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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON July 25, 2011 Add Comments
When Tim Burton was tapped for the second Batman film, he spoke with Michael Keaton and they both agreed that they had already discovered everything about Batman, with the first film. The studio persisted, and Tim's itch for Gotham had clearly not left him. And the result is a much darker Batman than even the first film captured.This one broke new ground that most Batman films still have not. This is a unique interpretation that cannot be duplicated. Tim Burton’s visual style…
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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON June 9, 2011 Add Comments
The sequel to Batman Begins blew us all away. The first of this new re-invention of the Caped Crusader and his never-ending war on crime was a modest film, but whetted our appetite for more. The set up brought us an incredible buildup for the second film that many of us Bat-fans would not have guessed was possible. An incredible teaser campaign began, with nothing more than the sound of Mr. Heath Ledger’s terrifying voice as…
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POSTED BY Chris Gering ON May 12, 2011 Add Comments
What is it about Tim Burton’s “Batman” that we love so much as Bat-fans? So many things. The cast is a good place to start. Michael Keaton in the title role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. His take on the Dark Knight is subtle, and for anyone who’s viewed the special features on the 2009 two-disc special edition will also tell you, Keaton cut many of the lines from the original script.
He believed Batman’s presence as a creature in the shadows would be better represented…
Tags: alfred pennyworth, batman, batman: the animated series, batman: the dark knight returns, batman: the killing joke, bob kane, bruce wayne, frank miller, gotham city, jack nicholson, james gordon, kim basinger, michael gough, michael keaton, michael uslan, pat hingle, tim burton, vicki vale
POSTED BY Dustin Fritschel ON March 17, 2011 Add Comments
Sad news hit the internet today. Michael Gough has passed away at the age of 94.
Gough will be remembered by Bat-fans as the one constant in the first four Batman films by Warner Bros. Gough played Alfred as a father figure who knew how to deal with Batman's ongoing issues. And we will always think of the person who let Vicki Vale in the Batcave. I am joking of course as it did play into the story.
Our thoughts and condolences go to his family and friends. He will…
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