King Kong

King Kong ★★★★★

One of the greatest films ever made, still to this day the finest adaptation of the story--though I do love Sir Peter Jackson's recent version of it too, and I must admit the 70's version has its moments, and isn't the dog that everyone makes it out to be. It's just that the two other versions aren't THIS one. It achieved National Film Registry in 1991--and would have at the very least garnered many Oscar nominations, had they at the time been more loving towards films of the sort. Required viewing for ANY fan of cinema, and worth purchase and re-watches for ALL self-respecting cinephiles, particularly of either adventure movies or of cinema from the period. Great and exciting viewing for the whole family, even today--and if I was that ape, I would have fallen for Fay Wray myself...