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Batman Begins
A man in a batsuit spreads his wings while looking down. Tall skyscrapers protrude above, and bats fly around him.
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Emma Thomas
Larry J. Franco
Charles Roven
Written by Christopher Nolan
David S. Goyer
David S. Goyer (Story)
Bob Kane (Comic book)
Bill Finger (Comic book)
Starring Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
Gary Oldman
Cillian Murphy
Morgan Freeman
Tom Wilkinson
Rutger Hauer
Ken Watanabe
Music by Hans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Editing by Lee Smith
Studio Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Films
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date(s) June 15, 2005 (2005-06-15)
Running time 140 minutes
Country United States
United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $150 million
Gross revenue $372,710,015
Followed by The Dark Knight
.Batman Begins is a 2005 action thriller film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman directed by Christopher Nolan.^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Finally, the Batman Begins script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the movie directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, yadda yadda.  This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Batman Begins.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ DC comics also explored a similar idea (elementals) with some of their characters in the late 80s/early 90s.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.It stars Christian Bale as Batman, along with Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Ken Watanabe, Tom Wilkinson, and Rutger Hauer.^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ Michael Caine & Katie Holmes - Caine said of both of them "No, no.
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^ Christian Bale was the first convincing Batman i have ever seen.
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.The film reboots the Batman film series, telling the origin story of the character and begins with Bruce Wayne's initial fear of bats, the death of his parents, and his journey to becoming Batman.^ It's THE motivation behind the character of Bruce Wayne.
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^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ What I mean is in every single movie of the Batman franchise Bruce Wayne is already Batman at the start so this does serve as to explain how Batman learned his supreme fighting style and mysterious Bat like look.
  • Batman Begins [2005] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It draws inspiration from classic comic book storylines such as Batman: The Man Who Falls, Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Long Halloween.^ I don't see how Frank Miller's Batman has any claim to being a Superman, or Overman, as he doesn't say one intelligent thing throughout the entire book!
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Comics, even supposedly "adult" Batman ones, are NEVER that - sexually frank.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Because, it was like a "comeback" comic, in fact that's what the title referred to, like a one-last-boxing-bout for an old champ, an OLD MAN, as the Batman actually was in this story...
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.After a series of unsuccessful projects to resurrect Batman on screen following the 1997 critical failure of Batman & Robin, Nolan and David S. Goyer began work on the film in early 2003 and aimed for a darker and more realistic tone, with humanity and realism being the basis of the film.^ There there had damn well be more Nolan/Goyer "Batman" movies.
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^ How can Harry criticize Batman and Robin?
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^ Although he may be overly harsh (in my opinion) in his opinion of the film, Moviemack's criticisms of Batman Begins are dead-on.
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.The goal was to get the audience to care for both Batman and Bruce Wayne.^ RACHEL (CONT'D) (soft) Between Batman and Bruce Wayne, there's no room for me.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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^ They’re delicious, but Nolan & Goyer… They’re focused upon Bruce Wayne & Batman.
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The film, which was primarily shot in England and Chicago, relied on traditional stunts and miniaturescomputer-generated imagery was used minimally. A new Batmobile (called the Tumbler) and a more mobile Batsuit were both created specifically for the film.
.Batman Begins was critically and commercially successful.^ Although he may be overly harsh (in my opinion) in his opinion of the film, Moviemack's criticisms of Batman Begins are dead-on.
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^ Bottom line: Even with the success of "The Dark Knight", Batman Begins is a great movie in its own right.
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The film opened on June 15, 2005 in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters. .It grossed $48 million in its opening weekend, eventually grossing $370 million worldwide.^ It made 48 million opening weekend, good but not great for a summer"blockbuster" picture for WB. Mr. Mrs.
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The film received an 85% overall approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes. .Critics noted that fear was a common theme throughout the film, and remarked that it had a darker tone compared to previous Batman films.^ Although he may be overly harsh (in my opinion) in his opinion of the film, Moviemack's criticisms of Batman Begins are dead-on.
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^ Perhaps Batman's greatest tool, the ability to infuse criminals with FEAR, has finally gained the attention it deserves in a Batman film.
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^ The fact that a winged noise is used a the Batman Motif, not a super hero theme as normal is just shows the level of thought that the team have done on the film.
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.A sequel titled The Dark Knight was released in July 2008 and also saw the return of both Nolan and Bale to the franchise.^ Christopher Nolan ( Insomnia , and writer/director of the brilliant Memento ) returns the Dark Knight mythos to center stage.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christian Bale has done what the previous others weren't capable of pulling off - he gave Batman his tormented soul back from a franchise which had turned The Dark Knight into a joke.
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^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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.Batman Begins grossed $496,853,783 in both DVD and box office sales.^ Batman Begins, like both Spiderman films, is missing what it needed most: a great villain.
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^ Batman Begins has the highest Box Office 5 day record for a Batman Movie ever at $72.1 million , beating Batman Forever which had $66 million.
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^ My parents both loved BATMAN BEGINS. So I'm sure the reviewer will be proven wrong and BB will do just fine.
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Contents

Plot

.The film opens with a scene from Bruce Wayne's childhood; Bruce is playing with his friend Rachel Dawes, daughter of the Bruce's housekeeper, when he falls into a well and encounters a group of bats, triggering a lasting fear of them.^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Don't you think, though, that the version of the "Hero's Journey", Bruce Wayne makes his way into the underworld (cave) to MEET the Bat-Spirit and to emerge as the Batman...
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RACHEL (CONT'D) (soft) Between Batman and Bruce Wayne, there's no room for me.
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.In the present day, an adult Bruce languishes in a Chinese prison until he is visited by a man called Henri Ducard who offers that he undergo martial arts training with an elite vigilante group, the League of Shadows (led by the mysterious Ra's al Ghul).^ DUCARD (CONT'D) Ra's Al Ghul and his League of Shadows offer a path to those that are capable of upholding our code.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're not Ra's al Ghul.
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^ WAYNE (hoarse) Ra's Al Ghul?
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.Cutting back to his childhood, the young Bruce Wayne accompanies his parents to a production of The Ring Cycle.^ Looks tenderly at Young Bruce's back.
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^ THOMAS WAYNE, Young Bruce's father.
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^ Young Bruce DRAGS his parents from their seats...
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.The bat creatures in the opera trigger Bruce's fear and he begs to leave, so his parents smuggle him out of the emergency exit where they are murdered by a mugger named Joe Chill.^ Young Bruce seated between his parents, On stage: WITCH- LIKE CREATURES cavort.
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^ BRUCE: Should I just bury the past out there with my parents, Alfred?
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^ REPORTERS They're taking him out the side!!
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.Although Chill is arrested that same night, Bruce blames himself for inadvertedly causing his parents' deaths.^ Face as uncomprehending as the night Chill killed his parents.
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.Several years later, Bruce returns to Gotham City from Princeton University, intent on killing Chill, whose prison sentence is being suspended in exchange for testifying against crime boss Carmine Falcone.^ In prison, he shared a cell with Carmine Falcone.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BRUCE (distant) All these years I wanted to kill him.
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^ The complex plot of the cadre of villains to destroy Gotham City aside, this movie is (spiritually) about two things: being lost and fighting corruption.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Rachel, now a law student working at the District Attorney's office, is disgusted with his plan and tells him his father would be ashamed of him.^ RACHEL (CONT'D) Your father would be ashamed of you.
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^ Your father would be ashamed of you.
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^ Young Bruce in the throws of his PANIC ATTACK GULPS AIR- turns to his Father, LOOKS him in the eye and CONDEMNS HIM- YOUNG BRUCE (shouting) We HAVE to go NOW, Dad!!
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.Before he can act, however, one of Falcone's assassins kills Chill.^ Corruption is killing Gotham and Chill being dead doesn't help that- it makes it worse because Falcone walks.
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.Bruce confronts Falcone, who laughs at him and has his thugs rough him up to teach him a lesson.^ Bruce turns to Falcone who looks at him, curious.
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^ Bruce looks up at Falcone.
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^ Continuity: After Rachel slaps Bruce in the car outside Falcone's, his hair is messed up; the next shot it's nicely combed; and the next it's messed up again.
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.Bruce decides to travel the world for nearly seven years to understand the criminal mind.^ DUCARD: You've traveled the world to understand the criminal mind...
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bruce Wayne, missing for seven years now, declared officially dead.
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^ As the movie opens, Bruce Wayne has chosen to live among the criminal element in order to better understand the criminal mind.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ironically, he is eventually detained for theft of Wayne Enterprises equipment, leading to the detainment Ducard found him in.^ Wayne, ENRAGES, dives at Ducard, SWINGING at him with the scallops, FURIOUS, RECKLESS. Ducard parries with his sword, they LOCK- noses inches apart, Wayne BREATHING...
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^ INT. PASSAGEWAY, MONASTERY -- DAY Ducard leads Wayne along a screened passage overlooking extraordinary mountains.
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^ I can barely- Ducard KICKS him- Wayne Crashes to the floor.
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.In the present, Bruce accepts Ra's offer to join the league and begins ninja training under Ducard.^ INT. MONORAIL TRAIN -- CONTINUOUS Ra's Al Ghul climbs onto the train with three MASKED NINJAS. The narrow-band emitter fills the front car.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ DUCARD (CONT'D) Ra's Al Ghul and his League of Shadows offer a path to those that are capable of upholding our code.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ League of Shadows business and the vaguely fascist ideology of Ducard / Ras Al Ghul / Darth Neeson was awesome!
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.When he passes his final exam, Ra's states that he plans to have Bruce lead his men to destroy Gotham, believing its corrupt state to be beyond saving.^ Gotham isn't beyond saving.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He believed his example could inspire the wealthy of Gotham to save their city.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The complex plot of the cadre of villains to destroy Gotham City aside, this movie is (spiritually) about two things: being lost and fighting corruption.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

As a final test, Bruce is asked to execute a criminal. .Bruce refuses, and instead sets the temple on fire in order to escape; Ra's is killed in the ensuing fight and Bruce rescues an unconscious Ducard from the wreckage and leaves him at a nearby village.^ BRUCE (distant) All these years I wanted to kill him.
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^ Rachel stares at the GUN in his hand, SHOCKED. BRUCE I was going to kill him myself.
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^ That is the one thing that's bothering me (I hate not knowing what's happening in a fight) that and how Ducard and Ra's are resolved in the movie.
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.Finding Gotham ruled by Carmine Falcone, Bruce quickly plots against the city's corrupt system with the help of Rachel, now an assistant district attorney, and police sergeant Jim Gordon, one of the few good cops left in Gotham.^ BRUCE I'm not one of your "good people", Rachel.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RACHEL Is Sergeant Gordon your friend?
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^ That was a GOOD plot, not a DUMB one!
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Using resources from Wayne Enterprises, Bruce acquires a prototype armored car and an experimental armored suit and takes up the identity of the Batman.^ It was much darker than the older ones, and it seemed to focus more on Bruce Wayne more than Batman.
  • Batman Begins [2005] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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^ They’re delicious, but Nolan & Goyer… They’re focused upon Bruce Wayne & Batman.
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In his first night, he disrupts a drug shipment, and leaves Falcone tied to a searchlight, forming a makeshift Bat-Signal. .He also disrupts an assassination attempt on Rachel, leaving her with evidence against a judge on Falcone's payroll.^ RACHEL Mr.Finch, on the Falcone matter- FINCH (here we go again) The case against Falcone died with Chill.
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^ Look, Rachel, Falcone's got Judge Phelan and half of City Hall bought (MORE) 43.
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While investigating the drugs in the shipment, Batman encounters Dr. Jonathan Crane, an Arkham Asylum psychiatrist on Falcone's payroll. .Crane sprays Batman with a powerful hallucinogen.^ Crane's eyes go wide as Batman SQUEEZES the bladder and a choking cloud of dust sprays into Crane's face...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bruce's butler Alfred Pennyworth rescues him, using an anti-toxin developed by Lucius Fox, Bruce's ally at Wayne Enterprises, to save him.^ WAYNE Have you met Lucius Fox?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lucius provides the tech, Alfred the wisdom in covering his tracks, and Bruce Wayne has to develop his playboy persona.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lucius Fox (a character I've enjoyed in the comics, though little has been made of him).
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.In prison, Falcone meets with Crane and demands a bigger share of the profits for smuggling the hallucinogen into Gotham; Crane responds by dosing him with the toxin with a gas mask resembling a scarecrow, rendering him completely insane.^ Crane is riding; in Scarecrow mask.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Crane's been smuggling his toxin hidden in Falcone's drugs...
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^ In prison, he shared a cell with Carmine Falcone.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Rachel arrives at Arkham to question Crane about Falcone's mental state.^ Give a psycho of that level a gang of Arkham inmates, fear-muddled Narrows-dwellers and Falcone muscle to bring him prey, and see what Batman can do about it...
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^ INT. CORRIDOR, ARKHAM ASYLUM -- CONTINUOUS An ORDERLY talking to a NURSE. Crane leads Rachel past.
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^ INT. CORRIDOR, ARKHAM ASYLUM -- CONTINUOUS Rachel looks at Falcone, mumbling, delusional.
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.Crane shows her that the toxin, which is lethal in vapor form, is being piped into the city's water supply before spraying her with the gas.^ FOX Sure, if the water supply were poisoned before you vaporized it.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The hallucinogen, which could only be effective if breathed into the lungs, had been fed into Gotham's water supply, which spanned the entire city.
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^ BATMAN (CONT'D) He's going to drive that thing straight into Wayne Tower and blow the main hub, creating enough toxin to blanket the entire city...
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Batman arrives to rescue her, only to find that the police have swarmed Arkham to arrest Crane. .He escapes with Rachel in the Batmobile and, after administering the antidote to her in the Batcave, gives her two vials of it to pass on to Gordon — one for inoculating himself and the other for mass production.^ RACHEL: Mass production?
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^ One for Gordon to inoculate himself, the other for mass production.
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.Later at Wayne Manor, Bruce is confronted at his birthday celebration by a group of League of Shadows ninja led by Ducard, who reveals himself to be the real Ra's al Ghul (the man killed earlier was his frontman).^ Ra's Al Ghul looks at Wayne with a tinge of sadness.
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^ Ra's Al Ghul looks at Wayne.
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^ Wayne stares at Ra's Al Ghul.
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.Ra's, who had been conspiring with Crane the entire time, plans to destroy Gotham by distributing the toxin via the city's water supply, and vaporizing it with a microwave-emitter stolen from Wayne Enterprises.^ The complex plot of the cadre of villains to destroy Gotham City aside, this movie is (spiritually) about two things: being lost and fighting corruption.
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.Bruce dismisses his guests by insulting them while pretending to be drunk, and fights briefly with Ra's while the League lights the Manor on fire and traps Bruce under a beam.^ This process is apparent when Bruce falls into the well, his experience with Ra's Al Ghul, his further discovery of a deeper underworld or "bottomless pit" under the well.
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At the last minute, Alfred rescues Bruce from the fire and they head to the Batcave. .Batman arrives at a Gotham slum called "The Narrows" to aid the police in battling the psychotic criminals that the League has set free from the asylum.^ EXT. OVER GOTHAM -- CONTINUOUS Batman FREE FALLS, cloak flapping, sliding his gloves into the activating pockets...
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^ SHOOT UP FROM THE MOB- EXT. ROOFTOP -- MOMENTS LATER Batman sets Rachel down, looks out at Gotham: the Narrows below steaming, burning, screaming.
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Rachel delivers the antidote to Gordon and rescues a small boy from the crowd. .She is confronted by Crane, who is now calling himself "Scarecrow", riding a stolen police horse.^ Crane is riding; in Scarecrow mask.
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.She tasers him, sending him riding off aimlessly into the crowds.^ REARS UP to STAMP RACHEL AND GORDON- Rachel fires her taser, plugging Crane in the face- he JERKS, SPASM- the HORSE BOLTS, THROWING him, DRAGGING HIM OFF INTO THE FOG..
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.Batman stops Ra's from carrying the microwave-emitter to the city's central water hub at Wayne Tower by having the elevated train tracks collapse, explicitly declining to save Ra's from the resulting crash.^ The monorail follows the water mains to the central hub beneath Wayne Tower.
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^ His Gotham is an extraordinarily beautiful city, but it isn’t necessarily an impossible city – though gosh, I’d love to see one with the audacious elevated trains that Gotham has here.
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^ Routed it right into Wayne Tower, along with the water and power utilities.
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.Following the battle, Batman becomes a public hero in Gotham and Bruce gains control of Wayne Enterprises.^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ Don't you think, though, that the version of the "Hero's Journey", Bruce Wayne makes his way into the underworld (cave) to MEET the Bat-Spirit and to emerge as the Batman...
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^ RACHEL (CONT'D) (soft) Between Batman and Bruce Wayne, there's no room for me.
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.Newly-promoted Lieutenant Gordon unveils a Bat-Signal for Batman and mentions a new criminal, who leaves Joker playing cards at crime scenes and Batman promises to investigate it.^ Who should play Joker by godric .
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^ Warner is happy that people are now focusing on who'll be playing the Joker rather than Katie and Tom."
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^ Gordon saving the day NOT BATMAN!!??-Think about it, Bats is fighting RA'S on the train while Gordon's taking out the monorail.
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.Gordon says he has not thanked Batman for his help; Batman replies he'll never have to, and disappears into the night.^ Batman PULLS Gordon into the rafters.
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^ GORDON I never said thank you.
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^ It is a JOKER. BATMAN I'll look into it.
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Cast

.Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman: Wayne is a billionaire industrialist whose parents were killed by an angry mugger when he was eight years old.^ Bruce Wayne got pushed to page eight.
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^ WTF? The Joker didn't kill Bruce Wayne's parents?
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^ Christian Bale (Equilibrium, American Psycho) is wonderful as Bruce Wayne (capturing his playboy spirit and tortured angst better than, say, Val Kilmer who was my favorite Bruce Wayne) and captivating as Batman (who, odd as it may sound, had been done best by Michael Keaton).
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.Traveling the world for several years to seek the means to fight injustice, he returns to Gotham.^ Fine, by all means fight "the spiritual war for Jesus"; however I'm more interested in the real world and the individual.
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^ He did travel the world in his training to become Batman (though, of course, he didn't know he was going to be Batman exactly yet, just that he was going to fight crime).
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At night, Bruce becomes Batman, Gotham City's vigilante protector. .Bale was cast on September 11, 2003,[2] having expressed interest in playing Batman since Darren Aronofsky was planning his own film adaptation.^ I'm going to be as persistent in this casting suggestion as I was for making Ra's Al Ghul the villain of this flick since I was the original poster that kept on demanding this when Warners was content to let Aronofsky misfire with his planned film.
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^ One wonders if Batutta means any one of Burton's films or just his Batman adaptations.
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^ I popped in the original Batman since seeing "Begins" and you know, honestly, both films have equally cheesy villian plots, except Burton's film actually has an interesting villian to go with it.
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[3] .Some of the early candidates for the Batman/Bruce Wayne role were Billy Crudup, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Joshua Jackson, Eion Bailey, and Cillian Murphy.^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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^ More sharp, more aggressive, more close to what bruce wayne/batman is really.
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[2] .Bale felt the previous films underused Batman's character, overplaying the villains instead.^ Batman Begins, like both Spiderman films, is missing what it needed most: a great villain.
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^ Instead, they’re serving their characters more than their own egos – and for the very first time… The focus is clearly on BATMAN. Burton was always more interested in the villains… why not?
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^ Sorry if character development bores you, but this is more akin to the Batman film that the majority of fans have been clamouring for.
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[4] .To best pose as Batman, Bale studied graphic novels and illustrations of the superhero.^ Batman Begins is simply and without question the best live-action superhero movie ever.
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it is also the best superhero film, and the best film of the year so far(Sith is not even close).
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^ The best Batman to date, much darker and more enjoyable then some of the other ones that try to go to over the top Bale continues to show he is one of the best.
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[5]
.Director Nolan said of Bale, "He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for."^ Director Nolan said of Bale, "He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for."
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^ "He has exactly the balance of darkness and light that we were looking for."
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^ The tonal balance, from light to dark, appears lifelike, but definition is subdued as if a thin layer of plastic is placed over the screen.
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[6] .Goyer stated that while some actors could play a great Bruce Wayne or a great Batman, Bale could portray both radically different personalities.^ Christian Bale makes a great Batman.
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^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ WAYNE Great- there's some cool stuff down there.
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[7] .Bale described the part as playing four characters: the raging Batman persona; the shallow playboy façade Bruce uses to ward off suspicion; the vengeful young man; and the older, angrier Bruce who is discovering his purpose in life.^ He was shown as he should be - brooding, dark and torn between playing out his role in society as the Billionaire Playboy Bruce Wayne and the alter ego who fights injustice and corruption at every turn in his beloved Gotham.
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^ Her death could have a huge effect on Batman, Bruce, and Gordon not just in the sequel but for as many films as they want to use it.
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^ The Man JERKS the gun at Thomas, eyes DARTING. Young Bruce stares up at the gun TREMBLING in the Man's hand.
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[8] .Bale's dislike of his costume, which heated up regularly, helped him get into a necessarily foul mood.^ BEHIND HIM: Dock Employee 1 raises a SILENCED GUN. FIRES. Dock Employee 2 helps DRAG the body into the container.
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^ Wayne PICKS UP Ducard, hauls him out of the Throne room, into a passage, SMASHING THROUGH an ornate screen...
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.He said, "Batman's meant to be fierce, and you become a beast in that suit, as Batman should be — not a man in a suit, but a different creature."^ Which could be a good thing, because it makes you think of who Batman is in a different perspective.
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^ And man, I hope to God that somebody at Warners has signed everyone involved in this film on a 20 film contract… cuz this is a fierce Batman movie that just is unrelenting.
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^ Batman and Nietzsche "In order to fight the monster, you must act like the monster; but beware that you don't become the monster.
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[5]
.Since he had lost a great deal of weight in preparation for his role in The Machinist, Bale hired a personal trainer to help him gain 100 pounds (45 kg) in the span of only a couple of months to help him physically prepare for the role.^ Personally, if you read a good 1000 issues of Batman stories – I think you’ll find that he’s a great deal more nuanced than this film has him, not in a single story – but in whole.
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.He first went well over the weight required and created concern over whether he would look right for the part.^ (Well Mr J might not mind the pink underwear - but his henchmen would, and that would put all the Gotham underworld right out of sorts!
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Bale recognized that his large physique was not appropriate for Batman, who relies on speed and strategy. He lost the excess weight by the time filming began.[7] .The role of Bruce Wayne at age eight was portrayed by Gus Lewis.^ Bruce Wayne got pushed to page eight.
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^ BRUCE WAYNE aged 28.
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^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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[9]
.Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth: The trusted butler to Bruce Wayne's parents, who continues his loyal service to their son after their deaths.^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
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^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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^ INT. STUDY -- CONTINUOUS Wayne and Alfred push through the burning room.
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He is Bruce Wayne's closest confidant. .Nolan felt Caine would effectively portray the foster father element of the character.^ I suppose I would have loved ever more intensity from Bale (due to the incredible character he is portraying)...
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[7] .Although Alfred's family is depicted in the film as having served the Wayne family for generations, Caine created his own backstory, in that before becoming Wayne's butler, Alfred served in the Special Air Service.^ ALFRED (CONT'D) (softer) The Wayne family legacy is not so easily shrugged off.
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^ Wayne turns to find Alfred standing there with a tea service.
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^ Bale as Batman was the first to put pen to paper, followed by Caine as butler Alfred and Freeman as Bruce Wayne's business associate Lucius Fox.
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.After being wounded, he was invited to the position of the Wayne family butler by Thomas Wayne because, "He wanted a butler, but someone a bit tougher than that, you know?"^ When you call out someone who's at a higher standing than you, and they respond , you have just been elevated to, at least, that persons level.
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^ FALCONE I know you wouldn't want the cops taking a closer look at the drugs they seized.
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^ Just want you to know that I missed the fantastic touch that Tim Burton put on his batman films.
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[10]
.Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard: In reality the true Ra's al Ghul in disguise and the main antagonist of the film, Ducard trains Bruce in ninjutsu, a form of martial arts.^ You're not Ra's al Ghul.
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^ WAYNE (hoarse) Ra's Al Ghul?
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^ Ra's al Ghul is dead.
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.Writer David Goyer said he felt Ra's was the most complex of all the Batman villains, comparing him to Osama bin Laden as, "He's not crazy in the way that all the other Batman villains are.^ "The MOVIE industry (despite its faults) knows which way it works, and in what order the public find the Batman villains fascinating, Maurice...
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^ Batman Begins, like both Spiderman films, is missing what it needed most: a great villain.
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^ To hear him scream the name Batman would be crazy.
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He's not bent on revenge; he's actually trying to heal the world. He's just doing it by very draconian means."[11] Neeson is commonly cast as a mentor, so the revelation that his character was the main villain was intended to shock viewers.[7]
.Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes: Bruce's childhood friend who serves as Gotham City's assistant district attorney, fighting against the corruption in the city.^ Officer, I am a Gotham City district attorney.
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^ RACHEL And you serve Gotham?
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^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
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.Nolan found a "tremendous warmth and great emotional appeal" in Holmes, and also felt "she has a maturity beyond her years that comes across in the film and is essential to the idea that Rachel is something of a moral conscience for Bruce". Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rachel McAdams were in the running for the role.^ Raimi, Singer, and Nolan all seem to get the fact that superhero movies can be done seriously and have all delivered films that all but the most jaded fanboys have come to love.
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^ I feel that the director (Nolan) should have pushed for more emotion from Katie Holmes, specifically in a scene where she slaps Bruce (in her car).
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^ INT. BATMOBILE -- CONTINUOUS Batman DRIVES. Rachel, COMING TO, hangs on, TERRIFIED. A COP CAR pulls across the alley- Batman hits the accelerator.
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[12] Emma Lockhart portrays the young Rachel Dawes.
Gary Oldman as Sgt. .James Gordon: One of the few uncorrupted Gotham City police officers.^ His Gotham is an extraordinarily beautiful city, but it isn’t necessarily an impossible city – though gosh, I’d love to see one with the audacious elevated trains that Gotham has here.
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^ Police in RIOT GEAR, some on HORSEBACK. Rachel argues with a POLICE OFFICER. POLICE OFFICER Orders are, no one crosses- RACHEL Officer, I'm a Gotham City District Attorney with information relevant to this situation- so let me pass.
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^ GORDON Councilor, this guy took down a dozen of Gotham's most vicious wiseguys single-handed and without killing one of them- he's plenty bold already.
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.He was the officer on duty the night of the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents.^ WTF? The Joker didn't kill Bruce Wayne's parents?
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^ The movie provides a depth to the character and nature of Bruce Wayne/Batman, explaining his identification with bats and his relationship with his parents.
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In this way, he shares a special bond with the adult Bruce and thus with Batman. .Nolan originally wanted to cast Oldman as a villain,[13] but when Chris Cooper turned down the role of Gordon to spend time with his family he decided that it would be refreshing for Oldman to play the role instead.^ Same feeling I had when they cast Gary Oldman as Gordon.
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[14] ."I embody the themes of the movie which are the values of family, courage and compassion and a sense of right and wrong, good and bad and justice," Oldman said of his character.^ I like a lot of movies I know are bad, I dislike a lot of them that I know are good.
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^ Really good batman movie the fight scenes were great and villains were not bad but overall it was a very good movie.
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^ Wasn't a bad movie, but it wasn't a good one either.
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Oldman filmed most of his scenes in Britain.[15] Goyer said Oldman heavily resembled Gordon as drawn by David Mazzucchelli in Batman: Year One.[7]
Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow: A psychopharmacologist who works at Arkham Asylum and has developed fear-inducing toxins. He takes on the persona of the Scarecrow to use during his experiments, in which he uses his patients as human guinea pigs for his toxins. .He is the primary antagonist and works with Ra's Al Ghul and Carmine Falcone, who all three work together.^ WAYNE (hoarse) Ra's Al Ghul?
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^ Ra's Al Ghul looks at Wayne.
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^ Wayne stares at Ra's Al Ghul.
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.Nolan decided against Irish actor Murphy for Batman, before casting him as Scarecrow.^ DO NOT USE TWO VILLIANS, ONLY THE JOKER. Perhaps use the Scarecrow at the begining but have Batman kill him quickly.
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^ Ra's DIVES onto Batman- SMASHES him against the roof- the train LURCHES, SCRAPING against the concrete guiderails...
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[16] .Murphy read numerous comics featuring the Scarecrow, and discussed making the character look less theatrical with Nolan.^ Sure he didn't look identical to the character in the comic, but this is the first movie, the sequels are inevitable so calm down.
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Murphy explained, "I wanted to avoid the Worzel Gummidge look, because he's not a very physically imposing man — he's more interested in the manipulation of the mind and what that can do."[17]
.Tom Wilkinson as Carmine Falcone: The ruler of the Gotham City underworld.^ His (Tom Wilkinson) OTT interpretation of mob boss Falcone, was the only performance from this stellar cast that would have been more at home in Schumacher .
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^ The closest the film comes to a noteworthy villain is Tom Wilkinson's Falcone.
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.He had shared a prison cell with Joe Chill after Joe murdered Wayne's parents.^ RACHEL Because in prison he shared a cell with carmine Falcone.
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.He had Chill murdered when he decided to testify against Falcone.^ RACHEL Mr.Finch, on the Falcone matter- FINCH (here we go again) The case against Falcone died with Chill.
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He goes into business with Dr. Jonathan Crane and Ra's Al Ghul by smuggling a fear toxin through a shipment and putting it in the city's water supply.
.Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox: A high-ranking Wayne Enterprises employee who was demoted to working in the company's Applied Science Division, where he conducts advanced studies in biochemistry and mechanical engineering.^ INT. APPLIED SCIENCES DIVISION -- MORNING Fox, at his desk, watches Wayne approaching.
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^ WAYNE Fox is showing me the ropes down at Applied Sciences...
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^ WAYNE Have you met Lucius Fox?
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.Fox supplies Bruce with much of the gear necessary to carry out Batman's mission and is promoted to CEO when Bruce repossesses the company by the end of the film.^ Batman sets out to be an all out actioner and as one it succeeds but it is a poor legacy tyo take the film into..
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^ There are several "painted into a corner" moments when you don't know how Batman/Bruce Wayne will get out of trouble.
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^ Batman Begins- I went out and saw the movie with pete saturday night after spending all day in downtown St. Louis, and it fascinated me to no end how much this movie was influenceced by the philosophy of Nietzsche.
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Freeman was Goyer's first and only choice for the role.[7]
.Other cast members include Rutger Hauer as William Earle, the CEO of Wayne Enterprises who takes the company public in the long-term absence of Bruce Wayne; Mark Boone Junior as Gordon's corrupt partner Detective Arnold Flass; Ken Watanabe as Ra's al Ghul's decoy; Colin McFarlane as Police commissioner Gillian B. Loeb; Linus Roache and Sara Stewart as Thomas and Martha Wayne, Bruce's parents; Richard Brake as Joe Chill, the Waynes' killer; Gerard Murphy as the corrupt High Court Judge Faden; Tim Booth as Victor Zsasz and Rade Šerbedžija as a homeless man, who is the last person to meet Bruce when he leaves Gotham, and the first civilian to see Batman.^ RA'S AL GHUL Gotham is helpless without you.
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^ HOMELESS MAN Leave him alone!
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^ Earle sees Wayne enter with the Blondes.
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Actor John Foo appears as on of the League of Shadows Warriors

Production

Development

In January 2003, Warner Bros. hired Memento director Christopher Nolan to direct an untitled Batman film,[18] and David S. Goyer signed on to write the script two months later.[19] .Nolan stated his intention to reinvent the film franchise of Batman by "doing the origins story of the character, which is a story that's never been told before". Nolan said that humanity and realism would be the basis of the origin film, and that "the world of Batman is that of grounded reality.^ Can't wait to see if Nolan does something with the Red Hood origin story ala KILLING JOKE. Weaving would leave Nicholson in the dust...
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^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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^ The easiest and clearest way to send the signal(pardon the pun) of a "franchise restart" would have been to NOT have a costume so similar to what has been seen in the previous films.
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[It] will be a recognizable, contemporary reality against which an extraordinary heroic figure arises." .Goyer said that the goal of the film was to get the audience to care for both Batman and Bruce Wayne.^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ Her death could have a huge effect on Batman, Bruce, and Gordon not just in the sequel but for as many films as they want to use it.
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^ There are several "painted into a corner" moments when you don't know how Batman/Bruce Wayne will get out of trouble.
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[20] Nolan felt the previous films were exercises in style rather than drama, and described his inspiration as being Richard Donner's 1978 film Superman, in its focus on depicting the character's growth.[3] .Also similar to Superman, Nolan wanted an all-star supporting cast for Batman Begins to lend a more epic feel and credibility to the story.^ With "Batman Begins", the Batman's shamanistic underground wanderings were ALL made so prosaic - like, like just normal cave exploring, you know??
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^ The whole story itself brought Batman into a more believeable scenario with a villain who's motives we could understand.
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^ Like I tell you: please GO onto IMDb.com, and see me discuss it all on the Batman Begins boards there!
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[7]
.Nolan's personal "jumping off point" of inspiration was "Batman: The Man Who Falls", a short story by Denny O'Neil and Dick Giordano about Bruce's travels throughout the world.^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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^ Hello DER! Dis is da BLACK HARRY KNOWLES reporting about da new Black man i mean BATMAN BEgins movie.
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^ Because, it was like a "comeback" comic, in fact that's what the title referred to, like a one-last-boxing-bout for an old champ, an OLD MAN, as the Batman actually was in this story...
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.The early scene in Batman Begins of young Bruce Wayne falling into a well was adapted from "The Man Who Falls".[21] Batman: The Long Halloween, written by Jeph Loeb and drawn by Tim Sale, influenced Goyer in writing the screenplay, with the villain Carmine Falcone as one of many elements which were drawn from Halloween's "sober, serious approach".[21] The writers considered having Harvey Dent in the film, but replaced him with the new character Rachel Dawes when they realized, "we couldn’t do him justice".[22] The character was later portrayed by Aaron Eckhart in the 2008 sequel The Dark Knight.^ (When Harvey Dent attacks the news tower.
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^ And they also thought the Batman scenes were "fun."
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^ I couldn't do anything as Bruce Wayne.
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The sequel to Halloween, Batman: Dark Victory, also served as an influence.[23] .Goyer used the vacancy of Bruce Wayne's multi-year absence presented in Batman: Year One to help set up some of the film's events in the transpiring years.^ He calls this one of the best films of the year.
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^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ Spiderman- where the origin was beautifully dealt with and they thought- fuck, we have a film to finish and then shoehorn some cartoony villan and rushed set piece.
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[24] .In addition, the film's Sergeant James Gordon was based on his comic book incarnation as seen in Year One.^ He calls this one of the best films of the year.
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^ Best Batman movie yet, and maybe the most realistic comic book movie I've ever seen.
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^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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.The writers of Batman Begins also used Frank Miller's Year One plot device, which was about a corrupt police force that led to Gordon and Gotham City's need for Batman.^ BATMAN Gotham needs you.
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^ After all, everyone says this Batman is the "realistic one"....But Falcone's drugs seem a bigger danger to me than say, a fear toxin supposedly spread to induce the citizens of Gotham to "tear their city apart."
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^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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[21]
.A common idea in the comics is that Bruce saw a Zorro film with his parents before they were murdered.^ It seems as they doesn't really care who plays the main female character in a comic book film 'cause i believe that they're all miscast.
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^ Her death could have a huge effect on Batman, Bruce, and Gordon not just in the sequel but for as many films as they want to use it.
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^ Regardless if you know so little about the material, maybe you should go read a comic or two before bashing a solid film.
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.Nolan explained that by ignoring that idea — which he stated is not found in Batman's first appearances — it emphasized the importance of bats to Bruce and that becoming a superhero is a wholly original idea on his part.^ The movie is grounded, if that makes sense, in the reality of Bruce Wayne’s humanness (the bat suit doesn’t make an appearance for almost a full hour).
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^ Shows bad taste on Nicholson's part, too, if it "convinced" him to take the role of the Joker in the first Batman movie.
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^ The movie provides a depth to the character and nature of Bruce Wayne/Batman, explaining his identification with bats and his relationship with his parents.
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.It is for this reason Nolan believes other DC characters do not exist in the universe of his film; otherwise, Wayne's reasons for taking up costumed vigilantism would have been very different.^ WAYNE What would it take?
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^ Wayne, clad in black ninja uniform watches as Ducard, also in black, picks it up, takes a pestle and mortar, drops in the dried flower, and grinds it to dust.
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^ The easiest and clearest way to send the signal(pardon the pun) of a "franchise restart" would have been to NOT have a costume so similar to what has been seen in the previous films.
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[25]

Filming

.As with all his films, Nolan refused a second unit to keep his vision consistent.^ It wouldn't be a scandal if Chris Nolan could perhaps use a great second unit director that's great at fight scenes on the sequel.
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^ Raimi, Singer, and Nolan all seem to get the fact that superhero movies can be done seriously and have all delivered films that all but the most jaded fanboys have come to love.
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^ Batman returns - Burton's majestic pulpy vision which has possibly the most expressionistic sets of all the batman films..
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[26] Filming began in March 2004 in the Vatnajokull glacier in Iceland (standing in for Bhutan).[26] .The crew built a village and the front doors to Ra's temple,[27] as well as a road to access the remote area.^ EXT. FRONT DOOR, WAYNE MANOR -- CONTINUOUS Ra's walks out of the burning building.
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[26] The weather was problematic, with 75 miles per hour (121 km/h) winds,[26] rain, and a lack of snow. A shot Wally Pfister had planned with a crane had to be done with a handheld camera.[27]
.In seeking inspiration from Superman and other blockbuster films of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Nolan based most of the production in England, specifically Shepperton Studios.^ Raimi, Singer, and Nolan all seem to get the fact that superhero movies can be done seriously and have all delivered films that all but the most jaded fanboys have come to love.
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^ The problem I see is this: most people not inclined to watch sites like AICN and keep track of productions approaching the theater have nothing to base their opinions on, other than a) the marketing for this film, and b) the previous films.
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^ Apparently they're shopping the film around, along with Paul Greengrass, to other studios.
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[28] A Batcave set was built there and measured 250 feet (76 m) long, 120 feet (37 m) wide, and 40 feet (12 m) high. Production designer Nathan Crowley installed twelve pumps to create a waterfall with 12,000 imperial gallons (55,000 l; 14,000 US gal), and built rocks using molds of real caves.[29] In January 2004, an airship hangar at Cardington, Bedfordshire was rented by Warner Bros. for filming in April 2004.[30] There, the Narrows and the feet of the monorails filled the 900 feet (270 m) long stage.[29]
.Mentmore Towers was chosen from twenty different locations for Wayne Manor, as Nolan and Crowley liked its white floors, which gave the impression of the manor as a memorial to Wayne's parents.^ Hey, I liked the bit that they had in B.B. with the little bat flying into his room at Wayne Manor while he was working on the Bat things, though...
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^ INT. LIBRARY, WAYNE MANOR -- NIGHT Wayne, cross-legged on the floor, STUDIES a thick report.
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^ Young Bruce's eyes OPEN, and we are- INT. BRUCE'S BEDROOM, WAYNE MANOR -- DAWN (WAYNE'S MEMORY) Young Bruce, breathing hard.
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[31] .The building chosen to represent Arkham Asylum was the National Institute for Medical Research building in Mill Hill, northwest London, England.^ EXT. ARKHAM ASYLUM -- CONTINUOUS POLICE CARS surround the building.
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[32] The St. Pancras railway station and the Abbey Mills Pumping Stations were used for Arkham's interiors.[29] The University College London was used for courtrooms.[29] Some scenes, including the Batmobile pursuit,[26] were filmed in Chicago at locations such as Lower Wacker Drive and 35 East Wacker.[33] Authorities agreed to raise Franklin Street Bridge for a scene where access to the Narrows is closed.[26]
.Despite the film's darkness, Nolan wanted to make the film appeal to a wide age range.^ It sounds that Christopher Nolan & David Goyer have finally nailed what makes a great Batman story / film - BATMAN himself.
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."Not the youngest kids obviously, I think what we’ve done is probably a bit intense for them but I certainly didn’t want to exclude the sort of ten to 12-year olds, because as a kid I would have loved to have seen a movie like this."^ They got a real kick out of this movie, more than I've ever seen them react over any other movie I've taken them to.
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^ And Mr. Miracle, you can call this more hype, but I've seen the movie and I've thoroughly enjoyed it.
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^ ALFRED I dread to think, sir, what would've happened if you'd had a lungful.
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Because of this, nothing gory or bloody was filmed.[34]

Design

.Nolan used the 1982 cult science fiction film Blade Runner as a source of inspiration for Batman Begins.^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ "Batman Begins" is as good an introduction as you could get and I con only hope that we get to see Nolan's vision of the Joker and the other classic Batman villians.
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.He screened Blade Runner to cinematographer Wally Pfister and two others to show the attitude and style that he wanted to draw from the film.^ Look at Star Wars: ANH grossed above and beyond EMPIRE and JEDI. Is it because the other two films were less fun?
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.Nolan described the film's world as "an interesting lesson on the technique of exploring and describing a credible universe that doesn't appear to have any boundaries", a lesson that he applied to the production of Batman Begins.^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ "Batman Begins" is as good an introduction as you could get and I con only hope that we get to see Nolan's vision of the Joker and the other classic Batman villians.
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[35]
.Nolan worked with production designer Nathan Crowley to create the look of Gotham City.^ The jet breaks cloud, revealing GOTHAM bathed in glorious SUNRISE. Wayne looks out at the city.
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Crowley built a model of the city that filled Nolan's garage.[31] Crowley and Nolan designed it as a large, modern metropolitan area that would reflect the various periods of architecture that the city had gone through. Elements were drawn from New York City, Chicago, and Tokyo; the latter for its elevated freeways and monorails. The Narrows was based on the slummish nature of the (now demolished) walled city of Kowloon in Hong Kong.[36]

Batmobile

A black vehicle sits on wooden planks in the center of a public square.
The Tumbler, the Batmobile used in Batman Begins
Crowley started the process of designing the Tumbler for the film by model bashing. Crowley used the nose cone of a P-38 Lightning model to serve as the chassis for the Tumbler's turbine engine. Six models of the Tumbler were built to 1:12 scale in the course of four months. Following the scale model creation, a crew of over 30 people, including Crowley and engineers Chris Culvert and Annie Smith, carved a full-size replica of the Tumbler out of a large block of Styrofoam in two months.[37]
.The Styrofoam model was used to create a steel "test frame", which had to stand up to several standards: have a speed of over 100 miles per hour (160 km/h), go from 0 to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in 5 seconds, possess a steering system to make sharp turns at city corners, and withstand a self-propelled launch of up to 30 feet (9.1 m).^ DOWNS the water, stands straight, feet together- FALLS FORWARD to the floor- into his dizzyingly fast push-ups.
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^ She makes Jessica Alba's turn in Sin City look Oscar-worthy, a feat i considered impossible.
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^ By hijaking the monorail, the League of Shadows could go anywhere in the city, setting off water mains and turning the denizens of Gotham into raving lunatics.
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On the first jump test, the Tumbler's front end collapsed and had to be completely rebuilt. .The basic configuration of the newly designed Tumbler included a 8.7-liter Chevy V8 engine, a truck axle for the rear axle, front tires by Hoosier (which are actually dirt racing tires used on the right rear of open wheel sprint cars), rear 4x4 mud tires by Interco., and the suspension system of Baja racing trucks.^ EXT. ALLEY -- CONTINUOUS The Batmobile SPEEDS towards the cop car- INT. COP CAR -- CONTINUOUS The Cops GAWP at the Batmobile, BRACING- EXT. ALLEY -- CONTINUOUS The Batmobile SMASHES into the cop car, huge front tires CRUSHING the bonnet, BOUNCING the Batmobile right over the cop car in a messy display of brute force.
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^ Bruce slips out his GUN, placing it on the ground behind the front wheel of Rachel's car as he gets out.
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^ FLAPS on the front and REAR of the car, FLARE OUT like a PYTHON spreading its neck...
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The design and development process took nine months and cost several million dollars.[37]
The rear of a vehicle, with two wheels on each side.
The rear of the Tumbler, showing the flaps and engine
With the design process complete, four street-ready race cars were constructed, with each vehicle possessing 65 panels and costing $250,000 to build. Two of the four cars were specialized versions. One version was the flap version, which had hydraulics and flaps to detail the close-up shots where the vehicle propelled itself through the air. The other version was the jet version, in which an actual jet engine was mounted onto the vehicle, fueled by six propane tanks. Due to the poor visibility inside the vehicle by the driver, monitors were connected to cameras on the vehicle body. The professional drivers for the Tumblers practiced driving the vehicles for six months before they drove on the streets of Chicago for the film's scenes.[37]
The interior of the Tumbler was an immobile studio set and not actually the interior of a street-capable Tumbler. The cockpit was over-sized to fit cameras for scenes filmed in the Tumbler interior. In addition, another version of the Tumbler was a miniature model that was 1:5 scale of the actual Tumbler. .This miniature model had an electric motor and was used to show the Tumbler flying across ravines and between buildings.^ Chopper LOSES IT. The Batmobile CRUISES across the lanes, a WRAITH. INT. BATMOBILE -- CONTINUOUS SILENCE, but for the steady WHINE of the ELECTRIC MOTOR. Rachel BREATHES in the sudden quiet.
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However, the actual Tumbler was used for the waterfall sequence.[37]

Batsuit

A man in a batsuit, with a cowl on his head, a utility belt, and a cape flowing behind him.
The Batsuit, worn by Christian Bale.
The filmmakers intended to create a very mobile Batsuit that would allow the wearer to move easily to fight and crouch. Previous film incarnations of the Batsuit had been stiff and especially restricted full head movement. Costume designer Lindy Hemming and her crew worked on the Batsuit at an FX workshop codenamed "Cape Town", a secured compound located at Shepperton Studios in London. The Batsuit's basic design was a neoprene undersuit, which was shaped by attaching molded cream latex sections. .Christian Bale was molded and sculpted prior to his physical training so the team could work on a full body cast.^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ Christian Bales does a great job along with the star studded cast including Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson.
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To avoid imperfections picked up by sculpting with clay, plastiline was used to smooth the surface. In addition, the team brewed different mixtures of foam to find the mixture that would be the most flexible, light, durable, and black. The latter presented a problem, since the process to make the foam black reduced the foam's durability.[5]
.For the cape, director Christopher Nolan wanted to have a "flowing cloak...^ In contrast, Christopher Nolan is a proper director who can actually direct actors and other mundane but rather important stuff.
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that blows and flows as in so many great graphic novels". Hemming's team created the cape out of their own version of parachute nylon that had electrostatic flocking, a process shared with the team by the British Ministry of Defence. The process was used by the London police force to minimize night vision detection. The cape was topped by a cowl, which was designed by Nolan, Hemming, and costume effects supervisor Graham Churchyard. The cowl was created to be thin enough to allow motion but thick enough to avoid wrinkling when Bale turned his head in the Batsuit. Churchyard explained the cowl had been designed to show "a man who has angst", so his character would be revealed through the mask.[5]

Special effects

.For Batman Begins, Nolan preferred using traditional stuntwork over computer generated imagery.^ In batman begins, it's a new generation on the super hero.
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^ "Batman Begins" is as good an introduction as you could get and I con only hope that we get to see Nolan's vision of the Joker and the other classic Batman villians.
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^ DO NOT USE TWO VILLIANS, ONLY THE JOKER. Perhaps use the Scarecrow at the begining but have Batman kill him quickly.
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[3] .Scale models were used to represent the Narrows and Ra's al Ghul's temple.^ BRUCE: Ra's al Ghul?
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^ DUCARD: But is Ra's al Ghul immortal?
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^ Ra's al Ghul.
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[27][31] There were, however, several establishing shots that were CG composite images; that is, an image composed of multiple images. .Examples include Gotham's skyline, exterior shots of Wayne Tower, and some of the exterior monorail shots.^ Wayne Tower visible up ahead, the train STREAKING DIZZYINGLY through the tight CANYONS of Gotham...
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^ Made Wayne Tower the unofficial heart of Gotham.
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^ EXT. ROOFTOP, WAYNE TOWER -- MOMENTS LATER The SWISH-CLICK of a Titleist rocketing off the roof and out towards Gotham River.
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[31] The climactic monorail sequence mixed live action footage, model work, and CGI.[38]
.The bats were entirely digital (except in shots containing only one or two bats), as it was decided directing larger amounts of real bats on set would be problematic.^ Not only is it easily the best of the lot (tho the original Batman is really the only one that counts) but its also one of the best comic-book movie adaptations so far.
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^ Am I the only one who really isn't that excited about Superman?
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^ He would be the only one of the justice league members to know how to stop another if they got out of line.
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Dead bats were scanned to create digital models. .Locations and sets were recreated on the computer so the flying bats would not be superfluous once incorporated into the finished film.^ Spiderman- where the origin was beautifully dealt with and they thought- fuck, we have a film to finish and then shoehorn some cartoony villan and rushed set piece.
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^ Batman sets out to be an all out actioner and as one it succeeds but it is a poor legacy tyo take the film into..
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^ For someone who has clearly invested a lot of time and effort into this film I would have expected something more.
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Soundtrack

.The score for Batman Begins was composed by Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard.^ James Newton Howard .
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Nolan originally invited Zimmer to compose the music, and Zimmer asked Nolan if he could invite Howard to compose as well, as they had always planned a collaboration.[39] .The two composers collaborated on separate themes for the "split personality" of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego, Batman.^ He was shown as he should be - brooding, dark and torn between playing out his role in society as the Billionaire Playboy Bruce Wayne and the alter ego who fights injustice and corruption at every turn in his beloved Gotham.
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^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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Zimmer and Howard began composing in Los Angeles and moved to London where they stayed for twelve weeks to complete most of their writing.[40] Zimmer and Howard sought inspiration for shaping the score by visiting the Batman Begins sets.[41]
.Zimmer wanted to avoid writing music that had been done in earlier Batman films, so the score became an amalgamation of orchestra and electronic music.^ Just want you to know that I missed the fantastic touch that Tim Burton put on his batman films.
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^ Yes, I prefer the Elfman score, but I'll take what is in this film over what that horrible piece of music that was in Forever and B&R. .
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^ Her death could have a huge effect on Batman, Bruce, and Gordon not just in the sequel but for as many films as they want to use it.
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.The film's ninety-piece orchestra[39] was developed from members of various London orchestras, and Zimmer chose to use more than the normal number of cellos.^ The first guy mentions 50 cent and the second's eloquent use of the word "FUCKTARDS" is more than enough evidence to back up their assumptions.
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^ The fact that a winged noise is used a the Batman Motif, not a super hero theme as normal is just shows the level of thought that the team have done on the film.
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^ There was less than a 10% drop in revenue from film to film, which is a virtually unheard of number, but you think the franchise needs fixing.
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.Zimmer enlisted a boy soprano to help reflect the music in some of film's scenes where Bruce Wayne's parents tragic memories are involved.^ I love the fact you see Wayne Sr, how he talks to Bruce, the monorail is a clear metaphor in the film for Gotham.
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^ And while I'm on the subject of music, which is supposed to add feeling to any scene, let me say that showing the Wayne murders on screen is getting old and tiresome.
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^ WTF? The Joker didn't kill Bruce Wayne's parents?
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"He's singing a fairly pretty tune and then he gets stuck, it's like froze, arrested development," said Zimmer. .He also attempted to add human dimension to Batman, whose behavior would typically be seen as "psychotic", through the music.^ I never seen a superhero so humanized as Batman was in this movie, everytime it looked like it was about to get cheesy.
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Both composers collaborated to create 2 hours and 20 minutes worth of music for the film.[41] Zimmer composed the action sequences, while Howard focused on the film's drama.[39]

Themes

.Comic book writer and author Danny Fingeroth argues that a strong theme in the film is Bruce's search for a father figure, saying "[Alfred] is the good father that Bruce comes to depend on.^ I got sick of people saying Spider-man 2 was a "great comic book movie."
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^ It's good because it's the opposite of comic book movies of the 90's.
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^ It seems as they doesn't really care who plays the main female character in a comic book film 'cause i believe that they're all miscast.
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.Bruce’s real father died before they could establish an adult relationship, and Liam Neeson’s Ducard is stern and demanding, didactic and challenging, but not a father figure with any sympathy.^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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^ Talia could use and manipulate Bruce into resurrecting her father.
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^ Her death could have a huge effect on Batman, Bruce, and Gordon not just in the sequel but for as many films as they want to use it.
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If Bruce is anyone’s son, it is Alfred’s. [Morgan] .Freeman’s Lucius is cool and imperturbable, another steady anchor in Bruce’s life."^ Bale as Batman was the first to put pen to paper, followed by Caine as butler Alfred and Freeman as Bruce Wayne's business associate Lucius Fox.
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[42] .Blogger Mark Fisher states that Bruce's search for justice requires him to learn from a proper father figure, with Thomas Wayne and Ra's al Ghul being the two counterpoints.^ How old is Ra's al Ghul?
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^ You're not Ra's al Ghul.
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^ WAYNE (hoarse) Ra's Al Ghul?
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Alfred provides a maternal figure of unconditional love, despite the overall lack of focus on a mother figure in Bruce's life.[43]
.Fingeroth also argues that a major theme in the film is fear, which supports the story of Bruce Wayne becoming a hero.^ I love the fact you see Wayne Sr, how he talks to Bruce, the monorail is a clear metaphor in the film for Gotham.
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^ The fact that a winged noise is used a the Batman Motif, not a super hero theme as normal is just shows the level of thought that the team have done on the film.
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^ The costume is a crucial element of that, the purpose behind it but certainly not the ONLY element of fear that Bruce Wayne has in his bag (or belt) of tricks.
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.Director Christopher Nolan stated that the idea behind the film was "a person who would confront his innermost fear and then attempt to become it". Fingeroth referred to this film's depiction as "the man with fear—but who rises above it". The theme of fear is further personified by the choice of antagonist, the Scarecrow.^ For someone who has clearly invested a lot of time and effort into this film I would have expected something more.
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^ It sounds that Christopher Nolan & David Goyer have finally nailed what makes a great Batman story / film - BATMAN himself.
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^ I will go on record and state that I think it would be a mistake to center the third film around Two Face.
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[42] .The film depicts how fear can affect all creatures regardless of might.^ All creatures feel fear.
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.Allusions to fear are seen throughout, from Bruce's conquering of his demons, to becoming Batman, to the Scarecrow and his deadly fear toxin.^ The scarecrow could become more deadly and powerful.
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^ DUCARD To conquer fear, you must become fear...
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^ Ughh, I wanted some of the scarecrow's fear toxin, just so I could feel something besides boredom!
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The macabre, distorted images presented in the Scarecrow's toxin-induced hallucinations also express the idea of terror to an extreme.[44]
.Critic Brian Orndorf considered Batman Begins "fierce" and "demonstrative in brood", giving the film an abundance of gravitas and energy.^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ Although he may be overly harsh (in my opinion) in his opinion of the film, Moviemack's criticisms of Batman Begins are dead-on.
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.It strays away from the lighter fare of Joel Schumacher's 1997 Batman film, Batman & Robin, which contained camp one-liners throughout.^ I recommend this movie to anyone who needs to believe that the Batman movie franchise has been saved from the path of destruction that Joel Schumacher created with Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.
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.The theme of fear is intensified with the help of the musical score by Zimmer and Howard, which also "eschews traditional heroic themes".[44] Also contrary to previous Batman films, a psychological investigation of Bruce Wayne's split personality in the bat suit is only lightly touched upon.^ What I mean is in every single movie of the Batman franchise Bruce Wayne is already Batman at the start so this does serve as to explain how Batman learned his supreme fighting style and mysterious Bat like look.
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^ Casting Christian Bale in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman was a stroke of genius.
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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Orndorf noted that Bruce is a "character constantly striving to do the right thing, not worn down by incessant reexamination".[44]

Tie-In Products

Three novels based on the film's version of Batman were released. All of them took place after the events of the movie.
Also, a novelization of the movie itself, written by Denny O'Neil, and a video game were released.

Reception

Reviews

The film received highly positive reviews from critics. .Based on 253 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, Batman Begins currently garners an 85% "fresh" rating.^ BATMAN BEGINS review .
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^ Batman Begins review by Mafu .
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^ Batman Begins [2005] Movie Reviews on MovieClock .
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[45] .The film's reception was more ambivalent within the 42 reviews in Rotten Tomatoes' "Cream of the Crop" subset, reaching a 62% positive consensus.^ As of today June 7th, rotten tomatos has a total of 11 reviews.
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[46] By comparison, Metacritic calculated an average score of 70 from the 41 reviews it collected.[47]
.James Berardinelli applauded Nolan and Goyer's work creating more understanding into "who [Batman] is and what motivates him", something Berardinelli felt Tim Burton's film lacked; at the same time, Berardinelli felt the romantic aspect between Bale and Holmes did not work because the actors lacked the chemistry Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder (Superman), or Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man) shared in their respective roles.^ There there had damn well be more Nolan/Goyer "Batman" movies.
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^ Spider-Man: Kirsten Dunst was ok.
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^ Think the first SUPERMAN film or SPIDER-MAN 2.
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[48] According to Total Film, Nolan manages to create such strong characters and story that the third-act action sequences cannot compare to " the frisson of two people talking", and Katie Holmes and Christian Bale's romantic subplot has a spark "refreshingly free of Peter Parker/Mary Jane-style whining".[49]
Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Turan, who felt the film began slowly, stated that the "story, psychology and reality, not special effects", assisted the darkness behind Batman's arsenal; he noted that Neeson and Holmes, unlike Bale's ability to "feel his role in his bones", do not appear to fit their respective characters in "being both comic-book archetypes and real people".[50] The New Yorker's David Denby did not share Berardinelli and Turan's opinion. .He was unimpressed with the film, when comparing it to the two Tim Burton films, and that Christian Bale's presence was hindered by the "dull earnestness of the screenplay", the final climax was "cheesy and unexciting", and that Nolan had resorted to imitating the "fakery" used by other filmmakers when filming action sequences.^ Finally, the Batman Begins script is here for all you quotes spouting fans of the movie directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, yadda yadda.  This script is a transcript that was painstakingly transcribed using the screenplay and/or viewings of Batman Begins.
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^ Just want you to know that I missed the fantastic touch that Tim Burton put on his batman films.
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^ For now, Tim Burton's films remain a much more dark and dynamic view of the character.
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[51]
.Michael Wilmington of the Chicago Tribune believed Nolan and Miller managed to "comfortably mix the tormented drama and revenge motifs with light hearted gags and comic book allusions", and that Nolan takes the series out of the "slam-bang Hollywood jokefests" the franchise had drifted into.^ Batman sets out to be an all out actioner and as one it succeeds but it is a poor legacy tyo take the film into..
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^ I'm a huge Batman fan but we're going to have to wait a little while longer to see the definitive take on the character outside of the comic books.
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^ It seems as they doesn't really care who plays the main female character in a comic book film 'cause i believe that they're all miscast.
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[52] .Comic book scribe and editor Dennis O'Neil stated that he "felt the filmmakers really understood the character they were translating", citing this film as the best of the live-action Batman films.^ The filmmakers got the character of Batman spot on.
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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[53] In contrast, J.R. Jones, from the Chicago Reader, criticized the script, and Nolan and David Goyer for not living up to the "hype about exploring Batman's damaged psyche".[54] Roger Ebert, who gave mixed reviews to the previous films, wrote this was "the Batman movie I've been waiting for; more correctly, this is the movie I did not realize I was waiting for". Giving it four out of four stars, he commended the realistic portrayals of the Batman arsenal — the Batsuit, Batcave, Batmobile, and the Batsignal — as well as the focus on "the story and character" with less stress on "high-tech action".[55]
Like Berardinelli, USA Today's Mike Clark thought Bale performed the role of Batman as well as he did Patrick Bateman in American Psycho, but that the relationship between Bruce Wayne and Rachel Dawes was "frustratingly underdeveloped".[56] Kyle Smith thought Bale exhibited "both the menace and the wit he showed in his brilliant turn in American Psycho", and that the film works so well because of the realism, stating, "Batman starts stripping away each layer of Gotham crime only to discover a sicker and more monstrous evil beneath, his rancid city simultaneously invokes early ’90s New York, when criminals frolicked to the tune of five murders a day; Serpico New York, when cops were for sale; and today, when psychos seek to kill us all at once rather than one by one."[57] In contrast, Salon.com's Stephanie Zacharek felt Nolan did not deliver the emotional depth expected of "one of the most soulful and tortured superheroes of all"; she thought Bale, unlike Michael Keaton who she compared him to, failed to connect with the audience underneath the mask, but that Gary Oldman succeeds in "emotional complexity" where the rest of the movie fails.[58] However, Tim Burton felt Nolan "captured the real spirit that these kind of movies are supposed to have nowadays. When I did Batman twenty years ago, in 1988 or something, it was a different time in comic book movies. .You couldn't go into that dark side of comics yet.^ I won't get into any arguements with you about how the movie is, because I haven't seen it yet and you have.
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^ If you don't read the comics you aren't going to take the material seriously, so why should your declarations of "boredom" mean anything to any of the rest of us.
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^ Regardless if you know so little about the material, maybe you should go read a comic or two before bashing a solid film.
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.The last couple of years that has become acceptable and Nolan certainly got more to the root of what the Batman comics are about."^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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^ Has he read a single comic in the last 70 years of the franchise where the Dark Night drove a dunebuggy?
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^ Batman Begins Starring Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Gary Oldman Directed by Christopher Nolan About a year ago, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban came out.
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Box office

Batman Begins opened on June 15, 2005 in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters,[60] including 55 IMAX theaters.[61] The film ranked at the top in its opening weekend, accumulating $48,745,440,[60] which was seen as "strong but unimpressive by today's instantaneous blockbuster standards". The film's five-day gross was $72.9 million, beating Batman Forever (1995) as the franchise high. .Batman Begins also broke the five-day opening record in the 55 IMAX theaters, grossing $3.16 million.^ In fact, BATMAN BEGINS is poised to break $200 million.
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^ Batman Begins has the highest Box Office 5 day record for a Batman Movie ever at $72.1 million , beating Batman Forever which had $66 million.
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^ My dad fell asleep during the first Batman movie when we went to see it opening day back in 1989.
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.Polled moviegoers rated the film with an A, and according to the studio's surveys, Batman Begins was considered the best of all the Batman films.^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Batman sets out to be an all out actioner and as one it succeeds but it is a poor legacy tyo take the film into..
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The audience's demographic was 57 percent male and 54 percent people over the age of 25.[61]
.The film held its top spot for another weekend, accumulating $27,589,389 in a 43 percent drop from its first weekend.^ "The top 12 movies took in $128.5 milliion, down 1.6 percent from the same weekend in 2004..."
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[62] .Batman Begins went on to gross $205,343,774 domestically and had a worldwide total of $372,710,015.[60] It is the third-highest grossing Batman film to date, behind Tim Burton's Batman, which grossed $411,348,924 worldwide and The Dark Knight which has grossed over $1 billion.^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Without Burtons Batman - Begins would DEFINITELY have happened.
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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In comparison to the previous Batman films, Batman Begins averaged $12,634 per theater. .It was released in more theaters, but sold fewer tickets then the other previous Batman movies, with the exception of Batman & Robin.^ I recommend this movie to anyone who needs to believe that the Batman movie franchise has been saved from the path of destruction that Joel Schumacher created with Batman Forever and Batman and Robin.
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^ They got a real kick out of this movie, more than I've ever seen them react over any other movie I've taken them to.
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^ I was expecting the usual Batman type movie but this topped all the previous ones.
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[63] Batman Begins was the eighth-highest grossing film of 2005 in the US.[64]

Home media

.The DVD of Batman Begins was released on October 18, 2005 in both single disc and two-disc deluxe editions.^ Batman Begins [2005] Movie Reviews on MovieClock .
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^ Batman Begins, like both Spiderman films, is missing what it needed most: a great villain.
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^ DO NOT USE TWO VILLIANS, ONLY THE JOKER. Perhaps use the Scarecrow at the begining but have Batman kill him quickly.
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[65] In addition to the film, the deluxe edition contained featurettes and other bonus materials. .The edition contained a small paperback booklet, the first Batman story Detective Comics #27, as well as Batman: The Man Who Falls and an excerpt from Batman: The Long Halloween.^ Who wants to read 1000 issues of a comic to get one good story?
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^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
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[66] .Batman Begins achieved first place in national sales and rental charts in October 2005, becoming the top-selling DVD in the fourth quarter of 2005. The DVD grossed $11.36 million in rental revenue.^ In fact, BATMAN BEGINS is poised to break $200 million.
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^ Though I have a special place in my heart for X-2 and Spiderman 2, Batman Begins comes damn close to my upper echelon.
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^ Batman Begins has the highest Box Office 5 day record for a Batman Movie ever at $72.1 million , beating Batman Forever which had $66 million.
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[67] The DVD held its position at the top of the sales chart for a second week, but fell to second place behind Bewitched on video rental charts.[68]
.Batman Begins was released on HD DVD on October 10, 2006.[69] A Limited Edition Giftset of the film was released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 8, 2008, to coincide with The Dark Knight which hit theaters July 18, 2008.[70] Due to the successful box office performance of The Dark Knight, the Batman Begins DVD has seen an increase in both sales and rentals.^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ Story and visual elements or characters taken from various comic books including BATMAN:YEAR ONE, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, SON OF THE DEMON, etc.
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[71] The film grossed $125,000,000 in DVD sales, bringing its total film gross to $496,853,783.[1]

Awards

.Wally Pfister was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 78th Academy Awards, receiving the film's only Oscar nomination.^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it is also the best superhero film, and the best film of the year so far(Sith is not even close).
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^ If the Oscars are worth anything anymore, then this should be the first Oscar nominated 'superhero' film, in many categories, but especially in writing and directing.
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The film received three nominations at the 59th BAFTA Awards. .Just months after its release, Batman Begins was voted by Empire readers as the 36th greatest film of all time.^ Its just another good batman film!..
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^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Batman sets out to be an all out actioner and as one it succeeds but it is a poor legacy tyo take the film into..
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[72] .In 2006, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers honored James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer, and Ramin Djawadi with an ASCAP award for composing a film that became one of the top grossing films of 2005.[73] The film was awarded three Saturn Awards in 2006 as well: Best Fantasy Film, Best Actor for Christian Bale, and Best Writing for Nolan and Goyer.^ He calls this one of the best films of the year.
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^ There there had damn well be more Nolan/Goyer "Batman" movies.
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^ It sounds that Christopher Nolan & David Goyer have finally nailed what makes a great Batman story / film - BATMAN himself.
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[74] .Christian Bale would go on to win an MTV Movie Award for Best Hero.^ Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie Batman Begins Script - Dialogue Transcript .
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^ A source tells Pagesix.Com, "Everyone is in agreement that the movie's strength is with Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman."
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^ The best Batman to date, much darker and more enjoyable then some of the other ones that try to go to over the top Bale continues to show he is one of the best.
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[75] However, Katie Holmes's performance was not well received, and she was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress.[76] .Batman Begins won the fan-based Total Film award for Best Film.^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Im the best batman fan ever.
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Impact

.Shawn Adler of MTV stated after Batman Begins, a trend of darker genre films, that either retold back-stories or rebooted them altogether, began.^ Batman Begins is a great film...
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^ Batman Begins is not only the best Batman film made so far, it i by AntoniusBloc .
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^ Although he may be overly harsh (in my opinion) in his opinion of the film, Moviemack's criticisms of Batman Begins are dead-on.
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Examples he cited were Casino Royale, as well as the in-development RoboCop, Red Sonja, and He-Man.[78] Filmmakers, screenwriters and producers who have mentioned the film to describe their projects include: Jon Favreau and Iron Man,[79] Edward Norton and The Incredible Hulk,[80] McG and Terminator Salvation (which also stars Bale),[81] Damon Lindelof and Star Trek,[82] Robert Downey, Jr. and .Sherlock Holmes,[83] Lorenzo di Bonaventura and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,[84] and even Hugh Jackman and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.^ X-Men Origins: Wolverine [2009] .
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^ G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra [2009] .
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.Batman Begins is a 2005 American superhero film based on the comic book character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.^ Jump to: navigation , search Batman Begins is a 2005 American superhero film based on the comic book character created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger.
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^ Is that how it was in the original Batman comic books?
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^ Comic book films .
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.It stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Cillian Murphy, and Katie Holmes.^ Michael Caine & Katie Holmes - Caine said of both of them "No, no.
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^ Today's Hollywood Reporter is running a story that Liam Neeson is "in final negotiations" to star in the new BATMAN movie.
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^ The cast is overflowing with talent, Gary Oldman as detective Jim Gordon whos eventually won over by Batman, Katie Holmes as his friend from youth and an especially effective sweet-faced villain in the form of Cillian Murphy.
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.It is directed by Christopher Nolan.^ Christopher Nolan of Memento fame co-wrote and directed and hes managed to play it straight.
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^ Wednesday's Hollywood Reporter rounds up their list of the top contenders for the next BATMAN film, to be directed by Christopher Nolan ( MEMENTO ).
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^ In contrast, Christopher Nolan is a proper director who can actually direct actors and other mundane but rather important stuff.
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Contents

Bruce Wayne/Batman

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  • I'm Batman.
  • I seek … the means to fight injustice.^ I seek … the means to fight injustice.
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    ^ In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.

    ^ In the wake of his parents' murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale)travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.
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    .To turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.
  • My anger outweighs my guilt.
  • The first time I stole so that I wouldn't starve.^ BRUCE: The first time I stole so that I wouldn 't starve, yes.
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    ^ To turn fear against those who prey on the fearful.
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    ^ The first time I stole so that I wouldn't starve.
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    .I lost many … assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong.^ I lost many assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong.
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    ^ WAYNE (V.O.) ...you lose many assumptions about the simple nature of right and wrong.
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    .And when I traveled … I learned the fear before a crime … and the thrill of success.^ And when I traveled … I learned the fear before a crime … and the thrill of success.
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    ^ I learned the fear before a crime...
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    ^ INT. TRAIN STATION, LONDON -- DAY Bruce (bearded, filthy) in a crowd, with an ELDERLY MAN. WAYNE (V.O.) I needed to feel the fear before a crime...
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    .But I never became one of them.
  • I will not become an executioner.
  • Gotham isn't beyond saving.
  • [On the duration of his stay in Gotham] As long as it takes to show the people of Gotham that their city doesn't belong to the criminals and the corrupt.
  • [To the homeless man he traded with earlier in the movie] Nice coat.
  • [To Detective Flass, hanging upside down from grappling hook] Do I look like a cop?!
  • [To Detective Flass] Swear to me!
  • [Talking to a group] Well, a guy who dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.
  • [To Alfred, in reference to keeping the guests busy] Tell them that joke you know!
  • I don't have the luxury of friends.
  • You're not Ra's al Ghul.^ Bruce Wayne : You're not Ra's al Ghul.
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    ^ [To Alfred, in reference to keeping the guests busy] Tell them that joke you know!
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    ^ You look like him.
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    .I watched him die.
  • It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.
  • They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear.^ They told me there was nothing out there, nothing to fear.
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    ^ It's not who you are underneath - it's what you do that defines you.
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    ^ I watched him die.
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    .But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something.^ But the night my parents were murdered I caught a glimpse of something.
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    .I've looked for it ever since.^ I've looked for it ever since.
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    .I went around the world, searched in all the shadows.^ I went around the world, searched in all the shadows.
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    .And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge.^ And there is something out there in the darkness, something terrifying, something that will not stop until it gets revenge.
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    [Pause] Me.
  • [To Alfred when asked why he chose to theme his gear around bats] Bats frighten me. .It's time my enemies shared my dread.
  • Who said anything about stopping it?
  • People need dramatic examples to shake them out of apathy, and I can't do that as Bruce Wayne.^ It's time my enemies shared my dread.
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    ^ Who said anything about stopping it?
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    ^ It's time my enemies share my dread.
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    .As a man, I'm flesh and blood.^ Alfred indicates the steel carved into a BAT'S WING. WAYNE A man, however strong, however skilled, is just flesh and blood.
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    ^ As a man, I'm flesh and blood.
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    I can be ignored, I can be destroyed. But as a symbol … as a symbol, I can be incorruptible. .I can be everlasting.
  • You're not the devil … you're practice.
  • [To Lucius Fox after test-driving the "Tumbler"] Does it come in black?
  • I won't kill you.^ WAYNE Does it come in black?
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    ^ You're not the devil.
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    ^ Does it come in black?
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    [Pause] But I don't have to save you.

James Gordon

  • I'm no rat. .In a town this bent, who's there to rat to anyway?
  • [To Batman] I think you're trying to help … [notices that he is gone] but I've been wrong before.
  • I gotta get me one of those.^ GORDON (CONT'D) I gotta get me one of those.
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    ^ BATMAN What do you think?
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    ^ GORDON I think you're trying to help...
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    .[Referring to the "Tumbler" AKA the Batmobile]
  • We start carrying semi-automatics, they buy automatics.^ [Referring to the "Tumbler" AKA the Batmobile ] We start carrying semi-automatics, they buy automatics.
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    ^ Gordon: We start carrying semi-automatics, they buy automatics.
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    ^ GORDON We start carrying semiautomatics, they buy automatics...
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    .We start wearing kevlar … they buy armor-piercing rounds.^ We start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor-piercing rounds.
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    ^ We start wearing Kevlar … they buy armor-piercing rounds.
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    ^ We start wearing kevlar … they buy armor-piercing rounds.
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    And you're wearing a mask … and jumping off rooftops.
  • .Now, take this new guy.^ Now, take this guy.
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    .Armed robbery, double homicide.^ Armed robbery, double homicide.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GORDON (CONT'D) ...armed robbery, double homicide...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Got a taste for the theatrical, like you.^ Got a taste for the theatrical, like you.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Inside the clear plastic bag is a PLAYING CARD. GORDON (CONT'D) Got a taste for theatrics, like you...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Leaves a calling card.^ GORDON (CONT'D) Leaves a calling card.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Leaves a calling card.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    [Hands Batman a Joker playing card]

Rachel Dawes

.
  • Justice is about harmony.^ Justice is about harmony.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Part of his learning meant realizing that Justice equals harmony while revenge is only about making himself feel better.
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Justice is about harmony...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Revenge is about you making yourself feel better.^ You're talking about revenge.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Revenge is about you making yourself feel better.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As you can see for yourself, there is nothing convenient about his symptoms.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Which is why we have an impartial system.
  • As long as he keeps the bad people rich and the good people scared, no one'll touch him.^ As long as he keeps the bad people rich and the good people scared, no one'll touch him.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But no one will touch him because he keeps the bad people rich and the good people scared.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Which is why we have an impartial system.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Good people like your parents who'll stand against injustice, they're gone.^ I'm not one of your good people, Rachel.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ GORDON: They're all gone?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Good people like your parents, who'll stand against injustice, they're gone.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What chance does Gotham have when good people do nothing?
  • Your father would be ashamed of you.
  • You enjoy your party, Bruce.^ I'm not one of your good people, Rachel.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Your father would be very proud of you.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ BRUCE I'm not one of your "good people", Rachel.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Some of us have work to do.
  • It's not who you are underneath - it's what you do that defines you.
  • I spent a lot of time being scared for you.^ Who are you really working for?
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who are you working for?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I spent a lot of time being scared for you.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Then I heard you came back … the man I loved, the man who vanished … he never came back at all.^ RACHEL I'd heard you were back.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A man who can offer you a path.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'd heard you were back.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Maybe one day, when Gotham no longer needs Batman, I'll see him again.

Henri Ducard/Ra's al Ghul

.
  • The world is too small for a man like Bruce Wayne to simply disappear.^ The world is too small for someone like Bruce Wayne to disappear...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Also it looks like they might have Joe Chill kill Bruce Wayne's parents, which is closer to the comics, instead of Jack Nappier (AKA the Joker).
    • Batman Begins [Archive] - Movie, TV & DVD Forums 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC www.movieweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yes, I liked the focus on Bruce Wayne, but the villains were not really too compelling.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .No matter how deep he chooses to sink.
  • If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal and if they can't stop you, you become something else entirely – a legend, Mister Wayne.
  • To manipulate the fear in others you must first master your own.
  • Death does not wait for you to be ready!^ To manipulate the fears of others, you must first master your own.†Ducard.
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And make no mistake- today, death is your opponent.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We will help you conquer your fear.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Death is not considerate or fair.^ Death is not considerate or fair.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ DUCARD (CONT'D) Death is not considerate, or fair.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And make no mistake: here, you face death.
  • To conquer fear, you must become fear.
  • He was a farmer.^ To conquer fear, you must become fear.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ DUCARD To conquer fear, you must become fear...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nietzsche- "In order to conquer fear you must become fear."
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Then he tried to take his neighbor's land and became a murderer.^ Then he tried to take his neighbor's land and became a murderer.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now he's a prisoner.
  • Crime cannot be tolerated.^ Crime cannot be tolerated.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding.
  • Your parents' death was not your fault.^ Your parents' death was not your fault.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You've travelled the world to understand the criminal mind and conquer your fears.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    It was your father's. .[Bruce attacks wildly and fails to land any blows] Anger does not change the fact that your father failed to act.
  • You haven't beaten me.^ DUCARD You haven't beaten me.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I was at your father's side when you were born.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ DUCARD (CONT'D) Anger does not change the fact that your father failed to act.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You have sacrificed sure footing for a killing stroke.
  • But I know the rage that drives you.^ You've sacrificed sure footing for a killing stroke.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ducard : But I know the rage that drives you.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I know the rage that drives you.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .That impossible anger strangling the grief, until the memory of your loved one is just poison in your veins.^ That impossible anger strangling the grief...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His Gotham is an extraordinarily beautiful city, but it isn’t necessarily an impossible city – though gosh, I’d love to see one with the audacious elevated trains that Gotham has here.
    • BATMAN BEGINS review -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • BATMAN BEGINS review -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There's only one thing that's certain when it comes to rumors: never believe it's a for-sure until you see it on the screen with your own eyes.
    • Batman Begins - Mania.com 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.mania.com [Source type: General]

    .And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed, so you'd be spared your pain.
  • Your anger gives you great power.^ And one day, you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You fear your anger...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You fear your own power.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But if you let it, it will destroy you … as it almost did me.
  • There are those without decency who must be fought without hesitation, without pity.
  • You never learned to mind your surroundings!
  • The training is nothing!^ There's nothing wise in what you do, Flass.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You never did learn...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Did you build this train, Dad?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Will is everything! .The will to act.
  • Men fear most what they cannot see.
  • [After Bruce successfully has the guests at his party to leave] Amusing … but pointless.^ [After Bruce successfully has the guests at his party to leave] Amusing … but pointless.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Men fear most what they cannot see.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And men fear most what they cannot see.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .None of these people have long to live.
  • Only a cynical man would call what these people have "lives", Wayne.^ None of these people have long to live.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ DUCARD: Only a cynical man would call what these people have "lives," Wayne.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, in a Batman movie there can only be so many "you know who's"..and why call it a "you know how" unless you suppose we would know who it was.
    • PeterDavid.net: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.peterdavid.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Crime. Despair. .This is not how man was supposed to live.^ This is not how man was supposed to live.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years.^ The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption for thousands of years.
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Batman Begins - Wikiquote 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The League of Shadows has been a check against human corruption...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .We sacked Rome, loaded trade ships with plague rats, burned London to the ground.^ Burned London to the ground.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Loaded trade ships with plague rats.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence, we return to restore the balance.
  • No one can save Gotham.^ Every time a civilization reaches the pinnacle of its decadence...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No one can save Gotham.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'll betcha that absolutely no one will be complaining about it this time around.
    • PeterDavid.net: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.peterdavid.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.^ When a forest grows too wild, a purging fire is inevitable and natural.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Tomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city tears itself apart through fear.^ Tomorrow the world will watch in horror as its greatest city destroys itself.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then watch Gotham tear itself apart through fear.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gotham tearing itself apart.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time.
  • Throughout the ages, our weapons have become more advanced.^ Over the ages our weapons have grown more sophisticated.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The movement back to harmony will be unstoppable this time.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He'll probably do some time in Arkham and come back for seconds in some future film, perhaps in more dramatic attire.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .With Gotham, we tried a new one: economics.^ With Gotham we tried a new one.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But we underestimated certain of Gotham's people.^ But we underestimated certain of Gotham's citizens...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Like your parents. .Gunned down by the very people they were trying to help.^ I thought that you were trying to rationalize that other people had your opinion (except they have actually SEEN the movie) so you wouldn't sound like the unsufferable ass that you are.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ GORDON Let me take her down to the medics- BATMAN They can't help her.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Their deaths galvanized the city into saving itself, and Gotham has limped on ever since.^ Gotham has limped on ever since.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Their deaths galvanized the city into saving itself...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ City of Gotham itself is just boring .
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .We are back to finish the job.^ We are back to finish the job.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    And this time no misguided idealists will get in the way. .Like your father, you lack the courage to do all that is necessary.^ I was at your father's side when you were born.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ With "Batman Begins", the Batman's shamanistic underground wanderings were ALL made so prosaic - like, like just normal cave exploring, you know??
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I thought that you were trying to rationalize that other people had your opinion (except they have actually SEEN the movie) so you wouldn't sound like the unsufferable ass that you are.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If someone stands in the way of true justice, you simply walk up behind them and stab them in the heart.
  • [While exiting the flaming ruins of Wayne Manor] Justice is balance.^ They stand up and walk over to the pool.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When you call out someone who's at a higher standing than you, and they respond , you have just been elevated to, at least, that persons level.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ EXT. SMOKING RUINS OF WAYNE MANOR -- MOMENTS LATER Wayne walks Rachel past the ruins.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You burned my house and left me for dead.^ You burned my house and left me for dead.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Consider us even.
  • Gentlemen, it is time to spread the word.^ Consider us even.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And the word is – panic!
  • Don't be afraid, Bruce.^ [BEEPING] Don't be afraid, Bruce.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You're just an ordinary man in a cape.^ It can't be personal, or you're just a vigilante.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're just back for the hearing.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're just one man?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .That is why you cannot fight injustice and that is why you cannot stop this train.
  • Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?
  • [Batman lands on top of a monorail support] Well, well.^ BATMAN You have eaten well...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In such cases, we will provide to you an explanation of why access cannot be provided and contact information for further inquiries.
    • Batman Begins: Limited Edition Gift Set - Batman Catches a Train | SPIKE 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
    • Batman Begins - The Dark Knight Trailer 2 | SPIKE 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I also like how you go on to say that BATMAN BEGINS was made for me, which is why I liked it so much.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    You took my advice about theatricality a bit … literally.
  • You will never learn.

Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow

.
  • The work offered by organized crime must have some sort of attraction to the insane.
  • [After having gassed Batman with fear toxin] Ah, having trouble?^ Besides the effects with the fear toxin worked really well at establishing the menace of the character.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ughh, I wanted some of the scarecrow's fear toxin, just so I could feel something besides boredom!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Take a seat. Have a drink. .[Splashes gasoline on Batman] You look like a man who takes himself too seriously.^ Who can take a man who thinks he's a Bat seriously?
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ BATMAN Someone like you.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ FALCONE I know you wouldn't want the cops taking a closer look at the drugs they seized.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You want my opinion?^ Get out of here if you don't want to see the movie and only have your "opinion" based on a trailer or a script because you haven't seen the movie!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I want my own psychiatric consultant to have full access to Falcone, including bloodwork to find out exactly what you have him on.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By resorting to name-calling and offering no justification for your opinion, you just proved my point.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    You need to lighten up. .[Lights Batman on fire]
  • Would you like to see my mask?^ BATMAN Someone like you.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would like to see a Batman film more like Batman: The Animated Series.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When would you like to see the sequel released?
    • Batman Begins [Archive] - Movie, TV & DVD Forums 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC www.movieweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I use it in my experiments.^ I use it in my experiments.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it.^ Probably not very frightening to a guy like you.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But these crazies, they can't stand it.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, I'm probably not very frightening to a guy like you.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .[Sprays Falcone with fear toxin] They scream and they cry, much as you're doing now.
  • Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia on an external tormentor.^ Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You're going to Arkham now?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hasn't he noticed you're tall enough to reach now?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Usually one conforming to Jungian archetypes.^ CRANE Patients suffering delusional episodes often focus their paranoia onto an external tormentor, usually one conforming to the Jungian archetypes.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .In this case, a scarecrow.
  • I respect the mind's power over the body.^ CRANE (shrugs, smiles) I respect the mind's power over the body.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I respect the mind's power over the body.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    It's why I do what I do.
  • This is where we make the medicine. Perhaps you should have some … clear your head.
  • Dr. Crane isn't here right now. .But if you'd like to make an appointment …
  • There is nothing to fear but fear itself!^ ALFRED You don't like it there?
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ EARLE Since you're here, there is a business matter that I wanted to make you aware of...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Like I tell you: please GO onto IMDb.com, and see me discuss it all on the Batman Begins boards there!
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    I'm here to help!
  • [After being driven insane by his own fear toxin] Scarecrow … Scarecrow …

Carmine Falcone

.
  • [Sees Bruce Wayne enter the restaurant] You could've just sent a Thank You note.
  • [Bruce Wayne is frisked in the restaurant] No gun?^ WAYNE Could you find out?
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ FALCONE (CONT'D) You shoulda just sent me a thank-you note...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Earle sees Wayne enter with the Blondes.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    I'm insulted.
  • Look around you. .You'll see two councilmen, a union official, a couple of off-duty cops and a judge.^ You'll see two councilmen...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pissed me off, but I'll go see Ocean's Twelve and hope that its in there.
    • Batman Begins [Archive] - Movie, TV & DVD Forums 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC www.movieweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Now, I wouldn't have a second's hesitation blowing your head off right here and right now in front of them.^ Crane isn't here right now.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I wouldn't have a second's hesitation of blowing your head off in front of them.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Oh come on now.......you can come in here and give your opinion....we won't laugh.....much!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    That's power you can't buy. .That's the power of fear.
  • Because you think you got nothing to lose.^ Because you think you got nothing to lose.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You fear your own power.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You like pulling childish pranks on these Talkbacks because you think you're pushing people's buttons.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    But you haven't thought it through. .You haven't thought about your lady friend down in the DA's office.^ I won't get into any arguements with you about how the movie is, because I haven't seen it yet and you have.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Maurice, as always, you provoke deep, profound thought in your discussions.
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I thought that you were trying to rationalize that other people had your opinion (except they have actually SEEN the movie) so you wouldn't sound like the unsufferable ass that you are.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You haven't though about your old butler.^ You haven't thought about your old butler.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Nothing about this film was "boring", and though I share your enthusiasm regarding the atmosphere, of Burton's '89 effort, it was far from perfect.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I won't get into any arguements with you about how the movie is, because I haven't seen it yet and you have.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Bang! People from your world have so much to lose. .Now, you think, because your mommy and your daddy got shot, you know the ugly side of life, but you don't.^ You dedicate your life to solitude.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You don't know me.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I was at your father's side when you were born.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You've never tasted desperate.^ (Which is one reason why you've never had a psychoanalyst, except I think in about one not-brilliant story.
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You're … you're Bruce Wayne, The Prince of Gotham.^ WAYNE You're inhuman.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ WAYNE You underestimate Gotham.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    .You'd have to go a thousand miles to meet someone who didn't know your name.^ You'd have to go miles to meet someone who didn't know your name.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How do you know my name?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You didn't know my father.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .So don't come down here with your anger, trying to prove something to yourself.^ Come down here again, I send you to them.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So don't come here with your anger, trying to prove something to yourself.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ HOMELESS MAN Wander 'round here dressed like that, means you got something to prove.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This is a world you'll never understand.^ This is a world you'll never understand.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And you'll never have to.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ BATMAN And you'll never have to.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And you always fear … what you don't understand.
  • Yeah, you got spirit, kid.^ For the love of Christ, we understand that you don't like the movie.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In my review, I mentioned the fights were filmed rather close, occasionalyl rendering parts of the frame a blur, but don't get me wrong, YOU ALWAYS KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON!!
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .I'll give you that.^ I'll give you that.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .More than your old man, anyway.^ I need to be more than a man.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ OLD MAN Worse than this?
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Your silly rant was more boring than Batman Begins.
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In the joint, Chill told me about the night he killed your parents.^ Face as uncomprehending as the night Chill killed his parents.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Chill killed my parents.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Also it looks like they might have Joe Chill kill Bruce Wayne's parents, which is closer to the comics, instead of Jack Nappier (AKA the Joker).
    • Batman Begins [Archive] - Movie, TV & DVD Forums 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC www.movieweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .He said your father begged for mercy.^ He said your father begged for mercy.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Begged. .Like a dog.
  • Never underestimate Gotham City.^ Gotham City is rather like an old-fashioned sideshow, if you think about it...
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ RA'S AL GHUL You underestimate Gotham's corruption- we've infiltrated every aspect of the city's infrastructure...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ DUCARD (CONT'D) (gently) Your father did not understand the forces of decay- cities like Gotham are in their death throes- chaotic, grotesque.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .People get mugged on their way home every day of the week.^ People get mugged coming home from work every day of the week.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    Heh, sometimes … sometimes things just go bad.
  • [Half-heartedly faking insanity to get out of prison] Yeah, Dr. Crane, I can't take it anymore. It's all too much. The walls are closing in. Blah, blah, blah. Couple more days of this food, it'll be true.
  • [Having actually been driven out of his mind] Scarecrow … scarecrow …

Various

.
  • Thomas Wayne: And why do we fall, Bruce?^ THOMAS: And why do we fall?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ THOMAS WAYNE, Young Bruce's father.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ IMAGES: Chill's trembling gun- Young Bruce FALLING- Thomas STAGGERING- 33.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .So we can learn to pick ourselves up.
  • Thomas Wayne: [last words] Don't be afraid.
  • Thomas Wayne: Gotham's been good to our family.^ Wayne picks himself up.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ ALFRED (CONT'D) So that we might better learn to pick ourselves up.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    But the city's been suffering. .People less fortunate than us have been enduring very hard times.^ People less fortunate than us have been enduring very hard times.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .So we built a new, cheap, public transportation system to unite the city.^ So we built a new, cheap, public transportation system to unite the city.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ THOMAS (CONT'D) A new public transportation system for the whole city...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    And at the center … Wayne Tower.
  • Mr. Earle: You're in excellent hands. .We'll be watching the empire.^ We'll be watching the empire.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .When you grow up, it'll be waiting for you.
  • Alfred: I give a damn, sir, because a good man once made me responsible for what was most precious to him in the whole world.
  • Joe Chill: Your honor, not a day goes by that I don't wish I could take back what I did.^ Here’s a man that could have anything he wanted, could grow up to be anyone he wanted.
    • BATMAN BEGINS review -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • BATMAN BEGINS review -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You'll wake up back at home...
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ WAYNE I thought you could never quite give up on me.
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Sure, I was desperate – like a lot of people back then – but that don't change what I did.
  • Lucius Fox: [on why Batman's body armor was discontinued] They didn't think that a soldier's life was worth three-hundred grand.
  • Lucius Fox: … and over here on the throttle: [flips open afterburner guard] flip that open and throttle up.^ I didn't think you liked it THAT much.
    • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sure, I was desperate, like a lot of people back then...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why did you bring me here?
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    .This will boost you into a rampless jump.^ This will boost you into a rampless jump...
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ (Wayne recoils) It boosts her into a rampless jump!
    • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

    [Bruce presses the button] .Not now!
  • Police Officer: [trying to describe the Batmobile] It's a black … tank!
  • Police Officer: Can you at least tell me what it looks like?^ You look like him.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now you look like a fucking prat with egg on his face .
    • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ At least tell me what it looks like.
    • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

    [Batmobile thunders by] Never mind …
  • Police Officer: What Road is he on? [2nd Officer looks up at a building] He's not on a road, he's flying on rooftops.
  • Lucius Fox: You expecting to run into much gunfire in these caves?
  • Lucius Fox: I don't think they tried marketing to the billionaire base-jumping, spelunking crowd.
  • Homeless Man: [to Bruce Wayne after he is kicked out of Carmine Falcone's bar] You shoulda' tipped better!

Dialogue

[Bruce Wayne and a prisoner are in the morning chow line, Wayne looks at a fellow prisoner]
.Prisoner: They are going to fight you.^ OLD MAN They are going to fight you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Fighting is a joke it is so jumpy you have no clue what is going on.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OLD MAN They will fight you every day.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Bruce Wayne: Again?
.Prisoner: Until they kill you.^ Until they kill you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bruce Wayne: Can they kill me before breakfast?^ WAYNE Can't they kill me before breakfast?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And they could have changed it to Jack Napier or something else, as long as it doesn't mess with the core of WHAT and WHO Bruce Wayne/Batman is (and should be).
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ WTF? The Joker didn't kill Bruce Wayne's parents?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[A fellow prisoner accosts Bruce Wayne in the morning chow line]
Prisoner: You are in hell, little man. And I … am the devil.
.Bruce Wayne: You're not the devil.^ WAYNE You're inhuman.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ YOUNG BRUCE (whispering) What're you doing?!
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.You're practice.^ You're practice.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE (CONT'D) ...you're practice.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


[After a brawl in the prison yard, Bruce is dragged away by guards.]
Guard: Solitary!
Bruce Wayne: Why?!
Guard: For protection.
.Bruce: I don't need protection!^ I don't need protection.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Guard: Protection for them.

.Thomas Wayne:You know why [the bats] attacked you, don't you?^ You don't know me.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know why they attacked you, don't you?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ THOMAS (CONT'D) You know why they attacked you?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.They were afraid of you.^ They were afraid of you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Young Bruce Afraid of me?^ YOUNG BRUCE Afraid of me?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thomas Wayne: All creatures feel fear.^ All creatures feel fear.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Young Bruce: Even the scary ones?^ YOUNG BRUCE (smiles) Even the scary ones?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even the scary ones?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ INT. ELEVATED TRAIN (MONORAIL) -- EVENING Young Bruce watches the glory of Gotham glide past.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thomas Wayne: Especially the scary ones.^ THOMAS Especially the scary ones.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


.Ducard: Are you so desperate to fight criminals that you lock yourself in to take them on one at a time?^ You have yourself a good time, Judge.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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^ RACHEL (CONT'D) Take one step, I drop you!
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bruce Wayne: Actually, uh, there were seven of them.^ Bruce Wayne, missing for seven years now, declared officially dead.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RACHEL (CONT'D) (soft) Between Batman and Bruce Wayne, there's no room for me.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are several "painted into a corner" moments when you don't know how Batman/Bruce Wayne will get out of trouble.
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.Ducard: I counted six, Mister Wayne.^ I counted six, Mr. Wayne.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


.Ducard: If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal, then you become something else entirely.^ You're just one man?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Could you make more?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But if you make yourself more than just a man...
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Bruce Wayne: Which is?
Ducard: A legend, Mister Wayne.

.Ducard: You're stronger than your father.^ I was at your father's side when you were born.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ THOMAS You're a lot bigger than a bat, aren't you?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ DUCARD (V.O.) Why could you not avenge your parents?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bruce Wayne: You didn't know my father.^ How do you know my name?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You didn't know my father.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You knew my father?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ducard: But I know the rage that drives you.^ But I know the rage that drives you.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.That impossible anger strangling the grief, until the memory of your loved ones is just poison in your veins.^ That impossible anger strangling the grief...
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ His Gotham is an extraordinarily beautiful city, but it isn’t necessarily an impossible city – though gosh, I’d love to see one with the audacious elevated trains that Gotham has here.
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^ I LOVE the term, mind you, "Privileged Dummies", for the current ruling elite, and I'm just wondering if you created that one yourself, or if you got it from somewhere!
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.And one day you catch yourself wishing the person you loved had never existed, so you'd be spared your pain.^ FLASS (CONT'D) I keep offering 'cause who knows, maybe one day you'll get wise.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

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^ FALCONE (CONT'D) Now go back to your big house, wrap yourself in your silk sheets and I'll send you a shoulder to cry on.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.I wasn't always here in the mountains.^ I wasn't always here in the mountains.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Once I had a wife, my great love.^ My great love.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

She was taken from me. .Like you, I was forced to learn that there are those without decency that must be fought without hesitation, without pity.^ ALFRED You don't like it there?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ An ELDERLY SOCIETY DAME grabs him- SOCIETY DAME Bruce, there's somebody here you simply must meet...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like I tell you: please GO onto IMDb.com, and see me discuss it all on the Batman Begins boards there!
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Your anger gives you great power, but if you let it, it will destroy you, as it almost did me.^ You fear your anger...
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You fear your own power.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your anger gives you great power.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Bruce Wayne: What stopped it?
Ducard: Vengeance.
.Bruce Wayne: That's no good to me.^ No Houseboys for Bruce Wayne this time.
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^ RACHEL (CONT'D) (soft) Between Batman and Bruce Wayne, there's no room for me.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Ducard: Why, Bruce? .Why could you not avenge your parents?^ DUCARD (V.O.) Why could you not avenge your parents?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You may think that reading Harry's review of this movie won't sway your opinion when you watch the movie, although it totally could bias.
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^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
  • Batman Begins - The Dark Knight Trailer 2 | SPIKE 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]


.Ducard: Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.^ DUCARD: Your compassion is a weakness your enemies will not share.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Bruce Wayne: That's why it's so important. It separates us from them.

.Alfred: Are you coming back for long, sir?^ ALFRED I dread to think, sir, what would've happened if you'd had a lungful.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BRUCE You didn't have to pick me up- ALFRED Well, sir, the red line...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ALFRED (CONT'D) (exasperated) Sir, whatever is the point of all those push-ups if you can't even- Wayne GLARES at Alfred, FORCES the weight from his chest.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bruce Wayne: As long as it takes.^ This is Bruce Wayne, aged 8, and we are- EXT. GARDENS, WAYNE MANOR -- DAY YOUNG BRUCE peers down rows of plants on long trestle tables.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.I want to show the people of Gotham that their city doesn't belong to the criminals and the corrupt.^ RA'S AL GHUL You underestimate Gotham's corruption- we've infiltrated every aspect of the city's infrastructure...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Corruption is killing Gotham and Chill being dead doesn't help that- it makes it worse because Falcone walks.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The city landscape of Gotham looked great and I didn't really miss the gothic landscape as portrayed before in other Batman movies, animated shows and comic books.
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[Bruce is machining throwing weapons in the shape of bats]
.Alfred: Why bats, Master Wayne?^ ALFRED (unflappable) Master Wayne.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ALFRED And why the symbol of the bat?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ALFRED But Master Wayne, the guests will be arriving.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bruce Wayne: Bats frighten me.^ WAYNE Bats frighten me.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The movie provides a depth to the character and nature of Bruce Wayne/Batman, explaining his identification with bats and his relationship with his parents.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.It's time my enemies share my dread.^ And it's time my enemies shared my dread.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

[He throws the completed batarang, embedding it in a wall]

[Bruce looks and points his head at the "Tumbler" resting in the garage]
Bruce Wayne: What's that?
Lucius Fox: The Tumbler? Oh, you wouldn't be interested in that …

[Bruce has just test-driven the "Tumbler"]
.Lucius Fox: So, what do you think?^ FOX What do you think?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE Have you met Lucius Fox?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bruce Wayne: Does it come in black?^ WAYNE Does it come in black?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bruce Wayne does with his time.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Does it come in black?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]


[Batman interrogates the corrupt Detective Flass while dangling him off the edge of a building]
Batman: WHERE WERE THE OTHER DRUGS GOING??
Det. Flass: I never knew! I don't know! I swear to God!
Batman: SWEAR TO ME!
[Batman drops Flass, then pull him again]
Det. Flass: I don't...I don't know! I never knew! Never! They...They went to some guy for a couple days before they went to the dealers!
Batman: WHY?!
Det. Flass: There was something...Something else in the drugs...Something hidden.
Batman: WHAT?!
Det. Flass: I never went to the drop-off point! It was in the Narrows! .Cops only go there in force!^ I never went to the drop-off- it's in the Narrows- cops can't go into the Narrows except in force...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Batman: DO I LOOK LIKE A COP?!
[Batman drops Flass once again]

.Jumpy Thug: Where are you?!^ JUMPY THUG WHERE ARE YOU?!!!
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: [hanging upside down, right behind him] Here.^ EXT. ARKHAM ASYLUM -- CONTINUOUS Batman, upside down, CLINGS to the wall above the window at the end of the corridor.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ INT. TRAIN -- CONTINUOUS Batman JUMPS into the rear car- FIRES his grappling gun at a Ninja's leg, YANKS him DOWN...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Falcone is behind him, SHOTGUN aimed dead at Batman's head.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


Carmine Falcone: [muttering to himself] What the hell are you?
[Batman bursts through the sun roof of Falcone's limousine]
Batman: I'm Batman.
[Batman headbutts Falcone into unconsciousness, then sees the Homeless Man he traded coats with years earlier]
.Batman: Nice coat.^ Batman turns his head towards the Homeless Man- BATMAN Nice coat.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

[He flies off; the Homeless Man stares after him]
.Homeless Man: Thanks.^ HOMELESS MAN (small) Thanks.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


[On arriving at the docks & noticing drug dealers being arrested]
Cop at Docks: Falcone's men?
.Gordon: Does it matter?^ GORDON (shrugs) Does it matter?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

We'll never tie him to it anyway.
.Cop at Docks: I wouldn't be too sure of that.^ UNIFORMED COP (O.S.) I wouldn't be too sure of that.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

[They notice Falcone strapped tight to a police searchlight almost forming a bat-like symbol in the sky]

[The jailed Falcone (who has been feigning insanity) has demanded to speak with Dr. Crane, director of Arkham Asylum]
Carmine Falcone: Yeah, Dr. Crane, I can't take it anymore. It's all too much. The walls are closing in. Blah, blah, blah. .Couple more days of this food, it'll be true.^ Couple more days of this food, it'll be true.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A couple of days of this food, it'll be true.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Crane: What do you want?
.Carmine Falcone: I want to know how you're gonna convince me to keep my mouth shut.^ FALCONE Such as, how you're gonna convince me to keep my mouth shut.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But you know who we're working for...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RACHEL How do you know?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Crane: About what? .You don't know anything.^ You don't know me.
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^ You don't know anything.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Scarecrow if the events that occur in the movie's climax indicate anything (those that have read teh script, you know waht I'm talking about).
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.Carmine Falcone: I know you wouldn't want the police to take a closer look at those drugs they found.^ FALCONE I know you wouldn't want the cops taking a closer look at the drugs they seized.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FALCONE (laughs) Just those that know me.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FALCONE (CONT'D) So what have I been bringing in for you hidden in my drugs, Crane?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.And I know about your experiments with the inmates of your nuthouse.^ FALCONE (CONT'D) I know about your experiments on the inmates at your nuthouse...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I know about your experiments with the inmates of your nut house.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Just know that there are those of us who care about what you do with your future.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.See, I don't go into business with a guy without finding out his dirty secrets.^ I don't get into business with someone without finding out their dirty secrets.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ See, I don't go into business with a guy without finding out his dirty secrets.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Im going to make this little poll and see which you guys think is the best.
  • Batman Begins [Archive] - Movie, TV & DVD Forums 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC www.movieweb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.And those goons you used – I own the muscle in this town.^ Those goons you hired..
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And those goons you used.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I own the muscle in this town.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Now, I've been bringing your stuff in for months, so whatever he's planning, it's big, and I want in.^ Found your comment on Elisabeth Leitch's review of BB. Wanted to remember where on the blogs I'd "questioned" you and now I've found it - sorry chaps, I haven't been all over Maurice's pages for a while - but now I've found you I can explain, Sam!!
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Crane: Well, I already know what he'll say: that we should kill you.
.Carmine Falcone: Even he can't get me in here.^ FALCONE Even he can't touch me in here.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Not in my town.
Dr. Crane: [sighs, then matter-of-factly] Would you like to see my mask? .I use it in my experiments.^ CRANE (CONT'D) I use it in my experiments.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Probably not very frightening to a guy like you, but these crazies, they can't stand it.^ Probably not very frightening to a guy like you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When you call out someone who's at a higher standing than you, and they respond , you have just been elevated to, at least, that persons level.
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^ You like pulling childish pranks on these Talkbacks because you think you're pushing people's buttons.
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[he gets out a mask – a burlap sack stitched and altered to look like a scarecrow's head – and puts it on]
.Carmine Falcone: So when did the nut take over the nuthouse?^ So when did the nut take over the nut house?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FALCONE When did the nut take over the asylum- WHUMP- a cloud of white SMOKE shoots out of Crane's briefcase.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

[Crane sprays a hallucinogenic gas into Falcone's face; he begins to scream in terror as the gas takes effect: Crane's voice is altered, and the mask appears to move like a real face]
Dr. Crane: They scream and they cry, much as you're doing now.
[Outside Falcone's cell, where his screaming can still be heard]
Dr. Crane: Well, he's not faking, not this one. .I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved to the secure wing at Arkham.^ I'll talk to the judge and see if I can get him moved...
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ CRANE (CONT'D) I'll talk to the Judge, see if I can get him moved to the secure wing at Arkham.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'll see him again.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.I can't treat him here.^ I can't treat him here.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


[After the power shuts down in Arkham]
Jonathan Crane: He's here.
Thug: Who?
Jonathan Crane: [distantly] The Bat-Man!
Thug: What do we do?
.Jonathan Crane: What anybody does when a prowler comes around … call the police.^ CRANE What anyone does when a prowler comes around.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thug: You want the cops here?^ SECOND TECHNICIAN You want the cops here?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FALCONE I know you wouldn't want the cops taking a closer look at the drugs they seized.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ EARLE Since you're here, there is a business matter that I wanted to make you aware of...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Jonathon Crane: At this point, they can't stop us.^ CRANE At this point, they're irrelevant.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At this point, they can't stop us.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

But the Batman has a talent for disruption. .Force him outside, the police will take him down.^ CRANE (CONT'D) Force him outside, the police will take him down.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE He brings in shipments of drugs every week, nobody takes him down.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It's so fashionable to put him down but the man is clearly intelligent and takes his job seriously, even if I don't always agree with him.
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.Thug: [indicates Rachel] What about her?^ FIRST THUG (indicates Rachel) What about her?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jonathon Crane: [grins] She hasn't got long. .I gave her a concentrated dose.^ I gave her a concentrated dose.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The mind can only take so much.^ The mind can only take so much.
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  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Now go.

[Batman uses Dr. Crane's hallucinogenic gas against him, and begins to interrogate. The effects of the gas keep Crane paralyzed with fear]
.Batman: [his voice and appearance are altered due to the effects of the gas] Crane … who are you working for?^ Who are you really working for?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But you know who we're working for...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE Crane was working for you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Crane: [whispering] Ra's … Ra's al Ghul.
.Batman: Ra's al Ghul is dead.^ Ra's Al Ghul looks at Wayne.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BATMAN Ra's Al Ghul is dead, Crane!
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wayne stares at Ra's Al Ghul.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Who are you working for, Crane?!^ Who are you really working for?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But you know who we're working for...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE Crane was working for you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Dr. Crane: [distraught] Dr. Crane isn't here right now … but if you'd like to make an appointment …
[Batman hears the police sirens and start to look around. He then growls into Crane's face and lets go of him]

[Bruce wants Lucius Fox to mass-produce the antidote for Crane's hallucinogenic gas]
.Lucius Fox: Planning on gassing yourself again, Mister Wayne?^ You planning on gassing yourself again, Mr. Wayne?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE Have you met Lucius Fox?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ LUCIUS FOX, aged 52, leads Wayne through the stacks, speaking in calm, knowledgeable tones.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Bruce Wayne: Well, you know how it is: it's late at night, and you're out looking for kicks, and somebody starts passing out the weaponised hallucinogens …

.Bruce Wayne: I wanted to save Gotham.^ I love the fact you see Wayne Sr, how he talks to Bruce, the monorail is a clear metaphor in the film for Gotham.
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I've failed.
.Alfred: Why do we fall, sir?^ ALFRED And why do we fall, sir?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why do we fall, sir?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ALFRED (CONT'D) And why do we fall, Master Bruce?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

So that we can learn to pick ourselves up.
.Bruce: You still haven't given up on me?^ You still haven't given up on me?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE Still haven't given up on me?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Haven't given up on me yet?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Alfred: Never.

Rachel Dawes: Wait! .You could die!^ RACHEL (CONT'D) You could die.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You could die.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

At least tell me your name.
.Batman: It's not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BATMAN It's not who I am underneath...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Rachel: Bruce?

Rachel Dawes: [consoling a scared little boy] It's okay, they aren't going to hurt you–
[A masked and mounted Scarecrow leads the rampaging Arkham inmates; his voice is altered by the gas]
Scarecrow: Of course they are!
Rachel Dawes: Crane?
Scarecrow: No … Scarecrow!

[Batman and Ducard/Ra's al Ghul battle on a speeding monorail]
Ducard: Familiar! Have you learned nothing new? [swings sword at Batman, who traps it with his wrist guards]
.Batman: How about this?^ BATMAN How about this?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Though the part I liked more about keaton was how he was when he wasnt being batman.
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[pulls wrists apart, shattering the sword]

.Ducard: Don't be afraid, Bruce.^ [BEEPING] Don't be afraid, Bruce.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.You're just an ordinary man in a cape.^ It can't be personal, or you're just a vigilante.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're just back for the hearing.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're just one man?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.That's why you can't fight injustice, and that's why you can't stop this train.^ That's why you couldn't fight injustice, that's why you can't stop this train.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And I can tell you why: it's probably because he's so sick of not finding anyone in "liberal" (read cowardly) Hollywood to dare to support many of his arguments - and fight for a better Hollywood!
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: Who said anything about stopping it?^ Who said anything about stopping it?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They've said a dozen times that this film was about Batman, and that they had no intentions of upstaging him with some flamboyant latex coated freak.
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^ He's over at another Batman talkback whining about how Episode 3 stunk and everyone of us who pushed it up to over 300 million are idiots.
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[Ducard turns to see that Batman has destroyed the train's brakes, as an explosion destroys the tracks ahead]
.Batman: [overpowering Ducard] You never learned to mind your surroundings.^ You never did learn...
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BATMAN: You never learned to mind your surroundings!
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ [GRUNTING] Always mind your surroundings.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Ducard: Have you finally learned to do what is necessary?^ DUCARD (CONT'D) Facing death you learn the truth...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Batman: I won't kill you. But I don't have to save you.

[Bruce has announced his plan to rebuild Wayne Manor "brick by brick"]
.Alfred: Exactly the way it was, sir?^ ALFRED Just the way it was, sir?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Bruce: Yeah. Why?
Alfred: I was just thinking this could be a chance to … improve the foundation.
Bruce: In the southeast wing?
.Alfred: Precisely, sir.^ ALFRED Precisely, sir.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

[The Batcave is located under the southeast wing of Wayne Manor]

Batman: [knocks on new Bat-signal] Nice.
.Gordon: Couldn't find any mob bosses.^ GORDON (crushing his cup) Couldn't find any mob bosses to strap to the light.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: Well, Sergeant?^ BATMAN: Well, sergeant?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BATMAN Well, Sergeant?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gordon: Oh, it's lieutenant now.^ GORDON It's Lieutenant, now.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You really started something.^ You really started something.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON (nods) You've started something- bent cops running scared, hope on the streets...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Bent cops running scared, hope on the streets …
Batman: But?
Gordon: The Narrows is lost. .And we still haven't picked up Crane or half the inmates of Arkham that he freed.^ You still haven't given up on me?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Crane or half the inmates of Arkham that he freed...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE Still haven't given up on me?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Batman: We will. .We can bring Gotham back.^ We can bring Gotham back.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gordon: And what about escalation?^ And as Gordon discusses at the end, he dares to quandary about ESCALATION. I don’t think there’s a Batman fan in the audience that will believe this end is an end.
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Batman: Escalation?
.Gordon: We start carrying semi-automatics, they buy automatics.^ GORDON We start carrying semiautomatics, they buy automatics...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We start carrying semiautomatics, they buy automatics.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor-piercing rounds.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.We start wearing Kevlar … they buy armor-piercing rounds.^ We start wearing Kevlar, they buy armor-piercing rounds.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON We start carrying semiautomatics, they buy automatics...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We start carrying semiautomatics, they buy automatics.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Batman: And?
.Gordon: And you're wearing a mask … and jumping off rooftops.^ You're just a jumped up little fuck.
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^ RACHEL Gordon, we're working for a masked vigilante.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON I think you're trying to help...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Now, take this new guy.^ Now, take this guy.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Armed robbery, double homicide.^ GORDON (CONT'D) ...armed robbery, double homicide...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Got a taste for the theatrical. Like you. .Leaves a calling card.^ GORDON (CONT'D) Leaves a calling card.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Leaves a calling card.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

[hands Batman a clear plastic evidence bag containing a playing card; Batman turns it over to reveal that it is a Joker card]
.Batman: I'll look into it.^ It is a JOKER. BATMAN I'll look into it.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gordon looks up in time to see Batman LATCH the grappling gun into his belt- SHOOT UP, SKIRTING the lip of the tunnel...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ PM I would have liked to have this scene from the anime into the movie...Alfred discovering Batman, his first use of the mask and that terrified look on his face..that would be awesome...
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[walks to edge of roof]
.Gordon: I never said thank you.^ GORDON I never said thank you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: [turns around to look at Gordon] And you'll never have to.^ Gordon turns around.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Look around you.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON I never said thank you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

[Batman spreads his cape and leaps off the roof]

.Gordon: The Narrows is tearing itself to pieces.^ The Narrows is tearing itself to pieces.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: This is just the beginning.^ And let me just say that if Nolan has even a fraction of his vision left, that Batman Begins is going to ROCK like Steven Tyler on a boat.
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^ Just saw Batman Begins and liked it a lot.
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^ With "Batman Begins", the Batman's shamanistic underground wanderings were ALL made so prosaic - like, like just normal cave exploring, you know??
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.If they hit the whole city with toxins, there's nothing to stop Gotham from tearing itself apart through mass panic.^ City of Gotham itself is just boring .
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^ After all, everyone says this Batman is the "realistic one"....But Falcone's drugs seem a bigger danger to me than say, a fear toxin supposedly spread to induce the citizens of Gotham to "tear their city apart."
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^ Such a great cast on offer and they all act their part and there's nothing wrong with the performances.
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Gordon: How are they gonna do that?
.Batman: They'll be using the train.^ I mean, they all get Batman training, and I'm supposed to think that they become civilians when the building catches fire?
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^ Her death could have a huge effect on Batman, Bruce, and Gordon not just in the sequel but for as many films as they want to use it.
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.The monorail follows the water mains along Gotham's central hub beneath Wayne Tower.^ The monorail follows the water mains to the central hub beneath Wayne Tower.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Routed it right into Wayne Tower, along with the water and power utilities.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The ROAR of WATER gets louder and the light gets BRIGHTER. Wayne follows the tunnel around a dog leg, emerging...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.If they get their machine into the station, it'll cause a chain reaction that'll vaporize the city's entire water supply.^ They move into the rear car, COCKING machine guns...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The hallucinogen, which could only be effective if breathed into the lungs, had been fed into Gotham's water supply, which spanned the entire city.
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^ BATMAN (CONT'D) He's going to drive that thing straight into Wayne Tower and blow the main hub, creating enough toxin to blanket the entire city...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Gordon: Covering Gotham in this poison.
Batman: I'm gonna stop them from loading that train, but I may need your help.
Gordon: What do you need?
.Batman: [holds up the Batmobile remote] Can you drive stick?^ Batman holds up the two vials.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Flass squeezes into the driving seat holding a wad of CASH. FLASS Don't s'pose you want a taste?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ INT. BATMOBILE -- CONTINUOUS Batman DRIVES. Rachel, COMING TO, hangs on, TERRIFIED. A COP CAR pulls across the alley- Batman hits the accelerator.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


[After the Batmobile runs through a police cruiser]
Officer: He is in a vehicle.
.Dispatch: Make and color?^ DISPATCHER (over radio) Make and color?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Officer: Uhh, it's a black … tank.

Gordon: [hearing bat sounds] What's that?
Batman: Backup.

[In Gordon's Office]
.Batman: [holds Gordon up with a stapler] Don't turn around.^ Gordon turns around.
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^ Batman holds up the two vials.
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^ Gordon looks up to see Batman standing there.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You're a good cop, one of the few.^ You're just one man?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're a good cop.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're definitely NOT the only one.
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.Gordon: What do you want?^ GORDON What do you want?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON: What do you want?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON What do you want, Flass?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: Carmine Falcone brings in shipments of drugs every week.^ WAYNE He brings in shipments of drugs every week, nobody takes him down.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BATMAN: Carmine Falcone brings in shipments of drugs every week.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FALCONE (CONT'D) So what have I been bringing in for you hidden in my drugs, Crane?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Nobody takes him down.^ What will it take to bring him down?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nobody takes him down.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE He brings in shipments of drugs every week, nobody takes him down.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Why?
.Gordon: He's paid up with the right people.^ GORDON He's paid up with the right people.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: What would it take to bring him down?^ What will it take to bring him down?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nobody takes him down.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE He brings in shipments of drugs every week, nobody takes him down.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gordon: Leverage on Judge Fayden, and a DA brave enough to prosecute.^ DA brave enough to prosecute.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And a D.A. brave enough to prosecute.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON Leverage on Judge Phelan.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: Rachel Dawes.^ A trinity of good people are at the heart of the movie: Batman, Assistant D.A. Rachel Dawes (Katie Holmes) and Lt. Jim Gordon.
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gordon: Who are you?^ GORDON Who are you?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

[The "gun" is then revealed to be a stapler, unknown to Gordon]
.Batman: Watch for my sign.^ BATMAN: Watch for my sign.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

[retracts the stapler and backs off]
.Gordon: You're just one man?^ It can't be personal, or you're just a vigilante.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're just back for the hearing.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You're just one man?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: Now we're two.^ BATMAN: Now we're two.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Gordon: We?

[As Gordon is taking out the trash, he sees Batman perched on a railing next to his house]
Batman: Storm's coming.
.Gordon: The scum's getting jumpy ever since you stood up to Falcone.^ The scum is getting jumpy because you stood up to Falcone.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON (shrugs) The scum's getting jumpy because you stood up to Falcone.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON: Commissioner Loeb set up a massive task force to catch you.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Batman: It's a start. .Your partner was at the docks with Falcone.^ Your partner was at the docks with Falcone.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gordon: Yeah, well, he moonlights as a low-level enforcer.^ GORDON He moonlights as a low-level enforcer.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: They were splitting the shipment in two.^ They were splitting the shipment in two.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sometimes shipments went to this guy before they went to the dealers- BATMAN Why?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Only half went to the dealers.^ Only half went to the dealers.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Gordon: Where was it going?
.Batman: Flass knows.^ BATMAN Flass knows.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FLASS I don't know, I swear to God- BATMAN Swear to ME. Batman DROPS Flass three flights down on the wire.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gordon: He won't talk.^ GORDON He won't talk.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: He'll talk to me.^ BATMAN He'll talk to me.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Gordon: Comissioner Loeb set up a massive task force to capture you.^ And he had to disband the task force hunting you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON Commissioner Loeb set up a massive task force to catch you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ ALFRED (CONT'D) (exasperated) Sir, whatever is the point of all those push-ups if you can't even- Wayne GLARES at Alfred, FORCES the weight from his chest.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.He thinks you're dangerous.^ He thinks you're dangerous.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON I think you're trying to help...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: What do you think?^ I think if you don't like the movie, then you will never like a Batman movie.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you think you can do better than go out and make your own Batman movie, as some already have.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For those that have seen Batman Begins, what did you think of his voice?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Gordon: I think you're trying to help … [he sees that Batman has already left] … but I've been wrong before.^ Think before you type.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You like pulling childish pranks on these Talkbacks because you think you're pushing people's buttons.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's not just the Batman who you see on the outside, but the," normal," billionaire Bruce Wayne on the inside.
  • Batman Begins [2005] Movie Reviews on MovieClock 16 September 2009 23:31 UTC movieclock.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


[As Wayne takes money out of his wallet and gives it to the Homeless Man]
Homeless Man: For what?
Bruce Wayne: Your jacket.
Homeless Man: Okay …
[As he takes it off, Bruce prepares to throw his own into the fire]
Homeless Man: Hey, let me have it. It's a nice coat.
[They switch coats]
.Bruce Wayne: Be careful who sees you with that.^ BRUCE Be careful who sees you with that.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RACHEL Bruce, I can see you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.They're going to come looking for me.^ They're gonna come looking for me.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Young Bruce, gulping PANIC breaths, looks around for an exit- they're in the middle of a row.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After this, it will be hard to go back to the usual cartoony superhero movie, this will be a HUGE influence on how they're done in the future.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Homeless Man: Who?^ HOMELESS MAN Who?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bruce looks at the Homeless Man, who has removed his own.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Bruce Wayne: Everyone.
[He runs off]
[The Homeless Man holds up the coat, looking at it]
Homeless Man: It's a nice coat …

Gordon: I'll get my car.
.Batman: I brought mine!^ BATMAN: I brought mine.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Gordon: Yours?
[The Tumbler roars past Gordon]
.Gordon: I gotta get me one of those!^ I've gotta get me one of those.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ GORDON (CONT'D) I gotta get me one of those.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]


[Rachel is about to be murdered and pulls out a taser, the criminal runs away]
.Rachel: [yelling] That's right, you better run!^ RACHEL You're no better than the rest.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That's right, you better run.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

[Rachel turns around to see that Batman is standing behind her, startles her and she fires the taser. Batman just looks at the cables and calmly removes them]
.Batman: Falcone sent these men to kill you.^ You are ready to lead these men.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ FALCONE (CONT'D) You shoulda just sent me a thank-you note...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ MAN These men have mistaken you for a criminal, Mr.Wayne...
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Rachel: Why?
Batman: You rattled his cage.
.Rachel: [Batman throws some photos at her feet] What's this?^ Batman moves his arm- something DROPS onto Rachel's bed: a FILE, spilling PHOTOS. She FLINCHES. GLANCES DOWN: photos of Phelan and the girl in the limo.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Batman: Leverage.
Rachel: For what?
Batman: To get things moving.
.Rachel: Who are you?^ RACHEL Who told you that?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ RACHEL Who are you?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am more.†Bruce Wayne “It’s not who you are underneath, it’s what you do that defines you.†Rachel Dawes .
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

.Batman: Someone like you.^ With "Batman Begins", the Batman's shamanistic underground wanderings were ALL made so prosaic - like, like just normal cave exploring, you know??
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Like I tell you: please GO onto IMDb.com, and see me discuss it all on the Batman Begins boards there!
  • Reviews by Maurice Broaddus: Batman Begins 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.hollywoodjesus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think if you don't like the movie, then you will never like a Batman movie.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Someone who'd rattle the cages.
[Rachel bends to pick up the photos and as she goes back up, Batman is gone]

.Bruce Wayne: You're not Ra's al Ghul.^ RA'S AL GHUL Gotham is helpless without you.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE (hoarse) Ra's Al Ghul?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE You're not Ra's Al Ghul.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.I watched him die.^ I watched him die.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ BATMAN I watched him die.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Henri Ducard: [from behind Bruce] But is Ra's al Ghul immortal?^ You're not Ra's al Ghul.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE (hoarse) Ra's Al Ghul?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ra's al Ghul is dead.
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

Are his methods supernatural?
.Bruce Wayne: [turning to face him] Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your true identity, Ra's?^ Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your true identity, Ra's?
  • Batman Begins Script - transcript from the screenplay and/or Christian Bale movie 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.script-o-rama.com [Source type: Original source]

^ WAYNE (understanding) Or cheap parlor tricks to conceal your trues identity.., Ra's?
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Crane falls to the ground, CHOKING. Batman turns him over, pulls his face up to meet his.
  • Batman Begins Script at IMSDb. 1 February 2010 1:13 UTC www.imsdb.com [Source type: Original source]

Henri Ducard: Surely someone who spends his nights scrambling across the rooftops of Gotham wouldn't begrudge me dual identities.

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Batman Begins
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Produced by Emma Thomas
Larry J. Franco
Charles Roven
Written by Screenplay:
Christopher Nolan
David S. Goyer
Story:
David S. Goyer
Comic Book:
Bob Kane
Bill Finger
Starring Christian Bale
Michael Caine
Liam Neeson
Katie Holmes
Gary Oldman
Cillian Murphy
Morgan Freeman
Tom Wilkinson
Rutger Hauer
Ken Watanabe
Music by Hans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
Cinematography Wally Pfister
Editing by Lee Smith
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date(s) June 15, 2005
Running time 140 min.
Country United States
Language English
Budget $135 million
Gross revenue Domestic:
$205,343,774
Worldwide:
$371,853,783
Followed by The Dark Knight

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero movie, based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman. Christopher Nolan directed the film, which stars Christian Bale as Batman, as well as Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy and Morgan Freeman.

Batman Begins was successful, and in 2008 a sequel titled The Dark Knight was released.

Cast

  • Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman: A billionaire industrialist whose parents were killed by a mugger when he was eight years old. Traveling the world for several years to seek the means to fight injustice, he returns to Gotham. At night, Bruce becomes Batman, Gotham City's protector.
  • Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth: The trusted butler to Bruce Wayne's parents, who continues his loyal service to their son after their deaths. He is Bruce Wayne's closest confidante. Nolan felt Caine would effectively portray the foster father element of the character.[1] Although Alfred's family is depicted in the film as having served the Wayne family for generations, Caine created his own backstory, in that before becoming Wayne's butler, Alfred served in the Special Air Service. After being wounded, he was invited to the position of the Wayne family butler by Thomas Wayne because, "He wanted a butler, but someone a bit tougher than that, you know?"[2]
  • Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard: In reality the true Ra's al Ghul in disguise, Ducard trains Bruce in ninjutsu, a form of martial arts.
  • Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes: A childhood friend of Bruce who serves as Gotham City's assistant district attorney, fighting against the corruption in the city.
  • Gary Oldman as Sgt. James Gordon: One of the few uncorrupted Gotham City police officers. He was the officer on duty the night of the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents. In this way, he shares a special bond with the adult Bruce and thus with Batman.
  • Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow: A psychopharmacologist who works at Arkham Asylum and has developed chemical that makes you afraid. He takes on the persona of the Scarecrow to scare others and further his study of fears.

References

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  2. "Alfred the Butler". Empire: p. 79. July 2005. 

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Succeeded by
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