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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, May 23, 2011

King Kong


King Kong was on television today so I thought I'd use it for Quest on Screen...

Some, like myself, are old enough to remember the original 1933 King Kong starring Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot.


As I look back it seems strange to me that I was so scared watching this black and white movie and yet still managed to cry at the end, even though I was very young!


Knowing all the new technology it seems pretty amazing that they did so well making it back in 1933!

But the most recent 2005 version, Peter Jackson, makes King Kong look totally real!  Of all the versions after the Original this is the only one that I like.

..Keeping with the original story the Beast falls in love with Beauty.

But none of it would have been as good as it was if it wasn't for Andy Serkis...

..who, once again, dawned the magic computer dots and acted out all the moves for Kong.

... as if that wasn't enough Andy also played the cook on the ship but gets killed fairly early on. (I guess that was to free him up to be Kong!)

Beauty and the Beast is such a classic tale.  The beast being to big and ugly and beauty finding all the inner beauty to fall for him anyway.

Of course King Kong doesn't get to keep beauty in the end but the love story is there non the less.  ...and when Kong dies at the end I dutifully cried.  Why is it even when I know the ending I keep hoping for a happy ending?! duh! 


Blogger animewookie said...

It's pure and unbiased love. The destruction of that innocent, self sacrificing creature will always make me cry as well :'( I'm a little wish-washy today but I really enjoyed this post :D Thanks Pat

8:03 AM  
Blogger Cath said...

I had no idea Andy Serkis was Kong in the remake. I can remember seeing the movie as a kid and being fascinated but not scared. The movie that scared the life out of me was that Bob Hope Zombie film. No idea of the title but I was scared of the dark for weeks after seeing that and was a *comedy* for Gawd's sakes...

9:14 AM  
Blogger Fence said...

I really enjoyed this when I watched it, and have rewatched it a couple of times since.
Parts of the film don't work for me, but I just love Kong and his reactions. Especially when Anne Darrow juggles in front of him. That was just awwwww.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Kathleen said...

How did I not know that Andy Serkis was Kong? I thought the Peter Jackson version was really good too and I do remember seeing the old one!

3:18 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

aww glad you liked it kelly.

Cath: yeah when we were young it was easy to scare a little kid lol

Fence: I own the movie but it came on tv so I watched it (yet again) but then I do like to watch anything Andy is in..he's very talented, and a very nice person.

Kathleen: Didn't know eh? lol He's a darn hard worker!!!

6:22 PM  
Blogger Carl V. said...

I remember watching the original King Kong on television when I was a child and really had a fondness for it. I hate the other versions except Peter Jackson's, which is by far my favorite. I especially like the extended version of the film that was released on DVD. It is a long, meandering adventure that to me is often unduly criticized. Making this movie was a life long passion for Jackson and I believe you can see that in every frame. I think the casting was perfect and the film is a visual delight. And that the original and this one can capture so much heartbreak is a credit to both film makers.

12:01 PM  

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