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Jun. 30th, 2006

Is SUPERMAN American anymore?

Nevermind Superman's sexual orientation.

Here's another identity-related question that is likely to spark controversy as the Man of Steel soars into theaters nationwide this Fourth of July weekend in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Superman Returns":

Is Superman still American?

In the latest film incarnation, scribes Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris sought to downplay Superman's long-standing patriot act. With one brief line uttered by actor Frank Langella ["Perry White"], the caped superhero's mission transformed from "truth, justice and the American way" to "truth, justice - and all that stuff."

In fact, Dougherty and Harris never even considered including "the American way" in their screenplay. They penned their first draft together and intentionally omitted what they considered to be a loaded and antiquated expression.

"The American way" loaded and antiquated? Oh Brother! :-P


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Jun. 30th, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
Now, now. You realize that one of Superman's creators was Canadian, right? ^_^
Jul. 1st, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
The original creators are from CLEVELAND not Canada.

We're on the other side of the lake.
Jul. 1st, 2006 11:34 pm (UTC)
They both grew up in Cleveland, but my sources tell me that Joe Shuster was born in Toronto...
Jul. 3rd, 2006 02:49 am (UTC)
Truth, justice and the Can-American way...
Jul. 3rd, 2006 02:59 am (UTC)
What can I say? We're desperate for attention. It's a Canadian thing... {8^)
Jul. 1st, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
"...and the American way" wasn't added to the Truth & Justice line until the TV series in 1951--unser the shadow of the McCarthy hearings.
Jul. 1st, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
McCarthy hearings didn't start until 1953. You're probably thinking of the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities which was around for a long time under Democrat rule.
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