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M_Balje I believe has decided not to continue on here. I believe he "left" on another thread. Here
Great shame. Hopefully he'll reconsider.
On another sad note:
Veteran actor Michael Gough, a favourite of director Tim Burton and known for his role as butler Alfred in the Batman films, has died at the age of 94.
He was familiar to many moviegoers for roles in four films about the Dark Knight but also notched up appearances in shows such as Doctor Who, The Saint and the Avengers during his six-decade acting career.
He died in the early hours at home with his family, his ex-wife Anneke Wills said through her agent.
Born in Kuala Lumpur, Gough's first acting appearance was in the TV movie Androcles And The Lion in 1946.
He made many appearances in Hammer horror films including 1958's Dracula starring Christopher Lee.
Other notable Hollywood credits included The Boys From Brazil, Out Of Africa and The Age Of Innocence.
He appeared in Doctor Who in the 1960s opposite William Hartnell and later in the 1980s with the fifth Doctor, Peter Davison.
Gough's work with Burton saw him appearing in Sleepy Hollow and providing voices for films such as The Corpse Bride and Alice In Wonderland.
Other notable TV appearances have included roles in The Champions, Colditz and Blake's 7.
His life in pictures
- RIP Mr Gough. :-(
Always thought he had great hair...will watch my copy of Konga tonight..
When I think of Alfred on the big screen, Gough's performance is always the first thing that comes to my mind (which is not to say that Caine is doing a bad job; I just tend to think of his character less as Alfred and more as Micheal Caine). He was great in Doctor Who, too.
Have you played the Arkham games? They're meant to be sort of a continuation of the animated series. Not sure about all of them but I think the Batman and Joker voice actors are definetly in them.
anyway I only really got intrested in Batman when Batman Begins was released. Now I can't wait for TDKR.
Yeah, I have both Arkham games, they're the perfect Batman experience, especially if you enjoy the animated series like me!
Yep amazing games, hopefully BMmk 3 in 2015 add more of the detective side.
WHAT? Another Batman game?! SWEET! What does that stand for?!
What is BMmk3?
Batman Mark 3 - the third series of Batman films. The first two being 1989 - 1997 and 2005 - 2012.
The new series won't begin in 2015 though, even Warner Brothers themselves think anywhere from 2017 to 2022. Don't wait around for that!
I hate this whole "separate series" thing. Is it not just considered the whole Batman movie series? Sure, Batman Begins started the series anew, but I just consider it all one series.
Batman Mark three its my name for the 2015 FILM reboot, sorry for the confusion.
Okay, where do I start... ever since I was a little kid in the late 80s/early 90s Batman has been with me. I remember sitting in front of the television on Saturdays watching the old 60s series, and it was so good.
Next in line, for me, came BTAS which doesn't need further introduction.
Then I remember hearing about this movie which Batman kills in, and thinking it was badass. So one time when I had a sleepover at my grandmas house we went out to rent some movies. I saw a giant bat logo on one of the tapes and saw that it was a "live action batman!" OMFG! I think that particular rental was the one that got rented to me the most by far haha. Later on when the sequel came out on VHS that was also a must have. I remember it was very very dark and my friend's grandma I think, actually censored it when she taped it from television. I think she sat and stopped the recording when gruesome stuff came on, now that's bloody dedication!
Anyhoos, then came Forever and I remember thinking it was the clearly best of the live action ones. And then when B&R came I first liked it but later became bored with it and with it my sort of hype for Batman.
I completely missed the Batman Begins reboot when it came because I didn't have any knowledge of where the Bat-world was then. I saw it in 2007 I think, right after Ledger had been cast. And it reinvigorated my dormant Batman love. Followed everything Batman from then on, of course I sat in front of the computer following the epic viral marketing for TDK, started reading the comics, watching The Brave and the Bold (which is pure awesomeness btw).
The 60s Batman is still the best for me I think. Even though the grounded Batman (Dark Knight Trilogy and BTAS) has the "true and original" feeling, the campy space Batman (60s and BatB) has so much fun and joy in it, it's impossible not to love it.
Yes, I always loved Gorshin and Meridith as Riddler and Penguin, especially in the 1966 movie from the series. Even though I prefer the voice of The Riddler from BTAS, Gorshin was probably the greatest live-action Riddler, as far as on base with the whole character. Still though, I really like Jim Carrey in Batman Forever, he's pure fun to watch as one of Batman's greatest foes. As for Meridith as Penguin, he's second best next to the voice of Penguin in BTAS. As for Danny DeVito, I despised his incarnation of the Penguin; it truly was unwatchable, in terms of being gross and being ridiculously off character. Penguin is meant to be a man obsessed with the good life and high society whose appearance and mannerisms are often taken as a joke, but he still behaves as if he were a gentleman of society. There wasn't any of that with DeVito!