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King Kong: The History of a Movie Icon from Fay Wray to Peter Jackson
by Ray Morton
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 ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Applause Theatre and Cinema Books
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I enjoyed this history of the King Kong films. The upside to this book was all the details about each of the Kong movies. The downside to this book was all the details about each of the Kong movies. I would have enjoyed this book more if there had been more personal information about the folks involved in making each of the films.What I tired of was the technical information about each and every scene in each and every film. The author complained that all those involved in the early films were n ...more