Originally Posted by GothamAlleys
I think its fair to say he did both (like Bale), but the point here was that Batman was intimidating in those days as well and still had a lot of ager in him and a fury that could make any man crumble. For me this hidden anger that he sometimes cant fully control is the core of the character. Well, at least in most of his iterations
But in this pic it isn't "hidden anger", he is rather acting like that to intimidate the thug.
Of course, some writers approached Batman like you wrote, Len Wein and also Mike W. Barr made him rather passionate and angry. Frank Miller for example already wrote the opposite: A very cold and calculating crime-fighting machine, especially in "Year One".