Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Vintage Magazine Article:
Starlog Magazine
Issue #181 August 1992

The August '92 issue of Starlog magazine features interviews with 2 members of the Batman Returns crew that didn't get spotlighted all that often. First up- An article with producer and not-a-Batman-fan Larry Franco. Oh... and just for reference if you happen to be reading this Larry: I actually did leave the theater after The Rocketeer saying "that was a great movie".

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...and then we get treated to words from the actor behind the beleaguered Mayor of Gotham- Michael Murphy!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Vintage Magazine Article:
Scarlet Street
Issue #7 Summer 1992

This article from the Summer 1992 issue of Scarlet Street Magazine is pretty impressive in its coverage of Batman Returns! Burton's motivation to do a sequel, the actors' take on their characters, Daniel Waters script tidbits, Bob Ringwood's treatment of the sequel's suit, and much more are all packed into a mere three pages... Enjoy!

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Video Feature:
Entertainment Tonight
Movie Merchandising In 1989

Another Entertainment Tonight segment from 1989... This one focuses on the booming business of movie merchandising. Batman is of course mentioned (albeit briefly). And sorry Leonard- Even though I LOVED Dick Tracy, it didn't come close to the Batmania of '89. *Credit to "Ghosthead" Alex Newborn (AKA youtube user LexTheRobot) for this great clip!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Special Feature:
The Joker Parade Sequence Storyboards
Part 2

Another special feature brought to you by 1989Batman.com and Batfan Thorsten Lehmann- The Joker Parade Storyboard Sequence! Over the next few weeks, we will be posting a collection of storyboards detailing an early version the Joker parade float sequence from the film. These storyboards were created from an earlier version of the script and differ quite a bit from what ended up on the big screen.

Since there are a large amount of storyboards for this pivotal scene, the sequence will be broken up across multiple posts. Today's post features Vicki and Knox discovering Joker's hidden plot. Enjoy!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Vintage Magazine Article:
"Starlog Yearbook"
Vol. 5, 1989

The '89 edition of Starlog Yearbook hits us with a triple-threat of Bat-content. We get a look at some awe-inspiring entries from Starlog's Batman fan contest, a great spotlight on production designer Anton Furst, and a reprint of an earlier article delving into the film's production. Enjoy!

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