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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2010, 09:05:50 PM »

They've been replaying the Batman: The Movie quite a few times over the past months on various movie networks (MoviePLEX, HBO, HBO Family), and I gotta say, it's re-ignited my love for it.

I wasn't alive during it's initial run, but remember it briefly being shown on FX in the mid '90s or so.  I was like, 10 or so, and FX was just starting as a network, so it's programming was chock full of syndicated shows like Batman and The Brady Bunch, as well as some late night talk shows and such.
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2010, 03:30:59 PM »

Yes it was definitely the best incarnation of Batman in my opinion.  I'm pleasantly surprised to see how many others agree. Thumbup
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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2010, 08:36:47 PM »

I think it was a good representation, in a campy way.  I'd like to see more like it, but doubt we will.

Of the Burton flicks, in retrospect, I feel the best one was Batman Forever.  Granted, he was a producer, not the director.  But I'm not a huge fan of Nicholson's Joker.  Batman Forever, for what it was, reminded me a lot of the tv show.  Jim Carrey did a GREAT over-the-top style Riddler, kinda reminded me of Gorshin.  And Tommy Lee Jones is always great. 

A bit off topic: my friend didn't like Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight.  While I don't feel he should've gotten the Oscar, it was perhaps the BEST incarnation of the Joker.  My friend was like, "The Joker's supposed to be funny.  Not all menacing."  But I've read quite a few Bat-books that show the full spectrum of the character.  Sometimes quite funny, often times quite pure evil.  And he's not even my favorite Bat-Villain.  The Penguin is.  And, for the Dark Knight, I felt Aaron Eckhart's turn as Two-Face was vastly underrated.
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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 10:16:49 AM »

My favorite versions of Batman are the some of the animated ones, especially the 90's series. But right after that I like this version. It's just more enjoyable for me. I like the camp, I like the humor, I like the guest-stars. It was a great show to watch after a hard day at school.

Luckily a station here is Chicago(26.2) shows them during the week. If I'm home from work on time I try to catch them.

   I think there was a writer on the show, Lorenzo Semple maybe, who wrote the 80s Flash Gordon.
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« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 05:29:47 PM »

There were Batmen before this one.

There certainly have been Batmen after this one.

But, this has always been my favorite Batman, because it is the first one I ever saw, as I am old enough to remember watching the very first episode, the first time it was shown on TV.
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« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2010, 09:27:58 PM »

There were Batmen before this one.

There certainly have been Batmen after this one.

But, this has always been my favorite Batman, because it is the first one I ever saw, as I am old enough to remember watching the very first episode, the first time it was shown on TV.
Ozzymandias speaks: Yes. Two movie serials. The first one is the best, although it is WW2 anti-Japanese propaganda. It is the first place to show Batman having a Batcave.

The second one is horrible. Robin looks like he is 35 and Batman's costume looks stupid. The cliffhangers in this one are lame, "BATMAN FELL DOWN! WILL HE GET BACK UP? COME BACK TO THIS THEATER AND SEE!"
Some joker (pardin the pun) edited these together in the early 60s and called it AN EVENING WITH BATMAN & ROBIN. These played well on college campuses, art houses, drive-ins and the Playboy mansion (?), so ABC thought it might be a good idea for aTV show.


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