The film was dedicated to both him and his wife, , who died two years after her husband's death and shortly before its release.
Even if it's only partial credit, Donner has to get some love for this.
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Most of the battle scenes between Superman and the super-villains had yet to be shot, as well as both the interiors and exteriors at Niagara Falls, which had been planned to be shot during the Canadian shooting on Superman: The Movie, but was indefinitely postponed to make up for time and get the production back to England quicker.
There had been comic book movies before Superman: The Movie, but it took that 1978 cultural event to reconfigure the mindset of the studios and the movie-going populace that comic book adaptations could be a tentpole experience.
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