'Starring Adam West' Doc Trailer Looks at the Life of an Old Superhero

September 4, 2014
Source: FilmBuff

Starring Adam West

Just as Alejandro González Iñárritu's peculiar drama Birdman hits festivals, featuring Michael Keaton as a washed up former star of superhero films, another former man of the cape is getting a documentary. Adam West was the first on-screen iteration of Batman to become a pop culture phenomenon, and he rode that wave to worldwide fame, even if it's become more of a joke than anything now. But the Starring Adam West takes a deeper look at the man's struggle as a typecast actor, doing his best with the fame that both crippled and then revived his career as he has embraced the good and the bad of his superhero past, usually with great humor. And now we have a trailer looking at the documentary on the veteran actor. Watch now!

Here's the first trailer for James E. Tooley's Starring Adam West from FilmBuff (via SlashFilm):

In 1966 Adam West was on top of the world. The farm boy from Walla Walla was on a meteoric rise to fame as the star of the ABC series Batman. But after three seasons, the series was cancelled, leaving West typecast as the caped crusader. But Adam West never gave up. Through good years and bad he continued to follow his passion, pursue his craft, and fight his way back. Starring Adam West (marking James E. Tooley's directorial debut) is the story of a Hollywood survivor, a family man, and the loyal fans who will stop at nothing to see their superhero justly rewarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The feature documentary is available right now on Starz Encore according to the film's official website. Good stuff?

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Damn! West is a cool man. Such a great voice.

DAVIDPD on Sep 4, 2014


What other men's voices do you like ? Do you like it when they whisper in your ear?

shane willett on Sep 15, 2014


LOL. Killing it.

DAVIDPD on Sep 15, 2014


Seth McFarlane in the studio booth - he's great - serious Adam West would not be involved in tv if it wasn't for him. I hope McFarlane can do a movie with West before it's to late. I would love to see a movie parodying Super Heroes - and literally making a movie about West's career as a pseudo Batman character struggling to stay on touch then to fail, but to rise again.. will McFarlane style comedy would be great..

shane willett on Sep 15, 2014

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