Therese: What did you think about the authenticity aspect of the film?
Kathleen: One thing PJ and co. do really well is set a mood. The music, the Depression-era culture, the rust-bucket boat…it was spot on. Show-biz
America was just a fig-leaf over immense suffering, which fed everyone’s desperation. So returning to Jack Black’s character, I bought his desperation. It took me a few minutes to get my head away from Jack Black’s “Jack Blackness” but after a while, he became Denham to me. Everyone was desperate in this story: Denham, Ann, the ship’s captain and crew, the cannibals (were they cannibals?), Kong, and finally, America itself, a country that would fetishize a giant gorilla just to escape their troubles for a few hours. What did you think? [Read more…]