Thursday, November 11, 2010

TFT's Movie Quote of the Day - November 11

You can have your Christian Bale and your Heath Ledger. They're terrific...but when you're an impressionable nine-year-old boy who went to see 1989's Batman three times with his dad...the Michael Keaton/Jack Nicholson movie has a tendency to stick in your mind.

My father and I went to see this flick several times, and it remains one of my favorites. Jack Nicholson is scene-stealing fantastic and Keaton makes for a cool, cerebral bat. Throw in some Colt 45 Cool -- Billy Dee Williams -- and you've got yourself a blockbuster classic.

One of the best lines?

Our mysterious hero holds a crook high above the streets, where splattering death awaits.

"What are you?" the man asks.

"I'm Batman."

I guess Johnny Gobs didn't just get ripped and fall off the roof after all, eh?

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