The many facets of King Kong

Peter Jackson’s King Kong graced the cover of the January issue of Cinefex, America’s premiere cinema effects magazine. Inside is a 45-page in depth look at the incredibly detailed digital, physical and emotional processes which went into the making of the film. The article is the result of extensive interviews with 30 people involved in the 2005 remake, including director Peter Jackson, whose interview is available online at the Cinefex website. Cinefex: “Mounted on a scale that, in many respects, outstripped the Lord of the Rings films – with more visual effects than any single Tolkein film, and more creatures and miniatures than the entire trilogy combined – King Kong pushed all levels of production to new heights.” Despite the technical wizardry involved, Jackson believes the true impact of the film stems from the enduring emotional resonance of the original story. “I always felt that we love Kong because we understand his tragedy … The basic irony and the terrible tragedy is that Kong follows his heart and that leads to his downfall. That, I think, is what gives the story its power.”


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