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Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins galvanized a new era of comic book, adaptive filmmaking. Taking the cue from Tim Burton’s more humanized Batman, Nolan stripped down the Dark Knight to his core – Bruce Wayne. If you take away the parents, money, costume and gadgets, what do you have left? Who was Bruce Wayne? In Batman Begins, Nolan birthed a spoiled child and raised him into a man. Shunning his wealth and name for the power to strike fear in the heart of evil, Bruce (Christian Bale) began his quest to become the ultimate crime fighting symbol.

Nolan built up Bruce so that we could believe in the legend of Batman. Then, Nolan made Bruce face Batman’s worst enemy and Gotham’s greatest villain – the Joker (Heath Ledger) – The Dark Knight. Although Bruce and Gotham suffered, the Batman was triumphant. Finally, after Batman defeated Gotham’s greatest threat, Nolan »

- Bags Hooper

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