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Batman Begins  (2005)
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy IMDB Database page about Batman Begins page about Batman Begins

Studio(s): - Cardington Airship Sheds - Shepperton Studios

Cardington Airship Sheds: Shed 2 at Cardington had an entire section of Gotham City 'Narrows' built inside it.
Shepperton Studios: The interior of The Old House at Shepperton was used in the movie.
Shepperton Studios: The Batmobile was built by prop-makers at Shepperton Studios.

Warner Brothers took the unusual step of renting a massive airship shed at Cardington in Bedfordshire, UK to construct the Narrows part of Gotham City full-size. This approach gave the creative team a great deal of freedom in choosing shots - the camera could turn in any direction and show a fully-realised cityscape.
The photo below shows the Narrows building constructed inside the shed.

Further Reading :

Cardington Hangars (still from Batman Begins Extras DVD release)
Setup prior to shooting Batman Begins in Hangar 2 at Cardington
(from American Cinematographer article)


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