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Forced Perspective Episode #23 - Batman Part 4.2: “The Nolan Renaissance”

The epic series of Batman movie podcasts continues with our discussion of the second film in the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy The Dark Knight.  Join myself and Sportsguy515 as we analyze perhaps the greatest comic book movie of all time along with our own personal escapees from Arkham Asylum: Big D, Mr. Eddie, Hamza and Headcase.

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Batman Returns (1992)

Originally published at Superfriends Universe


Tim Burton

1992 • 126 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States

Color • English • Warner Bros.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Michele Pfeiffer, Danny DeVito, Christopher Walken

Screenplay: Daniel Walters

Producers: Tim Burton, Denise Di Novi

Cinematography: Stefan Czapsky

Awards & Honors

Academy Awards

Nominee: Best Effects, Visual Effects

Nominee: Best Makeup


Nominee: Best Make Up Artist

Nominee: Best Special Effects

The Essential Films

100 Greatest Movie Heroes – #5: Batman
 (also for Batman (1989), Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008)
100 Greatest Movie Villains – #82: Catwoman

25 Greatest Summer Blockbusters: #18

Top 25 Superhero Movies: #17

A kiss under the mistletoe. You know, mistletoe can be deadly if you eat it.
But a kiss can be even deadlier… if you mean it.


Batman continues protect the people of Gotham in the second installment of the Burton/Batman franchise. This time Batman has to deal with a double threat.…

Batman (1989)

Tim Burton
1989 • 126 Minutes • 1.85:1 • United States
Color • English • Warner Bros.

Cast: Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, Jack Palance
Screenplay: Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren
Producers: Peter Gruber, Jon Peters
Cinematography: Roger Pratt

Awards & Honors

Academy Awards
Winner: Best Art Direction/Set Decoration

American Film Institute
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains: The Joker – #45 Villain
AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Heroes and Villains: Batman – #46 Hero

The Essential Films
100 Greatest Movie Heroes: Batman – #5
100 Greatest Movie Villains: The Joker – #1 (Also for The Dark Knight)
25 Greatest Summer Blockbusters: #3
25 Greatest Superhero Movies: #10

Golden Globes
Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical) – Jack Nicholson

Where does he get those wonderful toys?

A dark and shadowy vigilante roams the rooftops of Gotham City, preying on the criminal scum that stalk its streets…

First Official Picture of Hugh Jackman in “The Wolverine”

Logan returns to the big screen next year in The Wolverine. Here’s the first official picture:

Dracula (1931)

DRACULA Tod Browning 1931 • 75 Minutes • 1.37:1 • United States Black & White • English • Universal
Cast:  Bela Lugosi, David Manners, Helen Chandler, Dwight Frye
Screenplay:  Garrett Fort based on the book by Bram Stoker
Producers: Tod Browning, Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Cinematography:  Karl Freudn

Awards & Honors

American Film Institute
100 Years... 100 Thrills: #85
100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains: #33 Villain
100 Years... 100 Movie Quotes: #83 - "Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make."

The Essential Films
100 Essential Horror Movies: #45
100 Greatest Movie Villains: #46

National Film Preservation Board
Entered in the National Film Registry in 2000

There are far worse things awaiting man than death.
Renfield is on his way to Transylvania to lease a property in London to a mysterious Count Dracula.  After the Count reveals himself to be a vampire, he makes Renfield his slave, driving him to insanity.  Dracula arrives in London, meeting Dr. Seward and his…

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: New trailer

Check out the new Trailer below: