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Dec. 15th, 2005 09:16 pm CATCH THE ORIGINAL KING KONG

Friday Only at Cinema Paradiso

In celebration of the big ape’s return to the silver screen, Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival (FLIFF) will feature the original 1933 classic of King Kong, starring Fay Wray this Friday, December 16, 10pm at Cinema Paradiso. Admission is free.

“The original King Kong was named one the 100 greatest films of all time by the American Film Institute, and Faye Wray passed away only 2 years ago, so it seems fitting to honor the classic. Its also fun for audiences to see and compare the old and the new,” commented Gregory von Hausch, President and CEO of FLIFF.

Both the 2005 and the 1933 versions are about a film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. The characters names remain the same as well. The cynical 1976 version (aka King Kong: The Legend Reborn) centered around an expedition in search of petrol and the characters names were altered.

Cinema Paradiso is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale at 503 SE 6th St, on the south side of the New River, one block East of the Broward County Courthouse. Parking is free at meters and the courthouse parking garage after 6pm on Friday. For more details go to www.FLIFF.com or 954-565-FILM (3456).

The Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

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Date:December 17th, 2005 12:18 am (UTC)

Original King Kong Film

The 1933 version of King Kong remains my favorite. I did not much care for the 1976 version.

I have seen brief preview clips on TV of the newest Kong film. The Big Guy looks fake and computerized to me with none of the charm of his 1933 ancestor, but perhaps it's not fair to judge the movie based on these short clips. It appears to be a well made film with a good script and capable acting that is expected to be a box office hit.

North Star
Date:December 17th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC)

Re: Original King Kong Film

Considering that "King Kong versus Godzilla" was a movie that changed my life, I feel certain that Peter Jackson's rendition will be an improvement :)

Considering that I saw "Brokeback Mountain" today, I look forward for my inner ten year old :)