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Thank You…

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, Hadley Kay, Noel Neill, Kirk Alyn, Maria Schell, John Hollis, Sam Wanamaker, Hadley Kay, Mark Pillow, Mariel Hemingway, Stuart, Kay and Graham Freeborn, Nick Maley, Zorin Perisic, Wally Veevers, Bob Harman, Derek Botell, David Tomblin, Robert Collins, Gareth Tandy, David Speed, Les Bowie, Stuart Baird, Michael Ellis, Denys N. Coop, Denis Rich, John Glen, Steve Frankfurt Communications/R. Greenberg Assoc. Inc., John Richardson, Roy Pace, Les Pace, 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.

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, Burt Glinn, Harry Hamberg, and Curt Gunther, Superman II and Superman III‘s photographer Keith Hamshere, and Superman IV‘s photographer David James. Please visit the website: The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. Thanks, too, to photographer Ulvis Alberts for sharing so many great vintage photos of Christopher Reeve and many other actors from Superman-The Movie. And finally, thanks to celebrity photographer Eva Sereny for photographing Christopher Reeve working out in the Grosvenor House Hotel gym in London in 1977.

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.

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.

This website would not still exist today if not for the amazing contributions and support of many generous fans, friends, podcast listeners, Facebook members, movie and music industry professionals, photographers, artists, writers, and families. I extend a GREAT BIG SUPER THANKS to the following people for continuing to assist me with keeping the legacy of Christopher Reeve going forward:

Jay Towers, Sallie R. Haws, Ramon Casares, Brian McKernan, Martin Lakin, Aaron Price, Greg Vasiloff, Michael J. Stribling, Lynn Anderson, Andy Hanton, Chris Mason, Alexei-Lambley Steel, Christopher Butterfield, Craig Sutor, Daniel Pulliam, Daniel Sanchez, Mike LaMere, Brian Scott, Lee Howell, Ashish Bhakta, Charlie Rose, Todd Phillips, William Desenberg, Jimmy Goss, Matthew N. Morelli, Cameron Chesney, Brad Day, Tim Partridge, Mike Matessino, Bill Williams, Ty Bjornson, Alex J. Fox, Sammy Gomez, Marcus LaCroix, Alex Lydiate, Ian Sheppard, Jason DeBord, Oliver Harper, Jeff Swope, Steven Walden, Nick Griffith, Daniel Newbold, Graham Miles, Ethan Clark, Delmo Walters, Jr., Philip Latchford, Chris Doering, Gerard Sison, Seby Ravi, Tim Allen, Jay Bryan, Dharmesh Chauhan, Mark Chambers, James Christie, Rennie Cowan, Matt Derby, Alberto Diaz, Chris Dingsdale, Jon Fendt, Neil Bulk, Tim Greaves, Oliver Harper, Patterson Lundquist, Greg Joseph, Daniel Lee & Family, Kristopher B. Meadows, Pat Miller, Andrew Moynihan, Jonathan Pierson, Jon Pinto, Jamie Reigle, Joseph Rinaldi, Chris Robley, Noldy Rodriquez, Brian C. Roll, Ollie Wearne, Jerome Wybon, Julian Francis Adderley, Neil Cole, Morgan Siebert, Steve Younis.

(I update the names above at least once per year. My apologies if I have omitted your name.)

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE:

Jor-El Marlon Brando
Lex Luthor Gene Hackman
Superman/Clark Kent Christopher Reeve
Otis Ned Beatty
Perry White Jackie Cooper
Jonathan Kent Glenn Ford
First Elder Trevor Howard
Lois Lane Margot Kidder
Non Jack O’Halloran
Eve Teschmacher Valerie Perrine
Vond-Ah Maria Schell
General Zod Terence Stamp
Martha Clark-Kent Phyllis Thaxter
Lara Susannah York
Young Clark Kent Jeff East
Jimmy Olsen Marc McClure
Ursa Sarah Douglas

Directed by Richard Donner; Story by Mario Puzo; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, Robert Benton, and Tom Mankiewicz. Produced by Charles F. Greenlaw, Alexander Salkind, Ilya Salkind, Pierre Spengler and Richard Lester. Music by John Williams. Cinematography by Geoffrey Unsworth. Edited by Stuart Baird and Michael Ellis. Production Design by John Barry. Costume Design by Jerry R. Allen and Yvonne Blake. Special Effects by Colin Chilvers (director of special effects), Peter Biggs, Derek Botell (flying effects), Ron Burton, Michael Dunleavy, Joe Fitt, Rodney Fuller, George Gibbs, Bob Harman, Jimmy Harris, John Inglis, Norman Kerss, Robert MacDonald, Robert Nugent, Zoran Perisic, Peter Pickering, B. Frank Richardson, Terry Schubert, Roy Spencer and Brian Warner. Visual Effects by Roy Field, Les Bowie, Derek Meddings, Darrell Anderson, Dennis Bartlett, Michael Campbell, Ray Caple, Leslie Dear, Sheldon Elbourne, Doug Ferris, Peter Hammond, Peter Harman, John Inglis, Bob Kindred, David Lane, Liz Lettman, Sean Morris, Harry Oakes, Roy Pace, Peter Parks, Denis Rich, Martin Shorthall, Brian Smithies, Ernest Walter, Peter Watson, Paul Wilson Russ Woolnough, Keith Holland and Bob Keen. Stunt coordinator: Vic Armstrong. Production Managers: Timothy Burrill, Tim Hampton, Austen Jewell, Les Kimber, Peter A. Runfolo, Robert Simmonds and Dusty Symonds. 1978.

SUPERMAN II:

Lex Luthor Gene Hackman
Superman/Clark Kent Christopher Reeve
Otis Ned Beatty
Perry White Jackie Cooper
Lois Lane Margot Kidder
Non Jack O’Halloran
Eve Teschmacher Valerie Perrine
General Zod Terence Stamp
Lara Susannah York
The Sheriff Clifton James
Jimmy Olsen Marc McClure
Ursa Sarah Douglas
The President E.G. Marshall

Directed by Richard Lester (and Richard Donner); Story by Mario Puzo; screenplay by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman and Tom Mankiewicz. Produced by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler Music by Ken Thorne and John Williams. Cinematography by Bob Paynter and Geoffrey Unsworth. Edited by John Victor-Smith. Production Design by John Barry and Peter Murton. Costume Design by Yvonne Blake and Susan Yelland. Special Effects by Colin Chilvers (supervisor), Bob Harman, Zoran Perisic, Jimmy Benson, John Evans, Garth Inns and Brian Warner. Visual Effects by Roy Field, Les Bowie, Derek Meddings, Ivor Beddoes, Dick Dimbleby, David Docwra, Doug Ferris, Peter Hammond, Peter Harman, Cervin Robinson, David Speed, Peter Watson, Paul Wilson and Stuart Freeborn. Stunt coordinator: Vic Armstrong. Production Managers: Cecil Ford, Tim Hampton, Paris Allan James and Vincent Winter. 1980.

SUPERMAN III:

Superman/Clark Kent Christopher Reeve
Gus Gorman Richard Pryor
Perry White Jackie Cooper
Jimmy Olsen Marc McClure
Lana Lang Annette O’Toole
Vera Webster Annie Ross
Lorelei Ambrosia Pamela Stephenson
Ross Webster Robert Vaughn
Lois Lane Margot Kidder
Brad Gavan O’Herlihy
Unemployment Clerk Nancy Roberts

Directed by Richard Lester; Story by Mario Puzo; screenplay by David Newman and Leslie Newman. Produced by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler Music by Ken Thorne and Giorgio Moroder. Cinematography by Robert Paynter. Edited by John Victor-Smith. Costume Design by Jerry R. Allen and Evangeline Harrison. Special Effects by Ian Corbould, Paul Corbould, Ricky Farns, Dave Ford, Martin Gutteridge, Garth Inns, Peter Netley, Zoran Perisic, Roy Quinn and Neil Trifunovich. Visual Effects by Roy Field(supervisor), Janice Body, Martin Body, Keith Holland, Peter Melrose, Terry Reed, Peter Donen, Derek Meddings and Paul Wilson. Stunt coordinator: Vic Armstrong and Roy Alon. Production design by Brian Ackland-Snow, Terry Ackland-Snow, Bert Davey and Peter Murton. 1983.

SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE:

Superman/Clark Kent Christopher Reeve
Lex Luthor Gene Hackman
Perry White Jackie Cooper
Jimmy Olsen Marc McClure
Lenny Jon Cryer
David Warfield Sam Wanamaker
Nuclear Man Mark Pillow
Lacy Warfield Mariel Hemingway
Lois Lane Margot Kidder
Jeremy Damien McLawhorn
Harry Howler William Hootkins
Jean Pierre Dubois Jim Broadbent
General Romoff Stanley Lebor
Levon Hornsby Don Fellows
U.S. President Robert Beatty

Directed by Sidney J. Furie; Story by Christopher Reeve; story and screenplay by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal. Produced by Graham Easton, Richard Garcia, Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan and Michael J. Kagan. Music by Alexander Courage and Paul Fishman. Cinematography by Ernest Day. Edited by John Shirley. Costume Design by John Bloomfield. Special Effects by David L. Hewitt, David McCall, John Scheele and Robert Wait. Visual Effects by Lynda Thompson (supervisor), Harrison Ellenshaw, Peter Ellenshaw, David Emerson, Jammie Friday, Brandy Hill, Christopher Keith, Kevin Kutchaver, Michael Lessa, Candy Lewis, Michael Lloyd, Jeff Matakovich, Patrick T. Myers, Nina Salerno, Scott Santoro and Jodi Sullivan. Stunt coordinator: Alf Joint and Mark Stewart. Production design by John Graysmark. 1987.

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1 year ago

Love Superman I’m a huge fan