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jonobridge
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From: new zealand
Posted: 2012-07-19 12:42 am   Permalink

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On 2005-06-28 18:28, aikiman44 wrote:
I'm a purist when it comes to originals, but this remake looks like it rocks. Isn't Kong the ultimate tiki movie, Skull Island being somewhere way, way down in the uncharted South Pacific seas?

what about the 1976 remake of king kong starring jeff bridges and jessica lange,but the real star is the great Kong him self ,he was supposed to be a 40 robot,but ended up as a man in a monkey suit,


 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2012-07-19 09:41 am   Permalink

That was makeup and costume legend Rick Baker in that ape (not monkey) suit. He also created an apeman suit for the movie Tanyas Island, great little island fantasy. They did not spend much on the costume for actress D.D. Winters (Vanity). She walks around naked for most of the movie.


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creativenative
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-01-07 02:27 am   Permalink

The Peter Jackson version is true to the original story where Skull Island in located in the Indian Ocean but the (1974) version with Jeff Bridges and Jessica Lange (two future Oscar winners), Skull Island is mentioned in both South Seas & Indian Ocean so we'll call it on the border.

The so-called African extras in the film are supposed to be Melanesians of the South Seas (neighbors to Polynesians) but being filmed state-sides it's easier to use abundant African Americans as extra instead of rare Melanesians.

The South Seas connection is more clear in the Japanese version titled King Kong Vs. Godzilla (1963) Where Kong comes from the South Seas and Godzilla comes from the North after destroying Tokyo for the 100th time and they meet in the middle to battle. Interesting fact Godzilla was created form nuclear tests in the South Seas and famed Monster Island is located in the South Seas so according to the Japan Skull Island is a neighbor.

With all this is Kong Tiki? --- YES!
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Trader Tom
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Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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From: West Hills, CA
Posted: 28 days ago; 4:20 pm   Permalink

It's coming on March 10th!

http://kongskullislandmovie.com

I was thinking of having a cocktail to celebrate the occasion and ran across this one:



It seemed a little dated, though.

I think the new one might go something like this, below, but I'll have to tinker with it a few times to get it right.



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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
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From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 24 days ago; 9:54 pm   Permalink

I could just about care less about the new Kong movie, but I LOVE the original. It's a clinic in how to make an engaging, well-paced film that easily stands alongside the greatest films from the time period of Hollywood's Golden Age. And maybe it's because I'm in "Hollywood's Golden Age" mode when I watch it, but I never really made the Tiki connection before. I'm glad this thread popped up, because now that I've been getting more and more into pre-Tiki Polynesiana it does seem a natural fit. I wonder how much Kong-related stuff my wife will let me get away with in our Enchanted Tiki Kitchen...

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HopeChest
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Joined: Oct 19, 2015
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From: East Bay, CA
Posted: 22 days ago; 10:01 am   Permalink

The original is a true masterpiece.

To see its brilliant but lesser-known companion, check out the film "The Most Dangerous Game". It was shot at night during the filming of "King Kong" on the same sets to maximise the return on the investment, with lots of the same people involved (both in front of and behind the camera). The short story is brilliant and the film does it credit. I love it.


 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 22 days ago; 10:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-03-03 10:01, HopeChest wrote:
The original is a true masterpiece.

To see its brilliant but lesser-known companion, check out the film "The Most Dangerous Game". It was shot at night during the filming of "King Kong" on the same sets to maximise the return on the investment, with lots of the same people involved (both in front of and behind the camera). The short story is brilliant and the film does it credit. I love it.



I just finished watching it, on your advice. That was pretty good! It's interesting to watch what the crew did during and after King Kong... MOst Dangerous Game, Son of Kong, She... Decent movies in their own right, if not up to par with Kong. But then what is up to par with Kong? Most movies aren't.


 
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GROG
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Joined: Jun 21, 2006
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 22 days ago; 11:12 pm   Permalink

GROG has held the original King Kong armiture in GROG' mits in the collection of Bob Burns here in Los Angeles.








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MaukaHale
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Joined: May 07, 2012
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From: The base of the Volcano
Posted: 21 days ago; 08:11 am   Permalink

Very cool!


 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 21 days ago; 09:10 am   Permalink

I thought Kong was big. Grog looks bigger than Kong!

 
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GROG
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From: Tujunga
Posted: 21 days ago; 11:40 am   Permalink

GROG "larger than life."

 
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HopeChest
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Joined: Oct 19, 2015
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From: East Bay, CA
Posted: 19 days ago; 01:35 am   Permalink

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On 2017-03-03 22:42, EnchantedTikiGoth wrote:

I just finished watching it, on your advice. That was pretty good! It's interesting to watch what the crew did during and after King Kong... MOst Dangerous Game, Son of Kong, She... Decent movies in their own right, if not up to par with Kong. But then what is up to par with Kong? Most movies aren't.



I'm glad you enjoyed it! And I totally agree - "Kong" sets SUCH a high bar.

Oh man...I did not realise "She" was a Cooper film! Wow. I love that movie.

Grog: that is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Even in that rudimentary form, it's still KONG.


 
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