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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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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 Batman (1966) See more »

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What a treat! What a history!
14 June 2006 | by LHartnessSee all my reviews

Originally broadcast on the A&E network, this excellent documentary covers the entire history of Superman. From the early 20th century comics to the modern-day television shows and movies, this Kevin Spacey-narrated piece covers much of the Superman mythos. Woven into this story was how all of this was affected by and reflected the culture around it, from World Wars to 9/11.

As a Superman fan, this is a must-see. The A&E (and later in2TV.com) program is 90 minutes. A full 2-hour DVD will be released on June 20, 2006. This viewer is looking forward to not only "Superman Returns", but also the release of A&E's documentary.


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