Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ABC Batman Presentation-1965


This 9 minutes Cliff's Notes version of the first two episodes of the Adam West/Burt Ward BATMAN (albeit with out of order scenes)was essentially a pilot used to sell the series either to the network or advertisers or both in late 1965. While much of it is familiar, you'll note some different music, additional narration and correct me if I'm wrong but isn't that a scene of Bats without his eyeballs showing--just like in the comic books!--at approximately 6 and a half minutes in? Just little white slits! If you've read anything about the series, you may recall that West had a tough enough time seeing out of the cowl as it was. No doubt the concept of whited out eyes would have been nixed early on.

1 comment:

John said...

Steve, I don't think West, or Burt Ward, could SEE half the time. Check out this photo-investigative post I put on my site a couple years back:

http://popculturesafari.blogspot.com/2005/03/blind-as-batman.html

--John