[Kik_announce] KongisKing.net Newsletter (08/28/2006)

Michael Regina (Xoanon) xoanon at theonering.net
Sun Aug 27 13:06:59 EDT 2006

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KONG #78 - 2006

August 28th, 2006

Here is the weekly newsletter! Enjoy!

Kong Roundup (Top headlines of major interest)

Ray Harryhausen Returns to Bradford
LONDON, ENGLAND.- Tony Dalton, co–author of Ray Harryhausen, An Animated
Life and The Art of Ray Harryhausen will deliver the 2006 Lumière Lecture.
Tony will give a brief overview of the master stop-motion animator's 60-year
career which will be followed by an illustrated on-stage interview with Ray
Harryhausen himself. Ray Harryhausen is the renowned creator of special
effects for films such as The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms and Jason and the
Argonauts . He is widely admired by filmmakers and audiences alike for his
imaginative, groundbreaking animation work. The Museum's new exhibition
looks at the imagination and research that went into conceiving the
fantastic creatures that populate Harryhausen's films, and the sources of
his inspiration, ranging from Willis O'Brien - the creator of King Kong - to
the prehistoric animal paintings of Charles R Knight and the work of 18th
and 19th century artists whose subjects were drawn from the Bible and the
Classical world.

Joe Letteri on King Kong at The Tate in London
Irascian writes: Joe Letteri, visual effects supervisor on King Kong, will
be speaking in The Starr Auditorium at The Tate Modern in London (UK) as
part of a series of lectures on digital art. Joe’s lecture will be at 6.30pm
on Monday, 25th September. He will be discussing the creation of the Visual
FX for Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Joe will show how Weta built 1933 New York
City, grew the lush jungles of Skull Island, and brought King Kong to life.
Joe has received two academy awards for the visual effects on The Lord of
the Rings: The Two Towers in 2002, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of
the King in 2003.

Presenting: Queen Kong!
Casey writes: We just wanted to let you know that we've made a King Kong
parody called Queen Kong on our weekly SF/comedy video-podcast Galacticast.

World Soundtrack Award nominations announced
>From cinescape.com: The nominees to the 2006 World Soundtrack Awards, to be
handed out during the Flanders International Film Festival in Ghent,
Belgium, on October 14, were revealed today. Dario Marianelli, Alberto
Iglesias, James Newton Howard and Gustavo Santaolalla all received two
nominations each.

Jack Black tops best mate poll, Cruise comes in last
Sydney, Aug 21(ANI): While King Kong actor Jack Black has been voted the
best mate, Hollywood hunk Tom Cruise has topped the poll - carried out to
find the celebrity, people would most like to have as their best mate - from
the bottom. Katie Holmes's other half and the father of their new baby Suri
is less popular than the likes of Jack Nicholson, heart-throb Colin Farrell
and Brad Pitt.

Searching Skull Island (Breakdown of our various sections)

Coming Soon:

August 28th: Jack Black's Birthday
August 31st: MTV Awards (Jack Black Hosting)

KONG 2005 - This section is specifically dedicated to Peter Jackson's
remake. Take a look at cast bios and video production diaries!
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/kong2005/

SCRAPBOOK - (Coming Soon): Currently we are linking to the King Kong section
of TheOneRing.net's scrapbook. It has over 300 images from the sets, the
actors and the press conference held just before start of production in
September of 2004.
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/scrapbook/

KONG FILES - Kong Files are a bi-monthly feature written by John Michlig.
Michlig's online article KING KONG: LOST AND FOUND can be seen at
http://www.skullisland.net/KongBoomer.html. He's currently working with
filmmaker James Mansfield on a documentary entitled EIGHTH WONDER: THE
startling details of which he promises to share in the very near future.
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/kongfiles/

KONG GAMING - A section devoted to everyone Kong Game related! From Chess
sets to console and PC games, this is the place you want to be!
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/gaming/

MESSAGE BOARDS - A great place to chat about Kong, PJ, or filmmaking in
GOTO: http://boards.kongisking.net/perl/gforum.cgi

LIVE CHAT - A java chatroom where you can login, meet Kong fans from around
the world, and get chatting!
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/chat/

KONG HISTORY: King Kong is back. In 2005, writer/director Peter Jackson, the
man responsible for "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy, will direct a new,
large-scale remake featuring a monstrous computer generated ape to be
created by Jackson's special effects company, WETA Digital. However, Kong's
origins lay long ago, towards the beginning of the last century in fact.
What follows is a history of the great ape's adventures, on both the large
and small screen. This history's films and TV series are the one's that were
widely released.
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/history/

CONTACT - Do you have a scoop about the upcoming Kong film? Maybe you found
some cool news related to King Kong online? Whatever it is, if you think its
worthy of the KongisKing.net homepage, then send it in! The process is
really easy...simply email us at spymaster at kongisking.net.
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/contact/

KIKN INFO: Whether it is to submit a spy report or to yell at us, we'd love
to hear from you! This is a community for Kong fans worldwide and you are a
valuable asset to making it work. Please email us your news, comments,
complaints, events, etc.
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/kikn/

FAQ: Everything you ever wanted to know about KongisKing.net, Peter
Jackson's film, and more!
GOTO: http://www.kongisking.net/faq/

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letters! We love to hear from you!

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