On September 30, 20th Century Fox will release Tim Burton's latest feature film, an adaptation of Ransom Riggs' 2011 young adult novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. In celebration of the director's latest, as well as his entire career, the Alamo Drafthouse will turn the month of September into Septemburton, with screenings of Burton's best films, including a 35mm screening of 1989's Batman. We spoke with Ryan Davis, creative manager of Kansas City's Alamo Drafthouse Main Street by phone about the series, as well as some of his favorite Burton films.
Afterward, we delve into our own thoughts regarding Prince's soundtrack for Burton's Batman. You should totally read Steven Hyden's 2012 AV Club article that makes the case far better than I ever could, entitled "Prince’s Batman soundtrack is not the embarrassment it’s reputed to be."
Danny Elfman, "Beetlejuice Main Titles" (Beetlejuice OST)
Danny Elfman, "Big Fish (Titles)" (Big Fish OST)
Prince, "Trust" (Batman OST)
Prince, "Batdance" (Batman OST)
Prince, "Partyman" (Batman OST)
Danny Elfman, "The Bike Dream" (Pee-Wee's Big Adventure OST)