Greg Cox wrote:
King Kong. (The original, of course.)
C'mon, tell me you didn't choke up when Kong was dying atop the Empire State Building.
Yes, I was gutted. I really had a thing for Kong when I was a kid, we watched that movie at least once a year. The remakes had zero emotional resonance for me. If I see any of it now it I'm right back to being a kid tearing up and feeling helpless outrage.
I remember I hadn't seen it in years and I was at some bar with a bunch of hipster types.. they were playing the original King Kong against the wall with a band playing in the same room, so no sound. It was someone's birthday and I could not stop watching King Kong and I got incredibly irritated at how everyone thought it was funny!
One I never understood as sad was The Notebook. Everyone was always saying how incredibly sad it was, I didn't think there was anything sad about it at all. Couple lives a long and varied and happy life together and then it ends in old age.