Director Christopher Nolan was determined to go back in time for Batman
BEGINS by ensuring dazzling special effects don't distract from the
Nolab, 34, adores 1970s style film-making, and was keen to recreate the
big screen magic that was present before computer wizardry took over.
He explains, "I wanted to get back to something a bit more old-fashioned
than the computer graphics and effects driven films that have arisen over the
last 10 years, which were very exciting when they first began, but are now
getting a bit
"I wanted to get back to the epic blockbusters I'd seen as a kid in the
late 70s - Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, the kind of things (GEORGE)
LUCAS and (STEVEN) SPIELBERG were doing."