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Merian C. Cooper [1]


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Born:October 24, 1893
Died:April 21, 1973 (79)
Filmography Rating:8.00 / 10
IMDB Rating:8.00 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.50 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:100.00%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
King Kong [1933](40) => Director

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King Kong [1933]
  • The whole idea allegedly originated when co-director/co-producer Merian C. Cooper had a dream about a massive gorilla attacking New York City.
  • Both Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack had been wrestlers, and they acted out the fighting moves for the battle between the T-Rex and Kong in the effects studio, before the animators shot the scene.
  • The models of King Kong built for the island scenes were only 18 inches high. When producer/director Merian C. Cooper decided Kong needed to look bigger while in New York, a new 24-inch armature was constructed, thus changing Kong's film height from 18 feet on the island to 24 feet while in New York.