Saturday, June 16, 2012

SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE! 1979 NEWSWEEK Article and Rare Pics! Lois Lane!

Wow! Here is a terrific and comprehensive article on the 1978 blockbuster we all love, SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE! Talk about a complete run-through! This piece covers not only the making of this superhero cinematic success, but also then-new actor Chris Reeve (who, of course, portrayed "Clark Kent/Superman"), the amazing state-of-the-art (for the time) eye-popping special effects, and even the decades-spanning history of the Man of Steel, including his famed 1950s TV series! More you could ask for? Click to enlarge!

Wouldn't you love to see Mario Puzo's first, "very heavy" script for the film? A great deal of credit much go to director Richard Donner for not making the film a camp spectacle, in those days of any superhero live-action production being influenced by the long shadow of the 1966 BATMAN TV show!

Think the Siegel and Shuster dilemma was something only related to the SUPERMAN films and that era? Wrong. The heirs of prolific comic artist Jack Kirby have (rightly) demanded credit and compensation for most of the recent Marvel movies. Kirby had a hand in co-creating almost every character now appearing in those money-making Marvel movies!

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