Batman has been battling crime in the movies since 1943. He frolicked on TV in the 1960s to bright, comic book-colored music by Neil Hefti and Nelson Riddle. But ever since Danny Elfman's score for Tim Burton's "Batman" of 1989, the adventures of The Dark Knight have been accompanied by dark-hued music, full of minor-key symphonic drama.
David Garland presents musical highlights from a range of Batman movies including The Batman's very first film appearance, through Shirley Walker's music for "Batman: The Animated Series" in the '90s, to Hans Zimmer's music for "The Dark Knight Rises."
Actor Arthur O'Connoll (Left) and Actor Gary Oldman (Right)