Director Joel Schumacher Dead at 80

Joel Schumacher, the director behind the Brat Pack traditional St. Elmo’s Fire in addition to The Lost Boys, Falling Down, Flatliners and two Batman films, has reportedly handed away at age 80 after a yearlong battle with most cancers.

Schumacher took over the Batman franchise after Tim Burton walked away from it, directing Batman Forever (starring Val Kilmer because the Caped Crusader, together with Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey and Nicole Kidman) in 1995 and Batman & Robin (through which George Clooney took over because the titular superhero and Arnold Schwarzenegger starred because the villainous Mr. Freeze) in 1997. The director opted for a campier method to the collection, leaning on its comic-book roots for inspiration, and he caught warmth for his resolution so as to add nipples to Clooney’s Batsuit.

Schumacher apologized for the latter movie — which was panned by critics — in a 2017 interview with Vice, saying, “I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that. A lot of it was my choice. No one is responsible for my mistakes but me…I mean, I had a long history of fighting for unknowns, for fighting for a little extra budget when we needed it, so nobody never, ever forced me to make a decision I didn’t approve of.”

He started his profession as a dressing up designer (together with on Woody Allen’s 1973 movie Sleeper), and he additionally wrote screenplays for 1976’s Sparkle, 1978’s Car Wash and maybe most famously, The Wiz. Most not too long ago, he directed two episodes of Netflix’s House of Cards in 2013.Read the full story at Variety

picture :Film Director Joel Schumacher attends the 12th Annual Sesame Workshop Benefit Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)FilmMagic

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