Christopher Nolan
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Christian Bale
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Tim Booth
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Rachel Dawes
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Batman Begins

Knowledge Identifier: $Batman_Begins


Batman Begins

2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan add

Category: Movies & TV

Launched in 1978.

Countries: United States (40%), United Kingdom (13%), (9%)

Main connections: Christopher Nolan, Batman, The Dark Knight (film)

Linked to: National Institute for Medical Research, University College London, IMAX, Mafia




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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 add something


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 add something


Nolan used the 1982 cult science fiction film "Blade Runner" as a source of inspiration for "Batman Begins" add something


When I did "Batman" twenty years ago, in 1988 or something, it was a different time in comic book movies add something


Sheffield United F.C. - A scene in "Batman Begins" features a child wearing a 1990s Blades shirt


At his audition, Bale wore the bat suit Val Kilmer donned for 1995's "Batman Forever" add something


After a series of unsuccessful projects to resurrect Batman on screen following the critical failure and box office disappointment of "Batman & Robin" , Nolan and David S. Goyer began to 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 add something


It strays away from the lighter fare of Joel Schumacher's 1997 Batman film, "Batman & Robin", which contained camp one-liners throughout add something


Inception - Nolan first pitched the film to Warner Bros. in 2001, but felt that he needed more experience making large-scale films, and embarked on "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight"


Christopher Nolan - Nolan initially intended to make the film as early as 2003, postponing the project after agreeing to make "Batman Begins"


Bale was cast on September 11, 2003, having expressed interest in playing Batman since Darren Aronofsky was planning his own film adaptation add something


Christian Bale - In 2004, after completing filming for "The Machinist", Bale won the coveted role of Batman and his alter ego Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins", a reboot of the Batman film series


In January 2004, an airship hangar at Cardington, Bedfordshire was rented by Warner Bros during April 2004 and, converted into a sound stage, was where the slum-district of "the Narrows" and the feet of the monorails were filmed add something


Filming began in March 2004 in the Vatnajökull glacier in Iceland add something


MyCoke - "Coke Studios" had sponsored several high-profile films and television shows including: Shark Tale in October 2004; American Idol in April 2005; Batman Begins in June 2005; American Idol in 2006; and FIFA in June 2006


"Batman Begins" was the eighth-highest grossing film of 2005 in the US. add something


"' Batman Begins"' is a 2005 superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan add something


Henri Ducard - Batman Begins - Liam Neeson reprised his role as Henri Ducard in 2005's "Batman Begins" game, where he plays a role very similar to that of the film


Lamborghini Murcielago - A first generation Murciélago Roadster was used in the 2005 movie "Batman Begins"


Tim Booth - He began taking acting lessons during this time, and appeared in a small role as Victor Zsasz in the 2005 film "Batman Begins", having previously starred in a production at Bolton's Octagon Theatre


Gus Lewis - He is known for playing the young Bruce Wayne in the 2005 blockbuster film "Batman Begins"


Batman - In 2005, "Batman Begins" was released to theaters as a reboot of the film series; directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman


Katie Holmes - In the 2005 film "Batman Begins", the most successful film of her career to date, she played Rachel Dawes, an attorney in the Gotham City district attorney's office and the childhood sweetheart of the title character


Cillian Murphy - Murphy received several *awards nominations for his 2005 bad guy turns, among them a nomination as Best Villain at the 2006 MTV Movie *awards for "Batman Begins"


Batman - The "Batman" movie franchise was rebooted with director and co-writer Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" in 2005, "The Dark Knight" in 2008 and "The Dark Knight Rises" in 2012


Christopher Nolan - "Batman Begins" was the eighth-highest-grossing film of 2005 in the United States and the year's ninth-highest-grossing film worldwide


Rachel Dawes - "'Rachel Dawes"' is a fictional character who first appeared in Christopher Nolan's 2005 feature film, "Batman Begins"


Christopher Nolan - "Batman Begins", the biggest project Nolan had undertaken to that point, premiered in June 2005 to both critical acclaim and commercial success


The film opened on June 17, 2005, in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters add something


"Batman Begins" opened on June 17, 2005 in the United States and Canada in 3,858 theaters, including 55 IMAX theaters add something


"Batman Begins" achieved first place in national sales and rental charts in October 2005, becoming the top-selling DVD of the fourth quarter of 2005 add something


The DVD of "Batman Begins" was released on October 18, 2005, in both single-disc and two-disc deluxe editions and released on VHS and UMD Video formats add something


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 add something


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 add something


Christopher Nolan - In July 2006 Nolan announced that the follow-up to "Batman Begins" would be called "The Dark Knight"


"Batman Begins" was released on HD DVD on October 10, 2006 add something


Lee Muddy Baker - Tim Booth had a small part in the film "Batman Begins" and is writing a screenplay, but most notably is now back with James who announced their reformation in January 2007


The character was later portrayed by Aaron Eckhart in the 2008 sequel "The Dark Knight" add something


Morgan Freeman - Freeman appeared as God in the hit film Bruce Almighty and its sequel, Evan Almighty, as well as Lucius Fox in the critical and commercial success Batman Begins and its 2008 sequel, The Dark Knight.


John Turk - In 2008, Turk appeared in a small role as a bodyguard in the "Batman Begins" sequel "The Dark Knight", with another "Mortal Kombat" alumnus Richard Divizio, who played a thug in background of the movie


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 add something


The Dark Knight (film) - The sequence was released on the Blu-ray Disc edition of "Batman Begins" on July 8, 2008


In November 2008, "Empire" ranked "Batman Begins" 81 in its 500 Greatest Movies of All Time list add something


Wally Pfister - He has been nominated three times for the American Society of Cinematographers *award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, for "Batman Begins", "The Dark Knight" and "Inception", winning for the latter, in 2011


In May 2014, "Empire" ranked "Batman Begins" the 138th greatest film ever made on their list of "The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time" as voted by the magazine's readers add something


As of August 12, 2017 Batman Begins is only available for rent or purchase and not available for streaming on Netflix or any other similar subscription platform add something