Quote from dimir impersonator
This is not a film about Batman vs. Bane, and I fear a lot of people are failing to realize that.
The Dark Knight Rises, when viewed through the conflict narrative, is a film about man vs. himself. Period. Bane, Catwoman, Miranda Tate, even allies John Blake, Alfred, and Fox are all in the film as catalysts for Bruce Wayne's true transformation. This film is about Wayne moving on from his childhood trauma. Bane is treated with very little characterization on purpose. The antagonists in this film are little more than 1-dimensional by design. The true journey is that of Wayne struggling through the darkness of his own self-destruction and self-pity and climbing out of the pit of despair to be reborn into the sun (yes, this is seen literally on the screen). There is a reason the first time Bruce shows up on screen he is shown in the shadows and distorted in the reflection of his meal's plate cover; because Bruce has allowed the darkness in his spirit to envelope him. There's also a reason he's seen smiling in the sun at the end of the film.
TDKR is the story of Bruce breaking free of the prison of his own demons; literally and figuratively.
Quote from Blinking SpiritThat said, you're not correct when you say there are no hints. Cotillard drops Ra's al Ghul's "restore the balance" catchphrase once or twice. Plans go wrong after she hears about them. And Nolan's caginess with the identities of the "child" and the "protector" is suspicious. I feel like it's set up sufficiently subtly and well that a very clever person could catch on, but most wouldn't - which is the hallmark of a good plot twist. Which may be part of the reason why its obviousness with foreknowledge bothered me. It spoiled my experience.
Quote from HighrollerGordon then jumps into the sewer, oh Gordon you so awesome, and Bane tells them to find Gordon. The guy says that Gordon could have washed up anywhere, so Bane gives him a cellphone and then shoots him so he'll wash up where Gordon does and they can track the signal. Yet, despite the fact that Gordon could wash up anywhere and there's no way to know where without a tracking device, Blake manages to find Gordon before Bane does.
Quote from MzztrTetrisI need a to write a one page paper on anything using no "E's". Help?
Quote from jim mickThe bottom line of this is that, as I can't solve the equation, don't need to program it, and my roots are technically in some other niche, I shouldn't be too fussed. Thank goodness.
Thanks, guys. I'll be sure to Wikipedia things (or as well) in the future.
Quote from userid122002I had never heard of it before, but it looks like tau and 2pi are indeed the same thing.
Also, 2pi is there because it's part of the pdf of a normal distribution.
Take a look at the pdf of a multivariate normal distribution and it should look familiar.