View Full Version : Selina Kyle Only On Film ONCE
07-27-2004, 11:24 AM
BATMAN - The Movie (1966)
Lee Meriwether .... Catwoman/Comrade Kitanya 'Kitka' Irenya Tantanya Karenska Alisoff (OMG What Not Selina Kyle Holy Batastrophe)
Batman Returns (1992)
Michelle Pfeiffer .... Catwoman/Selina Kyle
Halle Berry .... Patience Phillips/Catwoman
The Selina Kyle issue seems to be a moot point since Catwoman has been her only ONCE on the big screen.
And you posters keep whining about sticking to canon that apparently DOES NOT exist.
[This message has been edited by Golden Falcon (edited 07-27-2004).]
07-27-2004, 02:54 PM
Um... try reading the books. Plenty of cannon there. Recently the book had been smartly written and simply excellent and the character of Selina Kyle has quite a good continuity and story that hasn't been shown on the screen. Sure some of it is fodder and campy like the old 60s continuity Catwoman. Hey, that had its run on screen. Tim Burton's version of Selina has too. So now it's 2004. What do they do? They remake a pale version from both those characters and add a bit of Crow and Spider-man just to try and look cool. Really where else did these crazy cat powers and this revenge from teh grave scene come from?
The real dispointment is that Selina Kyle, the actual character from the books, has never really seen screen time. Burton's version is quite different and crazy. We didn't see the sleek cat burglar. Hell, none of these Catwoman are even in the same genre as the modern books.
The old 60s one was camp. Burton's is more borderline fantasy and this one is.. I dunno.. grrl power action superhero or something. I had hoped for something like the recent comics, a sleek crime noir and caper movie. It's really something well done and rather different from most superheros. I wish the movie ccould have been. I'm thinking something like Ocean's 11 or Entrapment. Hell, Entrapment was more like Catwoman than this current farce. That would have made for a lot more inteligent movie than this knockoff full that is a generic Hollywood superhero movie.
07-27-2004, 02:55 PM
Oh and the purrsuasive Miss Kitka was a fake name of Catwoman used to lure West's Bruce Wayne. I do not belive that was supposted to be her real identity.
turned into dehydrated dust,
07-27-2004, 03:11 PM
Personally, the Patience/Selina switcheroo didn't bother me. The only thing that bothered me about the movie was that it was painfully bland and boring.
07-27-2004, 04:49 PM
Xenos...Lol (Enjoyably not sacastically)
No Doubt the film could have been better if it had formidable villians and a well thoughtout plot. My comments were not directed at those who take it to task based on its material or lack thereof, but just those that have been insistent that it would suk because it wasn't Selina Kyle or caucasian and that she is the only Catwoman. As is document by my above cast listing from www.imdb.com (http://www.imdb.com) neither is the absolute canon for this character.
07-27-2004, 10:06 PM
True, though I would argue that the current cannon works good as a smart crime and even noirish film. I think basing it and the costume off that character and stories would have much better than the mish mash they made. There are a lot of whiny people that can't look beyond race and name. Had they done something decent, I wouldn't have had as much of a problem, but they really made just a muddled mess.
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