King Kong (1933/2005)

Side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparisons between different adaptations of the same work, originals and remakes, and works based on the same events. These videos are intended to illustrate the the unique vision of filmmakers and the variety of choices possible when creating a film or television show even when starting with the same source.

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King Kong (1933)
Directed by Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack
Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman & Ruth Rose
Story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace
Cinematography by Edward LindenJ.O. Taylor, & Vernon L. Walker
Production Design by Carroll Clark

King Kong (2005)
Directed by Peter Jackson
Written by Fran WalshPhilippa Boyens, & Peter Jackson
Based on a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace
Cinematography by Andrew Lesnie
Production Design by Grant Major