News for May 25, 2005

Kong Files VII: Going Native

5/25/05, 4:21 pm EST - Xoanon

John Michlig writes: Kong FilesThere are many elements of the original King Kong film that are very much “of their time”: the bombastic acting style; ‘30s-era slang (“sinkers,” anyone?); simple solutions to complex problems (ape on building? Shoot him off!); men wearing snap brim fedoras in the jungle; simple damsel in distress theme; guys arbitrarily driving into the sides of buildings (this evidently happened quite a bit in the ‘30s). [Kong Files]