The 1001 Movies Podcast

Long before he began churning out Hollywood fare featuring Johnny Depp, Tim Burton had been known for directing two movies, Pee Wee's Big Adventure and Beetlejuice, before he took the helm to direct Batman.  Those that were familiar with the kitschy 1960's television show likely didn't expect Burton to add such a dark twist to the material, and it became an instant hit, securing Burton on the map as filmmaker.

Despite its three sequels (some of which cause intense eye-rolling among film buffs) and an even darker reboot, Burton's Batman remains a classic spectacle, with wonderful performs and gothic set pieces.  It went on to win an Academy Award for Best Art Direction.

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Direct download: Episode_3_Batman_1989.mp3
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