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Batman Begins [Paperback]

Christopher Nolan
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15 Jun 2005 Batman
Batman Begins, directed by the award-winning Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia), unveils the untold origins of The Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham City. This volume contains the complete screenplay of Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, together with storyboards for the picture drawn by Martin Asbury, and an exclusive interview with Christopher Nolan in which he reveals his cinematic vision of The Dark Knight.

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber (15 Jun 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571229948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571229949
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 657,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Christopher Nolan is the writer/ director of Following, Memento, The Prestige (with Jonathan Nolan), and Inception, as well as Batman Begins (with David S. Goyer), The Dark Knight (with Jonathan Nolan) and The Dark Knight Rises (with Jonathan Nolan).

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5.0 out of 5 stars Real substance... 11 Sep 2013
Format:Paperback
This is a substantial book, with something for every fan of the Christopher Nolan 'The Dark Knight' trilogy. There are three elements to it: firstly, 20 pages of interviews with Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer, who jointly wrote the screenplay; secondly, about 150 pages of screenplay; and finally, 185 pages of storyboards, covering key scenes in the film. Comparing the storyboards to the actual film is fascinating for anyone interested in film, not just Batman, likewise the screenplay, of course, and the interviews are pretty in-depth, being more than the typical effort you read in a magazine or online. Highly recommended for fans of the Batman franchise and films in general, and for that matter, graphic novels.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Batman Film Yet 12 Sep 2005
By J. Mullin - Published on Amazon.com
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Being a huge Batman fan, I waited in anticipation for this movie to be released. I wasn't disappointed. After seeing it, David Goyer and Christopher Nolan have really "got" the whole idea of the myth that is the Batman.

They have stayed true to the Batman history, and have delivered what many believe to be the "ultimate comic book movie".

While probably not for the kids, this version of Batman is definately what this Bat-fan has been waiting for - tough, dark and intimidating.

This screenplay seems to reveal the original script that Goyer/Nolan pitched to Warner Bros. I say "seems to" because there are a few notable changes from the film version as released. I can only assume that Warner Bros changed certain areas to ensure that the film recevied a PG13+ rating in the US, while here in Australia it received a M15+.

Without giving too much away, the script as presented in this book has a darker edge to certain scenes, and in my opinion, is exactly how the movie should have been done.

I rate this as 5 stars based on the way Goyer and Nolan have finally portrayed the Batman as he was meant to be.

I only hope that Warner Bros can secure both Nolan and Goyer for the sequel.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honour The Knight 11 Sep 2005
By Savant11 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is actually a "proper" book, not a money grab replete with pictures and a few snatches of dialougue here and there.

It is the *full* screen play and shooting script, with story boards.

The book also contains interviews with Christopher Nolan and David Goyer who give insight into what they wanted to achieve and how they see the character. I found it interesting how they both mention that the first four films was not how they saw Batman. And they wanted to show a Batman more reminiscent to the character who actually shows up in the comic book. They also wanted to keep the film grounded in reality and hearken back to the grand epic films by directors such as David Lean and John Houston. Which they more than achieved. It is clear that both men took the film seriously and wanted to make a film that audiences would enjoy. Much to my pleasure.

This is a great book for those who loved Batman Begins. Or those who are interested in script writing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book 15 Jan 2013
By Mike P - Published on Amazon.com
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Story of the first Christopher Nolan Batman movie. Brother loved it as a birthday present. Perfect for the Batman fan in your family.
5.0 out of 5 stars Christopher Nolan's first Batman movie... 1 Jun 2012
By alectis - Published on Amazon.com
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a must for the Caped Crusader's fan, this book right here reveals you everything you wanted to know straight from the movies creator, Christopher Nolan and the story developer, David S. Goyer.
5.0 out of 5 stars You Are There....In The Shadows 7 Dec 2008
By Best Of All - Published on Amazon.com
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This impressive book placed the reader into the making of the outstanding film.

The complete screenplay by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer is worth the price of admission. Though there is not a need to have seen the movie in conjunction with reading the screenplay - or vice versa - it is a great way to compare the original vision with what was (could be) accomplished when more people had scissors - and the purse strings - to splice and dice.

The storyboards drawn for the picture - By Martin Asbury and James Cornish - adds a dynamic dimension. The interview with Nolan provides a special insider's view on his vision.

Even if a person is not a Batman fan, the front row look into the making of the film should be of interest to anyone who has even a mild interest in the sweat and (plenty of) tears that goes into the process.
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