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Beauty and the Beast

Addendum: Fay Wray's dead. I just picked it up via "news pollution." I hate to admit that I thought she must have died years ago. I've been obsessed with King Kong since I was about five years old and am also very fond of The Four Feathers.

She was ninety six, was Fay Wray. I can't even imagine living that long, having had a whole career back in that other black-and-white world and then living on through all the changes she witnessed. Of course, I've said the same thing of my grandmother (who is merely ninety).

Anyway, there you go. King Kong is one of the films that I often sleep to, and I think it's one of cinema's best bits of weird fiction. So, for all those times I've dozed off to Ann Darrow's screams as she was carried aloft through the squirming, primordial jungles of Skull Island, I just felt I should note her passing (even if I'd ignorantly thought she'd passed already).


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Aug. 10th, 2004 12:03 pm (UTC)
aside from agreeing with you, it's wonderful to see someone else say 'one of the films that i often sleep to,' because so often when i say that about a movie i just get a puzzled look in return. but just about nightly, i put a dvd on repeat and it runs until i wake up in the morning (and by the way, generally i sleep to a lot of horror films, and i'm still not sure if that's damaging my psyche or not?).
your journal is a pleasure to read. and cheers to Fay Wray.
Aug. 10th, 2004 08:21 pm (UTC)
How the hell do you fall asleep around Fay Wray?? ;-)

Damn ... Actually, aye, King Kong was one of my favorite childhood films too. And it's certainly a great story of the "Weird Tales" mold.
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