It is with deepest gratitude that I thank Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster; producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind, and Pierre Spengler; director Richard Donner; actor, activist and hero Christopher Reeve; cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth with cameraman Peter MacDonald; the late Tom Mankiewicz, David Tomblin, Mario Puzo, Robert Benton, David and Leslie Newman, Lynn Stalmaster, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Marc McClure, Sarah Douglas, Terence Stamp, Jack O’Halloran, Gene Hackman, Clifton James, E.G, Marshall, Valerie Perrine, Ned Beatty, Phyllis Thaxter, Glen Ford, Jeff East, Susannah York, Jackie Cooper, George Harris II, Aaron Smolinski, Lee Quigley, Roy Stevens, John Ratzenberger, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Diane Sherry, Kathy Paynter, Noel Neill, Kirk Alyn, Maria Schell, John Hollis, Sam Wanamaker, Hadley Kay, Mark Pillow, Mariel Hemingway, Stuart, Kay and Graham Freeborn, Zorin Perisic, Wally Veevers, Bob Harman, Derek Botell, Les Bowie, Stuart Baird, Michael Ellis, Denys N. Coop, John Glen, John Richardson, John Barry, Colin Chilvers, Derek Meddings, Roy Field, Robert Paynter, John Victor-Smith, Michael Hopkins, Yvonne Blake, Elaine Schreyeck, Richard Lester, Ernest Day, Sidney Furie, Harrison Ellenshaw, David Prowse, and all of the remaining professionals who helped create the original Superman movie franchise; Michael Thau and his Superman restoration teams; Superman artists, authors and writers including David Petrou, Cary Bates, Elliot Maggin, Marv Wolfman, Geoff Johns, Curt Swan, Fred Ray, Wayne Boring, Jerry Ordway, Steve Rude, Gary Frank and Bob Peak whose three absolutely amazing paintings for Superman-The Movie will be forever hailed among the most classic of all movie poster art.
Special thanks to these legendary Superman stunt people whose credentials are truly astounding: Vic Armstrong, Alf Joint, Wendy Leech, George Leech, Ellen Bry, Paul Weston, Martin Grace, Terry Walsh, Mark Stewart, Roy Alon, Kiran Shah and many others.
A Soaring Thanks to Movie Music Maestros John Williams, Ken Thorne and Alexander Courage. Your musical triumphs lifted Superman to heights beyond our galaxy and our Spirits beyond our wildest dreams. No one can imagine the experience of Superman on the silver screen without you.
SUPER Special Thanks to these talented movie still photographers — together, you made all of us Believe. Superman-The Movie and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut‘s photographers Bob Penn, Douglas Luke, Michael Ginsburg, John Shannon, Frank Connor, David Farrell, Bruno Engler and Curt Gunther, Superman II and Superman III‘s photographer Keith Hamshere, and Superman IV‘s photographer David James.
Let’s not forget a high-flying Thank You to helicopter pilot Al Cerullo of Hover-Views Unlimited! He is among the finest and most experienced helicopter film pilots in the world, with over 35 years of film-related experience. Al photographed the New York City air-air and air-ground cinematography for Richard Donner’s Superman-The Movie and Superman II. He also worked on Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.
Thank you Ramon Casares, Martin Lakin, Chris King, Gerard Sison, Alexei Lambley-Steel, Michael Stribling, Lynn Anderson, John Field, Noldy Rodriguez, Seby Ravindran, Ricky Emburey, Chris Mason, Bill Williams, Jay Bryan, Chad Stevens, Nacho Castro, Oliver Harper, Brian C. Roll, Iskandar Salim, Hooman Gohari, Jerome Wybon, Ollie Wearne, Sébastien Fosse, Walter Michael Harris, Chris Robley, Scott Napolitano, Matt Derby, Richard Warsinger, Shawn Sariti, Jez Coulson for your special support and contributions. And thank you, Steve Younis, for helping me get the website up and running in its infancy over ten years ago.