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Old 03-14-2014, 07:06 PM   #307
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Default Re: Superman the Movie = STILL the greatest superhero movie

Originally Posted by Bryan Singer View Post
The biggest inspiration I got before I made the first X-Men was Richard Donner. You know, initially Superman: The Movie [1978] was lined up to be the campest piece of **** in the world. Then Richard Donner came in and said, ‘No, this is a beloved character.’

And his Superman takes itself quite seriously, especially in the first half. It’s got this pathos and beauty to it. I haven’t watched the movie since I made Superman Returns – when you’ve lived and breathed something like that for a while, you’d rather see something new. But I will always love Superman: The Movie. I think it’s a beautiful story – even something as absurd as spinning around the Earth to turn time backwards!

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