The 602 Club 212: Silver Age Superman / by Matthew Rushing

Superman: The Movie.

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The late 70s left an indelible mark on cinema, Jaws, 2001 and Star Wars shattered the limitations of what we thought of as possible on the big screen but they wouldn't be the last as Richard Donner and his take on the original superhero would make you believe a man could fly.

In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Bruce Gibson and John Mills to talk about Superman: The Movie as it turns 40. We discuss our first flights, putting the movie together, Krypton, Brando, Smallville, the lesson, the end, the cast, timeline, John Williams and our ratings.


First Flight (00:05:05)
Putting the Movie Together (00:10:54)
Kryptin (00:22:31)
Marlon Brando (00:30:30)
Smallville (00:35:05)
The Lesson (00:39:32)
Explaining the End (00:46:18)
Traveling North (00:50:31)
Reeve (00:56:44)
Margot Kidder (01:02:26)
Lex and His Plan (01:09:35)
The Timeline (01:18:01)
John Williams (01:20:41)
Ratings (01:29:06)


Matthew Rushing


Bruce Gibson
John Mills


Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Ken Tripp (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Brandon-Shea Mutala (Patreon Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer) Daniel Noa (Associate Producer) Ryan Maillet (Associate Producer)