Superman script
Superman (1978)
Synopsis: Superman is a 1978 superhero film directed by Richard Donner. It is based on the DC Comics character of the same name and stars Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Glenn Ford, Phyllis Thaxter, Jackie Cooper, Trevor Howard, Marc McClure, Terence Stamp, Valerie Perrine, and Ned Beatty. The film depicts Superman's origin, including his infancy as Kal-El of Krypton and his youthful years in the rural town of Smallville. Disguised as reporter Clark Kent, he adopts a mild-mannered disposition in Metropolis and develops a romance with Lois Lane, while battling the villainous Lex Luthor.

Silence. CAMERA PANS UP to the faces. The FIRST ELDER pauses momentarily.

FIRST ELDER:

Guilty.

The FIRST ELDER'S face instantly disappears from the domed ceiling.

SECOND ELDER:

Guilty.

The SECOND ELDER'S face disappears. One by one the remaining NINE ELDERS vote "guilty'" in rapid succession until the ceiling has become a black void.

11CLOSE ON JOR-EL AND VILLANS

JOR-EL faces GENERAL ZOD, his aura glowing as a separate island of light outside the circle.

JOR-EL

Do you have anything to say before

the decision of the Council is pronounced?

11CONTINUED

ZOD:

(cold stare)

The vote must be unanimous, Jor-El.

It has therefore now become your decision.

You alone will condemn us if you wish.

And you alone will be held responsible by me.

(JOR-EL stares blankly)

Join us. You have been known to disagree with

the Council before. Yours could become an

important voice in the New Order - second only

to my own. I offer you a chance for greatness, Jor-El.

Take it. Join us.

JOR-EL hesitates briefly, then suddenly disappears - his electric white aura extinguishing itself. ZOD's face twists with rage.

ZOD:

One day you will bow down before

me, Jor-El

12EXT. TRIAL CHAMBER IN SPACE - DAY

The domed roof of the building cracks open, starts to swivel back. In the distance:

a slate-gray atmospheric eminence (THE PHANTOM ZONE) travels rapidly through

the sky, approaches the opening.

13INT. TRIAL CHAMBER

The VILLANS are alone in the trial chamber. ZOD rants:

ZOD:

I swear it! No matter that it

takes an eternity! You will bow

down before me...

The gray mass of the Phantom Zone has entered through the open dome, closes down on the VILLANS, erasing the ring of white light as it progresses .

ZOD:

...Both you, and then one day,

your heirs!

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Mario Puzo

Mario Gianluigi Puzo (October 15, 1920 – July 2, 1999) was an American author, screenwriter and journalist. He is known for his crime novels about the Mafia, most notably The Godfather (1969), which he later co-adapted into a three-part film saga directed by Francis Ford Coppola. He received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the first film in 1972 and Part II in 1974. Puzo also wrote the original screenplay for the 1978 Superman film. His last novel, The Family, was released posthumously in 2001. more…

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