This is just lovely; CBR has Bryan Hitch’s introduction to a screening of Superman: The Movie in Glasgow yesterday, in which he describes why he loves the movie so much:
I’ve been drawing comics for a quarter of a century and this movie is the DNA of that career. Not just as a choice but in how I approach it. I’ve had labels such as ‘cinematic’ or ‘widescreen’ given to my work in past years and if such labels fit it’s because I learned them here first. The design, the environments, the big ideas are all here but so are characters you care about. The big picture, yes but the eye for storytelling detail, all rendered with absolute conviction.
Awe and Wonder certainly but heart and truth in equal measure with a John Williams fanfare to herald it.
Much more at the link, including Hitch’s early crossdressing experiences and a brief history of the movie. Go read.