News for Dec. 20, 2005

DVD review: 'King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries'

12/20/05, 8:35 pm EST - Xoanon

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When Merian C. Cooper unleashed his "King Kong" in 1933, he went to great lengths to safeguard the secrets behind its mind-bending special effects. Peter Jackson, ringmaster of the new century's "Kong," had other ideas. "Why don't we invite people in" as the movie is being made, the director mused last year. And so an ambitious series of behind-the-scenes shorts went up on the movie's Web site, more or less in real time. "It was an experiment," Jackson says. "It's not a calculated piece of publicity. It's actually just the filmmakers connecting with the fans." [More]

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