CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,
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Literary Cinema - "The Most Dangerous Game" : Free presentation in Fort Lauderdale!

Seventy two Easter vacations ago, Fay Wray was on the promotional tour for "King Kong," a movie released during the darkest days of the Depression. "King Kong" went on to break box office records and save the R.K.O. Studio from bankruptcy. Miss Wray's participation in "King Kong" involved ten months of filming in 1932. Since she was not needed on the set everyday, due to the special effects, Miss Wray worked on several motion pictures at the same time, including "The Most Dangerous Game" with Joel McCrae.

This 1932 classic is the blueprint for all modern day thrillers and horror movies. Leslie Bank's Count Zaroff must be a blood ancestor of Dr. Hannibal Lector. There is nightmarish imagery and brutal action sequences featuring man battling beast. The movie is only 63 minutes long, but it packs a powerful punch 72 years after release.

Broward County Main Library will be presenting a free screening of "The Most Dangerous Game" on Saturday, March 19, 2005 @ 1 p.m.
CinemaDave will introduce this motion picture on behalf of the Bonnie Kafin Fund to promote literature. In the spirit of the Moxie Saturday Matinee from the 1930's, CinemaDave will also present the six minute test reel for "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow"

Joel McCrea and Fay Wray in a David O. Selznick/Merian Cooper/ Ernest B. Schoedsack production....
"Literary Cinema" does not get better than this...!
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