- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2nd ed. edition (November 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1466214325
- ISBN-13: 978-1466214323
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,933,807 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Improving the Foundations: Batman Begins from Comics to Screen Paperback – November 28, 2011
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"Darius did his homework... I enjoyed the book immensely and read it in less than two days. I strongly recommend it." -- Batman-on-Film.com
About the Author
In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. He currently lives in Illinois.
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Act 1, Scene 3 (Flashback Sequence 2), Part 1: Continuing directly from the previous flashback, Thomas Wayne pulls his son Bruce up from the well and takes him into Wayne Manor.
Mr. Darius then goes into detail about the history of that scene and its importance. He refers back to particular comics that help illustrate the scene. He will also go into the choice of actor for a role in the film and give some background on the person. What I really liked is that Mr. Darius also included illustrations from the actual comics throughout the book.
I'm not a big Batman fan, but I love the behind the scenes and history of things. This book did not disappoint. I really like the attention to even the smallest details. I enjoyed having each act/scene broken down and the significance of it explained. This book makes me want to go back and watch Batman Begins while holding the book in my hand and referring to it.
**This book was received for free through Goodreads First Reads. That in no way influenced my review.**