Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Movie clip Wednesday: TV show turned into a movie

Welcome to movie clip Wednesday this week's topic: TV show turned into a movie. Hosted by the lovely Joanna Cake. If you care to play find a clip try to make it less than 3 minutes and go by Joanna's site and tell her you're up.

Plenty of material to choose from this week. Superman is perfect for this topic in that it has morphed back and forth. Originally a comic strip started in 1932 for DC comics it has been turned into a television show into a movie actually several back into a TV show and is still a comic. The original TV show ran from 1952 - 1958 and starred George Reeves as Superman/Clark Kent. The movie released in 1978 starred Christopher Reeves in the role. And Margot Kidder played Lois Lane. This was a fun movie with many fine actors playing in supporting roles like Marlon Brando as jor-El and Glenn Ford as Mr. Kent. Hope you enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Twilight Zone.

K9 said...

My favorite scene in the SUperman movie is when Jor-el and his wife discuss the good and bad point of sending superman to planet earth

[as Jor-El is preparing to send his son to Earth before the destruction of Krypton, Lara enters the room with the infant, Kal-El]
Lara: Have you finished?
Jor-El: Nearly. It's the only answer, Lara. If he remains here with us... he will die as surely as we will.
Lara: But why Earth, Jor-El? They're primitives, thousands of years behind us.
Jor-El: He will need that advantage to survive. Their atmosphere will... sustain him.
[He looks at his son and walks over to the area where the ship that will carry Kal-El lies. There are information crystals placed in slots on the edges]
Lara: He will defy their gravity.
Jor-El: He will look like one of them.
Lara: He won't *be* one of them.
Jor-El: No. His dense molecular structure will make him strong.
Lara: He'll be odd. Different.
Jor-El: He'll be fast. Virtually invulnerable.
Lara: Isolated. Alone.
Jor-El: He will not be alone.
[He holds up a clear crystal and takes a long look at it]
Jor-El: He will never be alone.
[He places it in one of the slots along with the other crystals in the ship]


and Gene Hackman as Lex Luther? the best.

Happy MCW. I am up with the X-files

moi said...

Bwhahahahaha, K9's ability to recall film dialogue approaches dude-like levels. I love this movie, mainly because Christopher Reeve was so perfect in every way as Superman. And it has Margot Kidder in it, who wasn't necessarily so much a good actress as a great presence.

Boxer said...

I saw the TV shows and saw the first "new" Superman with Christopher Reeve in the theater opening night. Perfect casting and I think they stayed true to the original story. I actually read more Superman (and the rest) comic books growing up and preferred them over the TV shows.

good pick. Happy MCW!

Joanna Cake said...

Such a good film, Karl. Was it this one or the second one that had Terence Stamp as such a delicious baddie? Great pick x

Karl said...

Troll: Darn, your right. I wish I had remembered.

K9: Ok Buzz, How did you get K9's password?

Just kidding. Impressive that you remember all of that.

Moi: he was perfect for it and I think it was their chemistry together that made it work so well.

Boxer: Loved the TV show when I was a kid. The theater viewing was a must for this movie, to do it justice.

Joanna: Thanks. I believe he was in the second one.

K9 said...

@ everyone. are you kidding? I looked it up, and cut and pasted it. notice all the capitalizations? i am far too lazy for that.

K9 said...

@JC: terrence stamp is very cool. Loved him in wall street. and as ZOD.

Karl said...

K9: And I thought it was superior intellect.

Buzz Kill said...

I watched both the series and the movies and always thought both George Reeve and Christoher Reeves were miscast. I know I'll get crap fro that, but George Reeve was too out of shape and Christopher Reeves wasn't much of a presence as Superman. Gene Hackman as Lex was great though.

And is my source for - EVERYTHING.

Happy MCW!

moi said...

@Chickory: Terrence Stamp is one great-looking man. Does that get me off the hook for Andy Levy?

Aunty Belle said...

Yes, I'se torqued about GG 's cameo appearance--but the whole thang be a circus.

Missed MCW--too much company. Sorry.

chickory said...

@moi: almost

chickory said...

play haiku monday! link at trolls

Curmudgeon said...

I used to love the old superman. You had better dressed criminals back then. He would bust thru the balsa wood door and that was the cue for the crooks to say "superman" and then he would look bemused and they criminals would start shooting but superman with his x ray vision could tell they were shooting blanks.Then he would duck when they threw the gun at him.

Karl said...

Curmudgeon: Welcome to the Korner.

They were fun shows. A fedora and a pinstripe suit beats the heck out of a backwards baseball cap generation yo pulled down pants.