The Nolanverse. Where blond women died out with Martha Wayne.
AKA: Dark-haired women who look good in black help you reduce color. For a totally sophisticated look that matches your deep, meaningful script.
Speaking of scripts:
At the end of “Batman Begins”, Rachel Dawes said this: “I never stopped thinking about you. About us. And when I heard you were back, I started to hope. [Rachel and Bruce kiss.] But then I found out about your mask. […] Your real face is the one that criminals now fear. The man I loved - the man who vanished - he never came back at all. But maybe he’s still out there, somewhere. Maybe some day, when Gotham no longer needs Batman, I’ll see him again.”
Now, this was seven years ago, but I remember the entire movie theatre holding its breath in a collective moment of, “WTF? This doesn’t make any freaking sense.”
Because, to the Bruce whom Rachel claims to have loved, she’d said this: “You care about justice? Look beyond your own pain, Bruce. This city is rotting. […] Your father would be ashamed of you.” It was performed completely straightforward.
Supposedly, this was the original script’s speech:
“Your father would be proud of you. Just as I am. [They kiss.] Between Batman and Bruce Wayne, there’s no room for me. […] You didn’t choose this life, Bruce. It was thrust upon you, the way greatness often is. You’ve given this city hope - now she’s depending on you. We all are. Goodbye, Bruce.”
Rachel accepted that by challenging Bruce to become someone worthy of his gifts and her love, she’d helped create Batman and took the consequences.
Why this was changed, I have no idea. Why Katie Holmes was included in that stellar cast, I have no idea. Why pretty female faces are continuously chosen to star and make a bad impression aside weighty male actors, I have no idea. Why they originated the character of Rachel Dawes and recast her with Maggie Gyllenhaal, only to stick her in the refrigerator, I have absolutely no idea whatsoever.
All I know is that they created an entire movie trilogy around a speech that made no sense and a poor casting choice. I can’t decide whether to be irked or impressed.