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King Kong By Delos W. Lovelace Edgar Wallace Merian C. Cooper Greg Bear Mark Cotta Vaz King Kong Introduction by Greg BearPreface by Mark Cotta VazThe giant prehistoric gorilla King Kong is one of the most recognized images in our culture So great is the mighty Kong s hold on the popular imaginat
  • Title: King Kong
  • Author: Delos W. Lovelace Edgar Wallace Merian C. Cooper Greg Bear Mark Cotta Vaz
  • ISBN: 9780812974935
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback
  • King Kong By Delos W. Lovelace Edgar Wallace Merian C. Cooper Greg Bear Mark Cotta Vaz Introduction by Greg BearPreface by Mark Cotta VazThe giant prehistoric gorilla King Kong is one of the most recognized images in our culture So great is the mighty Kong s hold on the popular imagination that his story a gripping yarn of man versus nature, coupled with a fantastical update of the Beauty and the Beast legend has been thrice made into a motion picture mostIntroduction by Greg BearPreface by Mark Cotta VazThe giant prehistoric gorilla King Kong is one of the most recognized images in our culture So great is the mighty Kong s hold on the popular imagination that his story a gripping yarn of man versus nature, coupled with a fantastical update of the Beauty and the Beast legend has been thrice made into a motion picture most recently in 2005 and referenced endlessly in every medium, from books to prime time sitcoms Beneath King Kong s cultural significance, however, is a tense and surprisingly tender story One cannot help but be frightened by Kong s uncontrollable fury, be saddened over the giant s capture, mistreatment, and exploitation by venal showmen, or sympathize with the beast s ill fated affection for the down on her luck starlet Ann Darrow This Modern Library edition of a true colossus among adventure stories is reprinted from the original 1932 novelization of the movie script, and includes a Preface by Mark Cotta Vaz, the preeminent biographer of Merian C Cooper, producer of the original 1933 classic film.
    King Kong By Delos W. Lovelace Edgar Wallace Merian C. Cooper Greg Bear Mark Cotta Vaz King Kong Dec , King Kong is being described as twenty five feet tall on his hind legs by the makers of this version, half as tall as the filmmakers of King Kong described their fifty foot Kong However, in proportion to people and objects in that film, the original Kong was actually around the same height twenty to twenty five feet as the new Kong. King Kong King Kong is a film monster, resembling an enormous gorilla, that has appeared in various media since Kong has been dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, a phrase commonly used within the films. King Kong Dec , King Kong was one of my all time favorite movies when I was a teenager It was the big event movie of and showed on two screens in most multiplexes It might have been the first movie to get that treatment With a production cost of million it King Kong Virtually every monster movie ever made owes something to King Kong even colossal modern hits like Jurassic Park, The Lost World and Godzilla not to mention thousands of small scale homages such as The Land Unknown and Gorgo It is arguably the most influential film of all time. King Kong Rotten Tomatoes Dec , Intolerably long and special effects driven, King Kong is a giant clusterf ck When a shady filmmaker takes a crew to the mysterious Skull Island for his latest picture they end up in a fight for King Kong film King Kong is a epic monster adventure film co written, produced, and directed by Peter Jackson A second remake of the film of the same title, the film stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and, through motion capture, Andy Serkis as the title character. King Kong franchise King Kongis an American media franchisefeaturing King Kong, initially created by RKO Radio Picturesand its films over the years are currently owned by various other studios, including Toho, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. King Kong film King Kongis a American pre Codemonsteradventureromance filmdirected and produced by Merian C Cooperand Ernest B Schoedsack The screenplay by James Ash Creelmanand Ruth Rosewas developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. King Kong V Rex Fight YouTube Can King Kong save Ann Darrow from not one, not two, but THREE V rexes Find out now in this action packed movie clip KingKong Buy Rent King Kong King Kong Movie CLIP Kong Battles the T Rexes King Kong movie clips BUY THE MOVIE Don t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS CLIP DESCRIPTIONKing Kong Dec , King Kong is being described as twenty five feet tall on his hind legs by the makers of this version, half as tall as the filmmakers of King Kong described their fifty foot Kong However, in proportion to people and objects in that film, the original Kong was actually around the same height twenty to twenty five feet as the new Kong. King Kong King Kong is a film monster, resembling an enormous gorilla, that has appeared in various media since Kong has been dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, a phrase commonly used within the films. King Kong Dec , King Kong was one of my all time favorite movies when I was a teenager It was the big event movie of and showed on two screens in most multiplexes It might have been the first movie to get that treatment With a production cost of million it King Kong Virtually every monster movie ever made owes something to King Kong even colossal modern hits like Jurassic Park, The Lost World and Godzilla not to mention thousands of small scale homages such as The Land Unknown and Gorgo It is arguably the most influential film of all time. King Kong Rotten Tomatoes Dec , Intolerably long and special effects driven, King Kong is a giant clusterf ck When a shady filmmaker takes a crew to the mysterious Skull Island for his latest picture they end up in a fight for King Kong film King Kong is a epic monster adventure film co written, produced, and directed by Peter Jackson A second remake of the film of the same title, the film stars Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and, through motion capture, Andy Serkis as the title character. King Kong franchise King Kongis an American media franchisefeaturing King Kong, initially created by RKO Radio Picturesand its films over the years are currently owned by various other studios, including Toho, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Warner Bros. King Kong film King Kongis a American pre Codemonsteradventureromance filmdirected and produced by Merian C Cooperand Ernest B Schoedsack The screenplay by James Ash Creelmanand Ruth Rosewas developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. King Kong V Rex Fight YouTube Can King Kong save Ann Darrow from not one, not two, but THREE V rexes Find out now in this action packed movie clip KingKong Buy Rent King Kong King Kong Movie CLIP Kong Battles the T Rexes King Kong movie clips BUY THE MOVIE Don t miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS CLIP DESCRIPTION
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    1. It seems to me that classics tend to become classics for one of two reasons The first being that they are incredibly well written novels that become examples of their craft The second being that they may contain ideas which are universally relevant I m not suggesting that a classic cannot be both, for instance Pride and Prejudice is both a social commentary and beautifully written Yet I believe that one of those two features dominates as to why it is remembered as a classic work of fiction.In th [...]


    2. The most awesome cover of the many editions of King Kong I picked up this paperback earlier in the year and probably have the finest quality edition in the world.And I paid less than 4 for it Art by the great Frank Frazetta and a nice version of the story of Kong.Here s a cool variation of the cover.And another And a wonderful tribute by Frank Cho And one by Frank Cho And one last one by an unknown artist for the Bonga comic book I guess Frank Frazetta must have been in love with Ann Darrow



    3. It s money and adventure and fame It s the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage and me uncomfortable racism Okay, King Kong should be pretty well spoilerized by now Its ending is one of the most iconic scenes in cinema I just saw it re enacted in the Cars music video my daughter was watching If you re reading this, and you haven t seen Kong go see the 1933 Kong The only excuse to read the novel first is for the people back in 1932.So Kong Big ape on an island fights dinosaurs, 8th Wonder o [...]


    4. Perhaps among the imaginary giant characters I am familiar with, King Kong stands out among them I can see his replicas in toy stores And for sure you can even come across him in Universal Studios I can play him on video games I can read him in comics I can see him making fun of children as a mascot at birthday parties He could scare the living day lights out of me in a haunted house at an amusement park or even on Halloween day Above all, he could make an antagonistic cameo appearance in fanta [...]


    5. No soy muy fan tico de las novelizaciones, aunque esta, est bastante bien, es pr cticamente la pel cula de 1933 plasmada en el libro Es una lectura bastante gil, sin vueltas ni detalles pesados De hecho peca un poco en este sentido, ya que me hubiese gustado que profundice un poco m s en algunas cosas y que se tome ciertas libertades para hacer la historia un poco mas completa A n as , es bastante entretenido y es una novelita que puede leerse solo en un par de d as Le bajo dos estrellas, la pri [...]


    6. Excellent Although it s a novelization, this book is an accomplishment unto itself If read alongside Arthur Conan Doyle s The Lost World and Edgar Rice Burroughs s The Land That Time Forgot, King Kong shoulders up with those classics In terms of the cohesive, crisp storyline, and vivid descriptions, King Kong is better than The Land Time Forgot In terms of sharply drawn characters like Denham and Kong himself, King Kong competes with The Lost World s marvelous Professor Challenger Where King Kon [...]


    7. I don t need to write a review because everyone knows that this was the greatest story of its time.


    8. First of all, a note on editions I have a slightly torn and worn copy of the 1976 hardcover released to coincide with the De Laurentiis film remake It features a number of new black and white illustrations the artist s name is not given , which have a hand drawn, pen and paper feel though they re rather primitively printed Frankly they re a bit rubbish but they add some interest at least.I also have an abysmally awful 2014 ebook version from Perfect Commando Productions which at time of writing [...]


    9. Without doubt, this is one of the finest movie novelizations ever written In a genre of literature that is so often a cash grab in modern times, 1932 s King Kong by mystery writer Delos W Lovelace is a cut above the rest.If you ve seen the movie, you know the story reckless film director Denham has a map to a lost island, and he wants to go and film a movie there Bowing to public pressure to have a female love interest, he hires out of work Ann Darrow, and they set off for the island aboard the [...]


    10. Ik zal eerlijk zijn en zeggen dat ik de herfilming van King Kong veel leuker vond dan dit boek Het verhaal in de herfilming vond ik veel passender dan dit Toch bleef het boek leuk om te lezen, daarom gaf ik het toch nog 3 5 De schrijfstijl van de vertaling van Edgar s werk vond ik soms niet op alle momenten even geslaagd, maar ik heb al veel erger gelezen Het boek is zeker niet langdradig, er is genoeg variatie bij de gebeurtenissen Dit boek valt natuurlijk onder het thema sciencefiction, maar h [...]


    11. I have a new rule read the novelization first , then watch the movie Regardless, as this book was written off advance scripts of the movie, it does differ in some areas, notably the horrid spiders at the bottom of the ravine and a shortened Manhatten ending Taken on its own, this is quite the adventure yarn Skull Island, with its dinosaurs, tar pits, giant creatures of all kinds, and ruins of an older civilization, is of course an awesome DD campaign setting, one I m not sure Isle of the Ape doe [...]


    12. One of my favorite movies retold and remade over and over Deep horror term coined by Brian Kaufman wherein the thing one holds most dear, most cherished, is the very thing which destroys one emotionally, spiritually, physically or any combination there of.This novelization of the original movie is ham fisted at best Beauty and the Beast is hammered and hammered and hammered at the reader in almost every chapter There are some poetic moments and the characterizations are done well enough, but the [...]


    13. It was well written I got a little bored toward the end, but only because I knew exactly what was going to happen from the movie the ending seemed a touch rushed as well, but overall it was a decent read.



    14. It was a fun, easy read I didn t really expect much, being as how the book was written based off of the movie It seemed to follow pretty closely to the original movie, as far as I can remember the movie being It wasn t a very deep or complex story There wasn t much depth to any of the characters or even really to the plot I wouldn t necessarily recommend it, but if your looking for a short easy read with a little bit of excitement adventure you might enjoy this.


    15. A decent enough film to book novelization, this novel loses much of the visual spectacle that made the original Kong such a treat but gains deeper characterization It s unfortunate that the period s racism and sexism are still present, but at least Lovelace attempts to contextualize this as a product of the times rather than an absolute truth.


    16. This novelization is far better than any of the films I ve seen It is compact with plenty of action and suspense There is an interesting preface on the story s creators that makes you long for film makers who actually had adventures, not just imagine them.


    17. A quick peek back at the 1950s I read it to put the current movie in context I appreciate how Kong Skull Island was able to include major elements of this storyline but make it modern The new movie feels true to the Kong story without feeling like a copy.


    18. Short and to the point, Lovelace s novelization one of the premier movie novelizations to exist does not add much to the story in the original film, but is still a swift, solid read with some literary quality.



    19. I love a good cryptid, but this story really shows its age and wasn t for me I know it s a product of when it was written, but I couldn t get past the racism and sexism oozing from every page The pathetic damsel in distress, primitive natives , lingo and so on I was hoping the interviews with science fiction writers at the end would discuss how this novelization holds up in a modern context, but basically all they did was talk about how great the movie is.Of course, I would listen to Stefan Rud [...]


    20. I think this is an easy book to read, not to big and wihout difficult language I think some facts should be explored like the romance between Ann and Jack, the true intentions of Kong about Ann or some facts about the tribe of the island Despite this, I think it s a good book, with nice action scenes and definitly a good classic you should to read.


    21. The book seemed to have fallen apart at the end the last 15 20 pages dealt with the capture of Kong, glossed over the shipping him to America, his rampage on stage under the bright lights wanting to save the girl, climb the Empire State Building, get shot up, fall and die.


    22. This is the novelization of the original film, first published in 1932 before the film s 1933 release The terrific cover, by the way, was painted by Frank Frazetta for this 1976 Ace edition Based on the text, it appears that author Delos W Lovelace must have seen the film parts of it at least before writing the book, but he also includes at least one scene retained but marked out in the screenplay, so it isn t an exact replica But it s pretty close.I don t read many novelizations I think I can c [...]


    23. King Kong by Delos W Lovelace was a book that I enjoyed reading King Kong is a fictional character but it takes place right in the center of New York There were many things that i enjoyed reading about and many things that i disliked while reading this I also watched the movies created on this as well The book had the same story as the movies but i thought they were very different King Kong is an abnormally large gorilla that lives on an island along with dinosaurs and other animals and creature [...]


    24. This is a fun book to read despite not having read it for many, many years despite being quite dated It is obviously a novelization of a classic movie, but it is still a fun story due to the additional material in the book that adds to the story It moves at a fast pace there never was much character development in the movie and neither is there much in the book It has very little, if any depth to it at the same time, I would not expect much depth to it, considering the nature of the movie.The en [...]


    25. Classic easy to read True to the story everyone knows For a novel written over 80 years ago, the diction and syntax isn t complex or filled with century old jargon The characters are iconic and the action is satisfying It was beauty As always Beauty killed the beast.


    26. This story is a classic no doubt But, I was feeling like it was the classic up until the end The pace is great from the moment the story begins to the most memorable moments on top of the Empire State Building My only problem is that there was not time being spent on keeping the excitement going during this gut wrenching action when Kong is protecting Ann before the DRAMATIC FALL.Our fearless hero Driscoll is Awesome in a Indiana Jones way of saving Ann from the clutches of Kong The somewhat po [...]


    27. I WOULD recommend the book to my friends because it,s awesome and adventurous My favorite part of the book was jumped thru the building I wish they made it longer in the book.


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