Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1960's Batman Special Effects

Like many of my generation, we grew up loving the old 60's Batman series. As a kid, I never realized how tongue-in-cheek it was. I just thought it was really cool. The one thing they never got by me was the fact that they shot the climbing scenes with the camera tilted on its side. I did always wonder, "...why just one rope?".

A few years ago I bout the 60's series movie for my then 4 year-old daughter. You know, the one where while on the Bat-copter ladder over the ocean, a shark grabs onto Batman's leg. He can't shake it off until Robin puts the Bat-copter on automatic pilot, hangs upside-down and hands Batman the Bat-Shark-Repellent. I asked my daughter if that was a real shark. She said "No!", like I was stupid. Maybe I am, because I could see my child self arguing with the school yard kids that it was real. I don't know if I thought it was real but I am sure I wanted it to be.

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  1. That is an awesome photo! I loved when people would stick their heads out of windows and converse with our heros!

  2. Yeah, I loved that show. I wonder if it's on cable any where. Anybody know?