Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
RKO. A rarity. A monster movie NOT made by Universal.
Skull Island. Candy Apple Island is a throw out to Simpson fans. What do they have on Candy Apple Island?
Fay Wray. The first scream queen.
Willis O'Brien. Harryhausen was a boy (being inspired) when the film was made. Steiner provided the music. Head made costumes.
Yes. He once again played Carl Denham.
RKO. Kong was not one of the great Universal monsters, but is a great monster none the less.
18 inches. It was 18 inches tall and covered in rabbit fur.
1933. It opened, appropriately, in New York, and was a smash hit.
Beauty. The fighter shot him, but the phrase that 'beauty killed the beast', is the most famous line in the movie.
King Kong - 8th Wonder of the World!. And Kong really would have been a wonder to see!
Dinosaurs. Kong battles a Tyrannasaurus Rex and a Pteradactyl over Ann.
50 feet. 'King Kong' was a film which was really about the myth of killer gorillas. Gorillas are peaceful, loving primates, which do not kill people. They only charge at people.
6. To Carl's credit, he turned the chief down flat.
Faye Wray . I want this to be fun, so I'm not going to quibble over the spelling of Ms. Wray's name!
Stealing an apple. It was the Great Depression, and the penniless, jobless Ann was trying to steal an apple from a stand.
Venture. The Venture's captain was played by Frank Reicher-Capt. Englehorn was his name.
Skull Island. Denham had a map showing the location of Skull Island where 'Kong' dwelled.
|What is the name of the mysterious island that is accidentally happened upon by the ship's crew as they make their way through the waters of southeast Asia?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Skull Island. While Mr. Denham is well aware of the existence of Skull Island, he does not know its exact location, having only a map whose authenticity is questionable. Several of the ship's crew have heard frightening stories about Skull Island, and they are extremely hesitant to go there. Denham has told his people that their eventual destination is Singapore, but he means to go to Skull Island.
Almost having reached the general area where the island is located, the captain changes course when he hears that Denham is wanted by the law. It is after this course change that the ship happens upon Skull Island. Let stage two of the adventure commence!
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|Jack Driscoll does not have a cabin of his own on the ship, so he must make a home for himself in the cargo hold. When he first ventures through the depths of the ship looking for a place to make his quarters, he comes upon a stash of which dangerous chemical?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Chloroform. In the cargo hold are dozens of cages that the crew of the ship uses to store animals that they capture from throughout the world. Jack must find a cage of his own to sleep in because the ship has so few cabins for passengers. It is while he searches for a suitable quarters that he finds a large stash of chloroform, a substance that will become very useful later in the film!
|Two other important characters that we become familiar with on the voyage are Hayes and Jimmy. Hayes is an experienced seaman who has taken young Jimmy under his wing. Jimmy is a precocious young man who reads from which fitting novel while they cross the oceans?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Heart of Darkness. Hayes is played by Evan Parke, who has appeared in such movies as 'Planet of the Apes' and 'Cider House Rules'. Jimmy is played by none other than Jamie Bell, the youngster who portrayed Billy Elliot in the 2000 film of the same name.
Jimmy reads Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness', a movie about a man who adventures up a river into a dangerous world that he does not understand.
|What is the name of the intrepid ship captain that leads the voyage that carries our friends on their seabound adventure across the globe?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Englehorn. Captain Englehorn is played by German actor Thomas Kretschmann, who you may recognize from such films as 'The Pianist', 'Der Untergang' (aka 'Downfall') and 'Blade II'.
|The three lead characters set off on a voyage across the world, ostensibly to film a movie, but in reality to satisfy the adventure-minded Mr. Denham, who has a secret map. What is the name of the ship on which they make their voyage?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Venture. The actual name of the ship Peter Jackson used for the film was the Manuia, a ship built in the 1950s that was refitted to appear more 1930s-like.
|The third in our trinity of main characters is Jack Driscoll, played by Oscar-winner Adrien Brody. What is the occupation of the courageous Mr. Driscoll?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Writer. Adrien Brody, who won an Oscar for his performance in the 2002 film 'The Pianist', graces us with his presence in 'King Kong'. His character, Jack Driscoll, is in the process of writing a screenplay that Carl Denham plans to use for a film he is directing. Driscoll is unwittingly dragged along on the adventure that ensues.
|Mr. Denham, a slick-tongued film director hoping to create a large-scale fantasy film, is introduced to the audience next. Played by comedic actor Jack Black, what is Denham's given name?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Carl. Carl Denham comes across as a very self-serving individual who lies his way through life in order to attain his interests. He is played marvelously by Jack Black, who has appeared in a number of comedy films, such as 'The School of Rock', 'Shallow Hal' and 'High Fidelity'.
|The first hour of the film involves introductions of the three main characters. The first character we meet is Ann Darrow, a struggling actress played by which real life actress?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
Naomi Watts. Naomi Watts previously starred in films such as 'Mulholland Drive' and 'The Ring'. Her character, Ann Darrow, is part of a vaudeville act that goes defunct when the theater in which she performs, closes. Desperate for work, she resorts to stealing an apple before being discovered by film director Carl Denham.
|Rather than set this version of 'King Kong' in the modern era, it was decided that the movie would get a 'retro' look. In which year is the 2005 version of 'Kong' set?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part I
1933. In an homage to the original film, this film was set in 1933, the year the original filmed was released. Many scenes from this film were taken directly from the original, and several large advertising signs in the New York of this film can be seen in the original.
|Kong pursues Ann, hoping to regain his lost prize. Unhappily, he is heading towards a trap. After the trap fails, the remaining members of the ship's crew, along with Carl and his filmmaking crew, make their way frantically towards the ship. Surprisingly, they are able to capture Kong, when which individual smashes a bottle of chloroform on the great gorilla's face?||"King Kong" (2005) : Part II
Carl. From an elevated rock, Carl smashes an entire bottle of chloroform on Kong's face, and the giant ape is slowly overcome by the noxious fumes. Against all odds, Carl has captured Kong and now plans to display his prize to the world.
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Beautiful. Ann uses this line several times during this scene, and uses it again when she shares a sunrise with her newfound friend Kong. The sunset and sunrise scenes are the key scenes in the film in terms of developing the emotional connection between the two characters.