Batman (film, 1989)
|Directed by||Tim Burton|
|Produced by|| Benjamin Melniker|
|Written by|| Bob Kane (creator)|
|Starring|| Jack Nicholson|
|Music by||Danny Elfman|
|Editing by||Ray Lovejoy|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
The film was heavily influenced by the original Golden Age appearances of Batman in Detective Comics and the first Batman issues, with more influences from late 1970s comics and mid-1980s comics, such as The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Year One, and Batman: The Killing Joke.
The film was very well received and an immense success. The film is now considered one of the modern prototypes of the superhero film genre. It was followed by three sequels; Batman Returns in 1992, Batman forever in 1995, and Batman and Robin in 1997. It also inspired Batman: The Animated Series and the 2009 film The Dark Knight.