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terminaltinctures

« on: August 12, 2008, 03:34:52 PM »

Its tragically delicious!

Yes, every day is retro day here at the unaward-winning Terminal Pictures - what with all this Batmoney being made Bathand over Batfist, I thought I'd turn back the clock 90 years or so with:

"Silent Shadow of the Bat-Man" - A retro 1920s Dark Knight short film

Part One:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_bjAhynSrY

Part Two:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByTfwmyHr3Q

A 12 minute short depicting the origin of "The Bat-Man" and introducing his amazing skills and astounding abilities... Bob Kane and Bill Finger drew on a lot of silent films to create Batman, and I've always wanted to give the story a try using silent film techniques. What with that whole copyright/waste of time thing, you'll have to settle for this collage. Here are the original influences re-arranged to tell Bruce Wayne's story and his crusade against crime. A bit of fun not intended for sale or commercial exploitation... what with the huge commercial value of silent films and everything.

Make sure and check out part two for the Rogue's Gallery: featuring the fiendish Joker! Oswald Cobblepot, AKA The Penguin... The Cat-Woman! The unspeakable horrors of the Scarecrow! The scientific genius of R'as Al Ghul! All this and pulsepounding, teethgrinding excitement as "The Bat-Man" falls into the Joker's trap - literally. Shocking drama. Appalling drama!

Jack Pickford as Bruce Wayne
Conrad Veidt as The Joker
Werner Krauss as The Penguin
Olga Baclanova as The Catwoman
George Beranger as The Scarecrow
J. Carrol Naish as R'as Al Ghul
Louise Fazenda as the Woman of Ill Repute

Coming soon...
"Arkham After Midnight"

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2008, 11:42:26 AM »

I just watched the two videos. Very nice job! As a Batman always a fan I was aware of the silent movie influence on Batman (especially the Man Who Laughs), but I never got familiar them. Very good idea for a mash-up. I thought it was very well executed, especially with the music. It has a perfect dark and creepy tone that fit with the images. It was a well done experiment. Good job.
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2008, 02:45:21 PM »

Thanks...

Well, it gets creepier! I gave it another try and working up a story arc as well. Chew on:



"Arkham After Midnight"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD4XqYT1-JU

Chapter One:
"Mark of the Mad Hatter."

Down the rabbithole goes Alice and her darkest, most depressing knight! A new/old retro 1920s silent serial...  grown fresh from our beloved Terminal Pictures garden, here then is the first slice: wherein we get big globs of setup concerning Arkham Asylum... madness! surreal delirium!

Hallucinations! Screaming lunatics! Obsessive supervillains! That amazing triumph of conceit over technology, the incredible "Bat-Gyro." All this and the "huh"-est final two minutes you ever needed to see....



Slow down your internal clock and ingest whatever diet supplements and substances required by State and Federal authorities before viewing. "Scare-Crow Drugged Gas" is not suitable for children.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2008, 07:03:54 AM »

I was just on Fan Cinema Today http://fancinematoday.com/ when I saw your silent Batman movie up on the front page! Nice job!
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