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Strange Frequencies: IT! (1967) • Tuesday 10/30 at 7:00

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Sat, May 31, 2014

Repertory Series ArchiveReunion Weekend 2014


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25th Anniversary!

(1989) dir Tim Burton w/Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger [126 min; 35mm]
Decades before the current crop of insanely popular superhero films, the obvious choice to bring the legendary hero Batman back to the big screen was Tim Burton. Hot off of his success with Beetlejuice, his version of the Caped Crusader combines a candy-colored comic book look with an attention to character detail that lends it, if not a sense of reality, at least a level of relatability. Including a surprisingly convincing turn by Michael Keaton as both Batman and Bruce Wayne and a suitably scenery-chewing appearance by Jack Nicholson as the Joker.

“First and foremost, this isn’t even a Batman movie. More than anything else, it’s a film by Tim Burton. Yes, it’s about a guy who wears a cape and beats up muggers and fights another guy who dresses like a clown, but it’s still more Burton than Batman. This is the work of a wacko auteur who, in the pages of comic books and in the mythos of cartoons, found a dance partner for his own intensely strange sensibilities.” Jake Mulligan takes on BATMAN in his Brattle Film Notes entry

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