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Ray Harryhausen

In 1933, when he was 13 years old, Ray Harryhausen's mother took him to see King Kong, and a passion was born. Apprenticed to the leader of stop-motion...

Carlo Rambaldi

Early in the production of E.T., Steven Spielberg spent $700,000 on prototypes for the title alien. Unhappy with the results, he turned to Carlo Rambaldi of...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes: Chimpan-tastic!

Apes make great horror-movie monsters, with their big nasty teeth, their crazy shrieks and scary roars, their ability to jump out and go Boo! -- but also...

Dino De Laurentiis

"No one cry when Jaws die," Dino De Laurentiis said in a TIME cover story on his 1976 remake of King Kong. "But when the monkey die, people gonna cry ... Why?...

Death of a Showman: Dino De Laurentiis (1919-2010)

For his first five years, Agostino De Laurentiis didn't speak, but his mother Giuseppina showed no concern. "Look at it this way," she said of the lively child...

Raavan: Scandal Over a Bollywood King Kong

For the lovers of Indian films at home and around the world — and they number in the hundreds of millions — the coming of Raavan held the promise of...

In the Garden of Eden

Venturing deep into unexplored jungles, an expedition returns to civilization with news of astonishing unknown species and animals believed lost to history. No,...

10 Awards They Missed

1. So Those Acting Lessons Finally Paid Off Award —Pierce Brosnan: O.K., so he didn't get nominated. But thanks to a Golden Globe nomination for The Matador,...

Film: Film: 6 Classic Animal Movies

KING KONG, SON OF KONG AND MIGHTY JOE YOUNG MERIAN C. COOPER AND ERNEST B. SCHOEDSACK "Why, the whole world'll pay to see this!" exclaims the man who brings Kong...

Movies: Dear Diary: Action!

Bryan Singer, director of the X-Men movies and the upcoming Superman Returns, is strolling through the rolling cornfields around what will soon be Clark Kent's...

Monkey On My Back

Fred: ... and one of the things that keeps popping up is this about subtext. Plays, novels, songs — they all have a subtext which I take to mean a hidden message...

Inside Grozny: Dodging Bullets with King Kong

I've done a lot of stupid things in my time, I scribbled neurotically in my notebook. But sitting in a car in the market of Mikrorayon at 5.20 in the evening...

Show Business: King Klunk

THERE IS STILL ONLY ONE KING KONG, proclaim the Paramount Pictures Dino De Laurentiis ads and posters, and they are right in a way the copywriters never...

People: Nov. 3, 1986

When last we saw him, the big ape was flat on his back after falling for Jessica Lange in more ways than one. But -- surprise! -- King Kong was only down, not...

Theater Abroad: Cry, the Beloved Country

King Kong brave as a lion King Kong hundred feet tall King Kong champ without trying— That's me, I'm him. King Kong. With notes as big as thunderheads starting...