Directed the live-action sequences for a pilot for a proposed live action/animated series to be called "Philbert".
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Dick Donner | R.D. Donner | Richard D. Donner
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[Acknowledging Geoffrey Unsworth
for developing the photography process that made the flying scenes in Superman
(1978) possible] If it hadn't been for Geoffrey Unsworth, we wouldn't have had a movie.
Originally, Donner directed Superman
(1978) and Superman II
(1980) back to back, then cut back on filming the sequel to focus on finishing the first one for a Christmas release. A clash with producers Alexander Salkind
and Ilya Salkind
over the material led to Donner being fired before he could finish filming the second one and he was replaced with Richard Lester
. Donner later estimated that he ...
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