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My views on Superman and Superman II are well documented (in Fanfare, as it happens). With Superman II, my ideal version would be an edit that take some elements of the Richard Lester cut and some elements of the Richard Donner cut. The idea that Superman cannot sleep with Lois until he gives up his powers is inherent in the Lester cut, but in the Donner cut he sleeps with her before he does that. Frankly, that never made any sense to me. Why give up your powers? Just defy dead Daddy (the Donner cut features Marlon Brando again, rather than Suzannah York), marry Lois Lane, and keep your powers. No need to give them up. But the Lester version meant he had no choice but to give up his powers if he wanted to make use of that conveniently prepared sex bed you mention (how the hell did it get there is an excellent question). :)

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May 3Liked by Eric Pierce

I recently watched both the new Roadhouse with Jake Gylenhall and the original with Patrick Swayze. I’d love to hear your thoughts on how the two compare. For me it’s a bit like competing Tim Burtons Batman and Nolans Batman, barely the same story with completely different purposes. Anyway sorry to go off on a tangent on your story lol

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😂 I love tangents!!

I haven't seen the new Road House yet and hadn't really planned on it, but now I'm intrigued.. 🤓

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1. I prefer to think of superheroes as not having sex lives because they're too young or busy or infertile for that. At least, the ones I created are like that.

2. Lois Lane did become Superwoman at least once in the comics; I doubt kryptonite was involved because it was presented as a fantasy sequence.

3. If you want to read Leonard doing non-dialogue writing, you should read the Western short stories he started his career with (collected in book form as "The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonard"). The guy sure understood the beauty of the American southwest in the 19th century,

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May 3Liked by Eric Pierce

Our perspectives on superhero movies are aligned. Winter Soldier is easily the best MCU film and the suggestion that the new Cap movie with Sam taking up the mantle is hopeful. And I’ll never forget being a little kid and seeing Clark without superpowers because he loved Lois so much. What a cool movie. Great stuff.

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