Ed Driscoll

Last Tango On Fifth Avenue

Libertas reviews King Kong and sees several flaws, but also a film well worth seeing.

Accompanying the review are several stills from the movie, including a shot of the biplanes approaching the Empire State Building that is just mind-boggling in its photo-realism. It’s clearly all digital effects and trickery, but the density of the buildings–and even New Jersey across the river–is spot-on for the era, making the shot look perfect: what the Big Apple would have looked like during the Depression, if it had been photographed with a modern digital camera.