Film
KING KONG (1933)
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KING KONG (1933)

Willis O Brien's stop-motion is uncanny and groundbreaking for sure, but the reason KONG is on my essential list is Fay Wray.  You completely buy her profound connection to the abnormally large and hairy suitor, a feat never mastered in all the remakes and sequels.

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