King Kong 2005

King Kong (2005)

King Kong first published by EyeforFilm, 9 Dec, 2005 New Zealand director Peter Jackson and his latest protagonist, the mighty Kong, sure have a lot in common. Both are hulking, hirsute figures who have long enjoyed cult status on their remote islands, both were discovered (along with their beautiful native habitats) by America’s moving picture industry…

King Kong 1976

King Kong (1976)

King Kong (1976) first published by Little White Lies, as entry 166 in my Cinema Psychotronicum column Unleashed in 1933, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s King Kong was one of the first purely cinematic myths. Although it made glancing reference to Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’ 1740 fairytale Beauty and the Beast, the film…