Superman III Movie Minute #8 – I Think It Was Attila The Hun

SUPERMAN III MOVIE MINUTE #8 - I Think It Was Attila The Hun

Fire and Water Network All-Stars Chris Franklin and Rob Kelly are back with SUPERMAN III MOVIE MINUTE, where they analyze, scrutinize, and you'll-believe-a-man-can-fly-ize the Man of Steel's third big screen adventure starring Christopher Reeve, Richard Pryor, Annette O'Toole, and Robert Vaughn, five minutes at a time!

In minutes 35:00-40:00, Clark, Lana, and Ricky have a picnic, and Ross Webster has a meeting with Gus.

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11 responses to “Superman III Movie Minute #8 – I Think It Was Attila The Hun

  1. The “bad” 80’s synth song that Chris was offended by was “They Won’t Get Me” sung by Roger Miller. (We’ll hear it again when Gus and Brad are getting drunk)

      1. Without doing the research, I’m hoping it was Roger Miller of the influential Boston punk/art band Mission of Burma!

  2. Giorgio Moroder is a pop/disco producer for songs by Blondie, Berlin, Freddie Mercury, and many others. Very synth/poppy stuff. I guess it’s out of the wheelhouse of one Cfranks!

  3. Great episode guys. I think that synthesized country music is even weirder later when Richard Pryor wears a giant oversized cowboy hat for no apparent reason.

    Kind of reminds me of the generic rock music that Billy Batson listened to on the 1970s Shazam TV series.

  4. I am also a little disturbed by the scene where Clark hits Gus with the car door. In general, I assume that Clark is very intentional in his klutziness to maintain his secret identity, which means that he would have purposefully hit Gus with the door. That’s not a depiction of Superman/Clark that I like. The only way I can excuse Clark’s action is to assume that he truly is distracted, when he’s around Lana. Then again, I know I’d be pretty distracted, if I was on a picnic with Annette O’Toole. Okay, Clark, I guess I’ll give you a pass.

    Thanks for another excellent episode.

  5. I’ve been using some of those Rob Kelly Socks Mic Covers, and I can honestly say, my voice quality has started to stink. Anybody have a cure for microphone fungus?

    1. Well, there’s a bowling alley in Smallville that went out of business due to one of their lanes being destroyed, so they are trying to sell off their quantity of shoe deodorizer to make some quick cash. You may want to look them up.


  6. Other people have brought up that “They Won’t Get Me” was by Roger Miller. I don’t hate it as much as Chris does, but I get where he’s coming from. The thing that will always get me (yeah, that’s a terrible pun) is that this song was featured on the soundtrack to the film back in 1983. I realize that film scores did not receive the releases they have been getting for the past few decades back in the ’80s, but it’s weird to think that SUPERMAN THE MOVIE got a really nice, double LP release (which didn’t feature all of the music), and SUPERMAN II got a single LP release with cool S symbols “laser etched” into the vinyl, but SUPERMAN III gets a single LP which has one side of the score and another side of the original songs from the film, including one by Chaka Khan. All of the original songs were produced by Giorgio Moroder, who also produced a synth version of the main Superman theme that…well, it exists. All of the songs were present on both the Film Score Monthly 10-disc set and the La-La 3 disc release of the scores to SUPERMAN II and SUPERMAN III.

    “They Won’t Get Me” keeps getting me no matter which version of the soundtrack that I buy.

    Random trivia…Moroder beat out John WIllaims’ score to SUPERMAN THE MOVIE at the 1979 Oscars with his score to MIDNIGHT EXPRESS. MIDNIGHT EXPRESS better have the most amazing score of all time.

    1. Wow.

      Well, yet another Randy Newman song beat out Paul McCartney. And Forrest Gump beat out Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and Shawshank… the academy doesn’t always make the right decisions.

      For example, I can point to a movie and soundtrack that was robbed in 1986! ROBBED!

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