Friday, 20 November 2009

Original King Kong model makes £120,000 at auction

Original King Kong model makes £120,000 at auction

One of my favourite films is King Kong. The 1933 original is still quite rightly regarded by many as one of the seminal films of the last century. The 2005 Peter Jackson remake is possibly my pick of that year too; a fitting homage to a great film, with some truly stunning cinematography. The 1976 version, with Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, Jessica Lange and some helicopters... well, not so much. The '33 version still holds a particular fascination for me, however, so I was interested to see this story about one of the props that has recently been discovered. All you'd need is a scale model of the Empire State Building and some model aeroplanes (oh, and £120k), and you'll be most of the way towards recreating one of the most memorable scenes in screen history.

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