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A new “Batman” music documentary!

PatEvansJBBeatoftheBatSaturday was tremendous fun for me. I did the first interview for a new documentary planned about the music of the 1960s Batman TV series. Cleverly titled The Beat of the Bat, it’s the brainchild of longtime Batman fan Pat Evans and will probably be in production for the next few months. We discussed the origins of Neal Hefti’s classic Batman theme, the memorable villain motifs that Nelson Riddle created, the “Batgirl” theme that Billy May wrote for the third season, and much more. Here’s the website where you can monitor the project’s progress.