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The A To Z Of Tim Burton
The Alice in Wonderland director's career in 26 easy pieces
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The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Comic-book revival
The A To Z Of Tim Burton | Comic-book revival

Comic-book revival

It may not have inspired as many copycats as Bryan Singer's X-Men a decade later, but it's worth remembering how good - and how successful - Burton's Batman was. Adjusted for inflation, it made nearly $500m in the US alone, prompting one rather good Burton sequel and two other follow-ups that are best not discussed. But Burton's film is also notable for its casting, choosing Michael Keaton as his Bat in an era of Arnies and Bruce Willises and setting the stage for an era of superhero movies where the character, not the star, is king. While modern fanboys tend to deride Burton's Batman when extolling the virtues of his successor Christopher Nolan, the fact is that this Bat is just as valid and faithful an interpretation of the comics as Nolan's incarnation (so is Adam West, actually, but then the comic hasn't always been dark).

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1 RE: Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Friday March 5, 2010, 11:06 by JIm R
enius, love his films. t="trebuchet ms"] ith Hitchcock, my fave director. Read More

2 Make us a film please Tim?
Posted on Thursday March 4, 2010, 22:43 by film nut
The Batman films Tim did were always the best. I always used to read the Batman graphic novels and later there was a Robin set also. It would be good if Tim could make a Robin film, the kind of dark, gothic look would be perfect and you could count on it being well made. The film would write itself virtually and im sure plenty of people would go see it. Hope for it by 2011ish, sure it will make a packet :-) Read More


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