He — along with Christopher Reeve — made us believe a man can fly…

Superman: The Movie director Richard Donner, who set the template for modern comic-book movies through his ardent attention to detail and commitment to taking his subject matter seriously, has died at the age of 91.

You can read the obit here at Variety.

We’ve posted quite a bit about Donner, Reeve and the Superman franchise over the years — with the first film still holding a place in my heart as the genre’s greatest.

Here, then, is a series of links in praise of the director and his Man of Steel muse:

— Director RICHARD DONNER Talks SUPERMAN’s Legacy. Click here.

— RICHARD DONNER Talks Reeve, Brando and Moving on From SUPERMAN. Click here.

— 13 QUICK THOUGHTS: Why CHRISTOPHER REEVE Was the Greatest SUPERMAN Ever. Click here.

— SUPERMAN ’78: Why This Is the Only SUPERMAN Comic Book I’ve Ever Wanted to Read. Click here.

— The SUPERMAN Movie You Didn’t See, by CARY BATES. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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