History Awesome / KingKong

11th May '16 7:05:59 PM DaFlabbagasta
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11th May '16 6:46:18 PM DaFlabbagasta
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4th May '15 8:50:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/KingKong'' (1933) is such an awesome spectacle that even today it stand up as one of the best films ever made and a Moment of Awesome not just for those involved in its production; nor just for Willis O'Brian creating TropeCodifier special effects and emotive performances that rival modern SerkisFolk in terms of character and performance; Nor for nearly single handedly saving the production company RKO Pictures from Bankruptcy during the height of TheGreatDepression. Between all it did, King Kong is a Moment of Awesome for the '''ENTIRE FILM INDUSTRY'''.
** The 1933 version: the "shaking the log" scene. Take a good look at all the different elements of that scene, then remind yourself that only a decade before that scene was made, they hadn't even invented ''sound''. And that's just one example where that occurred. The "Lair" scene before Kong battles the Plesiosaur has, using 3 different methods of compositing, one shot with mat paintings, 2 animated figures with miniature sets and live-acted figures (5 separately shot and projected, 2 actors, 2 set pieces, 1 stylistic element) all at different variable levels. Modern effects artists are in awe of that shot to this day.
** Keep in mind, it took up to 15 hours to get a minute of film for simple sequence (The T-Rex fight in the original took 7 weeks to film). Worse, every shot had to be done as though they only had one take on it. The fact that they got this 18 inch puppet to truly ''act'' is a miracle unto itself! Everyone who knew the head animator, Willis O'Brian, can see elements of him in Kong's performance.
* One moment in particular would have to Kong's fight with the T-Rex.
** The 2005 version cranks it UpToEleven by having Kong battle three ''V-Rexs'' at once.

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* ''Film/KingKong'' (1933) is such an awesome spectacle that even today it stand up as one of the best films ever made and a Moment of Awesome not just for those involved in its production; nor just for Willis O'Brian creating TropeCodifier special effects and emotive performances that rival modern SerkisFolk in terms of character and performance; Nor for nearly single handedly saving the production company RKO Pictures from Bankruptcy during the height of TheGreatDepression. Between all it did, King Kong is a Moment of Awesome for the '''ENTIRE FILM INDUSTRY'''.
** The 1933 version: the "shaking the log" scene. Take a good look at all the different elements of that scene, then remind yourself that only a decade before that scene was made, they hadn't even invented ''sound''. And that's just one example where that occurred. The "Lair" scene before Kong battles the Plesiosaur has, using 3 different methods of compositing, one shot with mat paintings, 2 animated figures with miniature sets and live-acted figures (5 separately shot and projected, 2 actors, 2 set pieces, 1 stylistic element) all at different variable levels. Modern effects artists are in awe of that shot to this day.
** Keep in mind, it took up to 15 hours to get a minute of film for simple sequence (The T-Rex fight in the original took 7 weeks to film). Worse, every shot had to be done as though they only had one take on it. The fact that they got this 18 inch puppet to truly ''act'' is a miracle unto itself! Everyone who knew the head animator, Willis O'Brian, can see elements of him in Kong's performance.
''Awesome/KingKong1933''
* One moment in particular would have to Kong's fight with the T-Rex.
** The 2005 version cranks it UpToEleven by having Kong battle three ''V-Rexs'' at once.
''Awesome/KingKong2005''
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* During the stampede scene, Lumpy, while jumping over a fallen Venatosaurus, ''kicks it in the face'', for apparently no reason other than to Main/KickThemWhileTheyAreDown.
* The rescue from the bug pit in the 2005 version. Especially when [[ChangedMyMindKid Bruce Baxter, after giving up and heading back to the ship]], swings down into the pit on a rope, blasting at bugs with a Tommy gun the whole time.
** Weta gets a RealLife [=MoA=] for producing, purely out of love for the ''King Kong'' mythos, a re-creation of what the 1933 film's planned "bug pit" scene '''could''' have been like, had it been achievable with the technology, time, and budget available to RKO. Check it out, it's a DVD extra with the 2005 movie.



* Arguably, a scene where Jack Black has fallen in the insect trench and all of his crew is dying around him, but the real kicker is the fact his film was destroyed on the impact of the fall. So not only does this mean this entire trip was totally pointless, but he wouldn't be able to complete his promise to his dead friend, donating its proceeds to the man's family to keep them financially stable. So when this happens, he SNAPS. He grabs the closest rifle he can find, and he starts kicking all forms of bug ass. It's not much, but to show that the character wasn't always a money-grubbing bastard who cared only about himself was a nice touch.
** He arguably gets an even better one when [[spoiler:knocking Kong out via well-aimed chloroform bottle to the nose.]]
* Jack Driscoll gets one during the stampede scene, where he--without breaking stride--''shoulder checks'' a Venatosaur into the side of the canyon, triggering a chain reaction of dino falls behind the group and saving their lives.



* Saving Kong in the 2005 game's alternate ending.
* In the 2005 version, after Kong manhandles her a few times out of amusement, Ann rightfully snaps and tells the oversized ape to ''knock it off''! It gets him to treat her with a great deal more respect after that point (after the obligatory temper tantrum, anyway).
* In ''Son of Kong'', Kiko's battle with the cave bear is a grueling affair for both parties that finally ends with Kiko arms himself with a club and beats the bear into submission. It may not be the T-Rex battle from the original, but it's still an amazing watch.

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* Saving Kong in the 2005 game's alternate ending.
* In the 2005 version, after Kong manhandles her a few times out of amusement, Ann rightfully snaps and tells the oversized ape to ''knock it off''! It gets him to treat her with a great deal more respect after that point (after the obligatory temper tantrum, anyway).
* In ''Son of Kong'', Kiko's battle with the cave bear is a grueling affair for both parties that finally ends with Kiko arms himself with a club and beats the bear into submission. It may not be the T-Rex battle from the original, but it's still an amazing watch.watch.
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27th Apr '15 11:29:02 AM Peridonyx
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** He arguably gets an even better one when [[spoiler:knocking Kong out with a well-aimed chloroform bottle to the nose.]]

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** He arguably gets an even better one when [[spoiler:knocking Kong out with a via well-aimed chloroform bottle to the nose.]]
27th Apr '15 11:28:17 AM Peridonyx
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** He arguably gets an even better one when [[spoiler:knocking Kong out with a well-aimed chloroform bottle to the nose.]]
12th Mar '15 7:54:36 PM DarkDeceiver
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* During the stampede scene, Lumpy, while jumping over a fallen Venatosaurus, ''kicks it in the face'', for apparently no reason other than to Main/KickThemWhileTheyAreDown.
2nd Jun '14 10:33:01 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* In the 2005 version, after Kong manhandles her a few times out of amusement, Ann rightfully snaps and tells the oversized ape to ''knock it off''! It gets him to treat her with a great deal more respect after that point (after the obligatory temper tantrum, anyway).

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* In the 2005 version, after Kong manhandles her a few times out of amusement, Ann rightfully snaps and tells the oversized ape to ''knock it off''! It gets him to treat her with a great deal more respect after that point (after the obligatory temper tantrum, anyway).anyway).
* In ''Son of Kong'', Kiko's battle with the cave bear is a grueling affair for both parties that finally ends with Kiko arms himself with a club and beats the bear into submission. It may not be the T-Rex battle from the original, but it's still an amazing watch.
7th May '14 3:10:50 PM SharleeD
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** Weta gets a RealLife [=MoA=] for producing, purely out of love for the ''King Kong'' mythos, a re-creation of what the 1933 film's planned "bug pit" scene '''could''' have been like, had it been achievable with the technology, time, and budget available to RKO at the time. Check it out, it's a DVD extra with the 2005 movie.

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** Weta gets a RealLife [=MoA=] for producing, purely out of love for the ''King Kong'' mythos, a re-creation of what the 1933 film's planned "bug pit" scene '''could''' have been like, had it been achievable with the technology, time, and budget available to RKO at the time.RKO. Check it out, it's a DVD extra with the 2005 movie.
7th May '14 3:10:12 PM SharleeD
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** Weta gets a MoA for producing, purely out of love for the ''King Kong'' mythos, a re-creation of what the 1933 film's planned "bug pit" scene '''could''' have been like, had it been achievable with the technology, time, and budget available to RKO at the time. Check it out, it's a DVD extra with the 2005 movie.

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** Weta gets a MoA RealLife [=MoA=] for producing, purely out of love for the ''King Kong'' mythos, a re-creation of what the 1933 film's planned "bug pit" scene '''could''' have been like, had it been achievable with the technology, time, and budget available to RKO at the time. Check it out, it's a DVD extra with the 2005 movie.
7th May '14 3:09:44 PM SharleeD
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** Weta gets a MoA for producing, purely out of love for the ''King Kong'' mythos, a re-creation of what the 1933 film's planned "bug pit" scene '''could''' have been like, had it been achievable with the technology, time, and budget available to RKO at the time. Check it out, it's a DVD extra with the 2005 movie.
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