While Batman in line with the trend longer run time, director Matt Reeves seems based more on the works of Bob Kane and Bill Finger to shape its DC Comics adaptation. Aside from the original character creators, Reeves also seems to look almost exclusively at Tim Burton, Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder, Joel Schumacher, and every other director who has ever pursued The Bat.
So where is Reeves looking? If his interview with Productor flim believed, the 1970s.
While there’s still a lot of debate about the best year for movies, there’s a loose consensus that the 1970s were the best decade. Rising up in a Hollywood already overloaded with historical epics and constrained by the infamous Hays Code, “New Hollywood,” as it was now known, began in the late 1960s and flourished. expire in the next decade.
Name Reeves examines five ’70s classics in his MovieMaker profile. Here’s a breakdown of each and how to see them before Batman can enhance your viewing experience.
All the President’s Men (1976, Alan J. Pakula)
What is it: All the men of the President focuses on one of the biggest stories of the decade: Watergate, the great modern Washington scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, The President’s Person is a thriller focusing on two journalists working step by step to take down the most powerful man on the planet. This is not a violent movie, but the constant threat of violence stalks the two.
Batman relation: All the men of the PresidentThe tagline on the poster is “the most devastating detective story of this century.” It’s a characteristic that Reeves wanted to portray: “This story, in addition to being mostly a horror, thriller, and an action movie, at its core, it’s also a detective story. ,” he told MovieMaker.
But there’s more to Batman’s detective past here. Two characters, Gotham Mayor Don Mitchell Jr. (Rupert Penry-Jones) and District Attorney Gil Colson (Peter Sarsgaard), whose names allude to the Nixon scandal. John Mitchell served as Nixon’s Attorney General, and has the distinction of being the only US attorney general to serve a prison sentence. Charles Colson was one of Nixon’s confidants.
“I wanted to make a story where Gotham’s corruption is one of the most important aspects of the story, because Gotham is a sick place. Bruce is desperate to try and make a change,” Reeves told MovieMaker.
All the men of the President available for live streaming HBO Max.
Klute (1971, Alan J. Pakula)
What is it: KluteIts name is somewhat misleading. While Donald Sutherland’s character, detective John Klute, stars in the film, Jane Fonda’s Bree Daniels is the key protagonist. Bree is a New York City sex worker, trying to survive as best he can while confiding in her psychiatrist. Klute was searching for a missing man, and police found obscene letters in the man’s office to Bree.
When Klute finds Bree, the two begin a not-so-easy partnership filled with sexual tension.
BILLIONhe’s Batman relation: Zoe Kravitz told MovieMaker that Klute “Has become the Bible for me in terms of tone and relationship between” Selina Kyle and Bruce Wayne. “What I love about Donald Sutherland in that movie is that he judges her – he judges her but he loves her. And I just think there’s something about that, related to what I think could be a Batman-Selina Kyle story. ”
The Godfather and Godfather Part II (1972 and 1974, Francis Ford Coppola)
What are they: Tagged with “best movie of all time” makes Godfather movie As claustrophobic as they may sound, when in fact they are deeply human stories, this touching tale of immigration and corruption follows the Corleone family from patriarch Vito (Marlon Brando), son Michael ( Al Pacino), and the rise of organized crime in the US.
Batman relation: Reeves seems drawn from a smaller part of the far-reaching story: Fredo Corleone, Michael’s brother, played a memorable role by John Cazale. Fredo became enraged when Michael was chosen to lead despite his position in the dissection order, and that is the kind of jealousy Colin Farrell would bring to The Penguin.
“There are certain incidents in [Oswald Cobblepot] that, I think, as a reference, not for me in terms of performance, but only emotionally, as a reference for Matt – I think Fredo’s Godfather Farrell told MovieMaker.
Chinatown (1974, Roman Polanski)
What is it: One of the neoclassical styles, Chinatown follows detective (catching the trend here?) Jake Gittes in 1930s Los Angeles, who is hired to take pictures of a woman’s allegedly cheating husband. Gittes is drawn deep into the underworld of deception, corruption, and violence that has consequences for the entire city.
Batman relation: While the movie is only lightly referenced in the MovieMaker filings, the elements resonate above all: a corrupt city in need of a hero, gorgeous damn people with questionable motives who try to Try to stay alive and do whatever it takes. Things don’t go well for Gittes on his hunt for corruption, so it will be interesting to see what fate will fall on Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne.