King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2005 - Performing Arts - 349 pages
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He is one of the most amazing, popular, and iconic characters in the history of motion pictures. His 1933 debut was a legendary piece of pure cinema - simultaneously a terrifying monster movie, epic fairy tale, tragic love story, and deeply resonant cultural myth. His name is King Kong. Ray Morton's King Kong - The History of a Movie Icon is the first book to chronicle the making of all seven feature films in which the character of Kong has appeared, including the hotly anticipated Peter Jackson version. It is generously illustrated with photographs, production art, and promotional materials from the author's extensive private collection. Morton has interviewed the surviving members of each major film. A colorful overview of the tremendous amount of collectible Kong merchandise is also on view for all the fans of Kongdom to devour.
  

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A senior writer for Script magazine, Morton has long been fascinated with the screen history of King Kong. His new work, scheduled to coincide with the release of the 1933 original on DVD and the ... Read full review

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Contents

THE FATHER OF KONG
IT WAS BEAUTY KILLED THE BEAST The Making of King Kong
SOME BABY The Making of The Son of Kong
KING KONG GOES TO JAPAN The Making of King Kong Versus Godzilla and King Kong Escapes
HERES TO THE BIG ONE The Making of Dino De Laurentiiss King Kong
YOU ARE DEALING WITH A LADY The Making of King Kong Lives
THE SONGS THAT NEVER WERE
THE SONS OF KONG
THE COLLECTIBLE KONG
THE RETURN OF THE KING Peter Jacksons King Kong
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