News for Dec. 13, 2005

Kongquest

12/13/05, 9:54 am EST - Xoanon

NEW YORK On the eve of the opening of a new King Kong, one thing is clear: Gorilla filmmaking has evolved so much, even Charles Darwin would be impressed. Back in 1933, Willis O'Brien and his raft of animators laboriously manipulated, frame by frame, an 18-inch ape puppet with a jointed metal skeleton wrapped in rubber and rabbit fur to bring the first King Kong to historic life. [More]