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There's a reason why Dark Knight Rises didn't Occupy Wall Street

Nov. 15, 2011by: Alex Riviello

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES moved its production to NYC last month, shooting an insane Batman vs Bane fight and taking over the entire upper part of the Queensboro bridge last weekend, causing New Yorkers to gripe about the traffic (we love to gripe about anything, so it's ok). One location they had considered shooting was at Occupy Wall Street.

Why didn't they? Well, it seems the producers came to the same conclusion as everyone else- it would be stupid to co-opt the movement for their silly little movie film. 

Actor Mathew Modine recently talked to Indiewire about the film and had this to say about why they didn't shoot there. 

"The wisdom of Christopher Nolan and his incredible team was that, while it seemed like a good idea to give [the protestors] an opportunity for work, to give them money, it would send a terrible message. At the end of the day, we're making a movie. What's happening down there is more important than that. To co-opt what's happening there and around the country… we didn't want to trivialize it. It was more important to respect what they're doing than to do anything that could potentially trivialize the political situation downtown."

Good idea. Because people were obviously camping out for two months because they were hoping to see Batman!

It's a disgusting scene down at Occupy Wall Street today after the raid, with the city currently ignoring court orders to let people back in the park. Maybe they needed Batman down there after all.

Source: Indiewire

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10:35AM on 11/18/2011
Its funny how many people are against Occupy wallstreet, cause God only knowif people thought the way some of you did we'd still be wiping british ass.. Back then they were the 1%. you can only push people so far before they push back
Its funny how many people are against Occupy wallstreet, cause God only knowif people thought the way some of you did we'd still be wiping british ass.. Back then they were the 1%. you can only push people so far before they push back
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5:24PM on 11/17/2011
WOW. I'm glad they didn't mix the two. It would'nt make much sense. I know this is a movie website, not a political forum. But wow, just wow. I am truly disgusted by the comments left here. Yes, of course there are hippies, but there is an equal number of hard working adults trying to make a difference. The ignorance displayed here is beyond astounding. I am continually beginning to shy away from this site more and more, not only from gluttonous amount of advertisments, but also from the
WOW. I'm glad they didn't mix the two. It would'nt make much sense. I know this is a movie website, not a political forum. But wow, just wow. I am truly disgusted by the comments left here. Yes, of course there are hippies, but there is an equal number of hard working adults trying to make a difference. The ignorance displayed here is beyond astounding. I am continually beginning to shy away from this site more and more, not only from gluttonous amount of advertisments, but also from the utterly infantile dispositions of the comments sometimes. I never take them personal, and I don't bothered. But reading these makes laugh with amazement at how sheepish and closed minded you all are. I really do pity all of you. Have fun running on your hamster wheels. CANT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE, really hope it doesnt suck!
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2:35AM on 11/17/2011
TDKR is greater than any hippie tools sitting in a park. They trivialize themselves every day. Who the hell cares? I'm glad they stayed away from rewarding those dumbasses with screen time in a hit film.
TDKR is greater than any hippie tools sitting in a park. They trivialize themselves every day. Who the hell cares? I'm glad they stayed away from rewarding those dumbasses with screen time in a hit film.
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11:49PM on 11/15/2011
Really scraping the bottom of the barrel on TDKR's news.
The real reason is Nolan is one of 1%ers and was fearful the hippy stink would contaminate his $5000 douchebag suits.
Really scraping the bottom of the barrel on TDKR's news.
The real reason is Nolan is one of 1%ers and was fearful the hippy stink would contaminate his $5000 douchebag suits.
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1:17PM on 11/16/2011
your ridiculous comment wreaks of liberal shit. Pop a breath mint and take the dick out of your ass.
your ridiculous comment wreaks of liberal shit. Pop a breath mint and take the dick out of your ass.
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9:58PM on 11/15/2011
Because what's happening there and around the country is "useful idiots" defecating in the streets and in their encampments, spreading STD's, ringworm, tuberculosis, "Zucotti" Lung, raping, encouraging rape victims not to report their rapes, murdering, stealing from each other, vandalizing, attempting to raise Koch buildings with alchemists and faith healers, feeding into their "V for Vendetta" fantasies by wearing Guy Fawkes masks, clamoring for the kind of government that generations of
Because what's happening there and around the country is "useful idiots" defecating in the streets and in their encampments, spreading STD's, ringworm, tuberculosis, "Zucotti" Lung, raping, encouraging rape victims not to report their rapes, murdering, stealing from each other, vandalizing, attempting to raise Koch buildings with alchemists and faith healers, feeding into their "V for Vendetta" fantasies by wearing Guy Fawkes masks, clamoring for the kind of government that generations of immigrants from all over the world came to America to escape from, and attempting to make the size of their herds seem larger than they are through the use of annoying drums, cow bells, and didgeridoos.
Yeah. We wouldn't want to trivialize that.
By the way, Chris Nolan is worth $90 Million.
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9:41PM on 11/15/2011

It would be wrong because

Bruce Wayne is the 1%
Bruce Wayne is the 1%
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8:53PM on 11/15/2011
I just like that Matthew Modine is the guy making the statement.
I just like that Matthew Modine is the guy making the statement.
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8:43PM on 11/15/2011
Good PC statement as to why. I could see them behind scenes really saying, "I don't want my great movie anywhere near those freeloading disgusting fucking animals posing as human beings." Oh yeah let the negatives fly cuz you know Im right.
Good PC statement as to why. I could see them behind scenes really saying, "I don't want my great movie anywhere near those freeloading disgusting fucking animals posing as human beings." Oh yeah let the negatives fly cuz you know Im right.
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8:35PM on 11/15/2011
I agree. It would be wrong to get a Batman film mixed in with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Spider-man is a different story, however. He's a new yorker.
I agree. It would be wrong to get a Batman film mixed in with the Occupy Wall Street Movement. Spider-man is a different story, however. He's a new yorker.
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7:16PM on 11/15/2011
I think it's the right move not to involve the Occupy Wall Street into this film. It's a movie about fictional superhero and, this is just me, I just don't like to see real-world politics included in this.
I think it's the right move not to involve the Occupy Wall Street into this film. It's a movie about fictional superhero and, this is just me, I just don't like to see real-world politics included in this.
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5:15PM on 11/15/2011

Well, lookit that someone has some kind of morals

I like "we're making a movie" and that's less important than the issues at hand. This is true.
I like "we're making a movie" and that's less important than the issues at hand. This is true.
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