King Kong (1932)

The first-ever blockbuster event groundbreaking a new cinematic age with avant-garde VFX/stop-motion technical mastery, beauty-and-the-beast romance-eroticism, colonialism themes, Greek-tragedy, moralization exploring the soul of a monster, phenomenal Far Wray-led performances, and breathtaking NYC-action scenes, King Kong’s legacy is one of the greatest achievements in filmmaking – a love-letter to Golden-Age Hollywood’s dream machine redefining imagination and what was possible at the movies. The Eighth Wonder Of The [Cinematic] World. 10/10.

Plot Synopsis: Actress Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) travel to the Indian Ocean to do location shoots for Denham’s new jungle picture. Along the way, the actress meets and falls for rugged First Mate John Driscoll (Bruce Cabot). Upon arriving at a mysterious island, Ann is taken hostage by natives who prepare her as a sacrifice to the enormous ape Kong who rules over their jungle. But when Ann is rescued and Kong is captured, the real trouble begins.

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