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King Kong [1933]

Yes, it's back to the olden days, back when the idea of Stop Motion was the brainchild of Willis O' Brien.  King Kong, is the most influential movie in history as far as I'm concerned.  Willis O' Brien, was born on March 2, 1886 in Oakland, California.  He did run away at the age of 13 but, as most do after running away, returned at the age of 17.  Now into the Stop Motion aspect of it all.  Finding himself with some time to kill one afternoon,
O' Brien made a clay boxer.  One of his coworkers made a second model and the two men used their creations to stage a mock fight.  Then, O'Brien was struck by the idea that it might be possible to animate a three-dimensional figure for a film.  So went he, on to making Stop Motion short films.  Until he came came to create The Lost World and the unrealized project Creation.  Creation led to hem meeting with and eventually working with Merian Coldwell Cooper, the creator of Kong.  So on and so-forth.  Wow, that was a lot of facts! - Now I do NOT feel like giving you a play-by-play of how King Kong was started and made.  But, you can go to Wikipedia, and see for yourself (sorry, just lazy).

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