Directed by Peter Jackson
I have watched and greatly enjoyed the original King Kong starring Fay Wray, but I have to say that of the three filmed versions I’m aware of, I prefer Peter Jackson’s version. There seems to be more immediate emotional weight within it, and obviously there have been great leaps in the field of CGI. I remember at the time that it came out, that a critic in Empire Magazine said something about Kong somehow resembling a grumpy old man, and he kind of does.
The part when he comes to save Ann despite the fact that she has run away, showed just how he had come to care for her. Take a look at the expression that Andy Serkis allows to cross Kong’s face, when Ann backs posted by movieclips.
There’s something sweet and almost charming about the way that Andy Serkis has Kong react to Ann, like he’s experiencing human emotions. The scene where the two for all intents and purposes go ice skating, although a little cheesy, is one of my favourite parts of the film. It’s adorable. Clip of the scene posted by movieclips
All of the human actors deliver strong performances in my opinion, but Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow is particularly impressive. Throughout the film, she delivers a emotionally strong performance, which makes it believable that Adrien Brody would develop romantic feelings for her.
I'm a thirty something woman who lives in the north of England. I have been a writer for as long as I can remember, creating stories both written and verbal since childhood. While studying at Edge Hill College, I got several poems published by a small publisher in the USA, and in Europe. I have been part of several writing groups, and done quite a few courses in a attempt to hone my writing skills further. I love reading different genres of fiction, knowing that the best way to develop my own writing, and my vocabulary is by exposing myself to the different ways that other people choose to describe things.
The most recent writing course that I've been part of, run by a published author, included a exercise in which we were challenged to read things that we would never usually even look at.
It inspired me to take up a challenge. Namely to attempt to read at least one book by every author which is stocked in my local library. I soon realised that I was being far too ambitious, especially given the fact that every library rotates their stock too often for me to keep track.
I've decided to instead attempt to read a book every day, starting with a author whose surname begins with A, and ending with a author whose surname begins with Z. It doesn't matter what the topic of the book is, or if it's fiction or non fiction, everything is useful for me at the minute.
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