Una de las cosas que más me gustaron de la última entrega de Batman fue lo trabajados que están los diálogos. Prácticamente todos los personajes sueltan, en algún momento u otro de la película, una de esas frases que pasan a la historia del cine. Vamos a repasar alguna de esas frases en su versión original:
Dent – Wayne
La película empieza con una pugna por Rachel entre Harvey Dent y Bruce Wayne que proporciona gloriosas baciladas por parte de este último:
Harvey Dent: The famous Bruce Wayne. Rachel’s told me everything about you.
Bruce Wayne: I certainly hope not.
Bruce Wayne: (after running into Harvey and Rachel at a restaurant) So, let’s put some tables together.
Harvey Dent: I’m not sure they’ll let us.
Bruce Wayne: Oh, they should. I own the place.
Pero más allá del personaje de Dent, el protagonista absoluto del film es el Joker. Veamos alguna de sus numerosas frases para la historia:
Gambol: (to The Joker) Give me one reason why I shouldn’t have my boy here pull your head off.
The Joker: How about a magic trick?
(pulls out a pencil and sticks it upright into the table)
The Joker: I’m gonna make this pencil disappear.
(Gambol’s thug walks over to kill The Joker, who slams his face into the pencil and kills him)
The Joker: Ta-daa! It’s… it’s gone.
The Joker: (to the mob after performing his “magic trick”) Oh, and by the way, the suit, it wasn’t cheap. You oughta know, you bought it.
The Chechen: What do you propose?
The Joker: It’s simple, we, uh, kill the Batman.
Salvatore Maroni: If its so simple, why haven’t you done it already?
The Joker: If you’re good at something, never do it for free.
Lt. James Gordon: Harvey Dent never made it home.
The Joker: Of course not.
Lt. James Gordon: What have you done with him?
The Joker: Me? I was right here.
(holds up his arms in handcuffs)
The Joker: Who did you leave him with? Your people? Assuming, of course, they are still “your” people, and not Maroni’s. Does it depress you, commissioner? To know just how alone you really are? Does it make you feel responsible for Harvey Dent’s current predicament?
Lt. James Gordon: Where is he?
The Joker: What’s the time?
Lt. James Gordon: What difference does that make?
The Joker: Well, depending on the time, he may in one spot, or several.
Lt. James Gordon: If we’re gonna play games…
(takes off Joker’s handcuffs)
Lt. James Gordon: I’m gonna need a cup of coffee.
The Joker: Ah, the good cop, bad cop routine?
Lt. James Gordon: Not exactly.
The Joker: (to Det. Stephens) Do you wanna know why I use a knife? Guns are too quick. You can’t savor all the… little… emotions. In… you see, in their last moments, people show you who they really are. So in a way, I know your friends better than you ever did. Would you like to know which of them were cowards?
The Joker: (speaking to Two-Face) Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it. You know, I just do things. The mob has plans, the cops have plans, Gordon’s got plans. You know, they’re schemers. Schemers trying to control their worlds. I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are. So, when I say that you and your girlfriend was nothing personal, you know that I’m telling the truth.
The Joker: It’s the schemers that put you where you are. You were a schemer, you had plans, and uh, look where that got you. I just did what I do best. I took your little plan and I turned it on itself. Look what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets. You know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I tell the press that like a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it’s all, part of the plan. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!
The Joker: (Joker hands Two-Face a gun and points it at himself) Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I’m an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It’s fair.
(with the gun in Two-Face’s hand, Two-Face pauses and takes out his coin)
Two-Face: (showing the unscarred side) You live.
The Joker: Mm-hmm.
Two-Face: (flips, showing the scarred side) You die.
The Joker: Mmm, now we’re talking.
The Joker: (over the PA) Tonight you’re all gonna be part of a social experiment.
El otro villano de la película tiene un papel más bien breve, pero le da tiempo a dejar un par de perlas:
Detective Wuertz: Jesus, I thought you was dead!
Two-Face: You thought we could be decent men in an indecent time. But you were wrong. The world is cruel, and the only morality in a cruel world is chance.
(holds up his coin)
Two-Face: Unbiased. Unprejudiced. Fair.
Prácticamente un padre para Wayne y un secundario de lujo para los demás. Alfred es un pozo de sorpresas.
Harvey Dent: Alfred, right?
Alfred Pennyworth: That’s right, sir.
Harvey Dent: Rachel talks about you all the time. You’ve known her for her whole life.
Alfred Pennyworth: Not yet, sir.
Harvey Dent: Any psychotic ex-boyfriends I should be aware of?
Alfred Pennyworth: (smiles) Oh, you have no idea.
Alfred Pennyworth: A long time ago, I was in Burma, my friends and I were working for the local government. They were trying to buy the loyalty of tribal leaders by bribing them with precious stones. But their caravans were being raided in a forest north of Rangoon by a bandit. So we went looking for the stones. But in six months, we never found anyone who traded with him. One day I saw a child playing with a ruby the size of a tangerine. The bandit had been throwing them away.
Bruce Wayne: Then why steal them?
Alfred Pennyworth: Because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.
(later in the film)
Bruce Wayne: The bandit in Burma, did you catch him?
Alfred Pennyworth: Yes.
Bruce Wayne: How?
Alfred Pennyworth: We burned the forest down.
El otro secundario de lujo que acompaña a Bruce Wayne es Lucius Fox. Es difícil imaginar los diálogos de este personaje sin la sonrisa de Morgan Freeman de fondo.
Lucius Fox: It emits a high-frequency pulse for mapping an environment and records a response time.
Bruce Wayne: Sonar. Just like a…
Lucius Fox: Like a submarine, Mr. Wayne. Like a submarine
Lucius Fox: Let me get this straight: You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck.
Y eso es todo por mi parte. ¿Me he dejado alguna de las memorables?
[BOLAEXTRA] La fotografía se hizo durante la fiesta de disfraces de mi último cumpleaños.
Harvey Dent: Either you die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.
Lt. James Gordon: He’s the hero that Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now…and so we’ll hunt him…because he can take it…because he’s not our hero… he’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector… a Dark Knight.
Una gran película, sin duda.Solaufein | 25/09/08 09:24 | #