Does everyone else hate the 'Can You Read My Mind' bit of Superman?

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  1. TheoGB

    TheoGB Screenwriter

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    It's dreadful. Thank god they gave it its own chapter so I can skip the bloody awful 'song'.[​IMG]
     
  2. Ryan Donovan

    Ryan Donovan Stunt Coordinator

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    Seemed a little off the first time I saw it, but honestly, I can't say I wouldn't start reciting poetry if someone flew me around in his/her arms. Must be a survival instinct or something.
     
  3. Bruce Hedtke

    Bruce Hedtke Cinematographer

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    I can tolerate it...maybe it was just the enthrallment held over from being a kid or something.

    Bruce
     
  4. Scott Weinberg

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    I can deal with it, but I agree that it does kinda stop the movie cold a bit.
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Makes me squirm. Or maybe the perpetual lack of a girlfriend has just made me bitter... [​IMG]
     
  6. JonZ

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    Am I the only one who thinks this scene would work wonderfully without any words?
     
  7. John Kilduff

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    I like it myself.

    Then again, I think the score preceding and following that piece is wonderful as well. I think it all comes together greatly.

    Sincerely,

    John "Will be sore if 'Superman' doesn't make AFI's 100 Years, 100 Passions list" Kilduff
     
  8. chris_m_white

    chris_m_white Stunt Coordinator

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    It's one of those "didn't really like it, but didn't ruin the movie for me" kind of things. I feel the same way about Jar Jar Binks in The Phantom Menace.

    I agree with JonZ in that the scene would play much better with no narration, and just the score.
     

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