DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

KIM AKASS

MONIQUE NAZARETH

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
KING KONG
April 13, 2015  | By David Bianculli

TCM, 8:00 p.m. ET

 

What a fun film this is, after all these years. This 1933 movie had special effects that were state of the art at the time, and part of the enjoyment of watching today is of imagining how amazing it was to see this more than 70 years ago, only a few years after the invention of the motion-picture talkie. Part of the humor, too, is noticing how the scale models keep changing King Kong’s scale, or how herbivorous dinosaurs become man-eating killers. But hey – they did that in 1925, too, in the silent movie adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, the Jurassic Park of its day.

 
 
 
 
 
Leave a Comment: (No HTML, 1000 chars max)
 
 Name (required)
 
 Email (required) (will not be published)
 
XGWIQ
Type in the verification word shown on the image.