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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

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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Storyline

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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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

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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References The Three Musketeers (1973) See more »

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Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman (2006)
14 December 2011 | by SnakesOnAnAfricanPlainSee all my reviews

I've never been a fan of Superman, but this enlightening documentary really allows you to respect what is, in my opinion, an out dated character. This film details the highs and lows of Superman in popular culture, and avoids being just an advertisement for his latest incarnation. There are interesting tidbits, such as many of the distinctive characters/traits coming from the early radio shows. We see Superman's effects on celebrities, writers, producers, a world at war, and much more. At times it places its feet where they're not wanted. Did we really need talk on September 11th? Probably more of a nice introduction to the character, or good for those looking to expand their knowledge. But most fans will be familiar with what's going on.


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