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Can you read my mind? I don’t know who you are, just a Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day from another star…

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! Yeah, yeah. The “Can You Read My Mind” spoken word poetry section of Richard Donner’s Superman is pretty nutty and sickly saccharin… and yes, goofy beyond belief. But it’s part of the identity fo the movie for me and John Williams’ music to accompany Margot Kidder’s monologue is some of the most beautiful of his career. This photo came from an early reader and I love it. While I couldn’t find it, I’m sure it probably can be traced back to who obsessively collect every bit from Donner’s Superman. It’s a beautiful image and at a pretty nice resolution, so click away and save! Enjoy!

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. There’s something on the wing in tomorrow’s pic! -Quint Follow Me On Twitter

Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth
- RoboCop
- The Adventures of Robin Hood
- Marathon Man
- Young Frankenstein
- Viva Las Vegas
- The Empire Strikes Back (Han driving a snow cat)
- Rio Bravo
- Giant
- Back to the Future
- The Time Machine
- War of the Worlds (1953)
- Alien (Chestburster)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Dr. No
- The Twilight Zone
- Once Upon A Time In The West
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Star Trek: The Original Series
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke in Wampa Cave)
- Edward Scissorhands
- The Warriors
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Fantastic Mr. Fox
- Requiem for a Dream
- The Princess Bride
- Hard Boiled
- Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
- They Live
- The Empire Strikes Back (Tippet with Wampa)
- Dirty Harry
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
- Blade Runner
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (Periscope Ride)
- 1941
- The Godfather (Coppola & Brando)
- The Lady Eve
- 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- Godzilla
- The Empire Strikes Back (Bald Vader)
- Mary Poppins
- Alien 3
- Total Recall
- The Pink Panther
- Fawlty Towers
- The Trouble With Harry
- Beetlejuice
- The Shining
- Thriller
- An American Werewolf In London
- The Gate
- The Fly (1958)
- Halloween
- Army of Darkness
- Frankenstein
- Seed of Chucky
- Psycho
- John Carpenter’s The Thing (Bottin)
- Creature From the Black Lagoon
- Friday the 13th (1980)
- A Nightmare On Elm Street (1984)
- Creepshow
- Night of the Living Dead (’68)
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- Silence of the Lambs- The Exorcist
- Alien (crouching alien)
- Alfred Hitchcock being awesome
- Son of Frankenstein
- The Mummy (1932)
- Re-Animator
- Nosferatu (1979)
- Nosferatu (1922)
- War of the Worlds
- Vincent (Tim Burton)
- Evil Dead II
- The Evil Dead
- The Shining (Kubrick Self Portrait)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
- Casablanca
- Sahara (1943)
- Pumpkinhead
- Back to the Future
- Inception
- MacBeth (1948)

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  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Can you Read my Mind?

    by DangerDave

    Makes me want to blow mine out.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Great, now I don't believe anymore that a man can fly.

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    Thanks for ruining my innocent, childlike imagination. :'(

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST


    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Still the definitive Supes.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I like the hair

    by chuckmoose

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Can You Read My Mind Vs Lifeday by Princess Leia

    by Sigourneys_Beaver

    Both horrific beyond belief. But which is worse? There's only one way to find out.... FIGHT!!!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I think they have the technology

    by HomerJay1

    to digitally put one actor's face onto another actor's body. They need to do this to allow Chris Reeve to play Superman in the new movie... no one else can come close to hime!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I think they have the technology

    by HomerJay1

    to digitally put one actor's face onto another actor's body. They need to do this to allow Chris Reeve to play Superman in the new movie... no one else can come close to him!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:37 p.m. CST

    I would like to see

    by Box_Bruceleitner

    Behind the scenes shots of Supes getting smashed and acting like an asshole in Superman 3. The best part of all the Superman movies.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Love the signs on the base of the device

    by BlaGyver

    "Kamikaze Airways" "Do Not Make Nasty Remarks to the Pilot While In Flight"

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Best BTSPOTD so far...

    by billyhitchcock1

    ...Mr Reeve i salute you in your fortress of solitude in the sky.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Wanna Know the Raddest Films from 1977?

    by HugePrawn

    Then check out my blog at:

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    The best one so far!

    by gusw666

    Long live chris reeve!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST

    Margot Kidder - minger!

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    Just sayin'

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:47 p.m. CST


    by ufoclub1977

    is way worse! This is classic.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    'Lifeday' by Princess Leia

    by Zombiana_Jones

    OMFG...How unbelievably stoned does Carrie Fisher look during that song? Then again...It's pretty much a prerequisite for being on that particular set...I'd have been drunk off my ass for the whole time...DAMN that shit must've been TOP QUALITY back in '78...To produce such an epic, collective mind-fuck...

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    The name on that rig, "Kamakazi Airways"

    by skimn

    would scare the shit out of me. Didn't Reeve have back problems ever since?

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Actors nowadays would say "Fuck that! Where's

    by skimn

    the digital stuntman?" Except Tom Cruise, of course. Always over compensating.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    ...And there we go.

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...Knew it was only a matter of time before the paraplegic jokes started...

  • The Rock would be an awesome Lex Luthor, not Superman.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Some of the happiest feelings I have ever felt

    by Astronut

    have come to me while watching this miraculous piece of filmmaking. Even with its flaws the original Donner film is pure magic. Lightning in a bottle that will never be repeated.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Liane Balaban as Lois Lane!

    by DrPain

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    not a great movie now but fun for its time

    by Rupee88

    nostalgia can only get you so far

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:56 p.m. CST

    Yes, the movie kicked ass.

    by Zombiana_Jones

    ...It was just a matter of a movie done right, at the right time and place. They simply just don't make magic like that anymore....Haven't for a long time.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Rather watch this scene for two hours than Superman Returns

    by DrPain


  • Nov. 8, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Its not a paraplegic joke..because the "state of the art"

    by skimn

    back then was basically having actors hanging by the seat of their pants, I thought I heard Reeve messed his back up as early as Superman one.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Now that is a Superman movie.

    by disfigurehead

    Nothing else tops it. Superman 2 is good but nothing tops the original.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Not Jessica Pare, Dr Pain?

    by tangcameo

    I mean they look so freaking alike. And why not Margot's daughter Whatsherface Kidder?

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:07 p.m. CST

    No insane "where's my teeth" Margot Kidder jokes?

    by tangcameo

    tsk tsk tsk

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Nothing is going to top that movie

    by shutupfanboy

    At least for Superman. Nolan might as well just do the popcorn action Superman/Batman team up instead of trying to do deep with it.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    Lifeday is in a class all by itself

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    No matter what you think about Can You Read My Mind, it's comfortably nestled inside one of the greatest comic book films of all time. Lifeday, on the other hand, is the cherry on top of a bizarre fail-cake of monumental proportions. I get hives just thinking about it.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I'd rather watch ANY of the first 4 Superman flicks

    by slone13

    than Superman Returns. Yeah, even The Quest for Peace.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:26 p.m. CST

    wait,what they werent flying for real ?!?!

    by KilliK

    damn and i had really believed with that movie that a man can fly for real. :(

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Kidder's singing voice

    by jwadventure

    Those lyrcis were written to ride the melody. Kidder was supposed to sing but her voice tanked so they had her speak the lyrics

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Fuck real Actors!

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    CGI Chris Reeve for the new superman movie. Can easily be done..

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Me too.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    And yes, this sequence is cheesy

    by kwisatzhaderach

    But it has soul. It works. Movie magic. Good luck Zack Snyder, you've a hell of a mountain to climb.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for Superman.

    by UltimaRex

    The only known actor who could top Reeve. THE ONLY ONE.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    Hey not to change the subject...

    by Astronut

    but is anyone else here really liking the new AVENGERS CARTOON? I must say that despite not "100% loving" the character design (except Ant Man/Giant Man, he looks great for some reason, as if he was designed by someone else), I absolutely LOVE the attention to DETAIL!! Tons of great C-list characters and little touches like Ant Man working on ULTRON!!! No doubt for a future episode where Ultron turns evil and attacks the team. I look forward to Wednesdays because of this cartoon.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Could also simulate voice

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    Sure it could be done

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I had to do it...

    by UltimaRex

    I youtubed "lifeday"... Why did you do it? Why did you do that to me? Answer me, why?

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Twilight Zone tomorrow?

    by Lone Fox

    Damn, Reeve had awesome Superman hair.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!!!

    by BilboRing

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    "I'd rather watch ANY of the first 4 Superman flicks..."

    by Astronut

    "...than Superman Returns. Yeah, even The Quest for Peace." Oh come on now.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    CG Reeve...

    by UltimaRex

    Looks good on paper but the GA won't go for it. <p>Armie Hammer FTW!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Margot Kidder....the Kirsten Dunce of Superman

    by Rameses

    was a bizarre choice to play lois.The film didn't seem to be striving for some sort of docu gritty realism , but they went and cast an actress who couldn't have looked/acted less like her comic character.Rough as arseholes ,doesn't begin to describe her!And it's not like she was an A list actress either .Jessica Harper at that time ,seemed far closer to a good lois .

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    The GA will definatly go for it!

    by TheNipplesofGodReturns

    most people I know when you say Superman, they automatically think of Chris Reeve. Plus you don't have to pay some spoiled rich actor any money! If they Can CGI Jar, Jar, Binks They can Make a CGI Chris Reeve 100,000 times better

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Margot Kidder had charisma and talent.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    Which is why she was awesome. I'm sick of hearing the same shit about her looks. She was pretty, end of.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Apparently it was between Margot Kidder


    and Stockard Channing.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    TWILIGHT ZONE tomorrow?

    by BenBraddock

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST


    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Sorry about that. Once you've witnessed any part of the Holiday Special, you will carry that traumatic experience with you forever. You might want to consider joining a support group or something.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    That whole sequence makes me cringe

    by alienindisguise

    such to the point that when it starts I flip the channel until it's over. I think the scene would have worked without her saying a damn word.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    That scene...

    by Dave Bowman so nauseating that I always skip past it. Just as I always skip most scenes with Lex and Otis. So much crap mixed into that movie...

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Kidder...look at her in Sisters and that Gene Wilder

    by skimn

    flick, Quackser Fortune whatever from the early '70s. Kidder had that slight European (okay Canadian) hotness going for her.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Why Kidder you ask?

    by Astronut

    Because when she read with Christopher Reeve, they had real chemistry between them. The level of chemistry they had between them for one minute of screen time outweighed the chemistry Toby Macguire and Kirsten Dunst had in all three Spider-Man films put together. When you see it on screen it's pretty apparent.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    I'm dead fucking serious. At least Quest For Peace has Gene Hackman.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Although I will admit

    by Astronut

    I wasn't too thrilled when I read that she was getting it on with Richard Pryor.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST


    by Astronut

    Dude. Quest For Peace is awful. As in "hide your head in shame if you had anything to do with this fecal production" awful. I don't care if it was a catering guy named Jose, if he served sandwiches to people associated with The Quest For Peace he should have hung himself.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It's romantic!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Rock was born to play that role. He'd be a PERFECT fit for Supes/Clark. Great charisma, awesome look, is an actor that not only would give the production buzz from his casting, but would pull in a lot of folks that just aren't hip on the character these days. Plus it'd make his background in Smallville much more interesting (if they went there). I hope he gets it. The only problem though, is Snyder's not very good at coaching actors OR keeping them in check. Dwayne could ham it up if not careful, but that's a risk I'd be willing to take.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    one of the best BTSPotD

    by Tigger Tales

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Damn I dont have my 3d Superman symbol done yet

    by TheJudger <P> This would have been a perfect thread to show it off. I hope the symbol goes back to the way it looked before Singer ripped off what Burton came up with via Steve Johnson's FX team. So I tried to update the "S" symbol but not drastically. I have two versions. Tear drop and sans tear drop. I plan to make it in 3d next. Just trying to muse out a bit. to the untrained eye it looks like the symbol, nothing looks different at all, but if you examine it against the various takes it is somewhat stylized. I've got Superman on the brain lately.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    "Can you read my mind?" is MY Kryptonite...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Truly turgidly awful.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Speaking as someone who was there, in the theater, in '78

    by Triple_J_72

    This, along with the helicopter rescue scene, was pure magic. Unfortunately these days, the flying sequence makes me sad. For nostalgic reasons, and also because I miss Chris Reeve.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Here's a cool little Superman fan trailer I found


    I don't normally bother with fan trailers but this one was definitely well done, <p>

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST


    by mrc12671

    Chris Reeve looks a Hell of a lot happier to be a part of things than Margot.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by Baryonyx

    I actually fancy Margot Kidder in Superman.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Speaking as someone else who was there in 1978...

    by planetran_fan

    I remember that this movie turned out to be like eating an E. Coli tainted hamburger. It was great at first, but then the next day, you realized how much of a squishy turd it was. First half of the film...great. From the second Rex Reed makes his appearance...bullshit. Please, someone give us a gritty Superman.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 6:53 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    You are right, sir. Quest for Peace IS awful. But like I said, I'll still take it over Superman Returns any day of the week.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    The scene fit the movie, but...

    by catlettuce4

    I would be interested in seeing it without the voiceover and just the music, too. As great as that movie is, we have to admit it is uneven in tone.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Margot looks like she's about to go on a killing spree.

    by Manos

    There's something about the eyes.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    CG Reeve impossible

    by Nem_Wan

    It's not just his face, his body, or his voice, it's also his movement. He was a great actor who put his whole body into defining the characters of Supes and Clark. You believe he's flying not just because they hide the wires or project ariel photography behind him, but because he moves like he's in control.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Superman I and II, and Superman Returns are good.

    by Dark Doom

    III and IV were awful, and tanked the franchise for decades. The Richard Donner Director cuts of I and II are excellent, Superman Returns was way better than the mess of III and IV.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Post above about Lifeday

    by proevad

    God. Vaguely remember watching that holiday special when I was a kid. Had no memory of "Lifeday" so I just youtubed it. Thanks a lot. Pretty sure I'm gonna hate Star Wars for awhile now. As far as the Superman pic. My mother and my aunt creamed over that scene in Superman for some reason. That and a movie about a blind figure skater called Ice Castles. Memory is weird.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Ice Fucking Castles???

    by Dark Doom

    Robby Benson, fuuck!!

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Armie Hammer for Superman!

    by el_cid

    I concurr

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    It wasn't too cheesy, it's today's films that are timid

    by kevred

    What passes for "gritty" "seriousness" to dimwits today will just look like constipated dullness in the future.<p>Films today are so caught up in trying to be as cool as possible that they're emotionally stunted. Take Dark Knight for example - it's completely empty and one-note, emotionally. What seemed cool when you saw it won't hold up over time. Coolness never does.<p>Films that aren't afraid to show emotion, to cast grownups in roles, to risk being snickered at by hipsters - those are the films that matter, that we'll care about 30 years from now. Say what you will about Superman, but it is one of those films.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    Um, BATMAN LIVE anybody?

    by Subtitles_Off

    Any of you Brits got deets?<P>And, yes SUPERMAN was too too cheesy.<P>Velveeta.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Kamakazi Airways

    by Yelsaeb

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST


    by Greggers

    1. You can watch the sequence without the Kidder's voiceover on YouTube. It works much better. <p> 2. The version that wound up in the movie is actually better than what could have been -- a slow-jam disco synthesizer version with the same voiceover. This version of the song appears on the Rhino 2-disc soundtrack CD. It is incontrovertably horrible.<p> 3. Kidder's voiceover are lyrics to the melody of the love theme, also known as "Can You Read My Mind?" It was recorded as a single by Maureen McGovern. But this was back before they really knew how to synergize these things, and the song never really charted. They could also have used this version of the song during the sequence in the movie, and it would have been marginally better. <p> 4. while never a stone cold fox, Kidder had some nice angles and a surprisingly nice rack prior to 1980. Her deterioration, seen in the difference between the first SUPERMAN and Richard Lester's reshoots for SUPERMAN II, has been attributed to dental problems; problems that prevented her from eating. But...lots of people were taking lots of drugs back in the late 70s -- the kind that tend to kill your appetite and leave you looking a little haggard. Just sayin'. <p> 5. In the battle of "Can You Read My Mind" versus "Lifeday," "Lifeday" is actually more awful. Period.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Can You Read My Mind? Can You Smell My Asshole?

    by Autodidact


  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I like pink very much, Lois

    by Nasty In The Pasty

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Genevieve Bujold should've been cast for Lois in '77

    by planetran_fan

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Genvieve Bujold had that thick accent

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    No way would she have gotten the role (although the looked like a 70's Lois).

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    @"... Kirsten Dunce of Superman"'s Rameses

    by RichardLuzT

    After googling your suggestion of Jessica Harper for Lois Lane, and by virtue of a couple of NotSafeForWork pics of her in the results, I can tell you I can see your point but don't completely agree.

  • Nov. 8, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    MAKE IT SO!!!!!!!

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Somebody should put a new SupTheMov book ala ESB ! ASAP.

    by Se7en

    Caped Wonder should lead this.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 12:50 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Or Rashida Jones if Dwayne Johnson is cast.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Damn Dirty Ape

    by BenBraddock

    I agree with you on Supes the Movie, it has an epic scope that seems to be missing from today's productions... maybe because STM was a genre event, and they are a monthly occurrence now. But Supes 2, I loved it! You can't mean that the film was a turkey. A prolonged battle between Supes and 3 super-villains was a comic book fan's wet-dream come true , then and (to a lesser extent) even today. Haven't seen the Donner cut yet though, guess I'll have to now.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:13 a.m. CST

    Reeve was a airplane pilot in real life

    by NativeGaijin

    In several interviews, he said that understanding the dynamics of flight really helped him sell the flying scenes. The one scene that really got my attention was when he's racing the flood from the broken dam, he does a backward loop. If you watch The way he arches his neck to look above and behind, it's exactly what a stunt pilot would do in such a maneuver. A detail like that probably wouldn't even occur to most actors.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 5:11 a.m. CST

    The Most Embarrassing Scene In Film History

    by LaserPants

    The withered crone Margot Kidder talk-singing this "poem" in her mind as they goofily fly through the air together. Thankfully Nolan is in charge of the new Superman flick, so nothing that stupid and awful will resurface.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 5:36 a.m. CST


    by Rameses

    I assume you looked at frame grabs from the movie *Inserts* Nice! Really my point was that Kidder seems oddly out of place in a very comicy book adaptation.It wasn't striving for gritty realism .

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 5:43 a.m. CST

    new STAR WARS BTS pictures

    by CARTMANEZ<p> wow even as a non fan im impressed by some of these (Luke falling in ESB and the opening crawl being filmed)

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Yeah Nolan would never do a scene like this.

    by Nerd Rage

    He would rather have Batman talk like the cookie monster for an entire movie.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 6:07 a.m. CST

    Wait, Was That The Critically Acclaimed Blockbuster Batman?

    by LaserPants

    Yeaaaaah, Nerd Rage, I think you lost that battle. But nice try!

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 6:28 a.m. CST

    '70s hot - that's the only answer I can think of for Kidder

    by Rex Carsalot

    Like Shelly Duvall - another casting choice that seems strange but has become somewhat iconic.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST


    by deano velvet

    He had reeve's blessing to be the new generations superman! Can't wait to see him in the suit for the series finale!

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 6:50 a.m. CST

    Casting Tom Welling wouldn't work


    Because if they brought him on they'd have to bring all the Smallville mythology that comes with him and they're just not going to do that.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Casting Tom Welling wouldn't work

    by UltimaRex

    Because he can't carry a movie and would ruin Superman.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST


    by deano velvet

    I don't think the whole smallville mythlogy has to come with him, It can easily be ignored or just mentioned off hand. I'd like to see if he could carry the film under the right direction from someone like synder rather than the hacks who sometimes direct smallville.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Teaser poster was Bob Peak

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    and t'was a beauty

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Kidder was so great in the role,

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    Jesus, just look at the technically hot but bland as hell excuse for an actress they used for Superman Returns.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Tom Fucking Welling

    by L. Ron Bumquist

    Doesn't even deserve to be in Cheaper by the Dozen 3

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Agree about Kate Bosworth as Lois


    completely bland and boring, I thought Brandon Routh did a good job and wouldn't mind seeing him back again but Kate Bosworth was just devoid of anything, I mean it was just a nothing performance. They should've cast someone like Zooey Deschanel or Alexis Bledel.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    What a coincidence....

    by Sprinky

    I was watching this exact same pic yesterday.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    Kamikaze airways....

    by Sprinky

    It's the only way to fly.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 8:18 a.m. CST

    Superman score>Star Wars score

    by proevad

    you know it to be true.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Margot Kidder's hairy twat...

    by DickBallsworth

    Supes was all up in that.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    tomorrow's behind the scene pic loves creedence?

    by durhay

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    It's amazing that people that saw this in the theater

    by ufoclub1977

    remember and love this film and recognize it for the truly huge event/personal exhilaration that it was. It was true magic, where being at the movie seemed like a joy that you had to return to again and again because it was so fun. It's quite a rarity! Batman didn't do it. Superman Returns aped it ineffectively. And Batman returns/Dark Knight didn't do it for me either (although they were great movies in comparison to other superhero movies!). Oh yeah, Watchmen didn't have it (while still aesthetically great). It really is a chance combination of talents and goals that makes this happen. And it is always a different set of variables every few years that will do it. Most Hollywood businessmen don't seem to understand or trust that last bit.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Ryan Reynolds: *Slaps me*

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    ufoclub1977, what theater were you in?

    by Subtitles_Off

    'Cause they didn't spray us with the same fairy dust at the theater I saw it in.<P>Huge event? Personal exhilaration? True Magic?<P>BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!<P>Oh, and...<P>Tom Welling's too fat.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Hmm, but is the Donner cut on Blu?

    by BenBraddock

    If not, will it ever be? I was just thinking of buying S - TM on Blu (it's reasonably priced) but now I don't know what to do

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Saw it at a drive-in first time

    by proevad

    Remember they played some weird animated sci-fi movie before Superman showed. To this day, no clue what it was.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by solitaire

    first, lets get this out of the way, I put a bootleg of the christmas special in, and during lifeday my dvd player threw up. lifeday is worse. Smallville came a long way, from the meteor freak of the week to an actual show about the dc cannon. amazing the original showrunners were so shit scared of costumes and such...the inclusion of those elements has made the show better than i thought possible. it has it's flaws, but i got to see hawkman, dr. fate, the legion, green arrow and many others, and they did it well and with respect. They could easily do a movie called superman: metropolis and bring the basic elements. Welling has grown, and he got the official nod of approval from Reeve himself...that is like Ghandi telling you you're a nice guy. I love Durance as lois, she just embodies that so well. I'm not saying a translation to film is the way to go, but i think it could work with certain elements from the show included. if not, give routh another chance, it wasn't his fault the last film didn't work...but for chrissakes, delete that film from continuity, or at least get that little bastard to a supercuts post haste

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Is this even still up for debate? Tom Welling is a douchebag and Smallville sucks. We don't want Supertwink or Supertween, we want SuperMAN.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    You Can See Her Ugly Kicking In Too

    by LaserPants

    Wait, that happened at birth, I guess. Btw, shouldn't Lois be, like, hot? And preferably not a crone?

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    I'd say Lois Lane's personality is more important than looks

    by Nerd Rage

    Superman Returns had a sexier Lois Lane and it was like watching paint dry.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Superman Returns had a teen Lois wearing a wig


    looked like a 10 year old girl whod raided her mommys wardrobe<p> and she was supposed to have a 5 year old kid!? LMAO<p> she *might* have been ok for a Superman Begins type origin film but she was supposed to be 5 years older than Kidders Superman II Lois

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Personality AND Looks Are Important For Lois

    by LaserPants

    Singerman Regurgitates was bad because the story was awful, boring, stupid, emo, and retrograde; it had more to do with Singer's martyr complex and sexual fantasies of a speedo wearing Reeves then in telling a good story. It was also so far up Donner's butt it was shooting out his eyeballs.<br><br> That said, I do think Kidder had the 'tude down. Know who could also do that 'tude, do it better, and be crazy hot doing it? CHRISTINA HENDRICKS from MAD MEN. That's right, just import the entire cast of Mad Men to Superman and watch a modern classic unfold.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Sit back and watch as a modern classic unfolds before our eyes... oh, but, wait, Snyder is directing? Hmmm... Man, I hope Nolan REALLY keeps that dog on a short lease.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 1:15 p.m. CST

    The problem with Superman Returns was that Superman

    by KilliK

    was not Super enough.I mean look at the Dark Knight: he beat up mafiosos,a homicidal lunatic and his gang of crazies,a half burned mad-man,a swat team,the chinese police force and a bunch of wild,outfit-chewing dogs and all that without having super powers.<br /> <p>what did Routh's Superman do? he lifted an airplane and threw an island into the space after his ass was beaten up by some gangsters and a bald guy.way to go there Supes.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    He Also Whined The Entire Time, Killik

    by LaserPants

    But I agree; a Supes movie without Supes punching stuff is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich without peanut butter, jelly, or even bread.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    "sexual fantasies of a speedo wearing Reeves"


    lol those panties were abit on the small side

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    KillK - that beat up scene by Lex's goons was so brutal...


    i thought they were gonna pull down them tiny little speedos and push supermans shit in - just like Otis in Deliverance

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Squeal like a pig Superman,squeal like a pig.

    by KilliK

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Damn Dirty Ape

    by BenBraddock

    Thanks man! Nah, I'm in Sweden but I suspect that the BD I saw here recently maybe was the Donner cut. Similar artwork to the Donner dvd anyway. Will have to make it my next Blu purchase, I'm very curious now..

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    peanut butter jelly time peanut butter jelly time


    i recall i had some Superman peanut butter as a kid... peanut butter jelly time peanut butter jelly time peanut butter jelly time with a baseball bat

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    i want some BTS pix from Superman III


    as that was the best superman film by far

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Superman 1978 made $1b when adjusted...


    its true - Superman The Movie did Dark Knight box office when you adjust to todays money. $300m worldwide in 1978 = $1billion in todays money. i knew STM was big but i had no idea it was Star Wars/Dark Knight big<p> as for the rest Superman II did $250m ww in 1981 = about $600m ww today.<p> III made about 140m ww in 1983 = 300m today (big drop from I and II, but far from the flop everyone makes out..) <p> IV = 30m overall ww in 1987 = 60m today<p> SR 391m in 06 = about 400-420m today<p>

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Bujold could've hidden the accent...Hugh Laurie anyone???

    by planetran_fan

    She was way hotter than Kidder. Kidder was always a skank.

  • Nov. 9, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Damn Dirty Ape

    by BenBraddock

    Nice guess but no, THE GRADUATE actually (Dustin Hoffman's character). Captain Britain was a Ben Braddock too?!

  • Nov. 10, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    RE: Man of Steel casting

    by Triple_J_72

    They're being pretty hush-hush about it. I did hear that Armie Hammer was actually turned down. Maybe they really are considering Welling... ??? Stay tuned. ;-)

  • Nov. 10, 2010, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Welling can do this.

    by deano velvet

    Solitaire has hit the nail on the head. Smallville has improved a 100% since miller and gough left the show, it has embraced dc continuity and has really become a SuperMAN show not a SuperTEEN show. I just think certain elements from the show can easily move to the screen without taking the smallville baggage with it. Namely Rosenbaum who is without a doubt the best Lex Luthor ever, Durrance who is the best Lois Lane ever and finally Welling, who I agree isn't the best Superman, I don't think Reeve can be beat but he is Reeve's protege. I think he really has setteled into the role now. He's played it for 10 years, people do like him, I know fanboys arn't that keen but the general public think he's ok.

  • Nov. 29, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Kidder was hot

    by chien_sale