king kong

Merian C Cooper & Ernest B Schoedsack, 100 mins, USA, 1933, B&W, Digital Betacam. Courtesy: Michael Callaghan/Effie Holdings

 image from King Kong
King Kong. Courtesy: British Film Institute and Effie Holdings
A classic action and adventure film, the original King Kong follows Hollywood 'alpha male' director Carl Denham, his team of explorers and Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) to mysterious Skull Island.

Using Ann as both leading lady and bait, the director hopes to lure King Kong into his latest film.

Denham's decision to capture the giant ape for live shows back home leads to the unforgettable duel to the death atop the Empire State Building in New York.

A fascinating insight into the anxieties and desires of 1930s Depression-era America, the original King Kong has inspired a plethora of remakes and adaptations.

Screens with King Klunk on Fri 9 Dec and Sur un air de Charleston on Sun 11 Dec & Thu 15 Dec.

part of focus on monsters: kiss of the beast

Dates   Fri 9 Dec 2005, 7pm
Sun 11 Dec 2005, 3pm
Thu 15 Dec 2005, 7pm
Admission   Full $13  Concession $10
Six session pass: Full $60  Concession $48
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