Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Batman
or
Not Just A Man In A Bat Costume

Batman is NOT just a man who dresses up as a bat. To say this is to utterly misunderstand the central thrust and inherent interest of this character who is so iconic to Americans.

Batman is a screaming gothic banshee from the past. He is a mortal man that has tapped into something forgotten and distinctly gothic; like a gargoyle come to life, Batman is a living representation of the uncanny. He appears with a wing-like cloak on the ledges of buildings, a distinctly anachronistic being.

See? So stop stop saying "well its just silly because he's a man dressed as a bat." God damn you snooty know-nothings.

At any rate, I'm off to the midnight showing, and I better not catch any of those fans who have camped out for seats.

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