King Kong is Universal Pictures' long-anticipated reimagining
of the classic 1933 Merian C. Cooper film, directed by Peter
official companion to the movie takes readers behind the scenes
at every stage of production, from scriptwriting to costuming
to digital effects. Packed with exclusive images and personal
recollections from the filmmakers, actors, and crew, this
movie diary shows: what it was like to be on set during filming;
the tricks of the miniatures trade; how 1930s New York was
official guide to Peter Jackson's King Kong movie is
something of a visual treat for fans of the movie. It
includes over 200 colour photos - including original concept
art, digital storyboards, and candid behind-the-scenes snapshots
- that vividly illustrate this massive cinematic undertaking,
alongside in-depth interviews with Peter Jackson, Richard
Taylor of Weta Workshop, Andy Serkis, Philippa Boyens, and
others behind the movie.
contents are very impressive. In fact, and this is something
unusual for me, I actually read this book from cover to cover.
Usually with this style of book I find myself skim reading
a lot of the content, because I'm just not really that interested.
However, the majority of the content in The Making of King
Kong was presented in such away that it is difficult for
you to not want to continue reading.
have to admit though, that I thought the cover was appalling.
It's blurry and certainly doesn't convey the quality of the
contents. In fact, it looks like the cover to a book on legends:
Yeti: Myth or Reality? I really can't believe that
this photo was chosen of thousands of others to sell the book
to the public at point of sale.
you are a fan of the movie, and want to learn a little more
about how it was put together (or you are interested in film
making in general) this will make an interesting addition
to your library.
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