META: Notes on a Genre I Love
milos_parker at yahoo.com
Sun Mar 8 13:07:26 PDT 2009
On Mar 8, 3:56 pm, I said:
> the original Richard Donner Superman (another film that respects
> the concept without losing its sense of humour yet avoiding the
> pitfalls of camp that plagued the second and third films).
Which reminds me. Donner once said that one couldn't be realistic
with material like Superman because, c'mon, it's a man who flies and
has all sorts of vision powers and can bend time to his will. It's
What he went for instead was versimilitude. And I think that's a
salient point for this discussion: superhero stories, like porno, can
never ever be realistic. But both can have a degree of versimilitude
and engender a willing suspension of disbelief.
More information about the racc