I’ve arbitrarily decided that it’s Batman month here at Moving Pictures. Over the next four weeks, we will be taking a look at the Burton/Schumacher era of Batman movies. The first in the series of course is Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. The movie that proved comic book movies were big business. Though it would take another two decades for Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. to really kick things into high gear, Batman was like religion in the early 90’s. It was such a massive part of the cultural zeitgeist on billboards, in Happy Meals, pretty much everywhere you looked there was a bat symbol. It’s difficult to look back on this movie without realizing the pop culture impact it had at the time.
Zach was game enough to sit down and record with me for all four of these movies and I can’t thank him enough. He’s a massive Batman fan but whereas my fandom comes from the comics, he comes to it more from the 90’s animated series which directly spun out of this first movie. It was a ton of fun to record these and I hope that comes across in the recordings.