Monday, October 11, 2004

Awwwwwww.... :(

Christopher Reeve died quite recently and I thought it important to give him special mention. Despite his numerous roles on stage and screen, he will be remembered for his portrayal of Superman. This is true for most of the population and especially so for me. The paradox of someone who portrayed Earth’s greatest hero first not being able to walk, and now not having life, is quite saddening. Admittedly, I do not know much about the man, except that he was a fighter in his quest to walk again and was critical raising funding and awareness to spinal cord research.

Personally, Reeve was the cinematic reification of my idolized fiction. Superman is a hero of mine, an admirable fantasy when human being are too flawed to be worth of emulation. Superman does not exist with a consistent appearance in his various roles in various media, but for me the human face of Superman is Christopher Reeve; it is likely it always will. It’s just sad, is all.


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