The Movie, (Original Magazine Cover) - 1981 - King Kong (Jessica Lange) - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"
The Movie: The Illustrated History of the Cinema, was published from 1979 to 1983 in 158 chapters
King Kong is a 1976 American monster film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin.
It is a modern remake of the 1933 film, about a giant ape that is captured and imported to New York City for exhibition. Featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi, it starred Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin and Jessica Lange in her first film role.
The remake's screenplay was written by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on the 1933 screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose, and from the original idea by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace.
The film was the fifth highest-grossing film of 1977. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and was also nominated for Best Cinematography and Best Sound.
Of the three King Kong films, it is the only one to feature the World Trade Center instead of the Empire State Building.
A sequel titled King Kong Lives was released in 1986.