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Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | History  -  12 June 2006 (USA)
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The history of the comic book superhero, Superman in his various media incarnations.

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Gerard Jones ...
Himself - Author and Historian
Forrest J Ackerman ...
Himself - Imagimovie Expert
Elliot S. Maggin ...
Himself - Comic Book Writer (as Elliot S! Maggin)
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Himself
Mark Waid ...
Himself - Comic Book Writer and Historian
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Himself - Musician and Comic Book Fan
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Himself - Comic Book Legend
Stephen Fishler ...
Himself - Comic Book Dealer
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Himself
Philip Hecht ...
Himself - Superman Collector
Gail Simone ...
Herself - Comic Book Writer
Paul Levitz ...
Himself - President and Publisher, DC Comics
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Herself
Gary Grossman ...
Himself - Author and Historian (as Gary H. Grossman)
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In 1938, two aspiring comic strip talents, Jerry Siegal and Joe Shuster, published a character that would create a new genre of fantasy, Superman, the first superhero. This film explores the creation of the character and his subsequent evolution over the decades through various media. With various interviews of noted creative luminaries, the film shows how the character has adapted to the times and bounced back from times when he felt irrelevant to always regain his prominence as one of the great heroes of popular culture. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Dean Cain: I think at the end of the day everyone, they really wanna go on dates with Batman, but they want to live with Superman.
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Bloopers from various Supeman productions, including a rare blooper from Marlon Brando, play during the closing credits. See more »

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Pure propaganda!
31 December 2007 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Good for the fans. Definitely good for the fans.

But too much of an Americna style of documentary to be taken serious. Looking at the release date, one can not hesitate to consider this documentary as pure 'propaganda' for the 2006 Superman release.

Footage is superb though. Comments and narratives are awfully bad, just puppets on a string.

This one is only made for hardcore fans of the genre. It could have been done better if longer footage would have been shown from every movie, particularly the older ones, as it would remind us of previous generations.

Also the comparisons with American politics (and, subsequently, gains/failures) is of no issue here, but is deliberately used to support the commercialisation of a product. Peope did like Superman because of the comics and the movies, not because of politics!!!

Only for hardcore fans.


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