The Unholy Biblical Subtexts and Other Religious Elements Built into Superman: The Movie (1978) and Superman II (1981)

by Anton Karl Kozlovic

Grouped Notes

1. Kozlovic, 2002a.

2. Kozlovic, 2002b.

3. Kozlovic, 2002a.

4. S1 is the default film when discussing narrative episodes. S2 will be mentioned specifically as appropriate. The various TV, video, special editions and DVD versions of S1 and S2 vary considerably, but will not be discussed herein.

5. Kozlovic, 2002b.

6. All scriptural quotations refer to the Authorised King James Version of the Bible.

7. Tonguette, 2002a, p. 1.

8. Tonguette, 2002a, p. 1.

9. Auty, 1981, p. 79.

10. Pohl & Pohl IV, 1981, p. 275.

11. Step, 1983, npn.

12. Sinyard, 1981, p. 65.

13. Kozloff, 1981, p. 79.

14. Brown, 1979, p. 26.

15. Bernard, 1988, p. 271.

16. Step, 1983, npn.

17. Sinyard, 1981, p. 66.

18. Sinyard, 1981, p. 66.

19. Kozloff, 1981, p. 79.

20. Sinyard, 1981, p. 66.

21. Raab, 1988, p. 167.

22. Owen, Grist & Dowling, 1992, p. 9.

23. Ganapathy, 1995, p. 100.

24. Step, 1983, npn.

25. Step, 1983, npn.

26. Hanks et al., 1982, p. 1000.

27. Pei, Ramondino & Torbet, 1974, p. 213.

28. Gibson, 1981, p. 92.

29. Lederman, 1979, p. 242.

30. Kozloff, 1981, p. 79.

31. Munn, 1997, p. 90.

32. Petrou, 1978, p. 130.

33. Anderson, 1985, p. 200.

34. Petrou, 1978, p. 158.

35. Bruce, 2001, p. 5.

36. Lederman, 1979, p. 244.

37. Davidson, 1982, p. 340.

38. Anderson, 1985, p. 200.

39. Combs, 1979, p. 34.

40. Lederman, 1979, p. 244.

41. Fergusson, 1987, p. 47.

42. Harrington & Kavitsky, 2000, p. 3.

43. Jost, 1999, p. 118.

44. Petrou, 1978, p. 12.

45. Ringgold & Bodeen, 1969, p. 344.

46. Koury, 1959, p. 216.

47. Petrou, 1978, p. 144.

48. Richards, 1985, p. 224.

49. Daniels, 1998, p. 19.

50. Petrou, 1978, p. 10.

51. Combs, 1979, p. 34.

52. Tonguette, 2002b, p. 2.

53. Kozlovic, 2000, 2001.

54. Engle, 1988, pp. 86-87.

55. Paglia, 1994, p. 12.

 

 

 


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