King Kong

King Kong ★★★★½

Yeah it’s an amazing spectacle and totally revolutionary but now kinda problematic and all that blah blah blah but what I wanna know is what kind of movie was Carl Denham trying to make? The dude rolled up to an uncharted island with one camera, no script, no crew, a bunch of bombs and a single actress that’s explicitly supposed to be a “love interest” but with nobody to be lovingly interested in her. What was he gonna make? 

Also it’s weird that none of the remakes or sequels or whatever ever really do anything with Denham. He’s a terrible person and there’s a lot that could be said with him about American imperialism, the film industry, and the myth of the auteur but it all gets left on the table. They did Kong + Apocalypse Now with Skull Island. Now flip the camera around and give me Kong + Hearts of Darkness.

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