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making of Superman, the movie.

David Michael Petrou

making of Superman, the movie.

by David Michael Petrou

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Published by W.H. Allen in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Originally published: New York: Warner Books, 1978.

SeriesA Universal book
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17380477M
ISBN 100352304529

Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder filming the balcony scenes for Superman The Movie (left) and Superman II (right). Later in the week, Gary Kurtz, the young producer of "Star Wars," paid a visit to the set, talking with many of the crew members who had worked on his box-office bonanza. Parents need to know that when you're talking superhero sagas, Superman: The Movie is how it's done. Many characters are in peril before the hero saves the day, including a school bus full of kids teetering off the Golden Gate Bridge, two coasts threatened by a missile launch, and reporter/love interest Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), who gets in plenty of tight spots.

Making use of Ned's natural sense of humor, Dick Donner added an extra establishing shot of Otis being tailed into Grand Central by the two detectives, stopping at a blind's man concession and stealing a bagel (Donner had the actor eating in nearly every shot), at which point the .   The Salkinds had acquired the movie rights to Superman back in from DC Comics, which was in turn owned by Warner Communications. including massive difficulties in making Superman’s cape.

Man of Steel | From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill.   Christopher Reeve as the Man of Steel in a big-budget epic with Oscar-winning effects. Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, 94%(68).


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Making of Superman, the movie by David Michael Petrou Download PDF EPUB FB2

The fascinating story of the making of one of the first big special effects movies after Star Wars. Petrou covers everything from the beginning of the concept by Ilya Salkind and Mario Puzo's first screenplay all the way through the tumultuous battle between the cost-cutting producers and Director The movie.

book Donner, who was trying to make the movie have a true epic feel/5(5). The Making Of Superman The Movie took four years, people, eleven separate film units, three studios, filming on three continents and in eight countries and over a million feet of film.

Now you can read the whole story of the spectacular and complex undertaking in this first-hand report by a writer who was there (from the back cover of the /5.

If you ever see the Abba video Happy New Year, Agnetha unpacks a copy of this books, its seen being read on the plane enroute to Australia in the Making of Superman Returns and recently I noticed its author being used as a stand in for baby Kal-El in the Making of Superman The Movie feature on the Ultimate Superman Boxed set just as he /5(5).

The fascinating story of the making of one of the first big special effects movies after Star Wars. Petrou covers everything from the beginning of making of Superman concept by Ilya Salkind and Mario Puzo's first screenplay all the way through the tumultuous battle between the cost-cutting producers and Director Richard Donner, who was trying to make the movie have a true epic feel/5(3).

out of 5 stars If you like Superman and movie making, grab it. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 June Back in the 70s there existed over sized comic books.

Most were reprints with some extra 'behind the scenes' stuff thrown in. A full team roster, some trivia, etc. Both "Superman" and "Superman II" had promo books that were over sized/5(5). Directed by Iain Johnstone. With Ernie Anderson, Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman.

Ernie Anderson narrates this look at the making of Richard Donner's blockbuster film. Behind-the-scenes footage, as well as scenes from the film, reveal just how audiences were able to "believe a man can fly".

This program features interviews with key cast and crew/10(2). ”The Rise of Superman is an electrifying book about a potent state of mind.

If you aren’t inspired to brainhack your way up to the next level, start again at page one.”- David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author of s: Superman (informally titled Superman: The Movie in some listings and reference sources) is a superhero film directed by Richard Donner.

It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine, and Ned.

The fictional character Superman, an American comic book superhero in DC Comics publications, has appeared in various films almost since his inception. He debuted in cinemas in a series of animated shorts beginning inand then starred in two movie serials in and An independent studio, Lippert Pictures, released the first Superman feature film, Superman and the Mole Men.

New York: Warner Books, Edition/Format: Print book: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. Subjects: Superman films -- History and criticism. Superman films. More like this: Similar Items. Directed by Richard Donner.

With Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando. An alien orphan is sent from his dying planet to Earth, where he grows up to become his adoptive home's first and greatest superhero.

Retrospective by David M. Petrou FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15th, SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE OPENS NATIONALLY As the Assistant Producer, Literary Development and author of The Making of Superman—the Movie, it’s difficult to believe that cold Friday night in December in my native suburban Washington, D.C.

was thirty-five years ago. Just six nights earlier, I had gathered in the. In Richard Donner, directed the first movie based on the most popular comic book character, Superman. Since then, there have been numerous movies about the man from the planet Krypton, as well as a couple of TV shows.

But it was that movie from starring Christopher Reeve as Superman and Marlon brand as his father Jor-El. Brando made. THE MAKING OF SUPERMAN THE MOVIEARE THERE WARNER BOOKS YOU WANT BUT CANNOT FIND IN YOUR LOCAL STORES. You can get any Warner Books title in print.

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New. The Making of Superman-The Movie paperback book is the definitive insight to the filming of Richard Donner’s Superman-The Movie and Superman II (commonly known now as Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut), and author David Michael Petrou is the man behind the stories.

I fondly remember buying David’s book the day after I saw Superman-The Movie on the big. The making of Superman The Movie took four years, people, eleven separate film units, three studios, filming on three continents.

and in eight countries and over a million feet of film. Now, you can read the whole story of the spectacular and complex. undertaking in this first hand report by a writer who was there. Learn how they cast the. “Verisimilitude!” Updated 25 October Featuring rare and unreleased behind-the-scenes photos from the Richard Donner Years of Superman (): Superman-The Movie and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.

Photos are in random order, with newer. There were no novelizations or (ironically) comic book adaptations released for either Superman () or Superman II (). This was because Mario Puzo, who wrote the original script (which became the basis of the first two Superman films), had stipulated in his contract that the story could not be adapted in.

Directed by Iain Johnstone. With Ernie Anderson, Terence Stamp, Gene Hackman, Jack O'Halloran. Documentary about the making of the sequel to Superman.

Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie) is a superhero film directed by Richard Donner and written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton from a story by Puzo based on the DC Comics character of the same is the first installment in the Superman film international co-production between the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Panama and the.

Last Updated: J There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is the superhero movie. Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book. Exclusive interview with Christopher Reeve in during the filming of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace featuring behind the scenes clips of scenes ultimat.With Superman standing there moon-eyed over Lois, the bus crashes into the bay, the train falls into the crevasse, the dam bursts and the town is submerged by the flood.

But, that did not happen in the movie. After saving Lois, and making sure that she and Jimmy are safe, Superman .