Originally Posted by The Joker
Those nightmares about his parents death, falling into the cave and seeing the giant bat that kept haunting him are straight from the comics.
It's the only time we got to see inside Batman's mind and what haunts him in the old franchise.
Yep. Those two deleted scenes in BF were so good. The one where he crawls into the deeper parts of the Batcave, finds the redbook, reads it, cries a bit and faces a giant bat. And the other one where he's asking Alfred if his nightly escapades were always just to run away from his past. Never saw anything like that in any of Nolan's movies. Bale just didn't explore any of this identity crisis properly. The guy is just wooden, either he's just staring blankly into space (which as someone else noted, works well for American Psycho, his absolute best role), or he's forced to cry a bit or he just looks plain BORED to be on the set.
BF's remastered Red Book/Giant Bat scene:
A relaxed Kilmer asking Alfred the most important question of his life: