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Beauty is only skin deep!
November 30, 2009
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This is what is left of the first King Kong, beauty and the beast, they called Fay Wray and Kong.
Only the inside is left of the beast so it seems, but you can see how even this metal skeleton of Kong is the real mcCoy, as the head and eyes are pretty distinct, even without the fur. Fey Wray lived a long life and passed away only a few years ago. It would be interresting to know where King Kong spend his life since 1933, and what his journey was. Was he stuck someplace in a prop department, or was he traded around from place to place? Seems like Kong should be in a place somewhere in the Smithosian, as a symbol of the 1930's and films in a post silent era. The famous fur Kong once had was shot in many still shots, moving he pieces and manipulating the fur to create movement from frame to frame. The effect was pretty visible, and todays standards a little crude, but was a film extravaganza of its day. No remake has ever topped to first Kong to me, and no other beauty, ever had the Fey Wray scream.

Who can forget this famous line "Ladies and Gentleman, I give you Kong, the 8th wonder of the world", as Paul Denom shows him for the first time.

Click to see the 8th wonder today.

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November 30, 2009
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loved that movie.
NONE of the reamkes really lived up to it.
over acted, and fun.
and appropriately, in black and white.
the uncut version is fantastic.

November 30, 2009
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I`ve only seen it once, the first original movie.
Yup just an instant classic and a neverforgetable movie.

Too bad most movies today don´t leave the same impressions anymore.
The Lord of the Rings movies are maybe the only ones that gave a deep impression that will last for a very long time.

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November 30, 2009
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The question is how much of the computer generated special effects and graphics will keep the audience entertained? And for how long? Why is it that in this day of modern technology, people still love to see the old things? All the early 30's Monsters still are the best. King Kong, Franensteirn with Boris Karloff, Dracula with Bela Legosi. Once you see the new tricks, it all gets copied. Maybe thats movies, which have really become special effects displays around the same old basic stories. They all run their course and evolve into something new next. But we still have film makers today who do not make movies 90% special effects. Which is best, who knows, we like them all I guess. Its funny to hear of someone who says they have only seen the first King Kong one time. I can't even remember how many times I;ve probably watched it in my life, as its shown many times a years on TV. Its like the old "I Love lucy", they are timeless and people love them as much today as when they were new.

December 1, 2009
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Universal Studios used to have a huge animatronic King Kong (used in an eighties version of the story)
But there was a big fire there a few years back and it got ruined.

They are suppose to be fixing it up and bringing it back for the tour, thoiugh.

That little King Kong model looks kinda like a model of a dinosaur..in a way it is one..I guess
'that old thing'

Sometimes I like to sit and watch those old movies.
Many of them were so beautiful visually.
Such great use of lighting and shadow, dramatic pause, and such.

Willie Wonka quotes..
What is this Wonka, some kind of funhouse?
Why? Are you having fun?
A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams

December 1, 2009
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I remember that fire you are talking about. We live only about 20 minutes from Universal City. I'll ask a few people if the Kong exhibit was restored. That fire totally distroyed an that entire second of the tour if you have ever been on it.

December 2, 2009
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The question is how much of the computer generated special effects and graphics will keep the audience entertained? And for how long? Why is it that in this day of modern technology, people still love to see the old things? All the early 30's Monsters still are the best. King Kong, Franensteirn with Boris Karloff, Dracula with Bela Legosi. Once you see the new tricks, it all gets copied.

As if the copied stuff isn´t bad enough, most movies concentrates mainly on special effects and action scenes which in most cases are great or superb, bad thing is, the story of the movies just keeps getting more childish each year.
Even 2012 who was a great entertaining movie does not live up to the horror that many people fears today.
I mean it didn´t have any type of Doomsday feeling to it at all.

Just take the movie or book Birds, I still consider its end to be one of the best ever since it´s realistic and does not have that stupid hollywood, everything is going to be okay whatever you face.

It wouldn´t surprise me if they soon made a movie where humans even prevails over Gods themselves. 🙄

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