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Superman is a British film of genre Science fiction directed by Richard Donner released in USA on 14 december 1978 with Marlon Brando

Superman (1978)

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Superman (also known as Superman: The Movie) is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine, and Ned Beatty. The film depicts Superman's origin, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and his youthful years in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.

Several directors, most notably Guy Hamilton, and screenwriters (Mario Puzo, David and Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton), were associated with the project before Donner was hired to direct. Tom Mankiewicz was drafted in to rewrite the script and was given a "creative consultant" credit. It was decided to film both Superman and Superman II simultaneously, with principal photography beginning in March 1977 and ending in October 1978. Tensions rose between Donner and the producers, and a decision was made to stop filming the sequel—of which 75 percent had already been completed—and finish the first film.

The most expensive film made up to that point with a budget of $55 million, Superman was released in December 1978 to critical acclaim and financial success, earning $300 million during its original theatrical run. Reviewers noted parallels between the film's depiction of Superman and Jesus and particularly praised Reeve's performance. It was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score), and Best Sound Mixing, and received a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects. Groundbreaking in its use of special effects and science fiction/fantasy storytelling, the film's legacy presaged the mainstream popularity of Hollywood's superhero film franchises.

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On the planet Krypton, using evidence provided by scientist Jor-El, the Ruling Council sentences three attempted insurrectionists, General Zod, Ursa, and Non, to "eternal living death" in the Phantom Zone. Despite his eminence, Jor-El is unable to convince the Council of his belief that Krypton will soon be destroyed when its sun explodes. To save his infant son, Kal-El, Jor-El launches a spacecraft containing him toward Earth, a distant planet with a suitable atmosphere, and where Kal-El's dense molecular structure will give him superhuman powers. Shortly after the launch, Krypton is destroyed.

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Adventures of Captain Marvel (1941) Spy Smasher (serial) (1942) Batman (serial) (1943) Hop Harrigan (serial) (1946) The Vigilante (1947) Superman (serial) (1948) Congo Bill (serial) (1948) Batman and Robin (serial) (1949) Atom Man vs. Superman (1950) Superman and the Mole Men (1951) Blackhawk (serial) (1952) Stamp Day for Superman (1954) Batman (1966) Superman (1978) Superman II (1980) Swamp Thing (1982) Superman III (1983) Supergirl (1984) Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Batman (1989) The Return of Swamp Thing (1989) Batman Returns (1992) Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993) The Shadow (1994) Batman Forever (1995) Steel (1997) Batman & Robin (1997) Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998) Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000) Road to Perdition (2002) The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) American Splendor (2003) Catwoman (2004) Batman Begins (2005) The Batman vs. Dracula (2005) Constantine (2005) A History of Violence (2005) Superman Returns (2006) Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut (2006) V for Vendetta (2006) Stardust (2007) The Dark Knight (2008) Batman: Gotham Knight (2008) The Spirit (2008) Watchmen (2009) Wonder Woman (2009) The Losers (2010) Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010) Red (2010) Jonah Hex (2010) Batman: Year One (2011) Green Lantern (2011) Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (2012) The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Red 2 (2013) Man of Steel (2013) Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014) Son of Batman (2014) Batman vs. Robin (2015) Batman: Bad Blood (2016) Suicide Squad (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) Wonder Woman (2017) Justice League (2017) Aquaman (2018) Shazam! (2019)

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