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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
What does "King Kong" mean to you? The Inquirer's Jeff Gammage has a smartly written piece on a movie mystery: Why does the King Kong story have such lasting appeal? Theories abound. It's a study of our inner brute. It's a statement about racism. It's a "meditation on the plight of the adolescent American male -- flustered by sudden awkwardness, tormented by unsightly hair, and baffled by how to get along with women." Me, I thought it was about the ultimate fantasy football pick and "I Don't Love New York" prejudice. Peter Jackson's mega-ape remake stomps into theaters next Wednesday. Read "A Konglomeration of meanings." Share your reaction here.