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Old September 22 2012, 01:59 AM   #409
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Re: They are going ahead with a Justice League movie

I really, really doubt that S&S consciously said to each other "Let's create a religious allegory fraught with Jewish symbolism while we write this story about a guy in tights and a cape who beats up slum lords and tosses cars around." I think they were just trying to create an adventure story, drawing on pulp heroes like Doc Savage, comics like Flash Gordon, movie stars (Shuster they named Clark Kent after actors Clark Gable and Kent Taylor), and mythic strongmen like Hercules and Samson, and addressing the rampant crime and corruption of their day. Any influences from things like the Moses story were probably unconscious, just part of the conceptual background they were raised with. Literary critics often try way too hard to read secret meanings and messages into creative works so that they'll have something to talk about.
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