Saturday, 10 October 2015

Space Oddities: King Kong (1933) Film Review

King Kong Film Review

Fig 1 King Kong poster
The start of the picture, it's clever screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth rose ( based on the story by Marianne C. Copper and Edger Wallace) suggested the coming terror. The film was shot during the spring and summer of 1932 in the confines of the studio. By their limited budget for the sets, Cooper and Schoedsack used the jungle location from the latter's previous film The Most Dangerous Game (1932). It is an adventure film that also started with Fay Wray when it was released.

The element of this movie is a greatest and most famous classic adventure- fantasy and part- time film of  all time  is King Kong (1933). Co- producers and directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack both real-life adventurers and film documentations. The movie is low- budget story of a beautiful, plucky blonde women (Fay Wray) and a frightening 50 foot ape-monster as a metaphoric re-telling of the archetpal Beauty and the Beast fable.
Fig 2 : Still King Kong

The element of the King Kong of colour black often depict them as subhuman ape or monkey-like and consider the plot of the film: Kong is forcibly taken from his jungle home, brought in a chains to to the United States, where he is put on a stage as a freak entertainment attraction.He breaks his chains and goes on a rampage in the metropolis, until finally he is felled by the forces of law and order'. (Rosen 2004)

The race was an issued within 1930' s America. In despite a decrease of hatred groups like the Ku Klux Klan is a race was still a concern. It undertones are hinted at within the scenes in which Kong is held captive. It shows that big strong character came out of the jungle,  Kong is seen as 'the black man' who scared that he will steal the female and make him hers.

 It wasn't the airplanes and It was Beauty killed the Beast.' If we look at King Kong in terms of a racial metaphor, "Beauty turn out to be the withe women."(Rosen 2004) This kind of the theme is foreshadowed in the behavior of the "natives" in the island where Kong is captured. It is a stand out film influence blockbusters full of adventure stuffed as well as full of social context. It has special effects such as expressing views on gender, dash of sexual connotations, buried beneath and fulled of storyline
Fig 3 : Fay Wray wriggles above New York City

Fig 4 : Ending scene 

Fig 5: Art of the Title

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(Rosen 2004) (Accessed on:10/10/2015)

Figure 1: King Kong poster
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Figure 2: Still King Kong (Accessed on: 10/10/2015)
Figure 3: Fay Wray wriggles above New York City ( Accessed on: 10/10/2015)
Figure 4: Ending scene ( Accessed on: 10/10/2015)
Figure 5: Art of the Title

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