On June 16th 1959, TV's Superman, George
Reeves, put a pistol to his head and ended his life.
As the story goes, this depressed and suicidal
story has survived for the last four decades as a conspiracy
theory that suggests that Reeves was murdered.
This movie provides a reasonable story
to support both theories. There's so many flashbacks and jump
forwards that it left me dazed and confused, but I still found
this almost true story satisfying and fascinating.
Adrien Brody and Diane Lane stand out in
this tale of Hollywood's tarnished past.
A seedy detective examines the death of
TV's Superman only to find out that there is more to the story
than meets the eye.
Told in a series of flashbacks that lead
up to the death of George Reeves, it investigates both the possibility
of suicide and murder, a modern film noir at its twistiest.
George Reeves was the ill-fated man of
steel back in the 50s.
The amateur boxer turned actor impressed
the small size TV watching audience of The Adventures of Superman.
He became one of the young medium's first superstars.
This mystery explores the vagueness of
meaning surrounding his apparent suicide in 1959. The story sticks
closely to the superhero's life. The movie gives a clear-eyed
look at the seedy side of show business and Hollywood.