One of the biggest problems, in my view, with superhero movies, is that often it it difficult to reconcile the hero (e.g. spiderman, batman, the hulk etc) with their real identities (bruce wayne et al). Often, it can feel like (as it did with the Burton films) Batman and Bruce Wayne are two literally distionct charcters, almost occupying different movies; when batman is in action we dont fear for Bruce Wayne. Whilst watching batman Begin, I noticed something clever Noaln does during bruce wayne scenes to help us associate his with batman: When we see Bruce going about creating his alter ego - visitng Ra's in the mountain, goign to the cave, using the underground lift to follow rachel - he's always wearing a long coat/dressing gown, almost resembling the cape - In silhouette he constantly therefore resembles his own alter ego - creating an anchor for the audience; when we later see batman, we can imagine bruce wayne under the mask. Just a small observation, but in a movie about batmans becoming, a nice subtle technique.