News for Nov. 15, 2005

A Real Kong Story?

11/15/05, 10:03 am EST - Xoanon

Dan writes: In all this hooplah about the new Kong film, one thing seems to have been overlooked, the fact that the original King Kong movie was based on a true story. I lived for one year on the Indonesian island of Komodo, and, am to this day, still based in Bali. When I was on the island, I had read stories about how the makers, or at least one of them, had been to Komodo on one of the earliest expeditions to this 'uncharted' island in the late '20's. He had been so inspired by the primeval nature of the place, surrounded as it is by vast and tempestuous whirlpools, and populated by giant lizards (the so-called 'dragons'), that, upon his return to the west, he set about the story of King Kong. [More]