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  • The Batman’s Gotham Takes Inspiration From A City That No Longer Exists

    The Batman’s Gotham Takes Inspiration From A City That No Longer Exists

    I first noticed it in the opening scenes. Over a moody, dramatic voiceover, Robert Pattinson, as Bruce Wayne, explains that the Batman’s power comes from fear. Criminals stare down darkened alleys, shadowed doorways, and disused train stations. This is when I rolled my eyes a little. Whatever city Gotham is trying to imitate, it isn’t…