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Batman ’66

Released 1966
Distributor 20th Century Fox

Although the wacky tv show was a national craze, this 1966 feature version didn’t do much business, since audiences could see the same thing for free in their living rooms. Probably not what Bob Kane had in mind, but it sure put Batman back on the map and led to the later megahit movies.

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About Josh Olson

Josh Olson  was the only student in his second grade class to see The House That Dripped Blood.  Many years later, he wrote and directed the no-budget horror film, Infested, a brutal assault on The Big Chill, with zombies. He went on to write the screenplay for A History of Violence and was nominated for the WGA, BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Screenplay. He kept losing to Larry McMurtry, but that’s okay.  He co-wrote the teleplay for the Masters of Science Fiction episode, The Discarded, with Harlan Ellison, and is currently writing a sophisticated thriller, Tabloid, for Mick Jagger.