News for Nov. 22, 2005

The guy who went ape

11/22/05, 2:05 pm EST - Xoanon

I'M KING KONG: THE EXPLOITS OF MERIAN C. COOPER. Tonight at 8, TCM.

"King Kong" is the greatest movie ever made, says science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, and even if you don't entirely buy that premise, the story of the man who put Mr. Kong on film, Merian C. Cooper, is well worth revisiting. "Kong" fans actually know more of Cooper's story than they might realize, since he put a thinly disguised version of himself into "Kong" - as Carl Denham, the hustler director who discovers Kong and brings him to New York, where all kinds of bad things happen. [More]