you might want !!!
The story might be familiar: Young Bruce Wayne sees his parents being
killed, vows to dedicate his life to fighting evil, and soon, disguised as
a bat, he has to go up against quite a gallery of rugues including the
Penguin, Catwoman, R'as Al Ghul, the Scarecrow and the like, but first and
foremost ... against the Joker, a maniac who uses every dirty trick in the
book to trap the Bat-Man, but ultimately it is the Bat-Man who lures him
into a trap ...
No doubt this story has been told countless
times, first and foremost of course in Comics, but later also on film and
television. Andre Perkowski though does something ingenious to give a new
spin to an old story ... by not filming a single new scenes but relying
totally on footage from silent films (and one Batman-serial
from the sound era, actually) that have been influencing the creation of Batman
and his rogue gallery. Films used include:
The Bat (1926, Roland
West) - the film that was instrumental in Batman's own
creation -, The Man Who Laughs (1928, Paul Leni) - obviously the
inspiration for the Joker -, Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari
(1920, Robert Wiene), Edison's Frankenstein (1910, J. Searle
Dawley), The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910, Otis Turner) and Batman
(1943, Lambert Hillyer).
However, tracking those films down would not be
too much of a feat, the real accomplishement of Silent Shadow of the
Bat-Man is that Perkowski has skillfully re-arranged scenes from above
mentioned films, equipped the finished result with new title cards and
thus made an actual, coherent story out of the very diverse film clips,
and a pretty amusing and interesting short (circa 12 minutes) film.
the way, this film has not been released commercially, but you can see it