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by bat-rss
Thu Oct 29, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #145: “Batman: The Movie”: What is “the director’s input”?
Replies: 9
Views: 9617

TO THE BATPOLES #145: “Batman: The Movie”: What is “the director’s input”?

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/duoatdocks.jpg Director Leslie Martinson, in his TV Academy interview that we explored last time, kept coming back to the question “What is the director’s input” in a TV show or movie? When he pointed out his input to the famous “bomb” scene in “Batman: The...
by bat-rss
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #144: Leslie Martinson: He’s Tha Bomb
Replies: 13
Views: 8520

TO THE BATPOLES #144: Leslie Martinson: He’s Tha Bomb

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/Martinson.jpg Leslie Martinson was the director of “The Penguin Goes Straight”/“Not Yet He Ain’t” and “Batman: The Movie.” He was a good friend of Adam West’s (but thought Burt Ward was “adequate”). As a director, how much impact did he have on the Batman l...
by bat-rss
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: Batman: The Movie
Replies: 10
Views: 8730

SCRIPT: Batman: The Movie

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/somedays.jpg For reasons that will be clear when you listen to our next TO THE BATPOLES episode this Thursday, the episode after it will be a discussion of the script to the '66 Batman movie! Paul and I are planning to record it on the morning of Oct 20 U.S...
by bat-rss
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #143: Jeff Bond talking Bat-movie music? Oh buoy!
Replies: 9
Views: 6432

TO THE BATPOLES #143: Jeff Bond talking Bat-movie music? Oh buoy!

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/oh-buoy.jpg Nelson Riddle’s score for Batman, including the 1966 film Batman: The Motion Picture, features energetic, swing-influenced cues that adhere to the action like a Carl Stalling Looney Tunes score, and opera-esque motifs for each villain and each B...
by bat-rss
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #142: Fine-Tuning "The Penguin Goes Straight"
Replies: 9
Views: 8483

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #142: Fine-Tuning "The Penguin Goes Straight"

Another instance of impish Batman: When Alfred waylays Joker on the batpole steam lift in Flop Goes the Joker, pinning him to the ceiling of the pole alcove, the distraught crook crows that he can’t breathe. Batman suggests that Alfred “give him some more breathing room,” and sends Joker plummeting...
by bat-rss
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #142: Fine-Tuning "The Penguin Goes Straight"
Replies: 9
Views: 8483

Re: TO THE BATPOLES #142: Fine-Tuning "The Penguin Goes Straight"

As much as there is to love about the GH crossover, imagine how that arc would have played if the Batman series still had the tone of episodes like this one, or the False Face or 1st Mr. Freeze episodes... ...or even The Joker is Wild! ooh, the mind boggles! It could have been a legitimately exciti...
by bat-rss
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #142: Fine-Tuning "The Penguin Goes Straight"
Replies: 9
Views: 8483

TO THE BATPOLES #142: Fine-Tuning "The Penguin Goes Straight"

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/finetune-penguingoesstraight.jpg When you see a script marked “FINAL,” you probably assume that it’s word-for-word the same as what was shot. In the case of “The Penguin Goes Straight”/“Not Yet He Ain’t”, it’s not even the final script! It was followed by a...
by bat-rss
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: OFFICIAL BATMUSIC THREAD ADD TO IT WHEN YOU WILL
Replies: 196
Views: 164024

Re: OFFICIAL BATMUSIC THREAD ADD TO IT WHEN YOU WILL

Indeed!
Now I'm preparing for the show. We're planning to talk to Jeff Bond this Friday morning US time. Any questions about the '66 movie score you'd like us to ask him?
by bat-rss
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: OFFICIAL BATMUSIC THREAD ADD TO IT WHEN YOU WILL
Replies: 196
Views: 164024

Re: OFFICIAL BATMUSIC THREAD ADD TO IT WHEN YOU WILL

Jim Akin wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:41 pm I have the original Film Score Monthly booklet and liner notes, but I'm away from home until Saturday. I'll be happy to scan the booklet for you when I get home, if no one else can before then.
That would be great! I'll DM you.
by bat-rss
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #141: The Red Hood and a Couple of Top Hats
Replies: 1
Views: 2479

TO THE BATPOLES #141: The Red Hood and a Couple of Top Hats

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/batmanpicksupjoker.jpg This time we resume reviewing the Batman '66 comic book series, with issues 3 and 4, featuring Joker, the Red Hood (huh? Isn't that Joker?), Egghead, the Mad Hatter, and Clock King. We discuss why Robin had two "holys" in a ...
by bat-rss
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: OFFICIAL BATMUSIC THREAD ADD TO IT WHEN YOU WILL
Replies: 196
Views: 164024

Re: OFFICIAL BATMUSIC THREAD ADD TO IT WHEN YOU WILL

For TO THE BATPOLES podcast, we're planning to have Jeff Bond on the show to talk about the '66 movie soundtrack. I knew he had written liner notes for the CD, but I ended up buying the wrong one -- the Lala Land version with John Takis' liner notes. Would anyone be able to send a scan of his notes?
by bat-rss
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: SCRIPT: The Penguin Goes Straight
Replies: 6
Views: 3842

SCRIPT: The Penguin Goes Straight

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/penguingoesstraight.jpg Late next week we're going to be recording an episode about the script for The Penguin Goes Straight. We have a "final" and "revised final" script. As is traditional, we'd like to let you guys take a look at them ...
by bat-rss
Sat Aug 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Purr-Fect Crime - Who Played Bonnie?
Replies: 25
Views: 13583

Re: The Purr-Fect Crime - Who Played Bonnie?

I should never have doubted the All-Seeing, All-Knowing '66 Batman message board!
by bat-rss
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: The Purr-Fect Crime - Who Played Bonnie?
Replies: 25
Views: 13583

Re: The Purr-Fect Crime - Who Played Bonnie?

Looking at the American Heritage Center's holdings online, they only have call sheets back to July 14, 1966. In other words, they appear to have no season one call sheets at all. So, unfortunately, this woman's identity might be an unsolvable mystery.
by bat-rss
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Bat Board
Topic: TO THE BATPOLES #140 Julie and Eartha: Two Cat-egories of Catwoman
Replies: 7
Views: 4847

TO THE BATPOLES #140 Julie and Eartha: Two Cat-egories of Catwoman

https://deconstructingcomics.com/Batpoles/julieandeartha.jpg Julie Newmar appeared as Catwoman in six two-parters during the first two seasons of Batman. During that time, the show and her character evolved, and while some might not agree with the direction they took, it’s hard to deny that Julie d...