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Think About The Futura: The Graphic Design And Visual Ephemera Of Batman ’89

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Launched in late 1988 by the B.D. Fox agency -– who had also handled the campaigns for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the one true Robocop movie, and mankind’s crowning cinematic achievement, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – with a poster designed by the film’s production designer Anton Furst, the Batman campaign is a classic example of doing more with less. It’s sexy, sleek, mysterious and new. It’s regarded as one of the best movie campaigns ever, and for good reason. On the occasion of the film's 25th anniversary, let’s talk about why the campaign was so good.

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Go Behind The Scenes Of ‘Batman’ ’89 With ‘The Making Of A Hero’ [Video]

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ComicsAlliance's official position on Tim Burton's 1989 Batman movie may be a little more harsh than other people's, but even I can't deny its importance in bringing superheroes to life in movies. To this day, it remains a pretty fascinating film, and one of the biggest touchstones that comic books have to mass media, even when we're seeing movies like The Dark Knight and Avengers make a billion dollars at the box office.

So if you're holed up avoiding the snow -- or just looking for a way to kill time on your lunch break -- you could do a lot worse than to take 25 minutes and check out The Making of a Hero. Originally produced in the UK during the filming of Batman '89, it's a behind-the-scenes look at how the movie was made, featuring crew members like Tim Burton himself and designer Anton Furst, along with Michael Keaton, Kim Basinger and Robert Wuhl. Give it a watch below, but be warned: That jerk Bob Kane shows up to ruin everything.

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Documentary About Tim Burton’s Never-Made ‘Superman Lives’ Gets A Teaser Trailer [Video]

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Metalocalypse director Jon Schnepp went well beyond his $98,000 Kickstarter goal earlier this year to produce a movie about the abandoned Tim Burton/Nicolas Cage film Superman Lives. Now, a new teaser trailer for the doc, The Death of Superman Lives, proves that at least the movie about the movie is really happening next summer, and will include interviews with Grant Morrison, Mark Waid, and perhaps even Cage himself. You can see the full video update about the upcoming documentary, after the jump.

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Vaughn Pinpin Imagines Pokemon In The Style Of Tim Burton [Art]

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The root words of Nintendo's indomitable Pokémon franchise are, as we all know, "pocket" and "monster," and yet there's never really been much monstrous about even the scariest species since its largely meant to appeal to all ages. Taking a page from Tim Burton's

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‘Superman Lives’ Toy Designs Emerge to Ruin Your Holiday

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Just when you thought you were going to make it out of 2011 without being reminded that Tim Burton very, very nearly made a Superman movie starring Nicolas Cage as a glow-in-the-dark Kryptoborg, YOU WERE WRONG. Just under the wi

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ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘Batman Returns’ (1992), Part Two

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Each week, Chris Sims and David Uzumeri take a look back at one of the most successful and influential comic book movie franchises of all time, in ComicsAlliance's in-depth retrospective on the Batman films.

David: Welcome back to Remedial Batman

ComicsAlliance Reviews ‘Batman Returns’ (1992), Part One

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Each week, Chris Sims and David Uzumeri take a look back at one of the most successful and influential comic book movie franchises of all time, in ComicsAlliance's in-depth retrospective on the Batman films.

Chris: Welcome back to Remedial Batman

Michael Keaton Looks Back on ‘Batman,’ Talks Cut Bat-Trance Scene

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A recent interview with Michael Keaton has shed some light on the actor's acclaimed work on Batman, the Tim Burton film based on the DC Comics superhero that launched the comic book movie genre as we know it. Among the insights Keaton shared with The Los Angeles Time

Michael Gough, R.I.P.

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Comics readers and film aficionados were sad to hear on Thursday that British screen actor Michael Gough passed away at the age of 94. The veteran screen actor appeared in over 150 films and television shows since the 1940s, but it was his role of butler and bat-confidant Alfred Pennyworth in four Batman films that endeared Gough to generations of superhero fans.Michael Gough first appeared as Alfred in Tim Burt

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Tim Burton’s Children’s Book ‘The Giant Zlig’ and its Disney Rejection Letter

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It's hard to believe, but once upon a time the director of such cinematic calamities as Planet of the Apes (2001), Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) was once a singularly brilliant, visionary filmmaker. But before that, Tim Burt

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