|Posted by Anna H. on September 17, 2016 at 8:00 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Sorry about there not being any blogs published, last weekend or earlier this week. These last 2 weeks have been rough with sudden changes both on and offline.
In case you did NOT get the last e-mail notification, Horror-Punks.com has now been changed to Horror-Punks.net. Even though I mostly publish blogs here on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns, there were several blogs I published on Horror-Punks as well. Therefore, I will be transferring my better blogs from Horror-Punks.com to Blogger. Blogger is my alternate blogging site after all.
Meanwhile, I was forced to postpone Song Saturday, Cartoon Sunday, and 1 of my Q&A blogs on It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. Last Friday, I was in the middle of going to 1 of my doctor's appointments and my mother had to be rushed to the ER.
She is currently feeling better. However, my mother has been to the hospital at least several times, since September 9th. I almost had to cancel 2 of my appointments over these last 2 weeks because there is ALWAYS something wrong. Hopefully, today and the rest of this next week will be much better.
Aside from those issues, today is not only Song Saturday, but also Batman Day.
I won't sit here and act like I am a HUGE Batman fan, but I did enjoy watching the original TV series based on this comic book character. I wonder how many people know, that the original actor, who plays Mayor West on Family Guy is voiced by Batman's Adam West.
If you did NOT already know this, now you know.
While growing up during the late 1980's and '90s, it seemed like Batman became more popular than it was during the 1960's and earlier. Tim Burton directed the first 2 Batman films.
After Tim Burton directed Batman in 1989, there was a ton of Batman merchandise. The Batman bank and earrings, that I got as a little girl are somewhere. That same year was the year when Prince did the entire soundtrack for the movie. You may recall, that I mentioned this in my Prince Tribute blog this past spring.
Growing up, I was entertained watching Tim Burton's Batman and Batman Returns. Joel Schumacher's Batman Forever was the last Batman film I had watched.
In fact, I went to see Batman Forever at the theater with a middle school friend for my 13th birthday and it was the last Batman film I liked watching. George Clooney replacing his predecessors (Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer) was reason enough to make me NOT want to go see Batman & Robin.
I REFUSED to watch the other movies because I despise George Clooney with the passion and the reboots seemed too serious. I had no problem watching Michael Keaton and Val Kilmer as Bruce Wayne/Batman because I like both actors. They played quirky and eccentric roles in other films outside of the Batman franchise.
Batman, Batman Returns, and Batman Forever had campy yet brooding tones. The first 2 Burton films were campy much like the original TV series from the mid-60's. That was what Michael Keaton appreciated about Batman and Batman Returns.
After Warner Bros dropped Tim Burton as the film director for Batman Forever and replaced him with Joel Schumacher, Michael Keaton chose to leave the franchise. I remember the original being an R-rated film. Batman Returns was rated PG-13 yet parents complained about it not being "family friendly."
Michael Keaton declined and left the Batman franchise because he felt that the script for Batman Forever was too lighthearted in tone. When you watch the first 3 movies, you can tell the differences in tone. Batman Forever was not a terrible movie. I have yet to see the Batman reboots.
Even though I do NOT hate Christian Bale, the thought of him playing Batman really creeps me out. Watching Bale play Patrick Bateman in American Psycho makes me shudder. I still say the man played the role of a sociopathic and misogynistic serial killer a little too well.
Since this is mostly about the Batman franchise and today is Song Saturday, it would be fitting to revisit Siouxsie And The Banshees. A little over 2 years ago, I published a Song Saturday blog about this kooky Goth Rock band.
Rereading that blog, reminds me of how much I have gone through over these last 3 years with toxic and indifferent people. Don't forget that September 23rd is the 3rd anniversary for It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. I will be publishing my Q&A blog.
As I was saying, I had published a Song Saturday blog about Siouxsie And The Banshees over 2 years ago. I forgot to mention that they were featured on the Batman Returns Soundtrack in 1992. Siouxsie And The Banshees' "Face To Face" was also featured in the film.
Their song played while Bruce Wayne (Batman) and Selina Kyle (Catwoman) danced, during the masquerade ball scene.
Batman & Catwoman Come "Face To Face" (1992)
Anyway, here is Siouxsie And The Banshees' "Face To Face" for today's Batman themed Song Saturday.
Siouxsie And The Banshees "Face To Face" Batman Returns Soundtrack (1992)
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Categories: Song Saturday