2.40 – BATMAN AND ROBIN (1997) and Control

Our Caped Escapades continue, with BATMAN AND ROBIN. Is this a film about who is or isn’t in control? And, most importantly, who is in control of this hot mess of a movie??

This Week’s Media
ROGUE ONE (2016): Gareth Edwards, Felicity Jones, Diego Luna
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (2016): Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt
BLAST FROM THE PAST (1999): Hugh Wilson, Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone
A BEAUTIFUL MIND (2001): Ron Howard, Russell Crowe, Ed Harris
KILL BILL, VOLUME 1 (2003): Quentin Tarantino, Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu
CLUELESS (1995): Amy Heckerling, Barry M. Berg, Alicia Silverstone
Again, not much in the way of further reading this week. The first thing to link to is Rob’s article on the film: http://www.needtoconsume.com/film/craft-service-batman-robin. Then, here’s another (though not entirely different) take: http://www.batman-on-film.com/opinion_jett_batmanandrobin.html. Here’s a readable list of hidden/not-so-hidden ‘gems’: http://www.pajiba.com/seriously_random_lists/mindhole-blowers-20-facts-about-batman-and-robin-you-probably-dont-know-or-actively-repressed-.php. And finally, here’s another link to a good book on feminism in pop culture, which the film sort of addresses, towards the end: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=sXWjnG5LWO0C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false.