Leslie H. Martinson, ‘Batman: The Movie’ director, has died

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Sad news today: it has been reported that Leslie H. Martinson has died.

The director, who had an extensive career in television, was best known for directing the classic 1966 film Batman: The Movie, which was both a big-screen tie-in to the Adam West/Burt Ward headlined television series and the first cinematic Batman film.

The film, which celebrated its fiftieth anniversary back in July, is best known for its deadpan humor, team-up between four colorful villains, and tongue-in-cheek conflicts and action scenes.  Even if you’ve never seen the movie, you at least know some of its bigger jokes.

Martinson, who was 101, died of natural causes.

SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter