The original Batman movie directed by Tim Burton was converted into a silent film by entirely reediting it, and the end product is quite stunning. Michael Keaton plays the role of Bruce Wayne in the 1989 movie. Jack Nicholson plays the Joker in the movie. Kim Basinger plays Vicki Vale. Pat Hingle plays Commissioner Gordon. Billy Dee Williams plays Harvey Dent. Michael Gough plays Alfred Pennyworth.
Both the film’s critical reception and its financial success led to Burton and Keaton being asked to reprise their roles in the film’s follow-up. The original version of “Batman Returns” was released in 1992. The director Tim Burton drew the majority of his ideas for his interpretation of Batman from older films, particularly German expressionism for his visuals and the creative movement known as Art Deco for his depiction of Gotham.
The Silent Version of Tim Burton’s Dark Knight
Now, a moviegoer has updated the version that came out in 1989. Dark Knight and converted it into a movie with no sound. The editing process takes the entire length of the movie, which is 2 hours and 6 minutes, and adds a variety of colour tones, artificial grain, and title cards. The dialogue is also removed during this process. Ben Crew is responsible for the imaginative editing, and his work may be viewed in its entirety at the Internet Archive.
After witnessing the end product of the Batman picture from 1989, it is now possible to appreciate it to its full potential as a silent feature. On the other hand, the sheet music Danny Elfman Since the music appears to be in perfect rhythm with both the action and the pictures, this could very well be the primary reason why Batman works so well as a silent film. In addition, Keaton and Nicholson’s performances sparkle even when there is no conversation since they rely solely on the expressions on their faces to communicate feeling.
It would be intriguing to see other gothic-inspired movies get the silent movie treatment, such as The Raven or the current movie Batman de Reeves. However, it seems like Tim Burton’s Batman Returns should be the next movie to undergo this treatment.