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by Bob Furmanek
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Re: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

Did anyone know this bit of trivia!
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by Bob Furmanek
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Re: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

I really doubt the change in his military classification was a publicity stunt!

I think the producers - who were still anxious to get enough shows in the can for syndication - were taking no chances.
by Bob Furmanek
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Re: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

Thanks, I'm glad that you've found it interesting. Burt received his A1 reclassification in early January 1967 meaning he was available for unrestricted military service and meant he could be drafted whenever needed. The first mention of Batgirl was in the trades on January 9, 1967 and the presentat...
by Bob Furmanek
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam
Replies: 24
Views: 3152

Robin, Batgirl and Vietnam

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by Bob Furmanek
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "Myths" Surrounding The Show
Replies: 73
Views: 10434

Re: "Myths" Surrounding The Show

What's the origin of claiming the movie was supposed to precede the TV show?

In looking at the trades and Adam's schedule in 1965, that would not have been possible.
by Bob Furmanek
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Bat Merchandise
Topic: '66 Batman beach towels
Replies: 15
Views: 2304

Re: '66 Batman beach towels

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by Bob Furmanek
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Great Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: The Great Divide

One important element to the '66 Batcraze: merchandising.

You could not go anywhere without seeing some kind of toy, game, etc. The entire country was in the grips of Batmania!
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by Bob Furmanek
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BAT FRAME conspiracy
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: BAT FRAME conspiracy

Any 35mm print will have that information. I no longer have the full feature but have an odd reel around here somewhere...
by Bob Furmanek
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BAT FRAME conspiracy
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: BAT FRAME conspiracy

Hey Scott, I think you're right. I remember screening the feature in 35mm without an aperture plate in the projector head so we could see the full height of the printed image. You could see the end of the cyclorama during the submarine fight, the top of the process screen during the shark scene, spo...
by Bob Furmanek
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: BAT FRAME conspiracy
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Re: BAT FRAME conspiracy

The common practice for feature films since 1953 in cinematography is to compose for widescreen theatrical but to protect for the standard Academy ratio. Meaning, there is extra height to the image on the negative but it is not anything that is meant to be seen. I used to have a 35mm print of the fe...
by Bob Furmanek
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #88: Holy hyperbole! It's Burt Ward's book!
Replies: 22
Views: 3404

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #88: Holy hyperbole! It's Burt Ward's book!

Also interesting about season two which may be another signal of people losing interest in the series is aside from the Catwoman arc in week two, we don't get an episode from one of the four major villains again until week nine's Hizzonner the Penguin. I think that had more to do with the movie sti...
by Bob Furmanek
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Did the '66 movie need an A-list star?
Replies: 41
Views: 5071

Re: Did the '66 movie need an A-list star?

The TV shows were composed for 1.37:1 so the feature was indeed photographed for normal theatrical exhibition of 1.85:1 non-anamorphic widescreen. It was originally planned for 2.35:1 CinemaScope but that was dropped in favor of 1.85:1 widescreen composition. Dozier wanted to use the stock shots (Ba...
by Bob Furmanek
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #88: Holy hyperbole! It's Burt Ward's book!
Replies: 22
Views: 3404

Re: TO THE BATPOLES podcast #88: Holy hyperbole! It's Burt Ward's book!

I always cringed to see this book (and inappropriate cover) on the table at conventions when Burt is meeting his young fans!
by Bob Furmanek
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: "It's fun to be a Batman"
Replies: 12
Views: 2195

Re: "It's fun to be a Batman"

Copyright Marvin Miller?

THAT Marvin Miller?!
by Bob Furmanek
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: Did the '66 movie need an A-list star?
Replies: 41
Views: 5071

Re: Did the '66 movie need an A-list star?

Eastwood was quite busy when the feature was in production: from Variety, May 19 1966.
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