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VIDEO ESSAY: THE DARK KNIGHT: NOLAN'S MODERNIZED MYTH

When director Christopher Nolan first conceived of his Batman film trilogy, the challenge was revitalizing a hero who had previously been buried in cinematic fantasy shtick—a de-evolution that started with Tim Burton’s promising "Batman" and ended with Joel Schumacher’s laughably bad "Batman & Robin."
  • By Nelson Carvajal
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  • July 10, 2012 9:34 AM
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VIDEO ESSAY: Super: A Brief History of Superhero Films

With the unparalleled box office success of The Avengers, superheroes are back in the spotlight. Most comic book aficionados are delighted with the recognition. But believe it or not, there are those such as myself who are dismayed at how superhero films, though more popular than ever, seem to be losing their luster.
  • By Michael Mirasol
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  • May 11, 2012 10:02 AM
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