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[Movies] Editor Lee Smith Says Bruce Wayne In The Dark Knight Rises Was Inspired By Howard Hughes
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.06.2012

In an interview with Flickering Myth, editor Lee Smith said that Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises was inspired, in part, by Christopher Nolan's canceled film about Howard Hughes. Here are highlights of the interview:

On how much of the Howard Hughes film made it into The Dark Knight Rises: "There are a lot of similarities in that. He did work on a script at the same time the one with Leonardo [DiCaprio] came out back in the day."

On getting Bane's voice right: "Bane's voice was a complicated process and took a long time to get right. We definitely did get it right but we were certainly mindful of it. That's the reason you keep screening it to people to make sure everybody is on board with what you're doing. We were confident when we finished that we had that right."

On Internet feedback: "I try to read less now on the Internet other than high quality reviews because you can get lost in it. I'd rather talk to people and get feedback in that respect because a lot of times the bloggers are so into it either in a positive or negative way. It can be slightly misleading for the vast majority of people. Also, when you're reading stuff you have such a love of the film when you finish it's hard to read any nasty or harsh words about the project. For all of us who worked on it, it was a labor of a lot of hours and love. It's like one of your children. You don't want to hear anything bad about them."

On what's next for Nolan: "When Chris says he is having a break that just means he is formulating something more complicated than we could ever think."


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