I've come around on the Superman. I used to think he was a cheap, uninspired character, but after seeing an excellent documentary called "Look! Up in the Sky! The Amazing Story of Superman" and realizing what he stands for, I love the character.
He's the American dream. He encompasses everything that good should be. He's compassionate, strong, sympathetic, ideal and optimistic about human nature no matter what he encounters.
The score for Hans Zimmer's theme has recently been released and it's inspiring and brings a feeling of hope in this world that can leave you pessimistic. It's definitely something I need to listen to right now.
My fellow aspiring filmmakers. This may be something you may have seen before, but if not, I'd love to bring your attention to it.
The following is a fan-made trailer about the death of Batman and Dick Grayson's pursuit of vengeance as Robin. It was made years ago and I have always admired its quality and production value.
What's even more inspiring is HOW it was made! I marvel (no pun intended) at the production value, however, save for some construction work, it's nothing that people with no budget can't do! It's really quite inspiring! Below is the trailer in its entirety. Below that, in three parts, is the full making of footage with commentary. It will blow your mind what you can achieve with some creativity! Robert Rodriguez would be proud!
All credit goes to the director John Fiorella!
Grayson - Trailer
The Making of 'Grayson'
E.J. is just a simple man who loves movies. Don't judge.