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May 27 12 2:19 PM
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May 27 12 5:10 PM
Gojira wrote:So is James Whale warped and repugnant?
May 27 12 5:26 PM
May 27 12 5:32 PM
King Kong was Christ. Or at least he was a Christ figure in the 1933 RKO picture. . .Kong was the Savior. . .Kong is not a monster. He is Christ. King Kong died for our sins.
King Kong... stands in for common man. He has come to represent the
lowest of man, the salt of the earth, the worker, strong and oppressed.
He is not Superman. He is Everyman. He’s not even man; he is removed
from human experience. A higher being...
Jesus is seen as either just a man or just an evolved man.
May 27 12 5:36 PM
Liz wrote:What I DO find offensive (and frankly quite stupid) is that I read through all the replies here, and none of you, as far as I can tell, brought up the words "satire" or "satirical." This piece is SATIRICAL. A parody, even. Yeah, I wasn't a fan of the "I'm Nailed Right In" thing either, but to be completely honest, deep down I thought it was a bit funny.
May 27 12 7:00 PM
Count nails it (pun intended.)
That's about where I stand on the piece, and what I meant when I spoke earlier of the difference between chess and Old Maid. To really pull off satire/parody, you have to KNOW about your target - deeper than the level of shallow dismissal seen in this essay.You know what the writer's clumsy sneers about faith remind me of?The similarly hamfistedly superior comments about our beloved genre movies by "serious" film critics that many here have railed against for years!
May 27 12 7:41 PM
Again, generally but not always. Every chunk of waste doesn't merit its own public pedestal.
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May 29 12 12:28 PM
Liz wrote:All right, I read through it again. Before I begin, let it be said that I am a proud, maybe not devout (I support gay rights and gay marriage), but proud, Catholic....Well, I made a promise to myself to never, ever post about religion or politics on this site, after I simply posted an opinion, once, and was pounced on..for no reason. And so, I am going to post this, mostly because I'm bored. However, no matter the responses, I will refuse to look again, as these debates only devolve into hatred. Question; How can one be a proud Catholic, yet not a devout one? Crude as a term as it is, that's cafeteria Catholicism. By "your" standards, you are proud....but that's the case with most of humanity. Regarding the need to include your preference for gay marriage, etc, it almost seems like you are apologizing for being Catholic, out of fear of being labeled a bigot or homophobic (a ridiculous assertion, no matter who makes it). I was brought up to believe, and still do, that couples should wait until marriage for sex. 3/4ths of my friends aren't Catholic and lived together before marriage. No one called me a bigot or worse...a heterophobe. This is what happens when I get bored, because no interesting monster posts or pics are being posted. I let myself get drawn in to arguments that will never be won, as people are firmly rooted in their beliefs, or lack of them (meaning all of us). Time for me to delete this site from my favorites list, and continue to get back to real life.
And what I also find offensive is that as big horror fans, you can't draw the parallels between Kong and God. Kong is a God and once he gets to NY, is seen as one......I haven't read many other posts on this topic, as I know they would annoy me. But how is it that this is "offensive"? Amazing, ironic, interesting...but "offensive"? Either by choice or because I just prefer to enjoy my old monster movies on the surface, not digging for deep meaning, I have never drawn any parrallels between Kong and God. Certainly, the tribal people fear him and wish to appease him, but who sees Kong as a God in NY? Maybe I haven't seen the movie in a while, and missed the connection to an almighty being, versus a giant, money-making freak show.
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May 30 12 8:48 AM
"Well I come from a Secular country and I'm not a religious person, so I
wouldn't allow myself to judge how offensive this text can be for one's
May 30 12 9:36 AM
May 30 12 1:36 PM
Count Gamula wrote:
I'm moving this to the Kong section where it obviously belongs.
May 30 12 2:50 PM
May 30 12 6:52 PM
Frankensteinhead wrote:WTF? Punctured Pilot? I'm the king of bad taste
but even I think that this is offensive.
wrote:And this is another example of a writer
mis-representing a movie: there is no sign about Kong's head.
Oh, and it is Noble Johnson as the Chief who summons Kong, not Steve
Clemento as the Witch King.
wrote:The Monster on the cross in Bride Of
Frankenstein for one - the Christ reference there was definitely
wrote:What I find offensive about this is the
snarkiness of tone that the writer uses; "I'm Nailed Right In", "Jesus
Movies", "There is no Anti-Kong" . . .
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