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The Best Behind the Scenes Photos from Batman (1989)

Updated November 5, 2019 15.6k votes 1.4k voters 137.9k views51 items

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Moviemaking is an art, a science, a feat of pure magic. There are hundreds of crew members, hundreds (sometimes thousands) of post production artists (editors, CGI, other VFX sound, etc.), not to mention all of the producers and people with director in their title (assistant directors, second unit directors, etc.) that have to get things just right to bring those special moments streaming by at 24fps.

To honor all those who put in the hours, and to honor the magic that few get to see, we've decided to break down the best behind the scenes photos from Tim Burton's Batman.
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    Testing

    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Jack Nicholson in the process of being turned in the Clown Prince of Crime on set!
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    Batman Wears Jordans

    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Apparently, all this time Batman was wearing a nice pair of modified Air Jordans.
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    Movie Magic

    Photo: Metaweb / CC-BY
    Tim Burton looks on as Batman (Keaton) seemingly lifts Jack (Nicholson, pre-Joker) seemingly clean off the ground (with the help of tiered steps and a slanted plank of wood).
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    What'd You Just Say?

    Photo: flickr / CC0
    An unused press photo of Nicholson and Keaton in character for a photo shoot.
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