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More on ‘Jamboree’

November 3, 1999 at 8:39 am by xoanon  - 

Super Ringer Spy J send me some interesting trivia regarding the fake script cover.

Thought you’d be interested to know that Peter Jackson’s choice of “Jamboree” as a misleading title on script covers of LOTR has a pretty cool reason behind it.

After the original “King Kong” – Jackson’s favorite movie – came out in ’33, its great success prompted the studio to immediately begin work on a sequel, “The Son of Kong”. However, because they feared that the set would be besieged by people wanting to know about the film and see how the giant ape and other prehistoric denizens of Kong’s island were created, they gave the project the false title of “Jamboree”, which allowed them to maintain secrecy.

Clearly, being the dyed-in-the-wool geek that he is, Jackson is tipping his hat to Kong with this deception. And this is the reason why I would always immediately snatch up a script called “Jamboree”.

Thanks to J and Just Another Ent for the tip!

Posted in Old Main News on November 3, 1999 by

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