Tuesday, October 2, 2012

My Favourite Speech in TDKR

In case u don't know what TDKR is, it's The Dark Knight Rises. That excellent closing movie on Nolan's Batman Trilogy. Though I must admit I enjoyed The Dark Knight better but TDKR has a beautiful speech (it has a lot, but this one grips my heart) It was said by Alfred to his master, enunciated perfectly by Michael Caine, of his worries and his hopes for his master, who seemed to have this fatalistic attitude towards life

ruce Wayne: There's nothing out there for me.
And that's the problem. You hung up your cape and your cowl, but you didn't move on. You never went to find a life. To find someone...
Bruce Wayne:
Alfred. I did find someone.
I know, and you lost them. But that's all part of living, sir. But you're not living, you're just waiting, hoping for things to go bad again. Remember when you left Gotham? Before all this, before Batman. You were gone seven years, seven years I waited. Hoping that you wouldn't come back. Every year I took a holiday, I went to Florence. There's this café, on the banks of the Arno. Every fine evening I'd sit there and order a Fernet Branca. I had this fantasy that I would look across the tables and I'd see you there, with a wife, maybe a couple of kids. You wouldn't say anything to me, nor me to you, but we'd both know...that you'd made it, that you were happy.
[we see flashback of Alfred seated in a café, spotting a couple at another table, thinking the man is Bruce, but as the man turns Alfred sees that it's not Bruce]

I never wanted you to come back to Gotham. I always knew there was nothing here for you except pain and tragedy, and I wanted something more for you than that. I still do.
[Alfred turns and leaves]

Of course that was my favourite speech and not my favourite scene, because my most  favourite scene in the entire movie is the almost final scene, when Bruce gives his old caretaker what he ever wants from him

we see Alfred in Florence going to a cafe and as he drinks his coffee and looks around he stops, smiles and nods, we see Bruce is sat at another table with Selina, he nods and smiles back at Alfred, happy that Bruce has fulfilled his wish, Alfred gets up and leaves;

And for that TDKR is poignantly awesome ;_____; 

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