Now on GoFundMe! Everyone Knows The Song – Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na…Batman! Now Discover Who Made This Classic Music

THE BEAT OF THE BAT Filmmaker Pat Evans

 

“Holy Fundraiser Batman, Isn’t this the same campaign we saw on Kickstarter?!?”  Why yes. Robin, it is. Unfortunately that campaign didn’t make it’s goal in time, and so, as heroes must do, we decided to dust off our capes and start again!

Hey everyone! I’m Pat Evans, the director of THE BEAT OF THE BAT, which tells the story of Neal Hefti, Nelson Riddle and Billy May and how they created some of the most iconic Batman music of all time.

I’ve been a Batman fan since I was 4 years old and as a matter of fact, the very first album I ever owned was Neil Hefti’s Batman Theme and 11 Hefti Bat Songs. It’s what sparked my life-long love of Batman music and that’s why telling this story is so important to me.

Filmmaker Pat Evans as a 4-year-old Batman fan!

I’ve already started filming and I’ve got a lot of key interviews filmed already. But now I need your help!

Just go to BEAT OF THE BAT.com and find out how you can help me tell the story and fill in the missing chapter of Batman history.

 

THE BEAT OF THE BAT is a full-length documentary that tells the story of the music of the 1966 “Batman” Television Series and how composers Neal Hefti, Nelson Riddle & Billy May gave Batman his first real musical identity- and one that has remained inexorably tied to the character for over 50 years!

In fact, if you saw the just released “Lego Batman Movie” you might have noticed the numerous references to the music of the TV series.

And face it, you can go up to anyone, anywhere in the world and sing “Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na!” and they will instantly know what you are talking about!

The music was as important to the show as the bright colors, campy dialogue and tongue-in-cheek performances. Yet, strangely, the story of how it came to be has never been told…

Until now.

It sounds like a simple tale but there is much more to it than just “Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na”!

First, there are the “Batman” composers: Neal Hefti, Nelson Riddle and Billy May. You’ll get to know these brilliant composers and arrangers from the people that knew and worked with them.

Of course there’s the worldwide phenomenon of the theme song as well as the myriad cover versions from 1966 through the present, from groups ranging from The Who, Flaming Lips, Iggy Pop and many more… including some VERY bizarre ones.

You’ll learn the process of scoring and recording the music for an episode of the show and hear from the musicians who performed on various Bat-recordings.

We’ll also discuss the historical impact and continuing legacy of the music and theme song with modern “Batman” composers and music experts.

The show also featured a lot of well-known musicians on the show in guest roles- including Liberace, Chad & Jeremy, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Leslie Gore and more- we’ll cover them all!

We’ve also unearthed some truly obscure tidbits… like how Frank Zappa and Sun Ra are involved in all this Bat-Music madness!

And, of course, we’ll teach you how to do the Batusi!

So who’s behind this awesome, fun-filled project?

Read more here via THE BEAT OF THE BAT GoFundMe page here.

 

 

 

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Batman fans! Watch the campaign video here on GoFundMe and check out the story behind the music from the 1966 “Batman” Television Series

THE BEAT OF THE BAT is a full-length documentary that tells the story of the music of the 1966 “Batman” Television Series and how composers Neal Hefti, Nelson Riddle & Billy May gave Batman his first real musical identity- and one that has remained inexorably tied to the character for over 50 years!

In fact, if you saw the just released “Lego Batman Movie” you might have noticed the numerous references to the music of the TV series.

And face it, you can go up to anyone, anywhere in the world and sing “Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na!” and they will instantly know what you are talking about!

The music was as important to the show as the bright colors, campy dialogue and tongue-in-cheek performances. Yet, strangely, the story of how it came to be has never been told… Until now.

 

 

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