Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Today we look at a rather great photo of one Mr. Merian C. Cooper who looks to be having a disagreement with one of his stars. Cooper produced many great films, but his legacy will be King Kong. I don’t know what prima dona “I’m the title character!” bullshit Kong was pulling with Cooper, but the man doesn’t seem intimidated. Hell, his fists are up. Shit’s about to get real, son.
Willis O’Brien’s stop motion work in Kong is full of character and personality and will always be the highlight of the movie for me, but there’s something… creepy… about the lifesized Kong built for a few key shots. I think it was the way the eyes moved. It was the giant ape version of those fuck-awful creepy kids dolls.
Anyway, here’s the pic. Click to enlargen!
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Tomorrow’s pic is gonna play with yyooooouuuuu.