KING KONG (1933)
A blockbuster sensation upon release in 1933, KING KONG is still the greatest monster movie of them all, boasting groundbreaking special effects, a multi-layered and compelling story and Fay Wray's most iconic role, originating the screen persona of "scream queen." Explorer Robert Armstrong and his crew journey to Skull Island in search of the biggest of game, the legendary giant ape Kong. Willis O'Brien's stop-motion animation of Kong and the other creatures of Skull Island still amazes today. #43 on AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies; #24 on AFI's 100 Years…100 Passions. DIR/PROD Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack; SCR James Ashmore Creelman, Ruth Rose, from a story by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. U.S., 1933, b&w, 100 min. NOT RATED
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