Batman. 1989. USA/Great Britain. Directed by Tim Burton. 126 min.
Screenplay by Sam Hamm, Warren Skaaren. With Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger. Eschewing the campy aesthetic of previous Batman movies, Burton’s cerebral, witty take on the Caped Crusader reinvigorated the Batman franchise. Burton, along with production designer Anton Furst, applied his eye for inventive set design to psychologically darker material than in his previous films to create an iconically twisted, phantasmagorical Gotham City—a place unrecognizable to citizens of any city in the real world.