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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

If it was not for Richard Donner’s Superman I would not be here typing this to all you good folks. Well, I guess it’s possible I would be, but not as likely. My mom and dad’s first date was to see this film. Would they still have fallen in love if the movie had sucked? I have no idea, but I do know they loved the film and my mom passed that love on to me as a kid.

Growing up I had a tape with both Superman and Jaws on it, so it’s no surprise these are two of my favorite movies.

As you can probably tell by the headline the dated aspect of the film doesn’t bother me at all. In fact it adds to the feel of the Universe. All films are missing ‘70s pimps that shout out “Whooo!” at random white people in tights!

So, for my birthday I figured what better movie to feature than one that directly contributed to my birth. Thanks Mr. Reeve! Thanks Mr. Donner! Thanks Mom! And thanks to Rodrigo Aguilar for sending this image along (I’m pretty sure that’s Richard Donner in silhouette).

Hope you guys enjoy!

 

 

Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic is probably rated X. It does show penetration…

-Quint
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  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Well done...

    by Mr Soze

    Great pic

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    post 0

    by Six Demon Bag

    im funny like that... now yer funny too

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:52 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that definitely Dick Donner in the forground

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    He has THE best "cool grandpa" voice I've ever heard. His commentaries are always entertaining.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    still, all movies about white people

    by Jonathhan Kana

    nobody else shows up. brilliant work here.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Quint...

    by Mr Soze

    I had a Vhs tape of Vacation and Swamp thing, watched it non stop 1 summer...

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Man! Chris Reeves must have gotten tired

    by Hipshot

    Holding his arms out like that for hours and hours at a time.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Nowadays it would be a white pimp.

    by UltraTron

    They'd have to be all politically correct and include whitey.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    *Sniff* RIP, Mr. Reeves

    by WriteForTheEdit

    You will always be Superman. Everyone else is just following in your contrail...

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Shoulda Tron Legacyed Reeves for the new movie

    by UltraTron

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Um...going down?

    by Damned if I can login

    Goin' up! UP! **UP**!!!

  • Just askin...

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:09 p.m. CST

    johnathankana

    by BetaRayBill07

    So sorry no pic's from that classic Are We There Yet. Get over it.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    could've sworn

    by edd

    it was superman 3 with the stubble. is this post eartquake/turn the earth backwards superman?

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:13 p.m. CST

    SupermanReturns does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Quint, Harry, Capone, and Massa, nice to see some retrospective love for Donner's magnificent SUPERMAN, but at the time of the limp-dicked SUPERMAN RETURNS you aicn boys had A LOT of love for that one too, A HELL of a LOT... here's a reminder of what you wrote..<p> "Superman Returns is the finest and most well-rounded film about superheroes ever made. Superman Returns isn't simply good, it's damn near perfect, and it gets better with repeated viewings."<p> "The movie is insanely good – dare I even say great. I don’t believe I am slipping into the realm of hyperbole when I say that Superman Returns is the Lord of the Rings of superhero films."<p> So, here's my simple question. Do you still stand by those reviews? Is SUPERMAN RETURNS: LOOK WHO'S STALKING the finest superhero movie of all time? Because the popular consensus seems to be that it was actually pretty fucking weak.<p> So is it time to admit aicn was more than a little bit wrong?<p> A response would be a pleasant suprise. It's never too late to make ammends for past mistakes...

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    I agree w/ edd it's Superman III

    by slder78

    The stubble and pissed off look he has says so.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    I had to kill 70s pimps for making a mistake....

    by Dick Jones

    ...in not showing up in enough flicks today. I've always loved Superman, but my heart belongs to Superman 2. (I enjoy both the original and Donner Cut.)

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY QUINT!

    by JethroBodine

    :-D

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:18 p.m. CST

    That looks like its from SMIII

    by Phategod100

    that looks like its from the evil SM

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:21 p.m. CST

    If it was S III the suit would have been darker

    by Tacom

    It still has the lighter blue of "good" Superman. Also that's not stubble but shadow on his face. I think it's probably when Supes is trying to chase down the nuclear warhead.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:22 p.m. CST

    @dick jones: Superman 2 all the fucking way

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Pts. 1 and 2 are really one giant whole, but taken as theatrical releases, no question: Two is the strongest. Fucking Zod, man. Also, cobra--kai, I don't think you'll ever get a proper response from any of these fellows, but don't take the heat off. " 'Lord of the Rings' of superhero films" MY ASS.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    wowza...

    by Grendy

    That look of determination is so great. Goosebumpy. Reeve's loss is felt here just as much as when he died a few years ago. What a great photo. I would love it Quint, if somehow, you were able to assemble (even a shutterfly) book of these Behind the Scenes photos. Some of them are simple, some are surprising, and some just make you gasp. Because, that man right there COULD fly. I saw it happen. I see it every time I watch Superman and hear Williams' iconic score that makes me get excited about the Myth of America all over again. Thanks for sharing!

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Nope that is definitely Donner and he is definitely shooting 1 or 2

    by kabookieslap

    His version of 2. If I am mistaken, that looks like when Supes chasing the missile

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I'm hoping Cavill can bring it

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    But honestly I don't think anyone can top what reeves brought. I liked Routh in the role, but he seemed resticted to playing reeve's version of superman, perhaps they would have let him bring his own thing to the role for a sequel? Tom welling has certainly made the part his own, but without the suit and cape, it's hard to compare his supes to reeves' Dean cain was a terrible superman, his clark and supes were the same guy and he never had that fire in his eyes like the other have (did dean's superman ever get angry?)

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:32 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    edit, I doubt i'll get a response either. Generally Quint and co don't have the cojones or the stamina to get involved in the tb's.<p> Pts 1 and 2 of Donner's opus are really one giant whole as you say, and as such if any films deserves to be the 'lord of the rings of superhero films' it's those two flicks.<p> The fact that either of them smacks the living crap out of the blandly mediocre SUPERMAN RETURNS for entertainment value shows that progress doesn't always equal quality!

  • for another few generations. He just so looked like Superman and so did the job that I think it is going to be another few decades before anyone comes close to actually replacing him. It kind of sucked for him, but people considered him Superman. When he died it was as if Superman died to most people. So I think it is going to be a long while before he is replaced in the publics eyes as Superman

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Probably the flying scene after Lois dies

    by Lone Fox

    As for the lack of black actors in the btspotd, most photos are sent in by talkbackers, right? So, if you've got some to share... send them in! I see a problem, I solve it.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Thanks, Quint

    by puto tenax

    And have a delicious birthday you ol salty dog. Keep the pics coming!

  • He had a different look on his face and also the smoke in the shot.

  • fuck you, lady. This pic shows, once again, why Superman's primary colors are indicative of him being a beacon of hope. Damn, for 1977, that was a sharp looking costume. My all time favorite movie. Actually, ok, it's tied with "Rocky."

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    I have to agree...

    by Fletch Gannon

    Just like George Reeve left an impression on the boomers, Chris Reeves definitely affected all those kids who saw the movie when it came out and the sequels after. The way he looked and played the part not only how great and epic the movie is really had a lasting affect on me as a kid. How he lived his life though sealed the deal far more then George Reeve ever did. Sorry the other actors since have played the part well...by Chris Reeve was really Superman.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Yep, there have been 5 actors who have played him

    by kabookieslap

    well 11 if you count Patrick Warburton, Tim Daly, Adam Baldwin, George Newburn, and Bruce Greenwood) and usually the only person mot people think of when you say Superman is Reeve.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Quint: You're younger than I thought

    by lochkray

    Depending on the amount of time between your parents' viewing of Superman and your conception, you're probably a good 10 years younger than I figured you for. Huh. Go figure.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Reeve vs Reeves

    by Composite_Beppo

    I loved Chris Reeve as Superman... and I grew up watching George Reeves as TV's Superman... It's the ultimate geek thing, but it irritates me when people write Christopher Reeves... of course, some balance it out by writing George Reeve. Christopher Reeve, not Christopher Reeves. George Reeves, not George Reeve. As Data said (just to be full-on geek), "One is my name, the other is not. End of anal rant... Happy Birthday, Quint, thanks for all the pics and for all the love to Reeve, Donner and Superman, the Movie - still one of my top ten films of all time!

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Let's see Zach Snyder top the magic in this film

    by Astronut

    The odds of that happening, sadly I fear, are next to none. This film had a charm and a magic quality that will never be repeated. It is like lightning in a bottle. Good luck!

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Where are my manners? Yes, Happy Birthday, Quint!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Also, composite_beppo, why shouldn't we go that extra step to get someone's name right? I blew it in my first post and I'll be more careful the next time.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6 p.m. CST

    Top that, Cavill. I dare you.

    by Triple_J_72

    Oh wait... you can't. ;-)

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Kabookieslap- yeah I think you're right

    by Lone Fox

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    I love Reeves as Superman. Such a huge part of my childhood.

    by Amazing Maurice

    And I love how theres none of that rubberised muscle padding shit that you always see these days. Just a cloth suit, and he STILL looks the fucking man.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I lived a ten minute walk from where this movie was made...

    by ChickenStu

    Pinewood Studios is in Iver Heath ladies and gents. And Iver Heath is where I'm from. Go back whenever I can.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    a friend of mine once said about Reeve

    by murray_hamilton

    "It's like they had a casting call for Superman and Superman actually showed up." It's true. The guy WAS (and still is) Superman. Nobody will ever come close.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST

    Liked that Reeve's Superman looked tough sometimes

    by Tacom

    Like after he busts into Luthor's lair and Lex tells Otis to get his cape. Superman just glares at him making Otis go "I don't think he wants me to Mr. Lew-tor!" I don't think the cartoons or comics Supes ever looked that badass.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    THE... GREATEST... SUPERHERO... EVER!

    by The Krypton Kid

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:44 p.m. CST

    THE... GREATEST... SUPERHERO PERFORMANCE... EVER!!

    by The Krypton Kid

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Happy Birthday Quint

    by TheJudger

    Drinks to the Legs.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Best comic book movie ever

    by kwisatzhaderach

    "And for this reason, their capacity for good, I have sent them you...my only son.." DAH DAH-DAH DAH DAH, DAH DAH DAH... Cue epic Jon Williams motif as Marlon Brando's head turns to glass, rotates and the camera zooms through the eye to reveal Superman standing for the first time in the Fortress of Solitude. FUCKING AWESOME. Top that Snyder!

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:53 p.m. CST

    John Williams, obviously...

    by kwisatzhaderach

  • He could say the "Say! Jim! Whoooo! That's a bad outfit!" line, and everyone would be laughing and clapping and cheering. It would be pure magic. Fingers crossed.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Doesn't come much better than this...

    by ChickenStu

    Gotta be said.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:02 p.m. CST

    A GREAT movie-going experience. Energy to aspire to.

    by ufoclub1977

    1978. Packed big house in the triple-plex (no huge proliferation of multi-plexes yet). The movie was just magic. Epic, and fulfilled my growing notion in the 70's that the movies just did everything so much more better design-wise, soundtrack-wise, special effects -wise and music-wise than television or the old movies that showed on TV. Verisimilitude was the push that supercharged CE3K, Jaws, Exorcist, Star Wars, Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and this incredible superhero film. It worked on so many levels, so many degrees of culture pointing both forwards and nodding backwards. The contemporary crowning achievement of this genre "Dark Knight" is really flat in comparison as far as being winding and gathering story on many different levels including romance. Going home that night, parts of the score were imprinted in my 4th grade mind even after only one viewing, and I wanted the next day to come quickly so I could get my folks to take me to see it again. At school, I would tell the entire story verbally to other kids who hadn't seen it. It usually took two lunch breaks to cover. http://www.vimeo.com/17972722

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow: Quint's dad giving his mom the high hard one!!

    by ATARI

    While watching Excalibur.<br> <br> At least that was the first movie I and my now current wife fucked to.<br> <br>

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Cobra

    by Quint

    I just looked up my review and it's mixed-positive. None of those quotes are mine, so I can't speak for Harry or Capone. I don't feel the stalker Superman angle. I see how it could be interpreted that way, but to me it played to Superman's regret. I didn't see it as creepy, but sad. I still like Superman Returns, but it's a flawed movie.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Doesn't really need to be said, but

    by Transhuman

    that's a great pic.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Donner was the the best, bar none.

    by Dark Doom

    The director's cuts of Superman I, II are simply amazing. The FX shots have been cleaned up and Donner's love for the source material show through in every shot. When I originally saw the films I thought they were good, however Donner's cuts are on a par with Nolan's Batman and any effort put forth by Marvel properties. Beg, borrow or steal the Donner cuts now!!

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    What director's cut of Superman? The blu-ray cut is not good!

    by ufoclub1977

    Also I don't get the love for Donner's released cut of Superman II. Still not a great film, it would have needed a lot of work and re-shoots anyway. I think as a story outline the released version is better. But it sure is a bit too silly! And they made Houston look like the old west, a small town in the middle of tumbleweeds! LOL.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Tomorrow's pic will be from Dune, obviously...

    by Karl Hungus

    "The slow blade penetrates the shield..." As for this super-pic, it's clearly Dick Donner (or Kathy Bates) in the foreground. And although, yes, it's most likely from Donner's stint on Superman II, it could also be from a variety of Supes-Be-Pissed shots in the first film. I wish WB would spring for a better version of Superman II that uses the best of both Donner and Lester. The current Donner Cut of Superman II is an interesting curiosity but is very poorly cobbled together.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Superman/Superman II

    by Frijole

    The Donner cut of Superman II is not better. It would not have even been better had the neccessary scenes been reshot instead of using rehearsal footage and shit. It was a total cash grab and an attempt to make the Singer "continuity" make sense. That is not to say that Donner could not have made a better Superman II had he been allowed to complete it AT THE TIME, but still... As for Superman- It ISa perfect movie, nearly every choice golden, until the arrival of fucking Otis and then the whole thing falls apart. The Luthor of Superman (and his nitwit cronies) was NOT a viable villain for the Man of Steel.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 8:15 p.m. CST

    NO DOUBT, SNYDER WILL MAKE A GREAT MOVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    But yea, nothing will ever touch S:TM. Perfection.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Quint--yet again you show class

    by Six Demon Bag

    Kudos! I'm gonna need another big trouble in little china pic pronto and don't tell me it's in the mail!

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 9:05 p.m. CST

    You diseased maniac.

    by Aaron

    Damn, that picture stopped me dead in my tracks, the weight and gravitas in his face. I don't care if it's just lighting or stubble or fucking greasepaint, that dude had It. He was Superman. Somebody around here once said, and I paraphrase, that the scene where he pushes the door down into Lex's hideout--"He's definitely coming, Mista Loothor!"--and then he just stands there--he just looked like a guy you did not fuck with. Nobody has had that look as far as Superman goes.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaand...

    by Aaron

    tacom just mentioned it above. I am dumb.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Why would would anyone take back theyre Superman Returns love?

    by MST3KPIMP

    It's a fantastic movie that is brilliatly crafted. Unlike 99% of superhero movies it gets 'better' with each viewing. Try watching those beloved Spider-man movies sometime... yikes... SR will stand the test of time.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    mst3kpimp Is A Retard!

    by DeadBeat_Dads_Are_Super_Man

    Way to "out" yourself, dingleberry! "SR will stand the test of time".... Except anyone with TASTE has already flushed that turd from their memories. Does the helmet get in the way when you are coloring with your crayons?

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST

    Happy birthday dude

    by RichardLuzT

    Also Watching Superman as a kid gave me a moral compass. I'm grateful. Maybe it's not the only thing that made me have one but it's the most significative.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    I hate Superman The Movie

    by Yaroh_Meringue

    Because it never ONCE has a pissed off Superman with glowing heat vision eyes threatening to kill someone. I like "bad ass" super-heroes. Here's hoping "Iron Snyder" finally provides us "geeks" with a real, "HARD R" Superman movie.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Great pic. Reeve won't be topped as Superman.

    by unicorndick

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Probably is when he is circling the earth

    by seabiscuits

    to save Lois.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Superman 2 edges out SM1 for me

    by Adelai Niska

    The first movie always bothers me when Lex Luthor, criminal mastermind, sends a bomb at miss tesmacher's mom's house, then leaves miss tesmacher alone with the only person on earth who could stop it.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST

    lois & clark sucked!!!

    by JaredP

    that was not superman that was a nutless wonder pretending to be superman

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 11:31 p.m. CST

    FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS, SEÑOR QUÍNT

    by Tigger Tales

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE BEHIND THE SCENES PICS OF THE DAY. I AM REALLY BLESSED TO HAVE THIS COLUMN IN MY LIFE. No really, thank you.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    I want REEVE to knock DONNER'S CUP out of his hands

    by Tigger Tales

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Superman

    by dukeroberts

    I fricking love this movie. I showed it to my nephew when he was 17 ( I never got around to it when he was younger). Kids are more cynical these days. He said it was okay. He felt it too earnest and thought the first half was slow and boring. Sigh. Kids today. As much as I love Superman and Superman 2, I also love the Fleischer cartoons and George Reeves TV show from the 50's. Each time I watch one of the TV episodes I think George Reeves was the definitive Supes. Each time I watch the Fleischer cartoons I think they are the definitive Supes. Each time I watch Superman or Superman 2, I think Christopher Reeve is the definitive Supes. I think they can all be appreciated equally, because they were all products of their time. However, I detest Smallville and Superman Returns and Lois and Clark was crap. The times have not changed for the better as far as Superman goes, but the character endures, and will hopefully be handled properly next year. I want to be able to watch the next Superman movie and say that Henry Cavill is the definitive Superman too. Oh! And don't be dissing my beloved Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2. I will always love them. Spider-Man 2 is still a stunning film and Spider-Man has serious emotional resonance and great fun moments.

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Happy Birthday Quint!

    by room23storeblogspotcom

    Thank you for all of the awesome Behind the Scenes pictures. I really enjoy them!

  • Feb. 15, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    The Ultimate

    by Ricky Retardo

    Superman. God help Reeves. He was cursed.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Damn, Quint, I'm old enough to be your father!

    by BenBraddock

    I saw SUPERMAN - THE MOVIE at the cinema on its first release! Happy Birthday anyway - nice pic!

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Supermans

    by tomandshell

    Cains and Wellings were OK for the small screen--when it comes to movies, I liked Rouths and I hope that Cavills does well, but Reeves will always be Superman to me.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 1:30 a.m. CST

    The man's name is Reeve. Not Reeves.

    by wampa_one

    Imbeciles.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 2:20 a.m. CST

    How to rectify the BTSPOTD racial inequity...

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    post 2 pictures from the island scenes in King Kong. It would take five weeks of white-only pics to just break even again.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 2:22 a.m. CST

    The first time I saw Superman: The Movie

    by Creative1

    I believed a man could fly.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Quint does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Quint, thanks for the response. In truth, it wasn't you but your fellows Capone and Massa who hyperbolically declared the 'flawed' (as you and I agree) SUPERMAN RETURNS as the finest superhero film of all time.<p> It was perhaps the darkest day for aicn's crediblity, as legions of geeks, spurred on by those reviews, rushing to buy their tickets. Like lemmings to the cliff. Like pigs to the slaughter.<p> Oh, that dark day will be avenged. Capone and Massa, a storm is coming....

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST

    rkdn

    by Quint

    I actually do have a crazy politically incorrect shot from Kong, actually. You might see that in the near future.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 3:57 a.m. CST

    seabiscuits Nope that is not a turning back time shot

    by kabookieslap

    That was done with front projection and no smoke. It am sure that is him chasing the rocket.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 4:13 a.m. CST

    Reason why I know is I talked to Zorian Perisic back in 1992

    by kabookieslap

    When he was working on Cliffhanger. I called his company and he answered the phone from the set. I heard a foreign voice and I asked him if he was Zorian Perisic, and he said "yeah" I told him I was doing a front screen shot, and was expecting to get his secretary or someone else to leave a message about something I was having a problem with. He told me to ask away as the crew were taking a while to set up the shot they were working on. He spent a good amount of time telling me how they did many shots that related to things I was doing on Superman, and what they ran into as far as problems. So surprised he spent that much time with me on the phone. I told him it was an honor and thanked him for his advice, and he wished me good luck.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 4:46 a.m. CST

    writefortheedit

    by Composite_Beppo

    You're cool, my friend.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 4:47 a.m. CST

    tomandshell

    by Composite_Beppo

    I may be a geek about getting Reeve's name right, but your post made me laugh - thanks.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Nice!

    by JD Lee

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 8:45 a.m. CST

    All chidren should grow up with a lttile Superman in their lives.

    by Jungle Fish

    I know I did. There are photos of me in tiny onesies, with elaborate images of Superman scrawled all over them. Superman and Batman. Those were my earliest obsessions.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST

    "Superman and Batman. Those were my earliest obsessions."

    by Astronut

    Mine too, dude.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Reeves was a statue of a man. He looks ready

    by UltraTron

    to be bronzed. This new guy needs to be Fleisher superman. Fleisher superman was a little badass circus gymnast size. Kinda compact strongman type. I can see him looking great. The movie needs to be involving and just sweep you up in an involving movie that happens to feature superman. I want to be yanked along on a ride like when Kevin Anderson takes that cellphone out of the envelope

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Reeve? Coulda fooled me. Everyone calls em Reeves. It's

    by UltraTron

    just the way it's been since I can remember

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 11:09 a.m. CST

    IT'S REEVE!!! CHRISTOPHER REEVE!!!

    by Astronut

    Not "Reeves"! For gods sake how many times does it have to be said??!

  • will be sorely missed in the new version. I hope the new version is better than Returns but there's no way a better theme or score will ever be written than Williams' classic.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Christopher Reeve was a God among men.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Talk about being born to play a role... he WAS Superman. Anyone else has just played at it. This upcoming Nolan version will be a huge stinker.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 12:10 p.m. CST

    LOL! Yeah that line always made me laugh..

    by steverogers5

    ..As politically incorrect as it may be.. And yeah, as much as anyone can argue the quality of the films..John Williams score, and Chritopher Reeve's performance were just movie magic together and really brought Superman to life in a way I've never seen with any comic book character, before or since.. As for Superman Returns, Routh wasn't a bad Superman. But I felt his Clark Kent was woefully underwritten. (Though that's certainly not his fault..) Shame he'll never get a chance to be part of a better sequel..

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 12:21 p.m. CST

    George Reeves. Christopher Reeve. Both played Supes.

    by Snake Foreskin

    Hope that helps.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 12:24 p.m. CST

    nasty in the pasty, i agree with you about Donenr's audio comentaries.

    by AsimovLives

    He is also responsible for one of the funniest moments in an audio comentary i ever seen in a DVD. It was his comentary for THE OMEN, and when his name shows up as director, he applauds vigourly. I fell to the floor laughing. The mna must have a wicked sense of humour. Too bad he lost his mojo as a filmmaker, but the dude is a great recounter and quite a character.

  • Theggekoids love to have camp in their movies. Thankfull Reeves though otherwise, and this why, after 30 years, we still love Reeves as Superman. Reeves reminds me that regardles sof what sotry you are telling, regardless of genre, actros and filmmakers should take their jobs seriously. Evne if they are making a goofy comedy like THE BIG LEBOWSKI. No matter, it's professionalism that counts in the end. Reeves was a professional. Respect.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 2:32 p.m. CST

    I saw it when I was 4 yrs old on opening night.

    by invincible88

    Still my favorite movie of all time. When it used to come on TV once a year it was like my christmas. My mom would bake me S shaped cookies for the occasion. God I'm old.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 2:41 p.m. CST

    SUPERMAN WAS GREAT. Thank you Mr. Donner

    by Mennen

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 9 p.m. CST

    Fabulous Pic of the Day

    by bravogolfhotel

    I keep coming back to SUPERMAN, largely for Reeve's performance. His Superman is so gentle and earnest in a self-conscious way, like he feels he has to constantly compensate for how different he is, and it's so endearing.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 11:47 p.m. CST

    I never called him Reeves.

    by catlettuce4

    Reminds me of certain people who claim to love "Lance Hendrickson" Etc... Why is it so hard to get someone's name right? It shouldn't be, especially once you are told what it actually is.

  • Feb. 16, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Going Camp

    by catlettuce4

    No, Reeve did not go camp with his portrayal, and he was rock solid in the role, making you believe in the character. Too bad Hackman took it as an opportunity to ham it up and be ridiculous. Part of why Superman was so good is because we are LUCKY... they honestly didn't even know what tone they wanted while making the thing. A lot of uncertainty there.

  • Feb. 17, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Superman II, sequels, etc.

    by catlettuce4

    Guys, don't kill me, but I don't think it's that good of a movie. And I think Superman The Movie goes downhill in the second half as well. They are both poorly paced and have a number of flaws. I realize they were both supposed to be one movie, originally, and that there were problems behind the scenes, etc. I like them both, and grew up with them. Reeve will always be the "real" Superman in live action films as far as I'm concerned. But the movies are not really "awesome" like is often said. Enjoyable but not truly great. They have more charm and sense of wonder about them than any Superman movie ever will, most likely, don't get me wrong. And I really do love the opening of the original, the Krypton stuff and especially the early years of Clark's life... perfect! Up until Otis appears at least. Most stuff with the villains is just a bit on the lame side. And when we get to the second, Zod and the gang are fun to watch, but the movie is goofy, and I find the central premise of Superman giving up his powers at the exact moment Kryptonian villains try to take over the earth to be too silly, and they spend too much time with it. Again, I know there were behind the scenes problems... Reeve is perfect in both roles Clark Kent and Superman though. The score, brilliant, one of my top favorites ever along with Raiders and Conan. They took Superman more seriously than superheroes had been taken up to that point, I realize. It's a very mixed bag is what I'm getting at, I guess. I'd also really like to see the modern attempts stop trying to remake the original films and base themselves on the comic book version. Is this going to be a Wizard of Oz situation where the popular film version will be the standard forever, and the source material will never be really delved into again?

  • Feb. 17, 2011, 3:36 a.m. CST

    I just love the fact that the first Person to see Superman

    by kabookieslap

    is a pimp at his car with his Ho's. I mean Superman was a kids movie, and he got away with making the First person to see him a pimp. Another reason why Donner and Mankiewicz ruled.

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