any entrances from above.

That would be interesting.

90% of the time in an interview actors claim they've never actually seen their own work. Sometimes I feel it's the false modesty quote and sometimes I feel it's to head off a million fan questions like Homer and the comic book nerds.

Do architects claim to have never looked at buildings they designed?


Driving by? sure. Walking through for 2 and a half hours inspecting everything? Probably not.

By the time a movie hits theaters, directors, editors, and producers have already seen it dozens of times, between post-production, showing the distributor, test screenings, cast and crew screenings, and the premiere. Likewise, the star cast members are also often a part of this process.

I can see someone who memorized the script, went through principal photography, had to re-record audio for scenes in post, had to schmooze the studio bosses /financiers while they watched it, then sat through the premiere, watched it while recording commentary,  and watched constant clips of it while doing interviews wouldn't find the fun in it anymore.

Most actors have seen their own performances as part of working, but I can't see that many just pulling the Blu-Ray off the shelf and enjoying it as a movie. At least, not until after a lot of time passes.
 
2018-01-03 10:21:29 AM  

This Face Left Blank: Lotta dislike, if not outright hate, for Afflect's Batman

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2018-01-03 10:51:38 AM  
I'm not sure about the rest of you, but I'm waiting in anticipation for the grown Mazouz Batman.  As he's growing in real life, he's playing into role even better.  He's already passed Affleck.
 
2018-01-03 10:52:43 AM  

Khellendros: Fano: The drywall guys do if someone is interested in it.

No, they really don't.  The guys who put up facades in Times Square don't care about the tourists, and they don't drift by between jobs to admire their clean molding corners and enameled paint on a Friday night.

And way to miss the point.  Most actors - especially the ones that actually love the art of acting - don't watch their own stuff routinely.  That's why they love stage more, and tend to do film for the money.  They sometimes like to attend premiers to see people react, but that's often it.


I'm still suspicious, I do know a lot of people that enjoy their work and review it from time to time, at least the big stuff. Lots of them won't shut up about it if you give them a moment.
 
2018-01-03 11:36:56 AM  

Fano: I'm still suspicious, I do know a lot of people that enjoy their work and review it from time to time, at least the big stuff. Lots of them won't shut up about it if you give them a moment.


You don't watch celebrity interviews much, do you?  They don't like the press tour for movies once they're done filming (they only do them because it's part of the contract, and they do the  minimum), even though the interviews are about them and their work.  And they absolutely hate talking about things they've done in the past.

Go ahead, ask Anthony Hopkins about Silence of the Lambs, or try to get Glenn Close to talk about Fatal Attraction.  They move to change the subject in less than 10 seconds, and get rough if you keep bringing it up.  It's always about what they're currently filming, or what's coming up.  They only things you get them to talk at length about without a special introspective interview is stage work.

Sure, some of the cheeseballs love to watch themselves.  But gifted actors?  Rarely.
 
2018-01-03 11:43:18 AM  

Khellendros: Fano: I'm still suspicious, I do know a lot of people that enjoy their work and review it from time to time, at least the big stuff. Lots of them won't shut up about it if you give them a moment.

You don't watch celebrity interviews much, do you?  They don't like the press tour for movies once they're done filming (they only do them because it's part of the contract, and they do the  minimum), even though the interviews are about them and their work.  And they absolutely hate talking about things they've done in the past.

Go ahead, ask Anthony Hopkins about Silence of the Lambs, or try to get Glenn Close to talk about Fatal Attraction.  They move to change the subject in less than 10 seconds, and get rough if you keep bringing it up.  It's always about what they're currently filming, or what's coming up.  They only things you get them to talk at length about without a special introspective interview is stage work.

Sure, some of the cheeseballs love to watch themselves.  But gifted actors?  Rarely.


I watch lots of them and that's what I've noticed, almost no actors watch their own work. Often to absurd lengths like they have no idea what the movie even was.

I'm now understanding the immense disconnect many creators have with what they consider their best work and what the world at large thinks.
 
2018-01-03 01:16:10 PM  

Fano: Khellendros: Fano: I'm still suspicious, I do know a lot of people that enjoy their work and review it from time to time, at least the big stuff. Lots of them won't shut up about it if you give them a moment.

You don't watch celebrity interviews much, do you?  They don't like the press tour for movies once they're done filming (they only do them because it's part of the contract, and they do the  minimum), even though the interviews are about them and their work.  And they absolutely hate talking about things they've done in the past.

Go ahead, ask Anthony Hopkins about Silence of the Lambs, or try to get Glenn Close to talk about Fatal Attraction.  They move to change the subject in less than 10 seconds, and get rough if you keep bringing it up.  It's always about what they're currently filming, or what's coming up.  They only things you get them to talk at length about without a special introspective interview is stage work.

Sure, some of the cheeseballs love to watch themselves.  But gifted actors?  Rarely.

I watch lots of them and that's what I've noticed, almost no actors watch their own work. Often to absurd lengths like they have no idea what the movie even was.

I'm now understanding the immense disconnect many creators have with what they consider their best work and what the world at large thinks.


I remember there were nearly literal fisticuffs at the premiere of Usual Suspects...two or three different actors had been told by Singer that they were Kaiser, and when the movie went up on screen, I know Gabe Byrne pert near decked Bryan after the curtain
 
2018-01-03 01:20:37 PM  

xaks: Fano: Khellendros: Fano: I'm still suspicious, I do know a lot of people that enjoy their work and review it from time to time, at least the big stuff. Lots of them won't shut up about it if you give them a moment.

You don't watch celebrity interviews much, do you?  They don't like the press tour for movies once they're done filming (they only do them because it's part of the contract, and they do the  minimum), even though the interviews are about them and their work.  And they absolutely hate talking about things they've done in the past.

Go ahead, ask Anthony Hopkins about Silence of the Lambs, or try to get Glenn Close to talk about Fatal Attraction.  They move to change the subject in less than 10 seconds, and get rough if you keep bringing it up.  It's always about what they're currently filming, or what's coming up.  They only things you get them to talk at length about without a special introspective interview is stage work.

Sure, some of the cheeseballs love to watch themselves.  But gifted actors?  Rarely.

I watch lots of them and that's what I've noticed, almost no actors watch their own work. Often to absurd lengths like they have no idea what the movie even was.

I'm now understanding the immense disconnect many creators have with what they consider their best work and what the world at large thinks.

I remember there were nearly literal fisticuffs at the premiere of Usual Suspects...two or three different actors had been told by Singer that they were Kaiser, and when the movie went up on screen, I know Gabe Byrne pert near decked Bryan after the curtain


This illuminates Hitchcock's assertion that "actors are cattle." Living puppets that meet their marks.
 
2018-01-03 06:43:45 PM  
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2018-01-03 08:05:12 PM  

ReaverZ: puffy999: It's sad that Hollywood didn't go all in on the Nolan Batman route with respect to the superhero movie genre. But it's not unexpected.

only the first one is really good


I agree. The second one was good, but he'd already started going away from his own formula. 3 was worse. Superman was worse.

Point being, most of the new superhero movies aren't even good.
 
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