Originally Posted by BatmanBeyond
I think another way Nolan's take could be termed as is 'veritability'. I don't think it's ever been meant to be seen as full-blown realism though.
I agree. One of my favorite movies is the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It's crafted in such a way that we can believe that these mutant creatures exist on the sewers of NY. It is not realistic of course, but it's grounded, verosimil. I believe the Nolan Batman films work in the same way.