18 – Color, Context, Grades of Gray – Lex Luthor

coverblackIn this episode we explore the choices behind the colors of Man of Steel, for the look of the film and the colors of the costume.  We look at how the context of colors helps us to have compassion for complexity of reality rather than rely on black and white rules and condemnations.  We take a look at what it will take to rebuild Metropolis and what a break down Zack Snyder’s recent revelations about Lex Luthor.

Answers, insights, and commentary on:

  • Color grading and the “blockbuster look”
  • Snyder stepping away from a stylized approach
  • Color fidelity of Blu-Ray releases
  • How color was used to distinguish Krypton from Earth
  • Why put Superman in an all-black costume?
  • Why is Superman’s color scheme challenging to bring to reality and how to tackle it?
  • Why is Superman shown at night so much in media?
  • Why the context of these color choices might mean more than those who just demand brighter colors?
  • Why the future films might have brighter colors
  • How Superman tackled reality better than Captain America
  • The dangers of dogma and absolutes
  • The cost of rebuilding Metropolis and three possible shortcuts
  • Why Lex Luthor should endorse and ally with Superman

…and more! In the Mailbag:

  • Will Superman have to rely on tropes to preserve his secret identity?
  • Doesn’t Kryptonian armor grant super strength?
  • Does the DCCU need a Kevin Feige?
  • Will Marvel do a Superman movie after 2033?

Man of Steel’s Action Comics No. 1 TributeYouTube

One Year To Go!

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17 – Trucker Tantrum – Action Tribute

coverblackAn epic homage to Action Comics No. 1… or just the product of my exhaustion and low-blood sugar?  A complete breakdown of the bar and smashed truck scene… how Clark pulled it off and whether he went too far.

Featuring clips with Zack Snyder, Allison Crowe, and composer Junkie XL.

Answers, insights, and commentary on:

  • This scene as tribute to Action Comics No. 1
  • What is “source music” in film?
  • “Sweetie” and Clark’s love life
  • What kind of charges and sentence could Ludlow face?
  • What’s tricky about the truck smashing?
  • How Man of Steel‘s Clark shows more endurance than Kingdom Come‘s Superman
  • What Superman shares with the 400 year-old legend of Robin Hood
  • Empathy for others and hope for tomorrow
  • What’s that growling noise?

…and more!  In the Mailbag:

  • Psychosomatic magical weakness
  • An Understanding Martha episode?
  • Wonder Woman wearing wedges
  • Two ways to swim super fast
  • Batman isn’t Iron Man

The Man of Steel Myths video series continues:

  • 6 Mini-MythsYouTube
  • Jimmy Olsen Was Replaced By Jenny
  • Superman Never Tried To Take The Fight Away
  • The Fight Never Left Metropolis
  • The Hostage Family Died
  • He Should Have Covered Zod’s Eyes
  • Superman Never Smiles

Man of Steel’s Action Comics No. 1 TributeYouTube
“Choose to Be (Happy)” by Allison Crowe – Album: Little Light
Collider interviews Junkie XL

Happy Pi Day!

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MAN OF STEEL Prequel Comic [Supergirlradio]

IKvmv1aThis week on Supergirl Radio, your hosts Teresa Jusino and Rebecca Johnson are joined by The Flash Podcast’s Andy B. to cover news about CBS’ Supergirl TV series (including even more casting news and The Costume!), and discuss the Man of Steel prequel comic, which stars Kara Zor-El! Join in on the fun as the gang at Supergirl Radio prepare for CBS’ Supergirl, starring Melissa Benoist!

DrAwkward shares some theories on who is in the hibernation pod Clark discovers in the movie, why, and what impact it might have on the DCCU. How does Kara Zor-El stack up as a character?

Check it out!

The DCCU is not being rushed

Some suggest thatdclogoblue the DC Cinematic Universe is being rushed.

We cover two interpretations of this concern: first, that not enough time has been spent on the actual production; and second, that not enough time will be given on the screen.

What about production time?

If anything, it has been a long time coming and is something that Warner Brothers has been attempting and developing to varying degrees for years.  In fact, the first mainstream comic book shared cinematic universe existed between Christopher Reeve’s Superman and Helen Slater’s Supergirl with the common casting of Marc McClure as Jimmy Olsen.  Of course, this iteration of the shared universe is the one that people really care about.

We can go back and forth on the arguments for why but sometimes it’s illustrative to just look at the metrics.  Rushing means doing something too quickly for the time allowed.  Here, we can objectively evaluate the time allowed.

Let’s contrast Marvel Phase One, leading up to The Avengers, with DC’s slate leading up to Justice League.

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Visually, they don’t look all that different.  Note that graphs aren’t to scale relative to one another.  The DCCU timeline encompasses 53 months over the MCU’s 48 month timeline.  Aside from first visual impressions, let’s get into the numbers.  For the sake of simplicity we’re rounding dates to the first of the month…. read more