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The Best Behind the Scenes Photos from Batman (1989)

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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.
  • 1
    454 VOTES

    Movie Magic

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    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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  • 2
    319 VOTES

    He's Danced with The Devil In The Pale Moonlight

    The Joker (Jack Nicholson) gets some bloody touchups from this makeup artist in addition to... all of that Joker makeup.
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  • 3
    249 VOTES

    Somber, Arms Crossed

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    Director Tim Burton shows Michael Keaton how Batman stands, looks, emotes.
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  • 4
    309 VOTES

    Under the Mask

    A rare shot of Michael Keaton with his Batman makeup on (for the darkness around the eyes through the mask) as the team either removes or applies the difficult-to-manage rubber cowl.
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