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I tend to think that pretty much every great work of art is a composite of other great things that the artist has seen. (x)
My mom brought me up to be a feminist. She was active in the movement in the 60s and 70s. The Hollywood movie industry has come a long way since its past. It certainly has a bad history of sexism, but it ain’t all the way yet. It’s important to acknowledge that there’s a lot of patriarchy and sexism in mainstream movies. And I did want to tackle that. I wanted to make a mainstream movie that looks at some of the habits that our culture is in.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt on Christopher Nolan and the similarity between Bruce Wayne and John Blake.
The young actor plays John Blake, a Gotham City police officer who proves his mettle to Commissioner Gordon and becomes one of his most trusted allies. He also shares a connection to Bruce Wayne in that he, like Bruce, is an orphan.
“He looks up to him because of that,” Gordon-Levitt says. “I can understand wanting to find that commonality with somebody. I think that’s one of the many things that really distinguishes the way Chris approaches these movies. Ultimately, what he’s concerned with is well-rounded, nuanced, honest human characters. And that’s the case whether you are talking about Bruce Wayne or my character, John Blake. They feel like human beings, and, as an actor, that’s inspiring. Chris is really an actor’s director and even amidst all the spectacle and all this huge production value, he always prioritizes getting a real honest performance from his actors. And that’s obviously a lot more fun for me.”
JOHN BLAKE - “Is a passionate young police officer who shares Batman’s vision of a crime-free Gotham City. Blake quickly formed a strong bond with Jim Gordon and has learned a great deal under his guidance.”
“I basically like to watch movies and eat.”
I feel u bb
“You couldn’t call him a hero. He’s sort of a lost soul and not a happy guy and not a good guy, particularly at the start of the movie. It is sort of a redemption story.”
~ Joseph Gordon-Levitt on his character, Joe, in Looper (2012).
Ellen Page talks about her tendency to be a little know-it-all (x).
“Stop being so amazing, you asshole,”
said Christopher Nolan, probably.
(Note: THESE DO NOT CONTAIN SPOILERS, but many of the full reviews that I’ve linked do contain spoilers for the film.)
Last, and certainly not least, is fellow Inception-alumnus Joseph Gordon-Levitt. To say anything specific about his role is to give away integral parts of the movie. Suffice to say, he is by far the best supporting character of any of the three Nolan Batman films, eclipsing that of the venerable Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth.IGN
As Blake, Gordon-Levitt is earnest without being blandHerald Sun
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is equally impressive as an idealistic young cop on the riseMSN.COM
Gordon-Levitt is perfectly understated as the principled everyman who rises to the occasion without fuss or showmanship. If Nolan’s Inception pushed Gordon-Levitt towards the leading-man A-list, this could be the final nudge he needs.Rolling Stone
…idealistic young cop John Blake (a sensationally good Joseph Gordon- Levitt)Huffington Post
Joseph Gordon-Levitt adds a youthful presence as John Blake, an up-and-coming member of the police force who inspires Bruce to revisit his own childhood as an orphan. Gordon-Levitt as solid as alwaysScreen Daily
Gordon-Levitt first worked with Nolan on Inception, and he’s such a likeable, empathetic presence that one feels John’s vulnerability as he tries to live up to the image of goodnessAwards Circuit
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is superb as a decent young cop devoted to right, not unlike Gordon in his youthABC News
Gordon-Levitt is every bit the actor Christian Bale is and seeing him and Bale go toe-to-toe is thrilling, if you’re into that great acting sort of thing.Badass Digest
Runner up for MVP is Joseph Gordon-Levitt. John Blake is a do-gooder cop whose personal journey is the most dramatically interesting thing in the film. Levitt takes Blake from rookie to heroGQ UK
5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a very good day at the office as John Blake. He makes such a good action hero: the lone cop who believes in the discredited Lt Gordon that you start to believe he would make a better alternative to the costume clad Wayne. Whether it be attempting to save a bus full of orphans (yes, this is a comic book adaptation) or running through a hospital with a shotgun, Gordon-Levitt hasn’t looked this good since Inception.Scotsman
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s virtuous rookie cop is the stand-outThe Wrap
Gordon-Levitt takes what could have been a flatly earnest flatfoot and imbues him with a real sense of purpose and passionEW
…the character who lingers longest in memory is an average Gotham City cop named John Blake, wonderfully played with human-scale clarity by Joseph Gordon-LevittReel Views
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a welcome addition, proving that it is possible to inject new blood into an established mythologyMercury News
Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives a wonderful performance as young police officer John Blake, who plays a big role in the film.Faster Times
the most promising of these is Joseph Gordon-Levitt, as a clever beat cop, looking good and growing into the movieCity Weekly
Gordon-Levitt brings a relatable human touch.Screen Crush
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a surprisingly convincing badass as John Blake … JGL is as good here as he’s been in anything he’s ever done. He’s one of the finest true young movie stars we’ve got right now.LA Times
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who brings welcome texture to the role of the idealistic Gotham cop John BlakeMiami.COM
For all its pomp and grandeur, though, The Dark Knight Rises is practically stolen outright by Joseph Gordon-Levitt as John BlakeHollywood
Gordon-Levitt gives additional oomph to his detective-with-a-heart-of-gold,JOBLO
Thankfully, the rest of the cast is equally impressive including Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an idealistic police officer who sees past the corruption that surrounds himUSA Today
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is affably noble as dedicated police detective John BlakeSalon
and the reliably terrific Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an idealistic young copCinemablend
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays Gotham Police Officer John Blake, continues to establish himself as one of the best young actors in Hollywood. Though we are only introduced to Blake for the first time in this movie, Gordon-Levitt infuses him with a strength and richness of character that makes us feel like he has been in the series the entire timeBlu-Ray.COM
Also triumphant is Gordon-Levitt as BlakeNewsarama
But he’s a worthy addition to Nolan’s world and Gordon-Levitt continues to mature as a movie star. The once long-haired adolescent from 3rd Rock from the Sun continues to announce himself as a major Hollywood presence.Hero Complex
For those of us who followed Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s career from “3rd Rock From the Sun,” there’s no doubt that he has come into his own.
Christopher Nolan on his Oscar prospects:
“The academy’s been incredibly good to me and my films, and it would be churlish of me to complain,” Nolan said. “Really, we’ve been honored by the academy in more kinds of different ways, and very importantly to me, Heath Ledger winning the best supporting-actor Oscar. These are things that mean a lot to me.”
Still, wouldn’t it mean more to win that directing Oscar himself?
“That would be terrific, but at the end of the day, they owe Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock a lot more than me, you know what I mean?” Nolan said, citing two Hollywood greats who never won the directing prize. “It’s kind of like, get in line.”
“I was intimidated at first because of my own personal insecurity. You have this girl who doesn’t necessarily look like other girls who are in sexualized roles. She has incredible confidence and control over her own sexuality. This character is not someone we’ve seen too frequently.”
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt quotes from the official TDKR PRODUCTION NOTES:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins the ensemble as another original character: Gotham City police officer John Blake, who impresses Commissioner Gordon with his courage and integrity.
Describing his role, Joseph Gordon-Levitt says, “John Blake is the kind of guy
who probably always wanted to be a cop and dedicates himself to being excellent at his job. He is someone who believes in what he does and I admire that in anybody. In the midst of a lot of cynicism, he remains proud to be a police officer.”
Gordon-Levitt says, “Amidst all the spectacle, I think the honest human dramas are what distinguish the way Chris approaches these movies. For an actor, that’s inspiring and a lot more fun.”
Gordon-Levitt confirms, “When Christian put on that suit, I didn’t have to make believe: I was talking to Batman. It doesn’t happen very often, but every now and then when I’m shooting a movie, I have a moment when it feels like real life. That was definitely one of the strongest of those moments I’ve ever had.”
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A look back at EMPIRE’s BATMAN BEGINS set visit from 2005:
“I wasn’t interested in the character at all, “ Bale says. “I had seen the TV show and hadn’t really liked it, but it was four or five years ago when I was working with a director who was really into graphic novels. He gave me Batman: Year One.
What I suddenly saw was that there was this character here that I never knew from the movies and TV series. He wasn’t just a bland superhero who does nothing but jump around. The most attractive thing about him, as opposed to Spider-Man and Superman, is the conflict.”
Bale pauses, considering a way of expressing the fundamental differences. “Look, put it like this. If all the other superheroes were sitting together here in this room, they’d all be getting along fine with each other, but they’d be thinking,‘What’s wrong with that dude sitting over there?’”
Christopher Nolan won’t tell you shit about The Dark Knight Rises