In this week leading up to the 84th Academy Awards, CTA Tattler will feature the top 5 films with the best train or subway scenes. The train scene in "Batman Begins" comes in at No. 4.
In the futuristic Gotham City - looking very much like Chicago - Batman (Christian Bale) has a final battle with Henry Ducard (Liam Neeson) aboard what could be a CTA rail car. Maybe the Green Line?
I love the dark look of the city, and the multi-tiered 'L' in this scene.And then, there's the train careening off the track.
In case you missed it yesterday, "Kontroll," a film set in the Budapest subway, was my No. 5 movie with the best train scenes.