News for Nov. 18, 2005

'King King' producer in TCM spotlight

11/18/05, 3:43 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Just as we know there can never be another "King Kong" with the adventure, wit and pathos of the original, one look at the documentary "I'm King Kong" tells us why: There will never be, in American movies, in American life, the likes of "King Kong's" producer Merian C. Cooper, a man who lived the life of an adventurer, risk-taker, original thinker and, yes, movie producer. Kevin Brownlow's mesmerizing look at Cooper is itself an adventure story of the first order. Cooper's 20th century life also reads like travel literature of earlier centuries in this country: adventures in war, new unexplored continents and a feverish desire for experience that reaches few men. [More]