The Mark Hastings Experience – Episode #71: “Superman: The Movie” (1978)

In this episode Mark talks about one of his favourite films: the 1978 superhero film “Superman: The Movie” directed by Richard Donner – written by Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton – based upon the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars an ensemble cast of phenomenonal actors, including: Christopher Reeve, Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, and many others. The story of the film depicts the origin of Superman, his infacy, his youth in the rural town of Smallville, and while disguised as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent his double life, his bejourning romance with Lois Lane, and his battle against the diabolical villain Lex Luther. A favourite film of Mark’s since he was a child, “Superman: The Movie” has inspired him in so many ways over the course of his life – and now, just as when he was a child – whenever he watches the film again he once again believes in the possibility that a man could fly – as the tagine of the film accurately boasts.