The Amazing Spider-Man

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The comic book character Spider-Man first appeared 50 years ago. Created by artist/plotter Steve Ditko and writer/editor Stan Lee, Spider-Man battled not only super-villians, but also his high school bully, the common cold, and a skeptical newspaper editor, all in order to save the world and protect the peace of mind of his elderly Aunt May. 

Spider-Man has made the leap from comics to television and film several times, and the latest effort to bring him to the big screen is "The Amazing Spider-Man," which opens July 3. David Garland presents highlights from James Horner's score for that new film, plus music by Danny Elfman and others from previous Spider-Man adaptations. In addition, Garland tells of his visits with the enigmatic, rarely interviewed Steve Ditko.