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Re: Kong/Tyrannosaurus

On Fri, 20 Sep 2002, John Foust wrote:
> Richard W Travsky <rtravsky@uwyo.edu> wrote:
>  >In Goldner and Turner's "The Making Of King Kong", chapter 10 sez that
>  >a pair of pliers was left in camera during one of the animated scenes.
>  From a Google search, a cached page from 1980 from the
> Science Fiction Lover's mailing list:
>      "One of my favorite blooper stories is the one about the rare
> "Pliersaurus" beast that made it into the original King Kong film.
>     As the story goes, one day when Willis O'Brien was in the midst of
> shooting a long stop-action sequence in Skull Island, he realized to
> his horror that he had left apair of pliers on the miniature. just
> visible, tho out of focus, near the adge of the frame. Rather than
> junk the shot and the hours of work which had gone into it already, he
> carefully animated the pliers, frame by frame, so that they slithered
> out of the picture like some prehistoric snake."
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=Willis+O%27Brien+%22king+kong%22+pliers

Sadly, that's about the same text that's in the book!