Unspooled #307.0 June 8, 2022

Amy & Paul leap tall buildings for 1978’s seminal superhero classic Superman! They learn about Christopher Reeve’s fitness regimen, discuss how director Richard Donner and screenwriter Mario Puzo keep Superman relatable by making him low status, and embrace the romance that’s rare in modern superhero films. Plus: does Clark Kent really have a snappy prose style?


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