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King Kong (1933)
Ann Darrow is a down on her luck young woman who gets the chance of a lifetime when she encounters filmmaker Carl Denham. After voyaging to a far away, mysterious island, Ann is captured by a local tribe and offered to Kong, a giant ape that lives on the island. The visitors then decided to capture the ape and take it back to New York City to put on display. Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching Kong’s infamous climb to the top of the Empire State Building in 1933’s classic film “King Kong”.
∙ King Kong takes Ann from the two pillars just when the rescue team arrives in the village. In the rear view, Jack Driscoll runs up to the door and looks through the open slot. In the very next close-up, Driscoll runs up to the door again and looks out the opening.
∙ Driscoll and the rescue party are in pursuit of Kong and Ann. They come to a place between two cliffs where they have to cross via a fallen tree / log. Kong attacks and most of the men fall to their deaths. But Driscoll is able to scramble to a nearby cave/crevice on the side of the cliff. But when Kong is trying to grab him, Driscoll’s position in the cave/crevice changes. In far view, Driscoll is shown near the entrance of the cave but in close-ups he’s further back.
∙ Kong is battling a snake that has found its way into his lair. During the altercation, a view of Ann is shown and it then cuts to a close-up of Kong with the snake around his neck. During the close-up of Kong, Ann can be seen just over his shoulder. She stands up and grabs the nearby rock wall. In the very next far view, Ann is shown doing the same thing again.
∙ After Ann has been rescued, everyone is in the village. They suddenly signal that Kong is coming and the villagers run. One man jumps off a platform near a ladder. As the man lands, he overturns a wooden cage that’s holding chickens. When the cage turns over, it snags the man’s wig and takes it off his head.
∙ Kong breaks free during the performance in the theater. When he gets loose, the shackle on his right arm is still intact. Kong is still wearing it when he grabs Ann later in the scene. But in the next scene and even when he attacks the train, the shackle is gone. It’s back in place when he’s on top of the Empire State Building.
“King Kong” (1933) stars Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong and Bruce Cabot. It runs 100 minutes and is Unrated.
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