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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

King Kong Lived!!!

Photo: Life-size model of the giant apeToday is the day that the media has been hyping about...the release of yet another King Kong movie, but this one is supposed to be the best, the top, the cream of the crop. My husband and his best friend are going to be going to see it.

Turns out there was an ape called Gigantopithecus that lived 2 million to 7 million years ago and stood somewhere between 7 and 9 feet tall and weighed 1/2 ton. There is even thought that man and ape may have met. Much is speculative about this animal as all the remains that have been found consist of teeth and jawbones. But who knows...perhaps King Kong did walk the earth in times past.


At 10:04 AM, Blogger Jeff said...

:::this one is supposed to be the best, the top, the cream of the crop:::

Heh heh heh, That is what they said about the last one. In fact, the tag line for that one was "The most exciting original motion picture event of all time." It was the Dino De Laurentis production of King Kong and I remember going to see it in the theatre at then named Pittman Plaza in 1976. It starred Charles Grodin, Jeff Bridges and a young pretty actress making her film debut. Her name was Jessica Lange. Hmmm, wonder whatever happened to her?

At 10:12 AM, Blogger B O B said...

Personally I liked the original black and white one. At the time it presented the best special effects with a mechanical ape and wonderful tricky cinema techniques. I have seen a show about making the original it was great. And the director who I just can't remember his name now went on to making other movies that revolutionized film making. Such as the first CinemaScope movies and the first use of color.

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Melissa O. Markham said...

I enjoyed the first King Kong, not sure I have seen any of the rest. I have seen Jessica Lange in a lot of movies.

I will have to let you know what Daniel thinks about it after he sees it.


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