Back at NYCC, we got to take a look at DC Collectibles’ spectacular new Bombshell figure line, which features DC characters in classic pinup poses. They had one new girl on display at Toy Fair, the always-lovely Poison Ivy! She’s got a pretty standard pinup girl outfit on, except for the fact that her clothing all seems to be made of plants.
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Christopher Nolan describes the making of this Batman Begins scene in DGA Quarterly 2008:
We wanted to represent the effects of Scarecrow’s fear toxin through hallucination. This is the point of view of a kid who’s been affected by the toxin, so we shot this from a low angle. Then we had the visual effects guys add flaming eyes and fire to give it that Sleepy Hollow gothic quality. We were shooting in extremely dense fog that was a combination of steam and mixed-in smoke. This was in an aircraft hangar in Cardington [U.K.] on a scale big enough so that we had an indoors back lot. There was no wind in there, so the fog would sit pretty well. Lighting fog is tricky, because as soon as you backlight it too heavily, you don’t see anything
The close-ups of Scarecrow are all Cillian Murphy. With our Scarecrow mask, we wanted a creepy modern quality yet somewhat gothic, so it’s really just a sack with stitching and holes for eyes. We had devised an elaborate rig for him to sit on to simulate movement of a horse, but it turned out the best way to do it is just get the horse trainer to put Cillian on his shoulders, and to just have the trainer bobbing and weaving like a horse. With fog, the closer you get to objects, the foreground fog tends to completely disappear, so we had to add in smoke by hand just below the camera frame, to make it work psychologically for the audience.
More about the making of Batman Begins as told by Christopher Nolan here.