Anyway here is the trailer:
And and article:
http://fanboyfactor.com/2017/04/tv-revi ... bill-hulu/
I read the book Bill the Boy Wonder and I think Finger's contributions are probably known to us long-time fans. I really hope Finger will start getting more of his due in the mainstream.
Hulu isn't currently available here in the UK though so i'll have to keep an eye out for an iTunes release or an alternative/compatible steaming platform.
Found it ironic that the focus was more on Marc's efforts to get Bill credit than it was about Bill.
I remain annoyed that the credit reads Batman Created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger which seems to imply to me that Bill was not ℅-creator.
Still, good he finally got some recognition.
Haven't seen it yet, but that's interesting that it focuses more on Nobleman than Finger. I've lost track of how many folks have presented themselves as the prime defender of Bill Finger and the one who "blew the lid" off the Kane myth, when in fact it's been the worst-kept "secret" in comics since at least 1964 and I've known about it since I was a little kid reading Steranko's "History of the Comics" 43 years ago.
Kudos to Marc for all his hard work and to everyone else involved, but I want to see a documentary ON Bill Finger not the people who brought him into the limelight.
It's still worthwhile to watch, and the recordings between Kane and his biographer Tom Andrae are worth it alone. Glad to see Andrae saw through those '1934' drawings in Kane's autobiography.
To this day, when I think of who created Batman, I think of Bill Finger first, and barely acknowledge Bob Kane.
Kane was pure scum, to not even help Mr. Finger out with all the money Batman made him, to say nothing of how he ripped off the co-creators of Superman when he tipped off DC Comics that they (Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,) were preparing to sue DC Comics to get back their rights to Superman.
I think the detective work made the movie for me.
Yes Bill Finger fleshed out Batman, no doubt, but I thought it was pretty clear that the details of his life are thin and building a film on recollections of one or two living friends and family wouldn't have been nearly as interesting to me and the thought of any dramatic re-enactment of the creation of Batman would have been ridiculous.
As a reader of detective stories it entertained. Truth triumphed!
It also entertained Lynne who doesn't know who Bob Kane is.
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It is a touch heavy handed at parts about that dude and it does get a tad annoying at parts as he it focuses in on him... BUT, it's definitely about Bill Finger. About 3/4s of the way into the movie, they stop talking about the dude altogether and by the end of the film he's only shown a couple times. He more or less goes to the movies to see Finger's credit at the end. In fact, I almost felt sorry for him cause he sort of got pushed out of the documentary by the end. Once he finds Finger's granddaughter, there's almost no more focus on him.
And it should be noted that they don't try to pretend that this guy discovered that Finger had something to do with Batman. They make it clear that it was known in comics circles for ages, but that most mainstream fans were completely unaware.
There's some good stuff in this documentary, albeit, it's not perfect. But given how little material there is on Finger at all, they did a bang up job with what they had and I honestly don't think you could have made as entertaining of a documentary given the subject material, without doing the parts about the guy doing the investigating.
Likewise they do a good job of giving some color to Bob Kane's shadiness, without completely crapping on him.