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Yea if you want great writing and character development that is the place to find it for sure. Oh wait I meant the other thing.
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The Daredevil on Netflix starts soon.
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Yea if you want great writing and character development that is the place to find it for sure. Oh wait I meant the other thing.


Indeed, the writing was great. There was slap stick comedy written into the Adam West Batman series that was akin to the slap stick comedy of the classic vaudeville acts of a by gone age. The show was classic vaudeville family time for a modern TV audience (of it's day).

But I would not expect you to know anything about the history of vaudeville and slap stick comedy.

And I am not looking forward to Daredevil. It will probably be low grade.
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What is the point of telling exactly the same story?

But that is your preference and that is ok. No right answer. Actually it is the right answer for you.

People re imagine the wheel all the time. Put rubber on it and use it for all sorts of things like the pulley and gears.


I watched a play in Boston about the creator of "Astro Boy" (also, pretty much the creator of the entire anime field). In the story line, they mention that to keep costs down, they would "rotoscope" existing footage so Astro was pretty much fighting each monster in the same style each time.

Me, myself, personally, I prefer character development. But I haven't watched any of the new superhero shows as I'm usually working and don't feel like pulling them off the websites.
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Yea if you want great writing and character development that is the place to find it for sure. Oh wait I meant the other thing.


Indeed, the writing was great. There was slap stick comedy written into the Adam West Batman series that was akin to the slap stick comedy of the classic vaudeville acts of a by gone age. The show was classic vaudeville family time for a modern TV audience (of it's day).

But I would not expect you to know anything about the history of vaudeville and slap stick comedy.

And I am not looking forward to Daredevil. It will probably be low grade.


Actually, I always felt that "Gilligan's Island" was the perfect example of vaudeville style humor. But it was meant to be a comedy. I don't want comedy/super heroes. (An aside, we almost got Bill Murry as a comedic Batman before they decided on Michael Keaton.)
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"Gilligan's Island" had a laugh track and although it was comedy it was not slap stick vaudeville comedy the way the Batman series was.

As far as TV series goes I liked the short series Sable a lot. To bad it did not find an audience on TV and was a short series.

Another series that was short lived of the 60's was THE Cat. Very good.
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Yes Glenn you are the only one who knows anything about vaudeville.
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"Gilligan's Island was a situation comedy and the situation was the castaways being stranded on an Island and they want to get rescued. And they come up with a plan and Gilligan goofs it up.

Batman was very different in their approach to writing. After it's first run away success season there were a lot of copy cat shows the next season with an attempt at comedy super hero shows. Captain Nice and Mr. Terrific come to mind. Neither of these went past one season of bad ratings.
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Yes Glenn you are the only one who knows anything about vaudeville.


And I still don't expect you to know anything about classic slap stick comedy that was performed in vaudeville. Or how it relates to the TV show Batman. Or history of two Lois Lane's on the George Reeves Superman TV show as well.

Adam West commented on one of my DVDs of Batman that he loved it because it was the Theater of the absurd.
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Yes you are the all knowing. You proved it earlier in this very thread.
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Yes you are the all knowing. You proved it earlier in this very thread.

Please stop trying to de-rail this thread again with your personal issues toward me.

Still not looking forward to daredevil. First of all daredevil has a mask not a blindfold.
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According to that theory the Batman you so love is bad because the comic is dark and not campy. Batman was not a slapstick vaudeville character or written as a comedy.
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What? Just where do you come up with these things? And please don't de-rail this thread with your privet problems toward me. Perhaps Daredevil will be doing the blindfolded drive and that is why he has a blindfold instead of a mask.

I hope it is not as bad as the Daredevil movie was. But it doesn't look like it will be.
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I haven't been following Daredevil, but I do recall in the comic, BEFORE he dons the iconic red suit, there's a incident where he needs to free som kidnapped girls and wraps a scarf (given to him by Electra) around his eyes. So there IS a prescident (sp) for him wearing a blindfold before getting his costume. (I'm imagining they're going to totally ignore the red and yellow monstrosity he wore in his first issue.)
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I remember that first Daredevil issue. The costume then was primarily yellow, wasn't it?
Lots of tapping around the house with my eyes closed in those days.
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As I had said before, I'm worried that AntMan may be Marvel's first misstep. I hope I'm wrong.

After watching the latest trailer, I'm a bit more hopeful.

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I am fairly certain that you mean their first recent misstep.

To me the whole Antman/Yellowjacket/Giant Man/ Hank Pymm thing is tough. Pacifist or Avenger?They go back an forth on him way too much. Depending on who he is in the movie may well hinge how well it is done.

With recent success expectations will be high.
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I was going to say, "Not at all Danny". But, in reflection, I guess the two Hulk movies were probably miss-steps by Marvel Studios. They've had such a string of solid successes that I forgot about those two for a sec.
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Oops, actually, the first Hulk wasn't made by Marvel Studios. It was the Incredible Hulk with Edward Norton that was made by Marvel Studios and I think generally considered a much better movie than the first. Not near as solid a hit as just about everything else but not exactly a big misstep either.
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