News for Oct. 26, 2005

Turner Classic Movies Tells Story Behind King Kong

10/26/05, 1:49 pm EST - Xoanon

ATLANTA, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As movie fans everywhere await the arrival of the latest big-screen version of King Kong, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is taking a special look back at the man who first concocted the idea of a giant gorilla on the rampage in New York: producer Merian C. Cooper. Filmmaker and cinema historian Kevin Brownlow, who has created documentary portraits of such screen icons as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, D.W. Griffith and Greta Garbo, tells the story of Cooper's adventure- filled life and creative endeavors in "I'm KING KONG! The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper," a new TCM original documentary narrated by Oscar®-nominated actor Alec Baldwin (The Cooler) and slated to premiere Tuesday, Nov. 22. Along with the new documentary, TCM will also present the original 1933 classic King Kong and the 1949 adventure Mighty Joe Young. [More]