Christopher Reeve and Margot Kidder were my first ever Superman and Lois Lane. Nothing before or after can ever compare, not even (gasp!) Henry Cavill. There’s just something about how movies and images stay with you when you’re first exposed to them, and the raw emotions you felt.
I’m sure if I were to watch them again, the original Superman would seem slow and clunky, but there was nothing like this scene when Superman catches Lois (I don’t care about the physics of it because technically she wouldn’t have survived) but it was just perfect.
And the words he says… now I know where I heard it first. Now I know why it’s stayed with me all this time.