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 Posted:   Oct 17, 2018 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Cavill would make a good 007. Not so much Supe.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2018 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Superman: The Movie TV spot for the film's airing on HBO:



That 4 o'clock airing must have not been its premiere. wink


Did "Superman: The Movie" debut on HBO in 1980? That sounds about right, seeing as the film premiered in theaters in December 1978.

Too bad there isn't a website denoting when such-and-such a film first aired on HBO; wish I'd kept all those little HBO digests my family used to get each month from 1978-85 or thereabouts.

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2018 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Superman: The Movie TV spot for the film's airing on HBO:

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Too bad there isn't a website denoting when such-and-such a film first aired on HBO; wish I'd kept all those little HBO digests my family used to get each month from 1978-85 or thereabouts.


I bet Dimooch still has them!

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2018 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Reeve's Clark Kent is comic genius.
What other actor has even come close to portraying the dual personality of the character?
Nuff said.
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Which is exactly the reason why i respect Henry Cavill so much as an actor given that he was wise enough not to imitate Reeve in any way and instead provided a different portrayal.

We can have different interpretations of comic book characters.


All one needs do is look at the piss-poor emulation poor Brandon Routh was directed to give in Superman Returns. It's pitiful.

Cavill's Kent is his own. And for the record, Kent's not always been a bumbling oaf in the comics, either. It's just that most people who stand by the 1978 film iteration love to pontificate as if it were so. It's like imagining Lex Luthor's always been a snarky real estate mogul. wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2018 - 5:12 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

The Smallville battle is the best Superman action scene ever filmed.

One word: Faora.


She's especially nasty in the DC Phantom Zone miniseries by Steve Gerber and Gene Colan, a (near) masterpiece that is largely forgotten by comic book fans, and almost certainly never read or heard of by the FSM Collective.


I was hoping MoS2 could feature her "return" from the Phantom Zone. She was something. Antje Traue's perfect, like every other actor Snyder brought onboard.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2018 - 5:52 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Cavill's Kent is his own. And for the record, Kent's not always been a bumbling oaf in the comics, either. It's just that most people who stand by the 1978 film iteration love to pontificate as if it were so. It's like imagining Lex Luthor's always been a snarky real estate mogul. wink

From the little we get to see, I liked Cavill's take on Clark Kent. He has a decent, "everyman" quality about him, just as Kevin Costner, who played Jonathan Kent. I was less enamored with the script Costner had to go by, but his performance was really good.

Clark Kent can be either George Reeves' competent reporter, Christopher Reeve's klutzy, awkward Peter Parker-esque take, or anything in between. The Kent in the Bronze Age of Comics was imo mostly a balancing act between Reeves and Reeve.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2018 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)



DC Treasury, 1979.


Well, getting back to this, my new-old copy from eBay arrived yesterday. And I can't imagine why I would ever have gotten rid of this. It's the size of the old Life magazine, and it is just chock-full of photographs, old comics panels, drawings, and plenty of text. Even a little blurb on John Williams and a poignant one it turns out on John Barry, the production designer who died not long after. Some of the photography is a bit fuzzy and the color is vintage 1978 but it is a treat!

I would say that if you're a fan of the 78 movie, like to collect old memorabilia like this, and can find it for $10-$20, it's worth it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2018 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I just happened to have this issue of Famous Monsters sitting on a shelf and been reading it! Nice little article with Valerie Perrine too!

https://i.etsystatic.com/9585219/r/il/daa72a/723582387/il_570xN.723582387_8n1j.jpg

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2018 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

That looks fun, Solium. I have the Star Wars Famous Monsters mag, maybe also one for Close Encounters. Another one for the wish list.

 
 Posted:   Oct 18, 2018 - 12:22 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

SUPERMAN RETURNS



Did they really make that piece o'shite?!!!!!

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2018 - 7:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I seem to remember there being Superman: The Movie action figures, but IIRC they were not compatible with either the Mego superheroes, or Kenner's Star W_rs figures. Only Jor-El looks like his cinematic incarnation.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2018 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That looks fun, Solium. I have the Star Wars Famous Monsters mag, maybe also one for Close Encounters. Another one for the wish list.

I just happened to walk by the magazine section in the grocery store and there's an 80th anniversary Superman magazine out. Didn't have time to flip through the pages though.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2018 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I just happened to walk by the magazine section in the grocery store and there's an 80th anniversary Superman magazine out. Didn't have time to flip through the pages though.

Thanks for mentioning this! I'm grocery shopping tomorrow, so I'll have a look.

Did you want me to get you some Drake's Devil Dogs? wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2018 - 10:38 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I just happened to walk by the magazine section in the grocery store and there's an 80th anniversary Superman magazine out. Didn't have time to flip through the pages though.

Thanks for mentioning this! I'm grocery shopping tomorrow, so I'll have a look.

Did you want me to get you some Drake's Devil Dogs? wink


I love the Drake.

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2018 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Went grocery shopping this morning, but they didn't have any Superman 80th anniversary magazines.

Was it Empire Magazine that published the 80th anniversary magazine?

https://www.supermanhomepage.com/empire-magazine-celebrates-80-years-of-superman/

For the few of us who like the comics, there's "Action Conics: 80 Years of Superman Deluxe Edition." It includes stories from all eras of the "Action Ace."

https://www.amazon.com/Action-Comics-Years-Superman-Deluxe/dp/1401278876/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1540141911&sr=8-2&keywords=superman+80th+anniversary

I didn't get the Devil Dogs. I pretty much steer clear of junk food these days. smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 21, 2018 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Went grocery shopping this morning, but they didn't have any Superman 80th anniversary magazines.

Was it Empire Magazine that published the 80th anniversary magazine?

https://www.supermanhomepage.com/empire-magazine-celebrates-80-years-of-superman/


That doesn't look like the cover. Next time I stroll into the grocery store I'll take a pic.

 
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