Check Out This 1989 Segment From Entertainment Tonight On Movie Novelizations!

Batman - Novelization - Craig Shaw Gardner
While this Entertainment Tonight segment from 1989 starts off focusing on the then massive success of Craig Shaw Gardner’s Batman novelization it quickly expands and focuses on films such as Do The Right Thing, E.T., The Abyss, and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade to name just a few.

[Via] 1989 Batman Movie

I read the novelization for Batman before the film came out and one of the major differences between it and what we saw on the screen is when Bruce attempts to capture the Joker after he gets show in Vicki’s apartment…by wearing a ski mask and riding a Police horse through the streets of Gotham. If you get the opportunity to pick it up while at a used book store or flea market you should, it was very well written and worth the read if you are a Batman fan.

VicSage

Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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