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Superman vs. Hollywood : how fiendish producers, devious directors, and warring writers grounded an American icon

Author: Jake Rossen
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Superman has fought for nearly seven decades to conquer radio, television, and film - but his battles behind the scenes have proved a far greater threat than any fictional foe. For the first time, one book unearths all the details of his turbulent adventures in Tinseltown." "Based on extensive interviews with producers, screenwriters, cast members, and crew, Superman vs. Hollywood spills the beans on Marlon  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Nonfiction
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Named Person: Superman, Fiktive Gestalt; Superman, Comicfigur.; Superman, Literarische Gestalt.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jake Rossen
ISBN: 9781556527319 1556527314
OCLC Number: 154714080
Notes: "An A Cappella book."
Description: xii, 339 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Test patterns --
The monkey suit --
Purgatory --
Flights of fancy --
Cape fears --
Metropolis now --
Reel steel --
Dicked --
Pryor motives --
Girl power --
Nuclear disaster --
Escape the cape --
Krypton by moonlight --
Down, down and astray --
Grounded --
The phantom zone --
Superboy redux --
Fear of flying --
Takeoff.
Other Titles: Superman versus Hollywood
Responsibility: Jake Rossen.
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"Superman has fought for nearly seven decades to conquer radio, television, and film - but his battles behind the scenes have proved a far greater threat than any fictional foe. For the first time, one book unearths all the details of his turbulent adventures in Tinseltown." "Based on extensive interviews with producers, screenwriters, cast members, and crew, Superman vs. Hollywood spills the beans on Marlon Brando's eccentricities; the challenges of making Superman appear to fly; the casting process that at various points had Superman being played by Sylvester Stallone, Neil Diamond, Nicolas Cage, Ashton Kutcher, and even Muhammad Ali; and the Superman movies, fashioned by such maverick filmmakers as Kevin Smith and Tim Burton, that never made it to the screen."--Jacket.

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