Friday, August 19, 2011

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight

Cool concept - the Dark Knight is the perfect example of the vigilante personality type, but his version is motivated by good perhaps even more than revenge.

This documentary was originally aired on the History Channel, but I found it at Top Documentary Films.

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight

Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark KnightBatman Begins and The Dark Knight are both excellent sources of entertainment, but they also offer a complex and interesting dissection of a man who learned to use his own fear against criminals.

Delve into the world of Batman and the vigilante justice that he brought to the city of Gotham. Batman is a man who, after experiencing great tragedy, devotes his life to an ideal – but what happens when one man takes on the evil underworld alone?

Examine why Batman is who he is – and explore how a boy scarred by tragedy becomes a symbol of hope to everyone else.

Not only does this documentary investigate the mental attitude of the mysterious caped crusader along with selective interviews from various expert, but also put some brilliant resemblances between the Batman and Theodore Roosevelt.

Additionally, the filmmakers shows how spiritual iconography greatly influenced the development of the Batman character.

Aside from that, it includes a short insight inside the motivating force that drives other infamous figures such as the Catwoman and the Joker. Explore why the history of the Cape Crusader and discover how a kid scarred by traumatic event turns into a symbol of hope for City of Gotham.
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