George Reeves - Behind the Crimson Cape: The Cinema of George Reeves

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  • 337 Pages
  • Hardcover
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  • Publisher: Michael Bifulco

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To the audience of the 1950s, George Reeves was Superman. To the kids of the 50s, there was a Superman, and possibly a Santa Claus. There seemed to be a new Superman episode every week, as a generation lived out its endless summer before the waves of reality smashed down on the beach of youthful optimism. June of 1959 brought the big snap, when we found out that heroes don't last forever. A generation that once believed, couldn't any more. It wasn't possible for Superman to die, but it happened.

How would George like to be remembered? Probably not as Superman; although had he lived, he may have warmed up to it as he grew older, but most likely not.

This book is about life and art, not death, suspicion, and scandal. Behind the Crimson Cape focuses on the film career Reeves had prior to, during, and unfortunately not after, Superman - a career which formed every nuance and characteristic of his portrayal of Krypton's mighty Man of Steel.

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Rating 5.0 A Must For The Serious Collector! Customer: from MI, USA -- September, 25, 2008

This book took five years to complete and I marvel at the detail. The average person would never know that Reeves had done so much film work prior to becoming a superhero on television. The authors take us through his films by year. In addition to stills from the movies, a synopsis is written for each, which includes interesting facts about the cast members. This book would make an excellent addition to a George Reeves collection!


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  • Sales Rank: 17,830
  • ISBN: 0961959665
  • EAN: 9780961959661
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