THE MAKING OF SUPERMAN THE MOVIE
by David Michael Petrou
Out of today's awesome technology comes the most spectacular
entertainment in the history of motion pictures.
Now, go behind the scenes for a close-up!
In the early days of the Depression, two imaginative Cleveland kids
created a picture to the All-American Man of Steel...
45 years later SUPERMAN hits the big screen!
This is a modern SUPERMAN, backed by a myriad of sensational effects,
a dazzling cast and the best film crew in the world.
This SUPERMAN is the ultimate superhero-
and this is the story of how he came to the screen.
The making of Superman The Movie took four years, 1000 people,
eleven separate film units, three studios, filming on three continents
and in eight countries and over a million feet of film.
Now, you can read the whole story of the spectacular and complex
undertaking in this first hand report by a writer who was there.
Learn how they cast the film.
Discover from the stars themselves how they solved the unique
problems in transforming the legendary characters into human beings.
Penetrate the special effects wizardry:
Learn how Krypton was built and destroyed.
How Superman was made to fly- the secrets of engineering,
illusions and photography.
Share the heartaches, headaches, dangers and dilemmas of the
makers of the film.
Travel with the people that made Superman live.