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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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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 Superman Returns (2006) See more »

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Story of Superman from day 1!
10 July 2006 | by neversaneverSee all my reviews

I found this to be an excellent documentary of the complete story from the beginning in the 1930's to the present. It covers the early comics, early cartoons, Superman, Superboy, Supergirl (although I wish she would have gotten more time...), Kirk Alyn, George Reeves, Gerard Christopher, and the whole gang. It had some great commentary from Noel Neil and Jack Larson. It also touched on the "mysterious" death of George Reeves. It, of course, had a good bit on Christopher Reeve with some of the auditions of other actors. It even had segments on The Return of Superman and an interview with Brandon Routh. I can't imagine any collection not having this DVD to go along with the other materials that are now available. For a novice as well as someone who has "flown" with a towel as well as in their dreams, this disc will be a treasure to view over and over!


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