King Kong

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One of the greatest adventure stories in Hollywood history gets a new interpretation in this action drama from Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson. In the early 1930s, Carl Denham (Jack Black) is a daring filmmaker and adventurer who has gained a reputation for his pictures documenting wildlife in remote and dangerous jungle lands; despite the objections of his backers, Denham plans to film his next project aboard an ocean vessel en route to Skull Island, an uncharted island he discovered on a rare map. Correctly assuming his cast and crew would be wary of such a journey, Denham has told them they're traveling to Singapore, but before they set sail, his leading lady drops out of the project. Needing a beautiful actress willing to take a risk, Denham finds Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), a beautiful but down-on-her-luck vaudeville performer, and offers her the role; cautious but eager to work, Darrow takes the role, and onboard the ship she strikes up a romance with Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody), a respected playwright hired by Denham to write the script for his latest epic. When Denham and company arrive on Skull Island, the natives react with savage violence, but they happen to be the least of their worries. Skull Island is a sanctuary for prehistoric life, and lording it over the dinosaurs and other giant beasts is Kong, a 25-foot-tall gorilla who can outfight any creature on Earth. The natives kidnap Darrow, giving her to Kong as an offering to appease the giant beast; Denham and his men set out to find her, with Driscoll bravely determined to save the woman he loves. Eventually, Driscoll finds Darrow and Denham outwits Kong, intending to take the giant ape back to New York for display. But Kong has bonded with Darrow, and his attraction to her proves to be his undoing. Andy Serkis, who provided the body movements for Gollum in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings pictures, performed similar duties on King Kong, studying gorillas so he could mimic their actions, which were then used as the basis for the special-effects crew's digital animation of the great ape. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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display_description Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny. In the 1930s, a down-on-her-luck actress accompanies an over-ambitious filmmaker on an expedition to a remote island. There they encounter a terrifying giant ape who forms an attachment to the beautiful actress. Hoping to win fame and fortune, the filmmaker brings the ape back to New York City for public exhibition, with catastrophic results.
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subject_facet Action and adventure films, Actresses, Actresses -- Drama, Actresses -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama, Adventure -- Feature, Closed captioning, DVD-Video discs, DVDs for the hearing impaired, Drama, Feature films, Feature films -- New Zealand, Feature films -- United States, Fiction, Film remakes, Films for the hearing impaired, French language materials, Gorilla -- Drama, King Kong (Fictitious character), King Kong (Fictitious character) -- Drama, King Kong -- (Fictitious character) -- Drama, King Kong films, Monster films, Motion picture producers and directors, Motion picture producers and directors -- Drama, Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Drama, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, New York (State) -- New York, Spanish language materials, Thriller -- Feature, Thrillers (Motion pictures), United States, Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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title_full King Kong / Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; directed by Peter Jackson ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson ; director of photography, Andrew Lesnie, King Kong [videorecording] / Big Primate Pictures ; Universal Pictures ; WingNut Films ; produced by Jan Blenkin ... [and others] ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson, King Kong [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films ; producers, Jan Blenkin ... [et al.] ; story, Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay, Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson ; director, Peter Jackson, King Kong [videorecording] / Universal Pictures presents a WingNut Films production ; produced by Jan Blenkin, Carolynne Cunningham, Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh ; story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace ; screenplay by Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson ; directed by Peter Jackson
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