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Where is the Batman?. HUM 2250: Film Adaptation Summer 2012 Dr. Perdigao June 14, 2012. Revisionist Histories. First appearance in 1939, own series in 1940 Rebooting versus retelling Continuity in narrative, retelling of character’s origins, development

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Where is the batman

Where is the Batman?

HUM 2250: Film Adaptation

Summer 2012

Dr. Perdigao

June 14, 2012


Revisionist histories

Revisionist Histories

First appearance in 1939, own series in 1940

Rebooting versus retelling

Continuity in narrative, retelling of character’s origins, development

Frank Miller’s retelling, Batman: Year One, after Batman: The Dark Knight series (1986) and idea of Batman in later years

2006-2009, written by Grant Morrison, issue by Neil Gaiman, leads to Batman R.I.P.

2011 relaunch

http://www.dccomics.com/batman


Batman on television

Batman on Television

Batman (1966-1968), live-action series starring Adam West as Batman

Batman: The Animated Series (1992-1995)

The New Batman Adventures (1997-1999), animated series

Batman Beyond (1999-2001), animated series

The Batman (2004-2008), animated series


Batman on the big screen

Batman on the Big Screen

Batman (1966), directed by Leslie H. Martinson, starring Adam West as Batman

Batman (1989), directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton as Batman and Jack Nicholson as the Joker, and Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale

Batman Returns (1992), directed by Tim Burton, starring Michael Keaton as Batman, Danny DeVito as Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and Christopher Walken as Max Shreck

Batman Forever (1995), directed by Joel Shumacher, starring Val Kilmer as Batman, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Nicole Kidman as Dr. Chase Meridian, and Chris O’Donnell as Robin

Batman & Robin (1997), directed by Joel Shumacher, starring George Clooney as Batman, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze, Chris O’Donnell as Robin, Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy, and Alicia Silverstone as Batgirl


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Batman on the Big Screen

Batman Begins (2005), directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale as Batman, Michael Caine as Alfred, Liam Neeson as Henri Ducard, Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox

The Dark Knight (2008), directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale as Batman, Heath Ledger as Joker, Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Lt. Jim Gordon, and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox


Animated films

Animated Films

Batman (1943)

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)

Batman: Year One (2011)


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Michael Keaton, 1989, 1992

Adam West, 1966-1968


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Val Kilmer, 1995

George Clooney, 1997


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Alicia Silverstone, 1997


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Dina Meyer, Birds of Prey (2002)

Yvonne Craig (1967-1968)


Framing batman

Framing Batman

Orphan

Postmodern city, excess

Stratification of classes, social positions

Gotham City: Wonderland: Rouge City: The Road’s landscape

Monorail: Train station in Hugo

Good guys and bad guys

Masking, identity reconstruction

Burying the past

Real face now as Batman, mask is Bruce Wayne, looking for real Bruce at end


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Framing Batman

Perception and reality

32:40

“As a symbol, I can be incorruptible. I can be everlasting.”

“What symbol?”

“Something elemental, something terrifying.” (42)

As persona, mask

Film The Mark of Zorro (1940)vs.operaMefistofele


Batman r i p

Batman R.I.P.?

Need for hope, Batman appears in both film and graphic novel

Inspiring hope as well as fear, as symbol

Hope at end, promise of returns

New guy— “taste for the theatrical, like you.”

Calling card

Black screen, with cape


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