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kelgy
08-07-2009, 05:03 AM
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/41835

Based on Kong: King of Skull Island

Described as a prequel, not a sequel like the graphic novel. Rumor has it Ray Harryhausen may be involved in some capacity, or at least lend his name to it.

Stankluv
08-07-2009, 05:56 AM
is King Kong derivative of any mythological tales? Does it strike some primal narrative chord with humanity that I am oblivious to?

I just feel as if it was a movie way back when that was pretty exciting for its time and it has just enough legs and is copyright free for it to keep rolling forward with the occasional remake or spinoff.

For the record, I really liked the last PJ Kong movie, but all of my vfx friends pick on me for that. I just don't get the appeal beyond, "People like monkeys. (httphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQieZc7zcT8)"




On a side note, I have never seen the Kong cartoon on that aintitcool post but that immediately invokes Gigantor and Neon Genesis for me...Robin too....the childhood fantasy of kicking butt via proxy champion. I get that...much more than the "Beauty and the Beast"/"the mechanics are mind boggling" situation with kong and some damsel in his hands.

earlyworm
08-07-2009, 10:02 AM
is King Kong derivative of any mythological tales? Does it strike some primal narrative chord with humanity that I am oblivious to?

I just feel as if it was a movie way back when that was pretty exciting for its time and it has just enough legs and is copyright free for it to keep rolling forward with the occasional remake or spinoff.

I think this type of film possibly had more appeal back in 1933 when there were still parts of the world that were undiscovered by Western civilisation - Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack's previous two films before Kong were both documentaries exploring Iran and Siam.

But for the same reason I think films set during this era are still rather exciting because it was at a time where you could still be an adventurer - not really a job title one has these days.

robcat2075
08-09-2009, 02:19 AM
Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack's previous two films before Kong were both documentaries exploring Iran and Siam.


Good movies.

If anyone wants to see a film about astonishing feats of human perseverance they should check out Merian Cooper's "Grass". I wonder if it's well known in Iran. It makes them look damn tough.

"Chang" isn't bad either.

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