Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 3
Originally Posted by Mister Meddle
IMO the only problem was the cowl. Obviously it was a too big for Keaton's head. In some scenes it looked kind of bad. The cowl was too thick and it was literally covering half of Keaton's eyes. The Returns version was a huge improvement.
Since we're on the subject of lighting; I always thought Batman looked beast when they made Batman's eyes glow while the rest of the face was remained hidden in the darkness. Much like what they did with Bela Lugosi's Dracula.
The nod to Dracula was intentional from Burton I remember reading!
Jerry and Joe were gentlemen. Bob Kane was a thief and a glory-hound who was more concerned about profit and prestige. I cannot bring myself to believe the same things about Stan Lee in regards to his two main contributors, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I'm inclined to believe Stan's version of events as he has usually been very willing to credit his co-conspirators, but the truth is because different versions of credit exists, we will never truly know.