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King Kong (1933 film)

King Kong is a 1933 American pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack; the screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace. It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, opened in New York City on March 2, 1933, to rave reviews, it has been ranked by Rotten Tomatoes as the fourth greatest horror film of all time and the thirty-third greatest film of all time. The film portrays the story of a huge, gorilla-like creature dubbed Kong who perishes in an attempt to possess a beautiful young woman. King Kong contains stop-motion animation by a music score by Max Steiner. In 1991, it was deemed "culturally and aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. A sequel followed with Son of Kong, with several more films made in the following decades. In New York Harbor, filmmaker Carl Denham, known for wildlife films in remote and exotic locations, charters Captain Englehorn's ship, the Venture, for his new project.

However, he is unable to secure an actress for a female role. Searching in the streets of New York City, he finds Ann Darrow and promises her the adventure of a lifetime; the crew boards the Venture and sets off, during which the ship's first mate John Driscoll, falls in love with Ann. Denham reveals to the crew that their destination is in an uncharted territory, he alludes to a monstrous creature named Kong, rumored to dwell on the island. The crew anchor offshore, they encounter a native village, separated from the rest of the island by an ancient stone wall. They witness a group of natives preparing to sacrifice a young woman termed the "bride of Kong"; the intruders are spotted and the native chief stops the ceremony. When he sees Ann, he offers to trade six of his tribal women for the "golden woman", they return to the Venture. That night, the natives kidnap Ann from the ship and take her through the wall gate and to an altar, where she is offered to King Kong, an enormous gorilla-like creature.

Kong carries Ann into the wilderness as Denham and some volunteers enter the jungle in hopes of rescuing her. They are ambushed by a Stegosaurus, which they manage to defeat. After facing a Brontosaurus and Kong himself and Denham are the only survivors. A Tyrannosaurus rex attacks Ann and Kong. Meanwhile, Driscoll continues to follow them. Upon arriving in Kong's lair, Ann is menaced by a snake-like Elasmosaurus, which Kong kills. While Kong is distracted killing a Pteranodon that tried to fly away with Ann, Driscoll reaches her and they climb down a vine dangling from a cliff ledge; when Kong notices and starts pulling them back up, the two fall unharmed. They run through the jungle and back to the village, where Denham and the surviving crewmen are waiting. Kong, breaks open the gate and relentlessly rampages through the village. Onshore, now determined to bring Kong back alive, knocks him unconscious with a gas bomb. Shackled in chains, Kong is taken to New York City and presented to a Broadway theatre audience as "Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World".

Ann and John are surrounded by a group of press photographers. Kong, breaks loose; the audience flees in horror. Ann is whisked away to a hotel room on a high floor, his hand smashes through the hotel room window, immobilizing John, abducts Ann again. Kong rampages through the city, he wrecks a crowded elevated train and climbs the Empire State Building. At its top, he is attacked by four airplanes. Kong destroys one, but succumbs to their gunfire, he gazes at Ann one last time before falling to his death. Ann and John are reunited. Denham pushes through a crowd surrounding Kong's corpse in the street; when a policeman remarks that the planes got him, Denham tells him, "No, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast". Before King Kong entered production, a long tradition of jungle films existed, whether drama or documentary, such films adhered to a narrative pattern that followed an explorer or scientist into the jungle to test a theory only to discover some monstrous aberration in the undergrowth.

In these films, scientific knowledge could be subverted at any time, it was this that provided the genre with its vitality and endurance. In the early 20th century, few zoos had primate exhibits so there was popular demand to see them on film. At the turn of the 20th century, the Lumière Brothers sent film documentarians to places westerners had never seen, Georges Méliès utilized trick photography in film fantasies that prefigured that in King Kong. Jungle films were launched in the United States in 1913 with Beasts in the Jungle, the film's popularity spawned similar pictures such as Tarzan of the Apes; the Lost World, made movie history with special effects by Willis O'Brien and a crew that would work on King Kong. King Kong producer Ernest B. Schoedsack had earlier monkey experience directing Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness with Merian C. Cooper, Rango, both of which prominently featured monkeys in authentic jungle settings. Capitalizing on this trend, Congo Pictures released the hoax documentary Ingagi, advertising the film as "an authentic incontestable celluloid document showing the sacrifice of a living woman to mammoth gorillas."

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Connecticut Route 664

State Road 664 is a 5.70-mile-long unsigned state road in eastern Connecticut that runs south-north from Route 14 in the south to U. S. Route 6 in the north. Route 664 begins at US 6 in the southern portion of the town of Killingly. From there it runs south, passing over the Connecticut Turnpike, intersecting with Shawnee Drive, Hubbard Road, Valley View Road, where it enters the town of Plainfield. Route 664 does not have an off-ramp on the Connecticut Turnpike. From the Valley View Road Intersection, it crosses over Tennant Brook and Snake Meadow Brook before merging with Olearos Hill Road, it intersects with Dermers Road and Harris Road before crossing over Tyler Brook. It intersects with Pond Hill Road, North Sterling Road, Moosup Pond Road. After the Moosup Pond Road intersection, the road changes its name to Lake Street. From there it intersects with Mortimer Road, Arnio Drive, Collelo Avenue, Parent Hill Road, Victoria Drive, Route 14 where it ends. In 1964, the decision was made to give Snake Meadow Road and Lake Street a state highway designation.

It was known as SR 864 before the name was changed to Route 664. The entire route is in Windham County

Canada at the 1936 Winter Olympics

Canada competed at the 1936 Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Canada has competed at every Winter Olympic Games. Canadian Olympic Committee member W. A. Fry self-published a book covering Canadian achievements at the 1936 Winter Olympics and 1936 Summer Olympics, his 1936 book, Canada at eleventh Olympiad 1936 in Germany: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, February 6th to 13th, August 1st to 16th, was printed by the Dunnville Chronicle presses and subtitled an official report of the Canadian Olympic Committee. He wrote that Canadians did well at the 1936 Olympic games despite having one-tenth of the population of other countries, he opined that the length of the Canadian winter negatively affected summer training, that Canadian athletes were underfunded compared to other countries. MenWomen Men MenWomenPairs Top two teams advanced to semifinals Top two teams advanced to Medal Round Relevant results from the semifinal were carried over to the final Events: 18 km cross-country skiing normal hill ski jumpingThe cross-country skiing part of this event was combined with the main medal event of cross-country skiing.

Those results can be found above in this article in the cross-country skiing section. Some athletes entered in both the cross-country skiing and Nordic combined event, their time on the 18 km was used for both events; the ski jumping event was held separate from the main medal event of ski jumping, results can be found in the table below. Men HBC was the official outfitter of clothing for members of the Canadian Olympic team