Batman Begins was successful, and in a sequel titled The Dark Knight was released. A billionaire industrialist whose parents were killed by a mugger when he was eight years old. He returns to Gotham after traveling the world for several years to seek the means to fight injustice. At night, Bruce becomes Batman, Gotham City 's protector.
By Rachel Thomas '14 Dr. Travis Langley '86 recently published Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight. Langley is a professor of psychology at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia and a self-described "superherologist," a "psychologist using superheroes to teach psychology and the psychology to analyze superheroes.
The book began several years ago as an assignment in one of his courses. He asked his students to pick a literary figure and complete various psychological ratings of the character over the course of a semester. But the "super" part comes about because of things beyond their control e.
Spiderman gets bitten by a spider, Superman gets rocketed to earth from a dying planetLangley says. In contrast, Batman, though his origin story includes a tragedy outside of his control, chooses to become more than just an ordinary person.
He chooses to train himself in forensics, science, and combat. And he chooses to put on a mask. While Spiderman and Superman face enemies that are similarly "super," in some fantastical or science fiction-based way, Batman's villains are also primarily psychological figures.
The Penguin is defined by his wanting to be in high society. The way he dresses. He doesn't technically wear a costume but this suit that he wears has this penguin-y quality. But he's a high society wannabe," Langley says. By using a fictional character like Batman to look at psychology, Langley can explore topics, including childhood trauma and losing both parents violently, which might otherwise be too off-putting to a reader.
With fictional characters, we have greater freedom to talk about all these different aspects of psychology. With real people, some speculation is required in the absence of those helpful thought balloons. And if Langley and his students do speculate about Batman, Bruce Wayne can't sue them.
After realizing what a rich psychological source Batman was, Langley began attending Comic-Con more frequently. He spoke on panels and met people who had been involved with Batman, from his inception in to the present day.
In particular, he befriended Michael Uslan, who has been a producer of Batman movies for more than 30 years and who would eventually write the foreword to his book. Why did you write a book about him? The class will be titled "Stan Lee University," on Lee's suggestion.
Last spring, Langley taught a class called Batman, a title he was adamant about. I called it Batman," Langley says. The class drew students who were both casual and avid fans of the billionaire from Gotham, and Langley got some of the best class evaluations he'd ever received at the end of the course.
The students conduct surveys of fans at and outside of Comic-Con, asking who their favorite superheroes were, what supervillains they found interesting, and so on.
They also conduct self-esteem assessments. The students give poster presentations, and Langley speaks on panels. Some of their findings were very interesting to Langley.The movie that the calculations were based on was Batman Begins directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred Pennyworth, and Gary Oldman as .
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This movie fits my schema the weakest, but bruce wayne goes & lives among “the sinners”, the criminals, rejecting the glory of the father. The film was started with Val Kilmer replacing Keaton as Batman, and released in in the name Batman Forever (titled so, since it was the first movie that didn't have the onscreen killing of Batman).
In an era where multiple villains can destroy the integrity of a comic book movie, Batman Begins not only managed to hold its incredibly large cast together; it made the entire process look easy.
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