King Kong is Back!: An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape!

King Kong is Back!: An Unauthorized Look at One Humongous Ape!

by David Brin, Bob Eggleton
     
 

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 Kong fans will go bananas over this collection of essays on one of film's most powerful and evocative figures. Experts in the fields of race, gender, evolution, special effects, and film explore the legend of King Kong from every angle in this study of the magical and unparalleled original film. From Why has King Kong

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** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED **
 Kong fans will go bananas over this collection of essays on one of film's most powerful and evocative figures. Experts in the fields of race, gender, evolution, special effects, and film explore the legend of King Kong from every angle in this study of the magical and unparalleled original film. From Why has King Kong affected the American consciousness so profoundly? to What does the story say about race, gender, and sexuality? and Why have the sequels failed to re-create the original's allure?, the essayists examine all aspects of this landmark film and its impact on society, culture, and media. Insights into the new version, due out this year by acclaimed Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, are also included.

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"[The essays] range from informative to wise-ass; all entertain... If not something for everyone, it’s darn close."

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ISBN-13:
9781932100648
Publisher:
BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Smart Pop series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Brin is the author of 15 novels, including Earth, Startide Rising, and The Uplift War, and numerous short stories. He is the recipient of three Hugo awards and one Nebula award. He lives in San Diego, California.

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