THEATER 1 Sat, Mar 25, 2023 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:1978
Genre:Science Fiction
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Richard Donner
Cast:Christopher Reeve
Marlon Brando
Gene Hackman
Ned Beatty
Jackie Cooper
Screenwriter:Tom Mankiewicz


Director Richard Donner explained that, on the first day the London Symphony Orchestra met to record the score for SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, the moment he heard the main theme begin, he ran into the orchestra floor yelling “Genius, genius!”, thus ruining the recording. Williams crafted the triumphant, trumpet-heavy, timpani-rich theme two years after writing his iconic STAR WARS score. Never one to rest on his laurels, Williams did not clone his previous work, instead composing an Academy Award-nominated, emotionally powerful score worthy of the Man of Steel himself. SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE, starring Christopher Reeves, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman, underscores (sorry!) Williams’ talent for capturing the essence and soul of a character through his compositions, whether they be a shark or a superhero. If you ever find yourself lacking nerve, cue up this score for a boost of confidence.