Kong! The king himself! The Eighth Wonder of the World! And the subject of this episode of Adapt or Perish.
For this episode, we watched and discussed:
- King Kong, the original movie from 1933, directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack, written by James Creelman and Ruth Rose, and starring Robert Armstrong, Fay Wray, and Bruce Cabot. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
- The Dino De Laurentiis-produced 1976 remake, directed by John Guillermin, written by Lorenzo Semple Jr., and starring Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, and Jessica Lange. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
- Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake, directed by Jackson, written by Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens, and starring Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, and Andy Serkis. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
- 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, written by Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, and Derek Connolly, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, and John C. Reilly. Watch it on iTunes or Amazon.
- Visual effects pioneer Willis O’Brien
- Adapt or Perish episode 39: Godzilla
- King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
- Special makeup effects creator Rick Baker
- Godzilla (1998), Mighty Joe Young (1998), and Planet of the Apes (2001)
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- The Lord of the Rings composer Howard Shore
- Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
- Honest Trailers - Kong: Skull Island w/ Jordan Vogt-Roberts on YouTube
- Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars from the Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast
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