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“60 Minutes on Christopher Reeves as Superman”

At RogerEbert.com, Matt Zoller Seitz writes on Christopher Reeves and Richard Donner’s Superman (1978). “The movie feels like a case of an entire production rising to the level of its lead actor, who happens to be playing the biggest square in the galaxy, a guy who would rather be decent than cool. This could not have been easy to pull off in the 1970s, a time when antiheroes, cruelty, and cynicism were in vogue, and a public exhausted by nearly two decades of domestic unrest, foreign war, and official corruption had started to think happy endings were superficial and/or a fantasy about what life could be, but isn’t. Reeve’s Superman saved Superman. His performance is the reason it still flies.” (Thanks, Matt!)

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