Salt Lake City, UT – Before Peter Jackson's era of computer-generated effects and films with a 207 million dollar budget, a 24-foot tall lead character came to the silver screen as "the ultimate in adventure." It was 1933 when King Kong was born from the imagination of Merian C. Cooper. Cooper was an American aviator, adventurer, director, screenwriter and producer, and he had a vision for technical innovation in film. Doug Fabrizio talks to Mark Cotta Vaz, Cooper biographer, and to James D'Arc, curator of the Cooper collection at Brigham Young University.
- It's KUER's Spring Fund Drive. For your $100 pledge of support, with a DVD of Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of the classic King Kong