Monday, July 23, 2012
Music Video Monday: Siouxsie and the Banshees
For this week's music video, I decided to feature a video clip that utilizes the song "Face to Face" by Siouxsie and the Banshees, which was the theme song of Batman Returns. It is the best theme song for a comic book hero film. It has an intriguing beat, kind of on the dark side and was memorably featured in the film when Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle dance at a costumed ball and kiss under the mistletoe.
In the new The Dark Knight Rises, Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle dance at a costumed ball but there is no theme song for any of the films in this trilogy. Sometimes, I wonder if director Christopher Nolan made some scenes to be reflective of the original film series. I loved all the moments between Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle and between Batman and Catwoman. I also liked what Selina Kyle told Bruce Wayne about a storm coming and that the wealthy will meet their justice, finally. Everything she said in that scene is something I would love to see happen in real life. However, Selina Kyle / Catwoman is an interesting character who is not entirely trustworthy. She'll make and then break alliances, based on what's best for her in any given moment.
In Batman Returns, I wish that the film was strictly between Catwoman and Batman, or if Burton needed another villain to play her off of, then making the Penguin a corrupt, Nixon-esque politician would have been much better than the freakshow that made the movie much darker than it needed to be. In the new film, Catwoman is perfectly utilized as she walks the fine line between Bruce Wayne / Batman and Bane.
Hopefully this week, we can return to Mitt Romney and his refusal to release his tax forms and to clarify his time at Bain Capital Investments. The media needs not let him off the hook. He's hiding some damaging information and it needs to see the light of day.