Episode 155

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man gave us an origin story of great power and great responsibility, in more ways than one, but also a story that ordinary nerds could relate to.

From humble origins as a throwaway character in a cancelled comic book title, to Marvel's flagship character, a movie version of Spider-Man has been in the works since the early '80s with differing results.

Enjoy my new feature "Corman, Cannon, Carolco and Columbia"! A trip through the web of un-made Spider-Man movies of years past, but how each of them made Sam Raimi's Spider-Man (2002) possible, and with it started breaking financial box office records left, right and centre.

Cannon teaser trailer for their Spider-Man movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqvzRqWRQnw

Amalgamated Dynamics Green Goblin mask & make-up test - https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/blog/spider-man-green-goblin-adi-makeup-test

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About the Podcast

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

About your host

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Em .

Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

I mostly host solo, but often you'll hear my cat Jess in the background (she's 17 years old, and very loud!).

I love podcasts and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.