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Garrick Hagon Remembers Batman

Did you know that the harassed tourist father at the beginning of Tim Burton’s Batman is Garrick Hagon, AKA Luke Skywalker’s Tattooine best bud, Biggs? We only discovered this recently. Attempts to contact Mr Hagon for our #89Batweek celebrations were unsuccessful, but fortunately Batmanonline interviewed him back in 2009. You can read the full (short) interview […]

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Anton Furst – Hell’s Architect

The Gotham City of Burton’s Batman was a very ominous place to be. Each tower on the broken horizon seemed to resemble an arm reaching out to the heavens for some form of redemption, each street seemed to lead to avenues of peril, and each sidewalk had gusts of smoke emanating from it like souls leaving […]

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Before Miller, Before Moore, Before Burton, there was Tom Mankiewicz’s The Batman

In the early 80s, DC comics and Warner Bros were riding high off the one-two punches of Superman and Superman 2, both of which had been massive hits at the box office. Much can and has been said elsewhere about how that franchise quickly derailed, but it led the publisher/studio duo to finally sit down […]

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Dance with the Devil: Tim Burton’s Batman

Rising from the ashes of a camp legacy that had long “gone West”, Tim Burton’s Batman took The Caped Crusader into very dark territory – shades of blue and grey were replaced by shadows and smoke. Surfer guitar music was swapped out for themes of pure gothic horror, this was to be like nothing seen before, this was […]

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Batman: The Making Of A Hero, And Shadows Of The Bat

We couldn’t let #89BatWeek go by without a couple of great making of videos. And what’s even better, The Making Of A Hero, produced by Mindseye Films, isn’t even on the DVD release.  Enjoy, and as a bonus, on Shadows Of The Bat, you can practise your Spanish with the subtitles! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-WzbqFq0nw Originally posted 2014-06-26 […]

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Batman – The Suit

An element that would have to be 100% full proof if Batman were to be taken seriously at all in Burton’s dark world, would be the suit. Batman had come a long way since 1966 and it was time to bring him into the 1980s and welcome him into the dark. The basic design of […]

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Unscene Is Believing: Batman (1989)

  Tim Burton’s Batman has a number of unused scenes and ideas. In an early draft, the Mayor was to unveil the statue of Gotham City founder, John T. Gotham, during the city’s 200 year celebrations. The dedication ceremony is interrupted by the Joker, who reveals the statue outside the Flugelheim Museum has been replaced […]

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Exclusive Batman Poster

We at Cinetropolis could think of no better way to celebrate #89BatWeek than showcasing the incredibly talented and highly available for commissions and purchasing of his work, Berkay Daglar (@BerkayDaglar). He has designed an exclusive poster for us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman. Here it is: Fantastically awesome, I trust you’ll […]

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Wonderful Toys: The Special Effects of Batman ’89

Below we have a reproduction of American Cinematographer magazine from December 1989, in which effects maestro Derek Meddings discusses how many of the sequences were created in Tim Burton’s gothic Batman. Thanks to James and his 1989Batman site.         Originally posted 2014-06-25 06:22:03. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Warner Brothers 1988 Batman Preview Video

When Tim Burton’s Batman was being filmed, somewhat insulated from the media at Pinewood Studios, back home in the States the production was being slated. The Wall Street Journal reported that fans at conventions were booing the the casting choice of Michael Keaton as Batman. Adam West, TV’S 1960’s campy iteration, was insisting he should […]

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