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Batman/Superman movies 10 – Batman

For pretty much the entire existence of the Christopher Reeve Superman series, there were a number of attempts to bring Batman back to the big screen. The character’s popularity at the time was waning, thanks to the 60’s show reruns … Continue reading

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Batman/Superman movies 6 – Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

When I talked about Superman II last week, I focused mainly on the troubled production the movie faced. From the conflict between Richard Donner and the producers, to the problems with the cast when he was replaced with Richard Lester. … Continue reading

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Batman/Superman movies 5 – Superman II theatrical cut

In the previous post, I touched on the production difficulties behind Superman, starring Christopher Reeve. I probably spent more time talking about them than the actual movie, yet I didn’t even scratch the surface of what happened. The production problems … Continue reading

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Batman/Superman movies 4 – Superman 1978

This is it, the big one. The main reason I wanted to start this blog series. Superman, directed by Richard Donner, is a very significant movie. It featured what was then groundbreaking visual effects, its massive success proved that superhero … Continue reading

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