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Kong Unmade: The Lost Films of Skull Island

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Just like Godzilla, Gamera and their kaiju kin, King Kong was to be the star of many an unmade film. In this new book learn of a plethora of prequels, sequels, and even in-between-quels to the 1933 King Kong. From Merian C. Cooper himself came ideas for The New Adventures of King Kong (1933) to chronicle Kong and Denham’s journey to New York; Tarzan vs. King Kong (1934), a ...more
Kindle Edition, 277 pages
Published March 13th 2019 by Bicep Books
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Bill Wallace
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
More than just a history of Kong films that didn't get made, this excellent book is also a history of the bizarre influences the big ape has exercised over world culture since 1933. I had heard of some of these lost projects -- most notably the Jim Danforth version that lost out to the De Laurentiis mess in 1976-- but others were entirely new to me. The writing is mostly solid and the research extensive. For anyone with an interest in big apes, lost cinema. or dinosaur films, this makes great re ...more
Steven
Jul 03, 2020 rated it it was ok
Not What You Think

I bought this, like most I'm sure expecting a guide if lost and forgotten Kong films. Not too much to ask since it's literally the title of the book. That's not what this is. In the author's own words, "some of the films in this book are not the least bit lost" but he "couldn't resist a sensational title". This is revealed the 1st page. "Some" should have actually been "most" since VERY little in this book is lost (only 2 films lost in Hiroshima) and very little is even obscure
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Michael
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fascinating and Informative!

I can't believe I paid so little for this excellent book, as it's chockful of information pertaining to--well, if the film or film concept involved an ape and a jungle--it's included here! The author, as with his previous book on Japanese giant monster films, shows boundless enthusiasm in his work and the amount of research and detail involved is almost mind-boggling. An incredible resource for fans of King Kong and his many relatives. I've read extensively about film
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Nicholas Driscoll
May 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book a lot, even though honestly it has quite a few shortcomings... many of which were also in LeMay’s other Kaiju books I’ve read so far. Still, this book is impressively ambitious and enjoyable to read and digs up a lot of interesting trivia. Great for Kong nerds!
David Keep
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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A thoroughly researched work of love looking at the many appearances of King Kong and just about all giant apes. Enough to be interesting but not so much as to bore
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