Outside of Vicky’s apartment when the Joker enters and leaves you can see a painting of naked woman right behind the Joker’s back with exposed nipples.
A moderate amount of sexual innuendoes in the dialogue. For instance a man saying that if a women wants to film him nude she is going to need a wide lens.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


In 1989, Batman, a cartoon popular all over the world, was put on the screen. Tim Burton, the world’s Gothic film master, was the first to start with it. Burton used his way to create a dark gaotan city for us.

Now there are six Batman Series in Batman. The first four are true stories. Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher guide two respectively. The latest two are prequels, directed by Christopher Nolan.

No matter which step you take, you will find that the dark style is everywhere. Although Nolan’s is not as dark as Schumacher’s and Schumacher’s is not as dark as Burton’s, as the main style of the film, if you want to create a gaotan city full of evil, violence and evil, you will feel lost without such elements as darkness.

However, this is what Tim Burton is best at. Take a look at his representative works. From the Chinese audience may know his first work, “Edward Scissorhands”, the ancient castle in the middle ages, Johnny Depp’s pale and gloomy Gothic face, and the sharp and frightening scissor. This is the call of death, and this is the feeling of Gothic. Then there is the barber Todd, adapted from Broadway opera. Its background is a dark medieval city. It is still Johnny Depp’s stiff and pale face. The sound of a sharp razor cutting his throat under the duet is the most yearning chant for death. Look, this is the unique feature of this so-called Hollywood ghost director. Although the first Batman was born earlier than the two just mentioned, even if you haven’t seen it, it’s not hard to imagine the darkness of Gaotan City, which appeared in front of the audience for the first time.

It is said that this large-scale production invested by Warner has created Tim Burton’s own box office record, which has not been broken by himself so far. Of course, there is no need to detail Burton’s strengths in grasping the color of the picture. I believe there are too many professionals who have analyzed, commented and praised it. If there is one more me, it will be cumbersome and follow the trend. So here, What I want to say is the effect he made in film music. With the help of these music, the darkness of Burton’s film is more prominent.

Let’s go into Batman.

As we all know, most of the legendary vampires in the West are related to bats. In most of the older western horror films, vampires have become the protagonists of this type of films. The vampires dressed in gorgeous clothes, pale but with noble temperament frightened most of the audience at that time, The bats around them have become an important symbol of vampires. In the film “Batman”, the bat is the essential partner of the protagonist. In addition to its logo, most of his costumes imitate the bat. The cloak replaces the wings so that the protagonist can glide at a low altitude. In the film “Batman prequel”, we also found that after bluswain became Batman, the bat is still one of his most important combat partners.

In view of the strong connection between bats and vampires, Tim Burton skillfully uses a large number of musical styles of ancient vampire films in the film. If you only listen to the soundtrack without looking at the image, you may think this is an old-fashioned Vampire Horror film. In the film Batman, the dark and terrible style is also an important element in shaping Gaotan City, so such soundtrack naturally plays an important role in shaping the atmosphere in the film.

Another musical element used in the film is the opposite musical style, that is funny music. The first generation of Batman faced the evil and crazy clown played by Jack Nicholson. In reality, clowns mostly appeared in circuses, amusement parks or some performance stages to entertain the public. Their identity was the same as that of clowns in Chinese Peking Opera, and funny music usually appeared with the emergence of clowns, Its function is to support the clown’s comical and ridiculous, and greatly double the clown’s comic effect.

As a sci-fi action film, Batman also takes the unique dark tone of Gothic as the film style, so the emergence of funny music will be incompatible with the film. However, Tim Burton’s film style does not blindly make the film depressing. People who have seen his film know that black humor is also one of the important elements of his film’s success.

I remember the first time funny music appeared in the film was when Jack was disfigured and turned into a clown to seek revenge from his boss. Jack Nicholson shot at his former boss who framed him in the film while doing funny actions. This scene is no different from the clown on the stage, but the only difference is that the clown’s funny on the stage makes people laugh. Here, The clown’s antics make people feel creepy, because in his eyes, killing is so interesting, just like a game. You can imagine that after you were kidnapped by a murderous criminal, he did funny actions and danced towards you with funny music, while he tortured you with an expression of enjoyment. What kind of fear your psychology would be. In contrast, his cold and serious expression would make you a little relieved, because you know that at least he is normal.

In the scene where the clown got the picture of the heroine, Tim Burton didn’t choose a gloomy and terrible music to set off the atmosphere like most directors, but chose a warm music, just like a boy who is pursuing a girl is telling his heart to the picture. The clown said to his men, “I’m going to have a new girlfriend.” There is happiness in the tone and this warm picture. If it is not for this ugly face, only looking at this scene will give people the illusion that it is a love film. However, this is another bad place for Burton. When the film sees here, you may be intoxicated by its music, so close your eyes and fantasize about sitting on the lawn in the sun with your other half in this music for a romantic hug, but when you open your eyes, you see the clown’s funny and scary face. The same is true for the whole film. The clown’s behavior may give people some hope. He feels that there is kindness and tenderness in his heart, but when he sees the back, he knows that his behavior is a game for him. He doesn’t really like this woman. He wants to see the terrible magic of this woman and enjoy it. This is how abnormal psychology, so I recall the situation that the clown danced with the picture of the heroine under the warm music before, and finally understand the evil behind this beauty. On the contrary, it will cause a deep cold from my heart and feel disgusted with the clown. In many cases, facing the terror directly can not make us fear and retreat. What often defeats us is the fear hidden behind beauty.

Another music style incompatible with the whole film is dance music. Maybe the audience won’t be curious about the existence of dance music in the film, because Bruce Wayne, the real Batman, can be said to be an aristocrat. It’s normal to hold and attend a dance. If the dance music appears at this time, I won’t say it’s out of place, but can you imagine the dance music appearing when Batman and the clown meet at the end of the film?

At the end of the film, the clown takes the heroine and leads Batman to the church bell tower. The clown’s younger brothers attack Batman, but the clown drags the heroine dancing. Imagine what kind of psychology the clown has. Someone is going to kill next to him, but he is dancing like he has nothing to do with himself. Music like dance music is mostly cheerful. Maybe this is the mood of the clown at that time. Like the two examples just now, the role of music in the film is to describe the mood of the characters, especially in the dark environment. Such funny, warm or cheerful music not only does not give people a happy enjoyment, Instead, it darkens the whole style of the film, which is a kind of contrast. Like the terror I mentioned above, we don’t have to be afraid, but the beautiful appearance of fear often kills people.

Tim Burton is not only a Hollywood ghost director, but also a Gothic film master. He knows how to create a dark and terrible atmosphere with the most insipid and casual methods. Some critics said that his film “is full of black humor, gentleness and sadness, autistic and tension, cold and warm kneading, is gorgeous in the dark, cruel in the warm, warm in the dark”, and is a “very strange world”.

This sentence is true, but I think when he creates such a “very strange world”, he relies not only on the contrast of pictures and colors, but also on the use of music. So we should say that Tim Burton’s films are dark not only in the picture, but also in the music.

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