Friday, January 11, 2008

There is a girl out there who might be running for her life from some gigantic turned-on ape.

Scenes You'd Forgotten (or wished you had) Part 3: Kong's Little Pink Banana.

In the 1976 version of "King Kong" the giant ape can't seem to decide whether he wants to save Jessica Lange's Dwan or eat her. Most of the audience were hoping for the latter.

The pivotal scene demonstrating Kong's dilemma was the famous "bath" scene in which Kong cleans up the damsel in distress in a lake and then the big louse roughly strips her clothes off with his giant, hairy digit. I'm personally very impressed with this part because I can't even undo a woman's bra using BOTH hands, mush less one finger, but I digress.

There's all sorts of Freudian crap going on here but ultimately one can't watch that scene without helping but wonder whether Kong's mother taught him never to play with his food.


Swinebread said...

But why is this film still more entertaining than the last one?

Dean Wormer said...

I gotta agree with you there. It's not as good special effect wise but it is more fun.

Dr. Zaius said...

Worst Kong film ever. Jessica Lange was the best part of the film!

Dean Wormer said...

She's no Fay Wray but she'll do in a pinch. ;)