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Special Issue #60 • ships from Sep 22 2005
News-stand Price UK £5.99 / US $9.99

132 pages of monkey business!

King Kong
We lead an intrepid expedition into the jungles of Skull Island to locate the eighth wonder of the world…

Peter Jackson On-Set Interview
• We talk to the Lord of the Rings himself about how the original King Kong inspired him to become the film-maker he is today.
And as if this wasn’t enough…
Film Review presents a detailed retrospective of his other work from Meet the Feebles to Heavenly Creatures

Naomi Watts
• The actress reveals her intense preparation for her role as Ann Darrow and how it felt to step into the shoes of scream queen Fay Wray

Jack Black
• The tenacious funny man discusses what attracted him to the role of ebullient film-maker Carl Denham and how much of his performance was based on Peter Jackson himself!

Adrien Brody
• The Oscar winning actor tells us what led him to take the role of playwright Jack Driscoll and what it was like to act alongside a huge, hairy co-star (King Kong, not Jack Black by the way!).

Andy Serkis
• His Gollum days behind him, Serkis reveals how he got up-close and personal with real silver-back gorillas in order to get his portrayal of Kong just right for Peter Jackson

Kong Effects
• Special effects wizards WETA divulge the lengths they went to create a 1930s New York, Skull Island, prehistoric monsters and, of course, King Kong himself.

Kong is King
• In a World Exclusive, we talk to Michael Regina, editor-in-chief of the ground-breaking Kong is King website about how such sites are bringing fans closer than ever to the movies they love.

King Kong 1933
• We take an in-depth look at the making of the original RKO movie and profile the cast members that helped make it such an enduring classic. We also cast a critical eye over some of the remakes and rip-offs that the original spawned, from The Son of Kong to King Kong Lives

And that’s not all. We also look at…Tilda Swinton  and Monica Bellucci

The Chronicles of Narnia
Tilda Swinton

• The queen of the British Indie scene explains why she decided to take part in this Disney blockbuster as the White Witch

James McAvoy
• The star discusses his time as the fawn Mr Tumnus

The Brothers Grimm
Matt Damon and Heath Ledger

• The two discuss their friendship on and off screen and why director Terry Gilliam is such a draw

Monica Bellucci
• The Italian actress on playing the dreaded Mirror Witch


The Film Review Directory
• Our review section is so big this month it should be hanging off the Empire State Building. Two months worth of reviews in one magazine!

Trailer Park
• We take a light-hearted look at new movie trailers: Sam Mendes latest Jar Head, Sci-Fi kids flick Zathura, Neil Gaiman adaptation Mirror Mask, the remake of John Carpenter’s The Fog and all-star drama Unfinished Life

Images taken from this issue are copyright or courtesy of: Walt Disney Pictures, Dimension Films

All other contents © Visual Imagination Ltd 2005. Not for reproduction

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