An opening week and $162 million later, director Christopher Nolan's final chapter for The Caped Crusader could be the biggest, baddest blockbuster of the year. Find out more about Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises from this sneak peek of "The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy," a new behind-the-scenes book by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy.
Here are some interesting Batman anecdotes and backstage photos from the recently released DC Comics book, The Art and Making of the Dark Knight Trilogy:
The suit worn by Christian Bale for The Dark Knight was made from more than 100 pieces of molded armor, rather than the usual superhero-suit standby of a single piece of latex. That technique made the suit more flexible and provided some protection against on-set injury for the actor inside.
Although the batsuit has evolved through the three Christopher Nolan-directed Batman films, the crusader’s cape and utility belt have been a constant.
Batman’s questioning of Heath Ledger’s Joker in The Dark Knight was filmed at the Farmiloe Building in London.
Director Christopher Nolan watches cinematographer Wally Pfister at work on the set of The Dark Knight. Pfister has said that the shoot was like “IMAX School” for those behind the cameras.
Batman’s Dark Knight “Bat-Bunker” was carefully designed so that Nolan could shoot all 360 degrees of the space. Most of the film’s sets were built at Pinewood Studios near London.
The trilogy’s third-generation Bat-vehicle, filmed on location in Los Angeles during the production of The Dark Knight Rises. “My mother warned me about getting into cars with strange men,” Catwoman says to Batman. But of course this isn’t a car…
Nolan wields a freeze-dried bat-on-a-stick that was used to obtain the on-set visual effects lighting reference that would be used during post production.
Nolan has certainly cemented his name in Gotham City history with his masterful interpretations of the cult comic. How did you like The Dark Knight Rises? Now that the analogue director is through with Batman, we can’t wait to see Man of Steel in flight!
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Sourced from TIME.