King Kong

The ape that has thrilled millions The great original himself The one and only KING KONGAn America folk hero who will live forever From the seething jungles of Skull MOuntain Island, a land which time and civilization had forgotten, to the skyscrapers of teeming New York City, King Kong inspires terror and awe as his colossal saga of innocence, passion, and toweringThe ape that has thrilled millions The great original himself The one and only KING KONGAn America folk hero who will live forever From the seething jungles of Skull MOuntain Island, a land which time and civilization had forgotten, to the skyscrapers of teeming New York City, King Kong inspires terror and awe as his colossal saga of innocence, passion, and towering rage unfolds.A tragic love story of gargantuan proportions one you will never forget With 16 pages of splendid new art
King Kong The ape that has thrilled millions The great original himself The one and only KING KONGAn America folk hero who will live forever From the seething jungles of Skull MOuntain Island a land which time

  • Title: King Kong
  • Author: Delos W. Lovelace Edgar Wallace Merian C. Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780448127866
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • King Kong Directed by Peter Jackson With Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann In New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with King Kong King Kong is a giant movie monster, resembling an enormous gorilla, that has appeared in various media since .The character first appeared in the film King Kong from RKO Pictures, which received universal acclaim upon its initial release and re releases.A sequel quickly followed that same year with The Son of Kong, featuring Little Kong.In the s, Toho produced King Kong vs King Kong First, the version of KING KONG, is for me, the greatest fantasy film ever made Sure, there are fantasy films with far better special effects THE MATRIX, JURASSIC PARK better acting the acting here is of the period but KING KONG is a film of tremendous excitement. King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Peter Jackson s King Kong is at heart a tender and moving film The film is packed with action sequences and sometimes horrific deaths, but the primary focus is the relationship between Kong and Ann Darrow played beautifully by Naomi Watts. King Kong film King Kong is a epic monster adventure film co written, produced, and directed by Peter Jackson.A remake of the film of the same name, the film stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and, through motion capture, Andy Serkis as the title character.Set in , King Kong tells the story of an ambitious filmmaker who coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious King Kong Rotten Tomatoes An impulsive director whisks an unknown actress to an unexplored island to capture a mythic beast on film The Jurassic Park of its day, King Kong is King Kong Broadway Tickets Broadway Broadway King Kong Overview The BEST Broadway source for King Kong tickets and King Kong information, photos and videos Click Here to buy King Kong tickets today Watch King Kong Prime Video On a mysterious and dangerous island, a film producer captures a giant ape and brings him back to New York in the hopes of capitalizing on his prize. King Kong Official Broadway Site Get Tickets King Kong Now in Previews on Broadway THE SHOW The world s most epic modern myth comes alive on Broadway through an innovative mix of animatronics, puppetry, music and stagecraft. King Kong Wikizilla, the Godzilla, Kong, Gamera and King Kong , Kingu Kongu is a giant ape monster created by RKO Pictures that first appeared in the film, King Kong.His first appearance in a Toho film was the Godzilla film, King Kong vs Godzilla. One of the most well known monsters in all of cinema, Kong made his debut in the film bearing his name.

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    1. It seems to me that classics tend to become classics for one of two reasons. The first being that they are incredibly well written novels that become examples of their craft. The second being that they may contain ideas which are universally relevant. I'm not suggesting that a classic cannot be both, for instance Pride and Prejudice is both a social commentary and beautifully written. Yet I believe that one of those two features dominates as to why it is remembered as a classic work of fiction.I [...]

    2. The most awesome cover of the many editions of King Kong. I picked up this paperback earlier in the year and probably have the finest quality edition in the world.And I paid less than $4 for it!Art by the great Frank Frazetta and a nice version of the story of Kong.Here's a cool variation of the cover.And another!And a wonderful tribute by Frank Cho!And one more by Frank Cho!And one last one by an unknown artist for the Bonga comic book!I guess Frank Frazetta must have been in love with Ann Darr [...]

    3. Признавам си, че тук с мъка ударих дори най-ниската оценка в личната ми гуудрийдс класация. Накратко - дръжте далеч тази "книга" от себе си. Аз, уви, трябваше да се запозная с нея - все пак съм болен букинист, събиращ деветдесетарски неща, амаОще в началото на четивото (което има [...]

    4. It's money and adventure and fame! It's the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage and . . me uncomfortable racism?Okay, King Kong should be pretty well spoilerized by now. Its ending is one of the most iconic scenes in cinema; I just saw it re-enacted in the Cars music video my daughter was watching. If you're reading this, and you haven't seen Kong go see the 1933 Kong. The only excuse to read the novel first is for the people back in 1932.So. Kong. Big ape on an island fights dinosaurs, 8 [...]

    5. Perhaps among the imaginary giant characters I am more familiar with, King Kong stands out among them. I can see his replicas in toy stores (And for sure you can even come across him in Universal Studios). I can play him on video games. I can read him in comics. I can see him making fun of children as a mascot at birthday parties. He could scare the living day lights out of me in a haunted house at an amusement park or even on Halloween day. Above all, he could make an antagonistic cameo appeara [...]

    6. No soy muy fanático de las novelizaciones, aunque esta, está bastante bien, es prácticamente la película de 1933 plasmada en el libro. Es una lectura bastante ágil, sin vueltas ni detalles pesados. De hecho peca un poco en este sentido, ya que me hubiese gustado que profundice un poco más en algunas cosas y que se tome ciertas libertades para hacer la historia un poco mas "completa". Aún así, es bastante entretenido y es una novelita que puede leerse solo en un par de días. Le bajo dos [...]

    7. Excellent. Although it’s a novelization, this book is an accomplishment unto itself. If read alongside Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World and Edgar Rice Burroughs’s The Land That Time Forgot, King Kong shoulders up with those classics. In terms of the cohesive, crisp storyline, and vivid descriptions, King Kong is better than The Land Time Forgot. In terms of sharply drawn characters like Denham and Kong himself, King Kong competes with The Lost World's marvelous Professor Challenger. Whe [...]

    8. I don't need to write a review because everyone knows that this was the greatest story of its time.

    9. First of all, a note on editions. I have a slightly torn and worn copy of the 1976 hardcover released to coincide with the De Laurentiis film remake. It features a number of new black and white illustrations (the artist's name is not given), which have a hand-drawn, pen-and-paper feel though they're rather primitively printed. Frankly they're a bit rubbish but they add some interest at least.I also have an abysmally awful 2014 ebook version from 'Perfect Commando Productions' which at time of wr [...]

    10. Without doubt, this is one of the finest movie novelizations ever written. In a genre of literature that is so often a cash grab in modern times, 1932's King Kong by mystery writer Delos W. Lovelace is a cut above the rest.If you've seen the movie, you know the story: reckless film director Denham has a map to a lost island, and he wants to go and film a movie there. Bowing to public pressure to have a female love interest, he hires out of work Ann Darrow, and they set off for the island aboard [...]

    11. Ik zal eerlijk zijn en zeggen dat ik de herfilming van King Kong veel leuker vond dan dit boek. Het verhaal in de herfilming vond ik veel passender dan dit. Toch bleef het boek leuk om te lezen, daarom gaf ik het toch nog 3/5. De schrijfstijl van de vertaling van Edgar's werk vond ik soms niet op alle momenten even geslaagd, maar ik heb al veel erger gelezen ;) Het boek is zeker niet langdradig, er is genoeg variatie bij de gebeurtenissen. Dit boek valt natuurlijk onder het thema sciencefiction, [...]

    12. I have a new rule: read the novelization *first*, then watch the movie. Regardless, as this book was written off advance scripts of the movie, it does differ in some areas, notably the horrid spiders at the bottom of the ravine and a shortened Manhatten ending. Taken on its own, this is quite the adventure yarn. Skull Island, with its dinosaurs, tar pits, giant creatures of all kinds, and ruins of an older civilization, is of course an awesome D&D campaign setting, one I'm not sure Isle of t [...]

    13. One of my favorite movies retold and remade over and over. "Deep horror" (term coined by Brian Kaufman) wherein the thing one holds most dear, most cherished, is the very thing which destroys one (emotionally, spiritually, physically or any combination there of).This novelization of the original movie is ham-fisted at best. "Beauty and the Beast" is hammered and hammered and hammered at the reader in almost every chapter. There are some poetic moments and the characterizations are done well enou [...]

    14. It was well written. I got a little bored toward the end, but only because I knew exactly what was going to happen from the movie. the ending seemed a touch rushed as well, but overall it was a decent read.

    15. It was a fun, easy read. I didn't really expect much, being as how the book was written based-off of the movie. It seemed to follow pretty closely to the original movie, as far as I can remember the movie being. It wasn't a very deep or complex story. There wasn't much depth to any of the characters or even really to the plot. I wouldn't necessarily recommend it, but if your looking for a short easy read with a little bit of excitement/adventure you might enjoy this.

    16. A decent enough film-to-book novelization, this novel loses much of the visual spectacle that made the original Kong such a treat but gains deeper characterization. It's unfortunate that the period's racism and sexism are still present, but at least Lovelace attempts to contextualize this as a product of the times rather than an absolute truth.

    17. This novelization is far better than any of the films I've seen. It is compact with plenty of action and suspense. There is an interesting preface on the story's creators that makes you long for film makers who actually had adventures, not just imagine them.

    18. A quick peek back at the 1950s. I read it to put the current movie in context. I appreciate how Kong: Skull Island was able to include major elements of this storyline but make it modern. The new movie feels true to the Kong story without feeling like a copy.

    19. Short and to the point, Lovelace's novelization (one of the premier movie novelizations to exist) does not add much to the story in the original film, but is still a swift, solid read with some literary quality.

    20. I love a good cryptid, but this story really shows its age and wasn't for me. I know it's a product of when it was written, but I couldn't get past the racism and sexism oozing from every page. The pathetic damsel in distress, primitive "natives", "lingo" and so on. I was hoping the interviews with science fiction writers at the end would discuss how this novelization holds up in a more modern context, but basically all they did was talk about how great the movie is.Of course, I would listen to [...]

    21. I think this is an easy book to read, not to big and wihout difficult language. I think some facts should be more explored like the romance between Ann and Jack, the true intentions of Kong about Ann or some more facts about the tribe of the island. Despite this, I think it's a good book, with nice action scenes and definitly a good classic you should to read.

    22. The book seemed to have fallen apart at the end - the last 15-20 pages dealt with the capture of Kong, glossed over the shipping him to America, his rampage on stage under the bright lights & wanting to save the girl, climb the Empire State Building, get shot up, fall and die.

    23. This is the novelization of the original film, first published in 1932 before the film's 1933 release. The terrific cover, by the way, was painted by Frank Frazetta for this 1976 Ace edition. Based on the text, it appears that author Delos W. Lovelace must have seen the film (parts of it at least) before writing the book, but he also includes at least one scene retained but marked out in the screenplay, so it isn't an exact replica. But it's pretty close.I don't read many novelizations. I think [...]

    24. King Kong by Delos W. Lovelace was a book that I enjoyed reading. King Kong is a fictional character but it takes place right in the center of New York. There were many things that i enjoyed reading about and many things that i disliked while reading this. I also watched the movies created on this as well. The book had the same story as the movies but i thought they were very different. King Kong is an abnormally large gorilla that lives on an island along with dinosaurs and other animals and cr [...]

    25. This is a fun book to read [despite not having read it for many, many years] despite being quite dated. It is obviously a novelization of a classic movie, but it is still a fun story due to the "additional material" in the book that adds to the story. It moves at a fast pace; there never was much character development in the movie and neither is there much in the book. It has very little, if any "depth" to it; at the same time, I would not expect much "depth" to it, considering the nature of the [...]

    26. Classic; easy to read. True to the story everyone knows. For a novel written over 80 years ago, the diction and syntax isn't complex or filled with century old jargon. The characters are iconic and the action is satisfying."It was beauty. As always. Beauty killed the beast."

    27. This story is a classic no doubt. But, I was feeling like it was the classic up until the end. The pace is great from the moment the story begins to the most memorable moments on top of the Empire State Building! My only problem is that there was not more time being spent on keeping the excitement going during this gut-wrenching action when Kong is protecting Ann before the DRAMATIC FALL.Our fearless hero Driscoll is Awesome in a "Indiana Jones" way of saving Ann from the clutches of Kong. The s [...]

    28. *I WOULD recommend the book to my friends because it,s awesome and adventurous . *My favorite part of the book was jumped thru the building . * I wish they made it more longer in the book.

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