All the talk about Superman titles in the Typography in New Superman Movie thread has got my curiosity piqued: What was the typeface used for the titles in the original Superman: The Movie?
Here's a representative frame I grabbed from my DVD:
As Bobby Henderson has said in the other thread, it looks a little like Gill Sans.
Here's a quick-and-dirty rendition I've thrown together using Granby EF Extra Bold:
If it looks a little odd, it's because I've fudged the spacing to match that of the original -- which doesn't really work, since the widths of many of the individual characters don't match. I've avoided the temptation to stretch or squoosh anything to make the spacing look better.
As you can see, some of the characters, such as P and R, are way off.
Can anyone find a closer match?