Entertainment: King Kong
|Birthname||Film and cultural icon|
|born on||2 March 1933 at 10:00 (= 10:00 AM )|
|Place||Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°36' 21°55 Asc. 01°56'|
American pre-Code monster film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong.
King Kong opened in New York City on 2 March 1933 to rave reviews. The immensely popular film premiered and played 10 times per day at Radio City Music Hall and simultaneously at the Radio City New Roxy, which have a combined seating capacity of 10,000. King Kong has been ranked by Rotten Tomatoes as the greatest horror film of all time and the twentieth greatest film of all time.
The film tells of a gigantic, prehistoric, island-dwelling ape called Kong who dies in an attempt to possess a beautiful young woman. King Kong is especially noted for its groundbreaking use of special effects, such as stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien and a musical score by Max Steiner, along with matte painting, rear projection and miniatures, all of which were conceived decades before the digital age.
In 1991 it was deemed "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. It has been remade twice, in 1976 and 2005, while a reboot, Kong: Skull Island, is set for release on 10 March 2017 in the USA.
- associate relationship with Black, Jack (born 28 August 1969). Notes: Played Carl Denham in 2005 remake
- associate relationship with Bridges, Jeff (born 4 December 1949). Notes: Played Jack Prescott in 1976 remake
- associate relationship with Brody, Adrien (born 14 April 1973). Notes: Played Jack Driscoll in 2005 remake
- associate relationship with De Laurentiis, Dino (born 8 August 1919). Notes: Producer of 1976 remake
- associate relationship with Goodman, John (born 20 June 1952). Notes: Played William "Bill" Randa in 2017 "Kong: Skull Island"
- associate relationship with Hiddleston, Tom (born 9 February 1981). Notes: Played James Conrad in 2017 "Kong: Skull Island"
- associate relationship with Jackson, Peter (born 31 October 1961). Notes: Director of 2005 remake
- associate relationship with Jackson, Samuel L. (born 21 December 1948). Notes: Played Preston Packard in 2017 "Kong: Skull Island"
- associate relationship with Lange, Jessica (born 20 April 1949). Notes: Played Dwan in 1976 remake
- associate relationship with Watts, Naomi (born 28 September 1968). Notes: Played Ann Darrow in 2005 remake
- associate relationship with Wray, Fay (born 15 September 1907). Notes: Played Ann Darrow in 1933 original
- compare to chart of Cities: New York, New York (Consolidation) (born 1 January 1898). Notes: New York features in "King Kong"
- compare to chart of Historic: Empire State Bldg (born 1 May 1931)
Sy Scholfield quotes "10 AM" from advertisement for Radio City Theaters (Music Hall/New Roxy) in Wall Street Journal (New York), 2 March 1933, p 3; and "Today at 10:30 A.M.!" in advert in New York Times, 2 March 1933, p. 21. Possibly the theatres opened at 10 AM and the film started at 10:30 AM.
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