David Pescovitz at 12:01 pm Wed, Jun 5, 2013
A 13-minute publicity featurette about the making of Man Of Steel.
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.
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Oh my God a hawk just ripped up a pigeon right in front of me and totally just sat there eating it
I really wish they’d ease up a little on the colour grading these days.
So, am I to understand there is no Clark Kent that wears glasses and becomes a reporter in this version?
Having seen the film I can confirm there is a character named Clark Kent in it. And he wears glasses.
Does anyone recognize him? ‘Cause that’s some bullshit right there.
Not in this film, but you do have to wonder why they can’t see through his cunning disguise.
Presumably for the same reason it worked in the story Superman rips off, when Odysseus’s own wife didn’t recognize him upon his return from the Trojan War. To quote Homer: just go with it…
Apparently the idea of a thriving and relevant printed newspaper was deemed “too fantastical” for a movie about an alien-born superhero with godlike powers.
I like that they went with the transonic vapor cone effect, that’s very cool, a nice touch.
They did it in Iron Man too.
I shall dub it the Prandtl-Glauert Singularity.
Kinda surprised they were able to get Instragram to do the cinematography.
I don’t care for the “high tech” fabric on the suit. More texture is not always better. The whole discussion about the “S” is addressed as if their solution was somehow original. They treated it the same way in the 1978 version, with each family having a crest.
Maybe I’m just in a bad mood today, but I found the producer Deborah Snyder very annoying in this video. Everything she said just seemed like she doesn’t “get” superman. How do you make him cool to a modern audience? Really? Superman is cool, period. He’s bulletproof, can fly, etc. And then she used the word “proactive”. Ugh.
“We will be proactively leveraging Superman’s ‘coolness’ assets to increase his Q-rating and social footprint among milennials and online thought leaders, entertainment-wise.”
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