Can a movie change the way we speak?

Like many things, David Bowie put it best when he wrote: “It was cold, and it rained, so I felt like an actor.” Twelve little words that succinctly sum up how cinema has changed the way we think.

There’s been plenty of debate about how movies can warp the minds of civilised viewers, but I’m not interested in the ‘do violent movies cause violence’ debate – well, I am, but a light hearted blog written in my spare time really isn’t the place for that.

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The Batman comic that can’t (and shouldn’t) be adapted for the screen

The Dark Knight has been around for more than 80 years, and it’s fair to say there have been some good, bad and downright ugly entries in his back catalogue.

Batman movies have generally been a mixed bunch too, and with Zack Snyder’s Justice League dropping tomorrow and Matt Reeves’ The Batman just finishing production (see below), we’re going to take a quick look at a Batman comic we’ll probably (and thankfully), never see adapted.

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