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Movie-A-Day #115: Batman: The Movie (1966).

April 25, 2011

Batman, one of the great figures in modern mythology, made his debut 72 years ago today, in Detective Comics #27. There have been several screen versions of the character over the years, most of them leaning toward the brooding antihero depiction perfected by Frank Miller in his 1980s graphic novel “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.” But today, we’re going to look at the feature film adaptation of Adam West’s campy 1960s television version instead. While it may be light years away from the darker Frank Miller/Tim Burton/Christopher Nolan interpretations, it was the success of the TV series that helped set the stage for Batman’s current popularity. Besides, it’s kind of a fun film too.

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