Emory Cinematheque - 35mm
Movie Magic: Special and Visual Effects from 1896 to Now
King Kong (Merian Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack; RKO, 1933) (1.37:1, 104 min.)
The original giant ape film spotlights not only Willis O’Brien’s amazing stop-motion animation, but also revolutionary matte shots to combine prehistoric creatures and human actors in the same shot.
Print courtesy of the ConstellationCenter Collection at the Academy Film Archive.