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Old 01-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #33
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Default Re: What did Christopher Nolan think of the other Batman movies?

Originally Posted by El Payaso View Post
Comics fan or not, he knows something few directors know: how to take a character from one source to a different medium.
I could so argue against that. While they are entertaining films and great stories as well, few people realize that Nolan is not really taking too many things from source material. A few things from Killing Joke or Batman annual #14 or MAN WHO FALLS or otherwise are only starting points. He is adapting general conceptions about characters for his own agenda.

Hate to beat a dead horse, but stylistically Batman 89 was a better Batman film.

Am I the only one who thinks Nolan was a bit cerebral in his approach to TDK?

Batman Begins tops TDK by a mile because the film was juggling too many things. There were about 20 minutes I would have cut from the film

Jerry and Joe were gentlemen. Bob Kane was a thief and a glory-hound who was more concerned about profit and prestige. I cannot bring myself to believe the same things about Stan Lee in regards to his two main contributors, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I'm inclined to believe Stan's version of events as he has usually been very willing to credit his co-conspirators, but the truth is because different versions of credit exists, we will never truly know.
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