Thursday, July 12
The Dark Knight Rises: Is Batman Broken?
He’s strong, smart, and heroic. He's the Dark Knight we want on our side, but is Batman also out of his mind? As Christopher Nolan’s Batman movie trilogy comes to its end, psychologists Travis Langley (Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight) and Robin Rosenberg (What’s the Matter with Batman?, The Psychology of Superheroes,) discuss Bruce Wayne's relationships, strengths and weaknesses, and potential diagnoses, and ask Bat-Films executive producer Michael Uslan and some of the comic book writers who know Batman best, Len Wein and Steve Englehart, exactly how healthy it is for an orphaned billionaire to spend his nights fighting crime while dressed like a bat. Does the Dark Knight have bats in his belfry?