80 Years of the Caped Crusader: A Screen History of Batman; Part 1.

Film Through Time.

Batman is a character that’s truly been through the ages. Existing since his conception in 1939, Bruce Wayne has remained a dominant figure in popular culture ever since, all the way up to the groundbreaking Dark Knight Trilogy (2005-2012) by director Christopher Nolan. In this article I’ll analyse and dissect every appearance of our beloved caped crusader on the big screen, as well as some notable television moments and some relevant factoids from the books that started it all.  

So before we dive right in, let’s talk a bit about the origins of Batman’s conception. Bruce Wayne was just a boy, as he saw his parents die in front of him in the hands of a mugger, as a result Batman was born. Bob Kane and Bill identify a lot of inspiration from The Scarlet Pimpernel, and Zorro in their creation of Batman. Both are aristocratic vigilantes with double identities, that…

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