AWESOME MOVIE: Saw “The Bat Whispers” last night. 1930 suspense-farce, possibly the inspiration for Batman. Go see it if you ever get the chance. It’s really funny, and although the use of models is pretty obvious, the camera angles and vertiginous swooping shots are dramatic and thrilling–more so than many of the “experimental” shot techniques you’d see today. There’s a strong hint of German Expressionism, too–lightning, darkness, trees, stark black shapes, grim men. The twist ending is telegraphed well before it’s revealed, but that doesn’t really matter. Great flick.

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