Superman Returns

This is the full, original screenplay to the new movie, along with storyboards and exclusive input from the screenwriters and director.

Author: Bryan Singer

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781845763329

Category: Performing Arts

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The Man of Steel returns to Earth after a mysterious absence of several years, only to find that Lois Lane has moved on with her life, and old enemy Lex Luthor is plotting to render Superman powerless once and for all!

Adapting Superman

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Returns: The Complete Shooting Script lacks the relief on the wall, but there is no
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Author: John Darowski

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476642397

Category: Literary Criticism

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Almost immediately after his first appearance in comic books in June 1938, Superman began to be adapted to other media. The subsequent decades have brought even more adaptations of the Man of Steel, his friends, family, and enemies in film, television, comic strip, radio, novels, video games, and even a musical. The rapid adaptation of the Man of Steel occurred before the character and storyworld were fully developed on the comic book page, allowing the adaptations an unprecedented level of freedom and adaptability. The essays in this collection provide specific insight into the practice of adapting Superman from comic books to other media and cultural contexts through a variety of methods, including social, economic, and political contexts. Authors touch on subjects such as the different international receptions to the characters, the evolution of both Clark Kent's character and Superman's powers, the importance of the radio, how the adaptations interact with issues such as racism and Cold War paranoia, and the role of fan fiction in the franchise. By applying a wide range of critical approaches to adaption and Superman, this collection offers new insights into our popular entertainment and our cultural history.

Super Boys

The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster--the Creators of
Superman Brad Ricca. 52. Ibid. ... Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, Superman
Returns: The Complete Shooting Script (London: Titan, 2006), scene 324. At the
end ...

Author: Brad Ricca

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250031672

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

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In time for the 75th anniversary of the Man of Steel, comes the first comprehensive literary biography of Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel, creators of the DC Comics superhero Superman and the inspiration for Michael Chabon's Kavalier and Clay Drawing on ten years of research in the trenches of Cleveland libraries, boarded-up high schools, and secret, private collections, and a love of comic books, Brad Ricca's Super Boys is the first ever full biography about Superman's creators. Among scores of new discoveries, the book reveals the first stories and pictures ever published by the two, where the first Superman story really came from, the real inspiration for Lois Lane, the template for Superman's costume, and much, much more. Super Boys also tracks the boys' unknown, often mysterious lives after they left Superman, including Siegel's secret work during World War II and never-before-seen work from Shuster. Super Boys explains, finally, what exactly happened with the infamous check for $130 that pulled Superman away from his creators—and gave control of the character to the publisher. Ricca also uncovers the true nature of Jerry's father's death, a crime that has always remained a mystery. Super Boys is the story of a long friendship between boys who grew to be men and the standard that would be impossible for both of them to live up to.

Superman

Superman vs. Hollywood: How Fiendish Producers, Devious Directors, and
Warring Writers Grounded an American Icon. Chicago: Chicago Review Press,
2008 ... Superman Returns: The Complete Shooting Script. London: Titan Books,
2006.

Author: Larry Tye

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1588369188

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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The first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made him the icon he is today, from the New York Times bestselling author of Satchel and Bobby Kennedy “A story as American as Superman himself.”—The Washington Post Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to Earth as an infant, raised by humble Kansas farmers, and rechristened Clark Kent. Known to law-abiders and evildoers alike as Superman, he was destined to become the invincible champion of all that is good and just—and a star in every medium from comic books and comic strips to radio, TV, and film. But behind the high-flying legend lies a true-to-life saga every bit as compelling, one that begins not in the far reaches of outer space but in the middle of America’s heartland. During the depths of the Great Depression, Jerry Siegel was a shy, awkward teenager in Cleveland. Raised on adventure tales and robbed of his father at a young age, Jerry dreamed of a hero for a boy and a world that desperately needed one. Together with neighborhood chum and kindred spirit Joe Shuster, young Siegel conjured a human-sized god who was everything his creators yearned to be: handsome, stalwart, and brave, able to protect the innocent, punish the wicked, save the day, and win the girl. It was on Superman’s muscle-bound back that the comic book and the very idea of the superhero took flight. Tye chronicles the adventures of the men and women who kept Siegel and Shuster’s “Man of Tomorrow” aloft and vitally alive through seven decades and counting. Here are the savvy publishers and visionary writers and artists of comics’ Golden Age who ushered the red-and-blue-clad titan through changing eras and evolving incarnations; and the actors—including George Reeves and Christopher Reeve—who brought the Man of Steel to life on screen, only to succumb themselves to all-too-human tragedy in the mortal world. Here too is the poignant and compelling history of Siegel and Shuster’s lifelong struggle for the recognition and rewards rightly due to the architects of a genuine cultural phenomenon. From two-fisted crimebuster to über-patriot, social crusader to spiritual savior, Superman—perhaps like no other mythical character before or since—has evolved in a way that offers a Rorschach test of his times and our aspirations. In this deftly realized appreciation, Larry Tye reveals a portrait of America over seventy years through the lens of that otherworldly hero who continues to embody our best selves.

Film Review

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DC Comics Encyclopedia

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Superman Returns

Dougherty likens the script to a candy bar , describing such " It's a plane ! ... film
was hatched , Singer , Dougherty , and Harris wrote a detailed story treatment in
a harried two week window , which became the blueprint for the full screenplay .

Author: Editors of DC Comics

Publisher: Liberty Street

ISBN: 9781933405346

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

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An official guide to the new Superman film includes still shots from the movie, excerpts from the screenplay, and short essays that examine the movie's storyline and reveal the filmmaking magic.

Superman on Film Television Radio and Broadway

The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve.

Author: Bruce Scivally

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786431660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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First introduced in a 1938 comic book, Superman has since become an iconic character in American entertainment. This complete history covers Superman's appearances in film and television, from the 1941 introduction of the first Superman cartoon to the 2006 live-action film Superman Returns. The book includes several rarely seen photographs of the actors who have brought Superman to life for over seven decades, including Clayton "Bud" Collyer, Kirk Alyn, George Reeves and Christopher Reeve. Multiple appendices provide a complete listing of Superman-related books and websites, along with a comprehensive list of the cast and characters featured in Superman films, television shows, and radio programs since 1941.

Superman Vs Hollywood

Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend--and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved.

Author: Jake Rossen

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569765014

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend--and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved. These newly uncovered stories about the odyssey of bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen include the challenge of making Superman appear to fly, and the many casting processes, which at various points had Superman being played by the likes of Bruce Jenner, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Neil Diamond, Nicolas Cage, Justin Timberlake, Keanu Reeves, and even Muhammad Ali. Based on extensive interviews with producers, screenwriters, cast members, and crew, this expose spills the beans on all the various TV shows, from the classic The Adventures of Superman to the current hit Smallville; the various animated efforts on both the large and small screens; and the movies--from 1979's smash hit Superman: The Movie to 2006's wildly expensive Superman Returns .Also included are the stories about the Superman movies that never made it to the screen, helmed by maverick directors Kevin Smith and Tim Burton, and featuring expenditures on scripts and sets that are even more eye-popping than the films' special effects.

The Publishers Weekly

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The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells

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Superman Films

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230640570

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 61. Chapters: Superman, Superman in film, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman Returns, Superman music, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Superman III, Supergirl, Hollywoodland, Grayson, Superman and the Mole Men, Atom Man vs. Superman, Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, Superman Classic, World's Finest, Stamp Day for Superman, The Adventures of Seinfeld & Superman. Excerpt: Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie) is a 1978 superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Richard Donner directed the film, which stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, as well as Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure, Valerie Perrine and Ned Beatty. The film depicts the origin of Superman, from infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and growing up in Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered attitude in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor. The film was conceived in 1973 by Ilya Salkind. Several directors, most notably Guy Hamilton, and screenwriters (Mario Puzo, David and Leslie Newman and Robert Benton) were associated with the project before Donner was hired to direct. Donner brought Tom Mankiewicz to rewrite the script, feeling it was too campy. Mankiewicz was credited as creative consultant. It was decided to film both Superman and Superman II simultaneously. Principal photography started in March 1977 and ended in October 1978. Tensions rose between Donner and the producers, and a decision was made to stop filming Superman II and finish the first film. Donner had already shot 75% of the planned sequel, eventually giving birth to Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut. Superman was released with critical acclaim and financial...

Newsweek

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Writing Producing and Directing Movies

Describes how a movie is made, from how the screenplay is written, through casting and filming, and finally to post-production efforts such as editing.

Author: Geoffrey M. Horn

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 0836868412

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes how a movie is made, from how the screenplay is written, through casting and filming, and finally to post-production efforts such as editing.

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EventDV

Bryan Singer , acclaimed director of The Usual Suspects , the first two X - Men
movies , and Superman Returns , was once a wedding videographer . ) But I'm ...
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preparation . ... I find that these are all the roles I'll need to fill to have a successful
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Ultimate DVD

From that point on , you could Director Richard Donner Year 1980 probably have
written the script • Screen Ratio 2.40 : 10 ... Watch Superman Il side by side with
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International Motion Picture Almanac

Author: Quigley Publishing

Publisher: Quigley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780900610820

Category: Performing Arts

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Video Watchdog

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The Hollywood Reporter

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