This compelling volume will include:• The origins of Kong:The jungle movie travelogues of the 1920s and 30s. Detective fiction writer Edgar Wallace’s original story, plus an extract from his novelisation of King Kong.• The making of King Kong (1933):Vintage reports from monster mags of the fifties, sixties and seventies, by the people who were actually there. The missing Kong: the censored scenes ...
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Plexus Publishing (November 30, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 993160
Format: PDF ePub Text djvu ebook
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Much of the material is familiar to me as I recall reading a book about King Kong back in the 90's that was a lot like this one. I do not recall the other book's title but I feel certain this book deliberately draws heavily from it. This book goes ba...
recent years and the lost scene that survives only in still form – as sailors chasing Kong and Fay Wray are eaten by giant spiders.• The sons of Kong:Soft-centred spin-off Son of Kong (1933), rushed into theatres for Christmas, and Willis O’Brien’s last great ape movie, Mighty Joe Young (1947). Low-budget Kong rip-offs and Japanese monster movies.• The King of the Kongs?:The evolution of Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson’s ambition to remake King Kong and early production reports from the forthcoming film.• Plus stills, posters, comic book covers – and all things Kong.