Director The Batman, Matt Reeves, revealing the inspiration for the opening scene of his latest film. He said the opening scene of The Batman was inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, nicknamed master of suspension.
Reeves wants the audience to put themselves into characters in his film. So, that’s why Reeves opened The Batman scene with The Riddler’s perspective as the main antagonist who was spying on his victims through a pair of binoculars.
“I was very interested in Alfred Hitchcock’s storytelling because watching movies is voyeurism, right? We all see people’s lives on screen,” said Matt Reeves in an interview. CNETFriday (22/4).
“I came up with the idea of putting the audience, in this case, on the Riddler’s binoculars and having him spy from the start of the film. That would be an unexpected way to start The Batman film.”
Matt Reeves confesses, opening scene The Batman unlike the final product seen in theaters. He initially made the opening scene with a lot of crazy action.
“But, starting with Ave Maria [lagu klasik karya Franz Schubert]leaves you confused,” he said.
“You start to realize, ‘Oh, something bad is going to happen’. So, it will bring you into that mindset,” he explained.
The Batman is the latest film directed by Matt Reeves. The film stars Robert Pattinson as The Caped Crusader aka Bruce Wayne.
The film was considered a global success. In the first week of its premiere, The Batman managed to pocket US $ 248 million or Rp. 3.6 trillion globally.
Until the third week of broadcast, The Batman reached US $ 598 million or equivalent to Rp. 8.6 trillion globally.
Meanwhile, the film budget distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures only need US$ 200 million or around Rp. 2.9 trillion.