Su­per­man: The Movie

SFX: The Sci-Fi and Fantasy Magazine - - Richard Donner -

Su­per­man takes Lois Lane fly­ing. Then he lands her on her bal­cony and flies off. She makes her way to the in­te­rior of her apart­ment, opens the door, and there’s Clark Kent… It took us a month to fig­ure out how to do it. After they sep­a­rate, we hold on Lois for a minute, she starts to walk, but she kind of stops. There’s a slight blur. That was a sep­a­rate piece of film, over her shoul­der, of him fly­ing away and her start­ing to walk. In­stead of a back­ground, we had a pro­jec­tion screen and a front pro­jec­tor. We pro­jected on that screen Su­per­man fly­ing away. We dol­lied our cam­era and fol­lowed Lois in­side, where Christo­pher Reeve was wait­ing, in a to­tally dif­fer­ent out­fit — be­cause it was a month later. It’s easy to draw it up, but it was a fuck­ing feat. We had a great di­rec­tor of pho­tog­ra­phy, Ge­of­frey Unsworth… I miss all that stuff. I miss the chal­lenge of mak­ing movies.

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