The Batman Filmography, 2d ed.


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About the Book

This is a complete reference work to the history of Batman big screen works, from the 1940s serials through the campy 1960s TV show and film, and up through the series of Warner Bros. summer blockbusters that climaxed with Christopher Nolan’s 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises. Chapters on each Batman feature include extensive film and production credits, a production history, and a critical analysis of the movie relative to the storied history of the Batman character. The book also examines the Batman-related works and events that took place in the years between the character’s film exploits.

About the Author(s)

Mark S. Reinhart has presented lectures on the subject of Lincoln–related film and television at libraries and museums throughout the U.S. He is a musician in Columbus, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Mark S. Reinhart
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 328
Bibliographic Info: 34 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6891-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0632-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1
1—The Creation of Batman and His World, 1939–1942 5
2—Batman (1943) 15
3—Between the Serials, 1943–1948 32
4—Batman and Robin (1949) 35
5—Changing with the Times, 1950–1965 52
6—Batman (1966) 59
7—Exile from the Big Screen, 1967–1989 80
8—Batman (1989) 99
9—Between Burton’s Batman Films, 1989–1991 121
10—Batman Returns (1992) 123
11—Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) 139
12—Between Burton and Schumacher, 1993–1995 149
13—Batman Forever (1995) 152
14—Between Schumacher’s Batman Films, 1996–1997 172
15—Batman and Robin (1997) 177
16—Iconic Character, Dormant Film Franchise, 1998–2004 193
17—Batman Begins (2005) 208
18—The Dark Knight (2008) 230
19—“Non-Nolan” Batman Works During the Nolan Cinematic Batman Era 257
20—The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 272
21—The Adventure Goes On and On 297
Chapter Notes 301
Bibliography 305
Index 307

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent…recommended”—Midwest Book Review; “informative, interesting, and nicely illustrated, Reinhart blends his love of the character and his knowledge of its history to create a very thorough reasoned look at the various ways in which Batman has been presented on film…the quintessential book on Batman in the movies”—; Reviews of the first edition: “excellent…written with such enthusiasm and love for its subject…read this book”—Big Reel; “beautiful retelling of Batman’s history…terrific insight…I liked this book tremendously”—Classic Images; “important…researched well and presented in clear prose”—ARBA; “undeniably enthusiastic”—Film Review; “informative and readable…enjoyable and useful…opinions are thoroughly and clearly expressed, allowing an energetic dialogue between the author and his informed readership”—Groucho Reviews.