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Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Gathering Storm (2005)

An overview of the development of the film Batman (1989).


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Burton ... Himself
Jenette Kahn Jenette Kahn ... Herself
Sam Hamm Sam Hamm ... Himself
Robert Wuhl ... Himself
Michael Besman Michael Besman ... Himself
Michael E. Uslan ... Himself
Mark Canton ... Himself
Peter Guber ... Himself
Marion Dougherty ... Herself
Michael Keaton ... Himself (archive footage)
Billy Dee Williams ... Himself
Kim Basinger ... Herself
Jack Nicholson ... Himself
Chris Kenny Chris Kenny ... Himself
Sean Young ... Herself


An overview of the development of the film Batman (1989).

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Documentary | Short







Release Date:

18 October 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Las sombras del murciélago: La saga cinematográfica del Caballero Oscuro - La tormenta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


This 'Part 2 of 6' making-of is featured on the Two-Disc Special Edition DVD for Batman (1989), released in 2005. See more »


References The Last Detail (1973) See more »

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The process of developing
20 November 2007 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

After the first part told us of the struggle to get the film made, this deals with the development of it. They talk about the response to Keaton(who is a lot more stoic than one might expect from a comedic actor) being cast, the impact of getting Nicholson(who talks about playing The Joker, and what he thinks of the character), and more. Tim's importance is also mentioned. The many interview clips include words from all three, as well as Michael Gough, who played Alfred, the faithful butler(in all four films, no less). Uslan appears again, cementing the fact that he is a fan of comics. Almost all of the major actors get some interview time, if not necessarily very much(although I don't know that they have too little). Some of them comment on Burton as a director(Hingle is particularly entertaining... and Gough's words are interesting). The media and their responses are mentioned. Sean Young is mentioned, and she talks about not being in the film. The special is well-paced, coming in at just about 23 minutes, it's interesting throughout. I recommend this to any fan of the actors, the character, the film, and/or anyone who wants to know more about the creative process, in particular for this film. 7/10

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