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TSR Movie Madness: Group F QF1: The Dark Knight V Lawrence of Arabia Watch

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    1. The Dark Knight
    82.22%
    8. Lawrence of Arabia
    17.78%

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    Movie Madness is an event pitting 64 films against each other in a tournament where only one will triumph (to find out more, click here).
    Who will progress to the next round? You decide.

    The Dark Knight (2008)
    Chris Nolan's take on the caped crusader turned Batman into the protagonist of a gritty crime drama played for realism and atmosphere, with an unforgettable performance by Heath Ledger as the Joker. The result is a film that demands your attention.

    Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    Based on the life of T. E. Lawrence, there are few epics that could ever hope to compete with Lawrence of Arabia.The film details Lawrence's involvement in World War I, and his internal struggle between British loyalty and his newfound comrades. With breathtaking scope and Peter O'Toole in an iconic role, this film can be considered the benchmark for all epics.
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    Cruel to put Lawrence of Arabia up against The Dark Knight. LoA was one of the biggest films of its time, and the Dark Knight is one of the biggest films of our lifetime.

    All the same, voted Dark Knight.




    Predict the only people voting against it will be those who just don't like it (and in most cases haven't seen it :teehee:) and want to be hipsters.
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    Yes, it is cruel, but that's how the IMDb seeds fell out. The Dark Knight is a force of nature and part of my all-time favourite trilogy.
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    Dark Knight - better than the 90s Batmans, certainly.

    Lawrence - every director wishes they could do something as good as this. A true epic.
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    I am expecting an absolute ass whooping by dark knight here. 90/10 % wise.

    (Original post by unprinted)
    Dark Knight - better than the 90s Batmans, certainly.

    Lawrence - every director wishes they could do something as good as this. A true epic.
    Which one did you go for from the two then?

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    (Original post by unprinted)
    Dark Knight - better than the 90s Batmans, certainly.
    Ouch. Talk about damning with faint praise!
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    I am expecting an absolute ass whooping by dark knight here. 90/10 % wise.

    Which one did you go for from the two then?
    Oh, of course more people will vote for Dark Knight. Doesn't mean they're right. Again, who is going to remember it in fifty years?

    Lawrence, obviously.

    (Original post by just a dad)
    Ouch. Talk about damning with faint praise!
    It reminds me of the first of the 90s ones - which I see was actually done in 1989 - in that the only two things that the film cares about are the look and the Joker. Everything else came second to those.

    There's a fanedit which tells the story forwards and backwards as the fall of Harvey Dent, and it's much more interesting.
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    TDK is the best film in a trilogy that's up there with LotR for me, which I never would have thought possible, a Batman trilogy nearly on par with LotR? Crazy.
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    (Original post by Deshi)
    TDK is the best film in a trilogy that's up there with LotR for me, which I never would have thought possible, a Batman trilogy nearly on par with LotR? Crazy.
    The Batman trilogy is so, so much better than LotR.
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    (Original post by e aí rapaz)
    The Batman trilogy is so, so much better than LotR.
    Batman is probably the best trilogy ever. imo.
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    I haven't watched Lawrence of Arabia but I have to say that the DK is not the best of the top movies here it is one of the weakest links although I did love the acting particularly from Heath Ledger
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    (Original post by kingdoo)
    I haven't watched Lawrence of Arabia but I have to say that the DK is not the best of the top movies here it is one of the weakest links although I did love the acting particularly from Heath Ledger
    :eek:

    Most people have it getting to the overall final or semi final after winning this group.

    What's wrong with it in your opinion?
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    (Original post by Motorbiker)
    :eek:

    Most people have it getting to the overall final or semi final after winning this group.

    What's wrong with it in your opinion?
    Thought the story was really slow and couldn't get into it really. It was a while probably 3 years since I last saw it but still. from some of the films I have seen, Aliens/alien, Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, American History X, Fight Club, The Godfather... there is more but I cannot be bothered to post them are all better even if it is my opinion.

    Don't get me wrong it was a brilliant movie but it is just not as good as some of the others (only slightly) on the list. and since it is up against some of the best movies of all time people are going to have different preferences. My wish is for Alien/Aliens to win (although I know that is highly unlikely).
 
 
 
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