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George Reeves' Superman on DVD

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Richard Stammer, Nov 29, 2003.

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    JoSAN, I agree with you that Phyllis's portrayal of Lois made her being a reporter more believable, but not as likeable as Noel's Lois. That being said, that first season was incredibly written and everyone of those episodes felt like mini-movies, so alot had to do with the scripts. Noel's Lois (I think) balanced the scales of both (believability as a reporter, and likeability as a lady) in the second season of the show, when (even though they softened the characters) the writing was still very strong.

     
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    I've never seen this, but it looks awsome!!! I definit must buy for me!
     
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    Definitive Superman: George Reeves
    Batman: Adam West
    James Bond: Sean Connery
    Lone Ranger: Clayton Moore
    Darrin Stevens: Dick York
    IMF Leader: Steven Hill

    First is always the best (except for Chester Riley where Gleason pales compared to Bendix)
     
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    What I always found funny was that the criminal would actually throw the gun after they shoot... hey, criminal, wouldn't bullets be worse than a thrown gun? Get real.
     
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    If first is best, then wouldn't Kirk Alyn be the best Superman?
     
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    Or Bud Collyer (radio and cartoons)?
     
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    While I enjoyed watching AOS in reruns during the 1970's, then on Nickoleodeon in the 90's, and while I plan on getting AOS on DVD in the new year, for me there's only one definitive Superman, and that's Christopher Reeve.
     
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    George Reeves is Superman for me as well. It's hard to top 100+ on screen appearances, many personal appearances, and a legacy that has endured for over 50 years. To be honest, the circumstances surrounding his passing probably helped solidify his place as a cultural icon. I respect the couple of good movies Chris Reeve made and forgive him for Superman 4. It is to his credit that his legacy extends beyond playing the Man of Steel.

    Regarding Lois Lane....Carlos summed it up best when he said that Noel Neill is the only Lois he had a crush on. Ditto. She is still beautiful today at 83.

    I'm the first to admit that TAOS was not the best show from a technical standpoint, but it is one of the most fun to watch and always brings a smile.

    Great Ceasar's Ghost - bring on the DVDs!

    Steve
     
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    Excuse me, I thought Gerard Christopher was Superboy.

    George Reeves didn't look like Superman. Sorry. Superman IV was a good movie. We could've done without Meteor Man... or whatever his name was.... who looked a little like Richard Dean Anderson in his MacGyver years..... but the idea of getting rid of all nuclear weapons sounds like an astounding idea.
     
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    Christopher Reeve approached the role of Clark Kent like a Cary Grant character.

    Christopher Reeve approached the role of Superman by underplaying it. He felt that since the costume was such an iconic piece of our American Culture by then he thought he could just underplay it. The suit could do most of the talking. I belived Superman was flying. All George Reeves did was lie flat with no movement. And the close-up were hilarious with George's non-manueverability.

    Christopher Reeve, I think, was a pilot previous to the role or something. He had such maneuverability in making it look like he could fly.

    Clark Kent wasn't a "wimp." He was more like a Gilligan -- he meant well in his actions, but somehow he seemed to goof things up. You can't help but feel sorry for him and you can't help but like him.

    Don't get me wrong. Please. I love the Adventures of Superman. But I think it was somehow cartoonish the way George Reeves would always have his arms akimbo.
     

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