Originally Posted by Mr.G
Right you are! Batman Returns (1992).
Directed by Tim Burton. Quite a cast with Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken and of course Anna Katarina billed as the Poodle Lady. The success of the first Batman movie afforded Burton carte blanche on the sequel and it shows. From the strange retro and visually captivating imagery to the sexual innuendo and kinkiness of Catwoman. Has anyone looked sexier in black patented leather than Pfeiffer? A close second would be Carrie-Ann Moss (7 years later) in The Matrix. Some writers claim that Batman Returns captures the essence of the DC Comic character better than any other version made. Revisit the film to see if you agree.
And don't forget 6'6" character actor Vincent Schiavelli
, always instantly recognizable and quite often rising above the material with his performances (e.g. Ghost
). Used too little here, but still imposing.
The script always intrigued me with numerous references to duality, and the lines themselves having a "duality" characteristic of "this, or that." You can see it in Penguin's first introduction, speaking to the teasingly named Max Shreck.
I always liked the teaser poster, and the poster version with "The Bat ... The Cat ... The Penguin" tagline. I still have a bookmark from the film's release; wish I had the set.
Here's an alternate cover for CDs (low res version for MP3s).
“We need more heart in motion pictures. We're all expecting great things.”
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Last edited by ChromeJob; 06-17-2015 at 01:38 PM.