The Best Behind the Scenes Photos from Batman (1989)

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Vote up your favorite BTS photos from Batman (1989)!

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
    255 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.
    255 votes
  • 2
    493 VOTES


    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY
    Jack Nicholson in the process of being turned in the Clown Prince of Crime on set!
    493 votes
  • 3
    367 VOTES

    I Don't Smile, I'm Batman

    Keaton poses as Batman with Batman creator, Bob Kane.
    367 votes
  • 4
    303 VOTES

    Keep Yer Mitts Off

    Keep Yer Mitts Off
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    Expensive props like the the Batwing are appropriately labeled on set.
    303 votes
  • 5
    374 VOTES

    Movie Magic

    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).
    374 votes
  • 6
    322 VOTES

    Proud Director

    Proud Director
    Photo: flickr / CC0
    A visibly beaming Tim Burton next to the just-completed Batmobile.
    322 votes