Q&A at The Parkway Theater (Part 2):
Nightmare Cinema’s Lost Spider Scene

July 5th, 2019
Category: Uncategorized

We concluded our previous post with reference to King Kong’s lost spider scene  — a sequence so horrifying that producer-director Merian C. Cooper insisted that it be removed from the final cut. His reasoning: “It stopped the show.”

A victim of judicious editing, that scene now joins other lost segments of film history, such as the pie fight deleted from Doctor Strangelove and the jitterbug number edited out of The Wizard of Oz — removed because they detracted from the central story.

And now we have one more item to add to the list of lost scenes: the “Egress” spider from … [read more at The 21st-Century Scop].

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