(1969) author Mario Puzo and brought together a superb supporting cast including Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Trevor Howard, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty and Jackie Cooper.
Its score by John Williams perfectly expressed the stirring spirit of its hero and remains one of the most famous in cinema.
In more general terms, Superman channels the experience of many Jews bidding to assimilate in gentile culture, veiling his heritage behind a new suit and Christian name, Clark Kent, but always true to his roots underneath the social camouflage.
The "S" emblem burns beneath his cotton work shirt.
In his puny narcissism, George [Costanza] sought inspiration from the paragon of selflessness.” In 2000, author Michael Chabon made the connection between Judaism and superheroics the basis for his novel .
Superman is not explicitly identified with Judaism in the comics and is instead raised as a corn-belt farm boy by his adopted parents, Jonathan and Martha Kent.
Reeves was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head in his Los Angeles home on 16 June 1959, apparently suicide but long-rumoured to have been a revenge killing carried out on behalf of MGM vice-president Eddie Mannix after learning of Reeves' affair with his wife.