As we continue Bat Week here at the NOC, Keith (@the_real_chow) brings on William (@williambwest), Raymond, and special guest Marc Bernardin (@marcbernardin) — senior editor at The Hollywood Reporter who is also a comic book and television writer, as well as a frequent guest on Kevin Smith’s Fatman on Batman podcast. Together the four of them reflect on the legacy of Tim Burton’s Batman on Hard N.O.C. Life.

Topics covered on the show include:

  • The panel reminisces about June 23, 1989
  • Whether Batman 89 still holds up 25 years later
  • Everyone’s excitement for Michael Keaton in Birdman
  • Why Nicholson’s Joker is overrated
  • Danny Elfman’s iconic score vs. Hans Zimmer’s pounding one
  • Whether it’s blasphemous to claim Batman as Prince’s best album
  • How much glee Keaton Batman gets from murdering bad guys
  • All this and more on Hard NOC Life! Watch it on your screen, hit “play,” and check this.

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5 thoughts on “Shadow of the ’89 Batman with Marc Bernardin

  1. Great discussion! But I think Danny Elfman did a great score for Spider-Man. It captures the sensation of swinging from building to building and spider crawling.

    I love the Tim Burton Batman film just for its unique take. I agree that the Joker stole the film but overall it was one of the more fun, strong Batman films.

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  2. I think the two Tim burton movies were better than the three Nolan Movies…..the best being Batman Returns.

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