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View Poll Results: Who is your favorite actor to play Batman?
Michael Wilson 0 0%
Adam West 0 0%
Michael Keaton 4 33.33%
Val Kilmer 1 8.33%
George Clooney 0 0%
Christian Bale 7 58.33%
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:06 AM
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I wish he had done more. Like Timothy Dalton (as 007), he did only two movies. :[
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Old 10-13-2010, 03:09 PM
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I like Keaton as Bruce Wayne, he is good at portraying the calm Wayne, and I like Bale as Batman, a fine or if you take a look at all the sh*t he went through in Batman Begins (or even The Machinist) rather a hardcore method actor.
I'm with that. Keaton is my preference for Bruce Wayne; I like the idiosyncrasies of his character (such as not being able to set his wine glass down without Alfred having to come to the rescue).

But he doesn't fill the Batsuit as imposingly as Bale:

"I don't know anything...! I swear to God...!"
"SWEAR TO ME!!"

(I guess I'm the only one who likes Bale's Batman voice.)

In the end I voted Bale because we're actually getting a full trilogy out of him, and a promisingly solid one at that. Whereas I felt Batman Returns was just a little too much (not Keaton's fault), and I don't really blame the studio for screwing it up after that. It was sort of inevitable.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:05 AM
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Actually in the first film I thought the voice was fine, but I think they used a little too much computer trickery for The Dark Knight.

You want your dialogue to be imposing - not incomprehensible.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:34 AM
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I'm with that. Keaton is my preference for Bruce Wayne; I like the idiosyncrasies of his character (such as not being able to set his wine glass down without Alfred having to come to the rescue).

But he doesn't fill the Batsuit as imposingly as Bale:

"I don't know anything...! I swear to God...!"
"SWEAR TO ME!!"

(I guess I'm the only one who likes Bale's Batman voice.)

In the end I voted Bale because we're actually getting a full trilogy out of him, and a promisingly solid one at that. Whereas I felt Batman Returns was just a little too much (not Keaton's fault), and I don't really blame the studio for screwing it up after that. It was sort of inevitable.
Indeed. The suit looks quite athletic so the voice has to be a bit over the top to match it.


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Actually in the first film I thought the voice was fine, but I think they used a little too much computer trickery for The Dark Knight.

You want your dialogue to be imposing - not incomprehensible.
I didn't get the impression that the voice was artifically pitched down, it sounded pretty much like Bale's to me.
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Old 10-14-2010, 08:47 AM
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I didn't get the impression that the voice was artifically pitched down, it sounded pretty much like Bale's to me.
It was Bale's yeah, but I'm pretty sure I read once that there was computer adjustments made to make it more menacing when in the suit.

I don't actually recall if it was done on the first, because I was reading about TDK but in theatres it sounded altered to me.
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The Batman Voice was good when he was confronting criminals, but sounded ridiculous when he was having conversations with people like Gordon.
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I agree. It did seem a little pretentious when talking to his allies.
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Yeah, I read that yesterday. I'm sure it will thematically 'fit' the film but it's not very impressive.

Makes me think daytime TV movie really.........
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No Riddler, probably the right choice there. The Ledger version of The Joker had a bit of Riddler in him. It wouldn't have come across well to try and upstage that. Better to go in another direction.
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