Darius, Julian. Improving the Foundations: batman begins from comics to screen. Sequart Journal. 2nd ed. Edwardsville: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, 2009.
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Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9780578057408
BibTeX citation key: Darius2009
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Keywords: "Batman", Adaptation, Film adaptation, Superhero, USA
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization (Edwardsville)
Studies the 2005 film, directed by Christopher Nolan, paying particular attention to how it draws upon its comic-book source material.
Besides spawning the unbelievably successful The Dark Knight, Batman Begins grossed over $200 million domestically in its own right. The film, co-written by comic-book writer David S. Goyer, has been widely praised for its fidelity to Batman comics.
This definitive book studies the film and its comic-book appropriation in detail. Darius examines the evolution of Batman's origins as well as previous attempts to film that story. Contains scene-by-scene analysis of the film, including changes from the script, opening up its themes through crisp, insightful language. Also explores the film’s realism in contrast to past Batman films, its reception, its box office, and recommendations for further reading.
Table of Contents
Batman’s Comic-Book Origins, Appropriation, and Year One (6)
Unproduced Attempts to Film Batman’s Origins (50)
Act One: Flashbacks and Training (75)
Act Two: Becoming Batman (135)
Act Three: The War for Gotham (175)
Erasing Burton: Batman Begins, Realism, and the Anxiety of Influence (241)
Reception and Box Office Performance (249) Further Reading (256)
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