Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927)
Average Rating: 7.7/10
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Release Date: Sep 3, 1927 Limited
Average Rating: 3.4/5
User Ratings: 568
Like their previous docudrama Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness can be seen in retrospect as a dry run for the same production team's King Kong. With the actual Siamese jungle as their backdrop, Cooper and Schoedsack fashioned a narrative concerning a simple native family's struggle to survive in a daunting environment. The family's confrontations with rampaging animals very closely resemble the close calls endured by
Sep 3, 1927 Limited
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The directors, best known for the the seminal 1933 King Kong, received for their jungle docudrama an Oscar nomination for Unique and Artistic Picture.
Beautiful and engaging, if factually dubious... Built, shot, and scripted to entertain literally anyone, from a 4-year-old to a nonagenarian member of its own original audience.
decidedly scripted for jungle adventure to set up conflicts with the local fauna
It's of dubious ethnographical importance, but it is certainly entertaining.
Superb quasi-documentary precursor to King Kong
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