Next Wednesday is the opening of Batman Begins, which promises to be a very cool movie. I’m really looking forward to it.
Here’s an article from Sci Fi Wire about Sir Michael Caine, the actor who plays Alfred.
Caine added that he hit off with star Christian Bale right from the start. “I’d grown up in very big country houses,” he said. “Not because I’m in a noble family. My mother was a cook, and so I was always backstairs with the butler and everything. So I knew that relationship, and Christopher is himself very against the master/servant [relationship]. He’s very egalitarian, personally. He brought that into Batman, and I knew the lines above which a real butler wouldn’t go. … Familiarity. It worked perfectly.”