Gorillas in the Mist
The story of Dian Fossey, a scientist who came to Africa to study the vanishing mountain gorillas, and later fought to protect them.
The Miracle Worker
The true story of the frightening, lonely world of silence and darkness of 7-year-old Helen Keller who, since infancy, has never seen the sky, heard her mother's voice or expressed her innermost feelings. Then Annie Sullivan, a 20-year-old teacher from Boston, arrives. Having just recently regained her own sight, the no-nonsense Annie reaches out to Helen through the power of touch, the only tool they have in common, and leads her bold pupil on a miraculous journey from fear and isolation to happiness and light.
The Grapes of Wrath
Tom Joad returns to his home after a jail sentence to find his family kicked out of their farm due to foreclosure. He catches up with them on his Uncle’s farm, and joins them the next day as they head for California and a new life... Hopefully.
The Sand Pebbles
Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat U.S.S. San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the "rice-bowl" system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.
Lawrence of Arabia
The story of British officer T.E. Lawrence's mission to aid the Arab tribes in their revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. Lawrence becomes a flamboyant, messianic figure in the cause of Arab unity but his psychological instability threatens to undermine his achievements.
Cool Hand Luke
When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.
Rebel Without a Cause
After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag race, the new kid's real troubles begin.
On the Waterfront
Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected lawyer, defends a black man named Tom Robinson against fabricated rape charges, the trial and tangent events expose the children to evils of racism and stereotyping.
So when Jurgens had to come up with a pop-culture reference that would help prove Clark’s identity, the idea he’d had for a while suddenly had a place to exist on the page. It hasn’t quite caught on as a constant trope in Superman storytelling, but it did get a shout-out in a 2013 issue of Batman and Robin, penned by Peter J. Tomasi. In it, Bruce Wayne finds a list of movies that Clark had recommended to Bruce’s son, Damian. Right near the top is To Kill a Mockingbird.
Literary Influences of Superman
3 Cultural influences, according to Jerry Siegel, creator of Superman's character.
John Carter of Mars
In the seventh adventure of Barsoom (or Mars, as we know it) Hadron of Hastor, native of Helium, and the warrior who is The Fighting Man of Mars, earns the enmity of Haj Osis, jed of Tjanath. Sentenced as a spy and condemned to suffer 'The Death', Hadron must prove that John Carter's warriors are not so easily destroyed. In Swords of Mars, the eighth adventure, we once again join John Carter himself. Disguised as a panthan (or mercenary), Carter sets out to end the curse of the Assassins of Zodanga-but he soon discovers that their threat is reaching out to the very heart of his own family. Edgar Rice Burroughs' Martian series continues to delight lovers of fantastic fi ction with heroic deeds, hairsbreadth escapes, duels and battles, all set in a strange and alien landscape. The complete John Carter of Mars adventures are published by Leonaur.
When pondering how the superpowered individual that he and Joe Shuster were creating would come to have his powers, Jerry Siegel found inspiration in Edgar Rice Burroughs’ “John Carter of Mars” books, in which Civil War soldier John Carter traveled to Mars, where he could perform awe-inspiring feats of heroism because his Earthly body was rendered super-powerful by Mars’ weak gravity.
Top 7 Songs About Superman
However, when Superman heard “The Passenger” his mind immediately went to the version that stuck with him; Siouxsie’s iteration from 1987’s Through The Looking Glass. The significant takeaway here: Superman’s secret favorite band is Siouxsie And The Banshees. We can now speculate that if Superman had more time to focus on music, he’d take a deep dive into post-punk and discover he’s actually a massive goth, which also explains why Batman is his best friend.
Man Of Steel
Director Zack Snyder's 2013 reboot of the series, Man of Steel, is scored by Hans Zimmer, and is the first Superman film not to use any of Williams' themes.Director Zack Snyder's 2013 reboot of the series, Man of Steel, is scored by Hans Zimmer, and is the first Superman film not to use any of Williams' themes.
Superman: The Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The most expensive film made up to that point, with a budget of $55 million, Superman was released in December 1978 to critical and financial success; its worldwide box office earnings of $300 million made it the second-highest-grossing release of the year. It received praise for Reeve's performance, and was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Film Editing, Best Music (Original Score), and Best Sound, and received a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects.
(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty
One of the big complaints about Man of Steel and Batman v Superman is that they were far too serious in tone. There is plenty of room for levity in a Superman story; not everything has to be weighed down by the relevance and importance of being such an important fictional character. With that being said, if you go too far into lighthearted stories, you end up with "Super-Disco Fever" from Superman Family #196. Even thought Clark Kent is supposed to be a nerdy reporter, he inexplicably has a fan club of hot young women. They drag him into a local disco, and force him to judge a "Dance Like John Travolta" competition. As this is happening, Clark uses his X-Ray vision to spot a staff member from a rival disco planting bombs beneath the dance floor. The disco wars had gotten so harsh, only terrorism and mass-killings could determine who truly has Night Fever.
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Aliens invade Earth, and decide that Muhammad Ali should box Superman (with his powers removed), and that the winner would challenge the leader of the aliens. Without his powers, Superman gets creamed by Ali. After resting on Earth for a while, Superman gets his strength back and sabotages the alien fleet. Ali beats the leader of the aliens, and the world is saved. In the last few pages of the comic, Ali reveals that he has figured out Superman's secret identity (based on very little information), but will keep it a secret because he's such a cool guy. The comic ends with him saying "Superman, we are the greatest."