King Kong

We watched King Kong , 1933.

Interestingly enough the movie was original about "the perfect photo". And managed to get derailed by the sight of Kong, but I digress.

Same as the last reviews I was mainly focusing on the scenery, so thats what this review will be based upon.

In the beginning we started at a harbor, it looked large yet cramped. The boats around looked rusty, well used...
Inside the captains cabin the layout was similar to that of a cottage kitchen, quaint drinking cups, lined up on the wall, with a white (possibly) decorative cabin to hold them.

When the director of the set, carl denham, went looking for "a pretty face", he searched the slums. The set of the slums looked badly kept, it was dark, look cold and unwelcoming. There were also stall vendors on the street with open fruit on display, possibly to help emphasis the poverty possibly. (in a rich/posh town there wouldn't be open food on display.)

Once they got onto the boat and he began taking pictures/film reel of her, the writers of the story managed to show an interesting way to foreshadow the later event. "Slowly look up, higher, higher, higher. now your afraid, you want to look away but you can't, finally you scream."

When they finally got to the island, We saw something of a typical tribal land. Two big , what I would imagine is, Orangy brown henges, side by side with a gap in between, indicating where the tribes village is located. In the front attached to the henges was a large tiki looking, totem head above what looked to be, large, stone doors/log doors.

Despite the stereotypical black tribe members. The ground was hard yet dusty looking dirt, the houses where made out of something like bamboo, some hoisted up with hand made ladders to get up to them.

In the very center there were Incredibly large doors, sealed with a huge log to keep it shut, making it look as if those doors had been there longer than the tribesmen. It also looked liked the first set of doors we encountered, had a large tiki/totem head at very top of door set, covered in a bit of moss. Including a gong in the very middle.

On the other side/ kongs side there were lots of moss and vines going down the walls.

One of the places kong to the woman was a cave like place, with bubbling liquids.  When the men where chasing after him/ running away from one of the many dinosaurs, they ran through marsh lands, shallow up to ankle, mucky water, with wisps of long grass sticking out from it. When they traveled through the 'river' there were several crooked trees, and branches sticking out of the water.

An interesting story alteration I noticed was in this movie, "beauty" never stops being afraid of kong. But in the later made versions "Beauty" feels empathy for kong.

1 comment:

  1. Lyn-Dae - come on - this review is pretty lame. Sorry to be so blunt, but I didn't spend ages putting together this post on the group blog for the benefit of students, so you could ignore the advice:

    Okay - so, yes, you use this review to describe what you saw in the film in terms of the physical settings, but the intellectual ambition of this review is non-existent. Where, for instance, are the 3 quotes the brief asks you to include? Where are your capital letters?

    This feels rushed, superficial and is of little value - to you (because you wrote it without actually engaging critically with the film or its legacy) and to your reader, because it adds nothing new or insightful to their understanding of the film. For an example of what the brief wants from you when it asks you to produce a review, please visit the following posts and take the time to read them:

    Sorry to be an ogre, Lyn-Dae - but it's my solemn job to turn all first year students into conceptual powerhouses! Okay - lecture over... and, while I'm wagging my finger, I did suggest you lose the Enslaved backdrop from your blog; you're not a shopwindow for the games company, you're an individual making innovative work; get rid of the product placement, okay?


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