Podcast: Batman Begins (2005) and The Guard (2011)

Batman Begins
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In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, two successful movies, one of which cost a lot more money than the othert!

2005’s Batman Begins gave filmmaker Christopher Nolan the latitude to properly reboot and reinvent Batman on the big screen. But he still insisted on building part of the film in his garage, and he wasn’t Warner Bros’ initial choice either.

With The Guard, writer/director John Michael McDonagh was coming off the back of a bad experience on 2003’s Ned Kelly movie. This time, he was going to direct the film himself – even if investors didn’t entirely appreciate what they might be getting.

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