BM wants to save his parents ... over and over again.
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From: jacquesdebierue <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 6:31:01 PM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: Super Heroes, Comics, and Noir
--- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, "davezeltserman" <davezelt@.. .> wrote:
> Sean, thanks.
> With The Dark Knight, I don't Batman is necessarily giving into his
> baser instincts by acting as a vigilante. It may be the wrong choice,
> but he feels he's doing what he has to because no one else can deal
> with crime in this corrupt, mob-overrun Gotham, and in fact has the
> police commissioner' s complicity in this. But the beauty of this movie
> is the textures of it. Batman by fighting crime outside the law ends
> up opening the floodgates to chaos in the form of the Joker, and then
> has the opportunity to close these gates by unmasking himself and
> giving himself in.
What I've always wondered is this: what does Batman want? I don't see
an obvious answer.
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