fictional character, a giant movie monster resembling a colossal gorilla
King Kong is a fictional monster resembling a gorilla that has appeared in several films since 1933.
Quotes about KongEdit
- Intellectuals have attempted to read certain symbolisms into King Kong. Kong represents a Depression-stricken people lashing out against society; Kong is a Christ figure crucified on a stage before an audience of spectators; Kong symbolizes the black man and his conflict against his white oppressors; Kong on the Empire State Building depicts the most spectacular phallic symbol ever captured by film; and so on. Cooper has disavowed these "insights" into his film; he was not the kind of person to consider injecting messages into his productions. … Whatever messages might lurk beneath the film's surface were entirely coincidental on Cooper's part or, at best, subliminal.
- Donald F. Glut, in Classic Movie Monsters (1978), p. 314; also quoted in King Kong Cometh! (2005) by Paul A. Woods, p. 67
- The Ymir and Kong before him are both creatures wrenched from their natural environment against their will and finally killed by man. Although these creatures must always die, they should go out with a touch of pathos.
- Ray Harryhausen (2003), An Animated Life, Aurum Press, p. 98
- Remember: KING KONG Died for your Sins.