Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Episode 94 - It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman: The Musical (1975)

Enough of these dreary, grimdark Supermen! Let's go back to the carefree days of 1975 to a sprightly supermusical, featuring singing gangsters, colour(less) sets, and... Superman committing suicide?

How close is Perry White's musical newsroom to Andrew's actual newroom? (pretty close) Why doesn't anyone like Robert Altman's Popeye?  Is this musical setting Superman up as an opposing force to "the American way"? What the hell is the difference between tights and leggings?

Does the phenomenological study of Superman as a concept make for compelling podcasting? We'll find out today, in the musical brought to you by the guys that wrote the second draft for the Christopher Reeve Superman! PS: That's not that draft they went with.

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