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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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Kevin Burns

Writers:

James Grant Goldin, Steven C. Smith (as Steven Smith)
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Look, Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman 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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Crazy Credits

Bloopers from various Supeman productions, including a rare blooper from Marlon Brando, play during the closing credits. See more »

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Features I Love Lucy: Lucy and Superman (1957) See more »

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Up! Up! And Away!!
3 November 2017 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

And, just like actor Sean Connery (in the 1960s) playing the James Bond character - I personally think that actor George Reeves (in the 1950s) playing the Superman character was the absolute best of all when cast in his specific genre. To me - These 2 men epitomized their characters perfectly.

From comic books, to radio, to cartoons, to TV, and to movies - This entertaining, pop culture documentary covers the entire history of Superman who (back in 1932) suddenly became the world's very first comic-book superhero.

Superman (who was created by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel) is definitely one all-American hero who has certainly had a pretty good track record with his many fans as his popularity has managed to endure, steadily, throughout these many decades.

So - If you are something of a Superman enthusiast - This 110-minute slice of total hero-worship is certainly worth a view.


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