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

Not Rated | | Documentary, History | TV Special 12 June 2006
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The history of the comic book superhero, Superman in his various media incarnations.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Spacey ... Narrator (voice)
Gerard Jones Gerard Jones ... Himself - Author and Historian
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself - Imagimovie Expert
Elliot S. Maggin Elliot S. Maggin ... Himself - Comic Book Writer (as Elliot S! Maggin)
Mark Hamill ... Himself
Mark Waid Mark Waid ... Himself - Comic Book Writer and Historian
Gene Simmons ... Himself - Musician and Comic Book Fan
Stan Lee ... Himself - Comic Book Legend
Stephen Fishler Stephen Fishler ... Himself - Comic Book Dealer
Chuck McCann ... Himself
Philip Hecht Philip Hecht ... Himself - Superman Collector
Gail Simone Gail Simone ... Herself - Comic Book Writer
Paul Levitz ... Himself - President and Publisher, DC Comics
Noel Neill ... Herself
Gary Grossman 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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English

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12 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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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 lan_senzhiSee 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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