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King Kong

Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933

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King Kong
Delos W. Lovelace, 1932

NOVELIZATION

King Kong is a movie novelization written by Delos W. Lovelace in 1932 and based on the movie of the same name, directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack in 1933. The movie features Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Noble Johnson, James Flavin, Sam Hardy, and others.

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“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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Merian C. Cooper's King Kong (2005)
Book by Joe DeVito, Brad Strickland

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RATING

7.9

/ 10

Movie Poster: King Kong (Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933)

7.1

/ 10

Book Cover: King Kong (Delos W. Lovelace, 1932)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of King Kong, the 1932 book by Delos W. Lovelace.

King Kong

Read by: Stefan Rudnicki

Storyline

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to displayed on Broadway as Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

Movie vs Book

Poster of King Kong, the 1933 movie by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack

Year

1933

Minutes

100

Movie Rate

7.90

Source: IMDb

Movie

King Kong

Country: USA

Year: 1933

Length: 1h40m

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Cover of King Kong, the 1932 book by Delos W. Lovelace

Year

1932

Pages

249

Book Rate

7.12

S: Goodreads

Book

King Kong

Country: USA

First published in: 1932

Length: 249 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of King Kong, the 1933 movie by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack

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IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of King Kong, the 1933 movie by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack

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15% No

11 votes

2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of King Kong, the 1932 book by Delos W. Lovelace

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33% No

4 votes

2 votes

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