Speaking of Bat fans

Posted by · 9:17 am · January 8th, 2009

I have to give props to Bill Ramey, better know as “Jett,” and the hard work he’s been putting into Batman On Film for well over a decade now.  This is the kind of fan Christopher Nolan and company set out to apease to a certain extent when they marched into this franchise less than 10 years removed from its own crashing and burning at the hands of Joel Schumacher.  Those were choppy waters, but now the sea is calm.  And Bill keeps doing his thing.  Check out his 2008 year-in-review piece for all the Bat highlights of the year.  It’s a nice bit of reminiscence to say the least.

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  • 1 1-08-2009 at 9:30 am

    CH777 said...

    Another Batman post. Stunner.

  • 2 1-08-2009 at 10:14 am

    Anthony said...

    It’s the movie of the year, and the biggest since Titanic.

    And it’s beginning to roll downhill like a freight-train, momentum-wise.

    Suck it up.

  • 3 1-08-2009 at 10:22 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...


  • 4 1-08-2009 at 11:03 am

    D said...

    Yeah, Jett is a cool guy. And like myself, he’s a Texan…and a Houstonian (though I don’t live there anymore).

    I remember going to his site way back when the 5th Batman movie was in “development hell.” It’s pretty funny to look back at how things progressed. You had Aronofsky and Frank Miller pitching a RADICALLY different version of Batman to Warner. The only thing good about it was that it was going to be R-rated. Otherwise, it sounded like a train wreck. Alfred was going to be known as “Lil Al,” a black mechanic, and Bruce Wayne would be basically a poor street punk. I don’t know what Miller and Aronofsky were thinking, but thank God WB waited a while longer until a better proposal came along from Chris Nolan and David Goyer.

    I am very grateful to Jett for keeping us all in the loop over the years. Christian Bale was chosen as Batman largely because of a user poll on Jett’s website.

  • 5 1-08-2009 at 11:07 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    I thought he was in Dallas?

    Yeah, the Aronofsky Bat-flick sounded like a fucking nightmare.

  • 6 1-08-2009 at 11:14 am

    D said...

    Kris, he’s a Cowboy fan but from my understanding he lives in Houston, or at least he did a few years ago when I had an email conversation with him.

  • 7 1-08-2009 at 11:17 am

    D said...

    Actually, I just remembered that he has called in to 94.5 The Buzz radio station in Houston to talk about TDK. He has at least one of his call-in’s posted on his podcast page at B-O-F. I’m pretty sure he has a picture on there with the radio host Rod Ryan. Definitely a Houstonian as of July 2008 when those call-in’s took place.

  • 8 1-08-2009 at 12:14 pm

    Jamieson said...

    Jett is the real deal. I’m glad to know him and can tell you all he’s a kind, genuine, passionate fan who really just wants the best for the character’s treatment on screen. He sticks to his mission statement and has a set of ethics in regards to what he’ll report that I really respect. Batman fans should be really glad he does what he does.

    Hear hear to 10 years of BOF. Keep it up Jettster.

  • 9 1-08-2009 at 2:04 pm

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    I’m beginning to think that TDK, while not Kris’s best film of 2008, is by far his favorite. Am I right Kris?

  • 10 1-08-2009 at 2:36 pm

    Big Braveheart said...

    It’s my personal favourite, surprised?
    I’m not biased but TDK was the best film of 2008
    and should win BEST PICTURE!!!!
    Well done Jettski and all BOFers!