The Making of King Kong

The Making of King Kong

The Official Guide to the Motion Picture

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A lavishly illustrated study goes behind the scenes and on the set of the blockbuster new Universal Pictures film, offering a revealing glimpse of the work of Peter Jackson, his cast, and his crew and describing the unique special effects technology used to create the world of the great ape. Original. (A Universal Pictures film, written by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, & Philippa Boyens, directed by Peter Jackson, starring Adrien Brody, Naomi Watts, Jack Black, & Andy Serkis) (Performing Arts)

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A study goes behind the scenes and on the set of the Universal Pictures film, offering a revealing glimpse of the work of Peter Jackson, his cast, and his crew and describing the unique special effects technology used to create the world of the great ape.

Simon and Schuster
King Kong is Universal Pictures' long-anticipated reimagining of the classic 1933 Merian C. Cooper film, directed by Peter Jackson, Academy Award®-winning director of The Lord of the Rings. Featuring stunning visual effects and a cast that includes Academy Award® nominee Naomi Watts, Academy Award® winner Adrien Brody, and Jack Black, King Kong is a groundbreaking masterpiece that breathes new life into a cinematic legend.This official companion to the movie takes readers behind the scenes with a fascinating, intimate view of every stage of production, from scriptwriting to costuming to digital effects. Packed with exclusive images and personal recollections from the filmmakers, actors, and crew, The Making of King Kong takes you on a captivating journey to Wellington, New Zealand, where readers will: find out what it's like to be on set during filming; learn the tricks of the miniatures trade from the wizards of Weta Workshop; experience 1930s New York with the expert team of construction workers and set dressers; and marvel at the cutting-edge technology of Weta Digital. Over 200 full-color photos -- including original concept art, digital storyboards, and candid behind-the-scenes snapshots -- vividly illustrate this massive cinematic undertaking, alongside in-depth interviews with Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor of Weta Workshop, Andy Serkis, Philippa Boyens, and many more. The Making of King Kong is a comprehensive, indispensable companion to the acclaimed film that no fan should miss.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2005
ISBN: 9781416505181
1416505180
Characteristics: 247 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Jackson, Peter 1961-

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