Superman

N.p. N.p., 1976. Revised Draft script for the 1978 film.

An early draft, with Guy Hamilton credited as director on the title page. Hamilton would eventually drop out when production moved to England, where he was a tax exile, to be replaced by Richard Donner.

The origin story of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster's famed superhero, an alien sent as a baby from his crumbling home planet to Earth. The wildly popular film foreshadowed the later success of Hollywood superhero franchises, and firmly established Christopher Reeve as the ultimate Superman, returning for three sequels in 1980, 1983, and 1987.

Shot on location in Canada, New York, California, New Mexico, Arizona, and England.

Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated July, 1976, noted as Revised, with credits for screenwriters Mario Puzo, David Newman, Leslie Newman, and Robert Benton. 248 leaves, with last page of text numbered 246. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.

National Film Registry. Ebert IV.


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