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Subj: Re: Batman Returns is one of my favorite movies. I like this film as much as I like Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.
Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 at 05:00:53 am CST (Viewed 227 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Batman Returns is one of my favorite movies. I like this film as much as I like Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy.
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 at 04:35:26 pm CST (Viewed 284 times)

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    The difference in style comes from the sensibilities of the two directors and also their main influences :



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    - Tim Burton : gothic horror monsters, retrofuture, film noir, Tod Browning , Lon Chaney, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Robert Wiene, ...


Lon Chaney! Interesting...


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    - Christopher Nolan : tech noir, hardboiled, thrillers, James Bond, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, Michael Mann, A Tale of Two Cities ...


A Tale of Two Cities! Interesting...


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    I think that the Smylex commercial in Batman 1989 was a brilliant idea. So was Joker luring the citizens of Gotham to a parade with the promise of free money.


Jack Nicholson's execution of that idea was equally brilliant. Even when I was against the movie for reasons I now find silly, I recognized the genius of Nicholson. Also I've always loved the Prince soundtrack.


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    And there are the excellent production designs of Anton Furst (Batman 1989) and Bo Welch (Batman Returns).


Gotham City has never looked cooler than in Burton's films.


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    For example, the rendition of the Batmobile by Tim Burton & Anton Furst has become one of the most iconic movie cars ever.


Far and away my favorite Batmobile, even surpassing the 1960s version, which is my second favorite.


I love the Burton/Furst Batmobile! It is probably the most blatantly overt execution of the concept of "car as a phallic symbol" (made even more obvious in Batman Returns when it turned into the "Batmissile" to race through a narrow alley), but done with such style and panache that it was just great. \(teehee\)

As a kid I liked the '60s 'mobile too. Of course I had a Corgi Toys model and even bought another one when the first had been worn down by too much play use. But by 1989 I was too old to play with toy cars... \:\-\)



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