The Richard Donner version
Scene 392 -
393, "Lois and Kal-El"
INT. FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE - NIGHT
CAMERA CLOSE ON WALL PROJECTION: a colored, suggestive relief map
of the Planet Krypton - not brilliantly distinctive, but rather
something which gives impressions of the planet's different areas.
And there... past the Desert of Rozz, that's the capitol city, KANDOR,
where I was born...
SUPERMAN and LOIS recline against the side of a comfortable upper
nook of the Fortress, his arm encircling her. A short distance away:
the empty soufflé dish, two plates and glasses, and the empty bottle
of wine. They lie back, watch the projections on an opposite wall.
The suggested images of JOR-EL and LARA appear through the map in
pulsating strengths, first growing stronger, then disappearing again
as LOIS watches, fascinated.
That's my father, Jor-El... and my mother, my... real mother. Her
name was Lara... and that's me... as a baby...
The images fade away. SUPERMAN smiles a bit self- consciously, never
having revealed any of this to anyone before.
It's amazing. I never really thought of you as having a family like...
everyone else. I mean you just sort of... were, you know? Like a
fact. A fact without a mother, or a father...
SUPERMAN draws LOIS closer, looks at her seriously.
There were so many times I wanted to tell you. Sitting next to you
as Clark, smiling shyly, listening to you talk about Superman, and
how much you... loved him...
He stops, embarrassed, realizing how much he's inadvertently eavesdropped
on her during his life as CLARK. LOIS smiles nicely.
That's all right. I suppose it is a little late in the game for
me to play hard to get.
SUPERMAN looks deeply into her eyes.
It's all real now, Lois - I'm real - and I love you.
SUPERMAN kisses her passionately, lowers to the floor, half on top
of her. She looks up at him dreamily.
Mmm. If you only knew what that felt like...
LOIS smiles, pulls him all the way on top of her. CAMERA SLOWLY
PANS UP, AWAY from them, to the jagged white crystalline ceiling
of the Fortress, DISSOLVES THROUGH different sections of the structure
as the unbelievably satisfied VOICE of LOIS echoes softly through
... Superman... Superman... oh, Super ... man...
1 - original source unknown; image courtesy of Superman
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