Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Why so serious, indeed?
Requiem for a cheeky Batman, from Variety
You should, of course, read Will Brooker's book, Batman Unmasked: Analyzing a Cultural Icon, which deals unflinchingly with the Wertham questions and embraces all aspects of Batman over the years.
Not that long ago, the most talented man in the history of show biz, Jim Steinman (songwriter for Meat Loaf, Bonnie Tyler, Celine Dion, etc.), set out to write a Batman musical to be produced with Tim Burton. Sadly, Broadway wasn't ready for a Dark Knight tenor, and the project was shitcanned. Steinman has released some of the demos on his website, and they are STEINMANTASTIC!
mp3: "Wonderful Toys" by Jim Steinman
mp3: "(Vespers) Angels Arise/Graveyard Shift" by Jim Steinman