From Batman to Birdman…

25 years ago today (I will always remember the date), I had one of my happiest filmgoing experiences from my childhood as I saw Tim Burton’s Batman on the day of its release. I remember spending that whole summer at camp with everyone wearing the Batman logo ubiquitously used to market the film and kids grabbing each other by the shirt, with the grabbed exclaiming “Who are you?!” and the grabber whispering, “I’m Batman”. This was formative stuff.

Reminiscing about this anniversary today, I was pointed to the upcoming film Birdman, in which Michael Keaton apparently is going to play a parody “down and out” version of himself.

The trailer is really cool:

And while we’re on the subject of Batman, I’d might as well take the opportunity to point readers who haven’t read them yet to my articles on Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy, which I published the day after Dark Knight Rises opened up.

Justice, Order, and Chaos: The Dialectical Tensions In Batman Begins and The Dark Knight

On The Themes and the Quality of The Dark Knight Trilogy (WITHOUT Plot Spoilers)

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