SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978


SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978



SUPERMAN1978.COM ALEXANDER SALKIND PRESENTS MARLON BRANDO GENE HACKMAN SUPERMAN THE MOVIE STARRING CHRISTOPHER REEVE NED BEATTY JACKIE COOPER GLENN FORD TREVOR HOWARD MARGOT KIDDER VALERIE PERRINE MARIA SCHELL TERENCE STAMP PHYLLIS THAXTER SUSANNAH YORK STORY BY MARIO PUZO SCREENPLAY BY MARIO PUZO DAVID NEWMAN LESLIE NEWMAN AND ROBERT BENTON CREATIVE CONSULTANT TOM MANKIEWICZ DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY GEOFFREY UNSWORTH B.S.C. PRODUCTION DESIGNER JOHN BARRY MUSIC BY JOHN WILLIAMS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ILYA SALKIND PRODUCED BY PIERRE SPENGLER DIRECTED BY RICHARD DONNER AND ALEXANDER AND ILYA SALKIND PRODUCTION PANAVISION TECHNICOLOR DOLY STEREO IN SELECTED THEATRES RELEASED BY WARNER BROS. A WARNER COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHT DC COMICS INC. 1978


The Making of Superman- Creating the Theatrical Saga


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THE MAKING OF SUPERMAN-

CREATING THE THEATRICAL SAGA

is a fan made documentary edited by Alex Serpa based on the filming of Christopher Reeve's SUPERMAN films.


Events are presented chronologically from their cinematic conception to the theatrical and home video releases, television airings and beyond featuring vintage and recent interviews with producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind, Pierre Spengler, Menahem Golan and Golan Globus, directors Richard Donner and Richard Lester, creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz, screen writers Robert Benton, David and Leslie Newman and Mark Rosenthal, composer John Williams and Ken Thorne and cast members Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Glenn Ford, Ned Beatty, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Marc McClure, Jeff East, Annette O'toole, Paul Kaethler along with many other cast and crew members.


This documentary presents ALL of the behind the scenes footage officially released by Warner Bros. shot by the film's documentary and film crew between 1976 and 1983. It does not incorporate outside sources such as television interviews, talk show appearances, etc.

-Alex Serpa, editor







NOW PLAYING CHAPTER 15

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THE MAKING OF SUPERMAN-

CREATING THE THEATRICAL SAGA


Footage used in this documentary has been culled from the following sources:


THE MAKING OF SUPERMAN THE MOVIE (1980)


THE MAKING OF SUPERMAN II (1982)


TAKING FLIGHT: THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SAGA (2001)


MAKING SUPERMAN: FILMING THE LEGEND (2001)


THE MAGIC BEHIND THE CAPE (2001)


SUPERMAN II: RESTORING THE VISION (2006)


YOU WILL BELIEVE- THE CINEMATIC SAGA OF SUPERMAN (2006)


LOOK! UP IN THE SKY! THE AMAZING STORY OF SUPERMAN (2006)


REQUIEM FOR KRYPTON: MAKING SUPERMAN RETURNS (2006)


RESURRECTING JOR-EL (2006)


SUPERMAN THE MOVIE AUDIO COMMENTARY (2001)


SUPERMAN THE MOVIE AUDIO COMMENTARY (2006)






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