This double feature reflects the range of Kevin Brownlow’s scope. In I’m King Kong!, he tracks the life of Merian C. Cooper, who pioneered documentary making with films such as Grass and Chang before creating his most famous work King Kong. In The Tramp & the Dictator, Brownlow looks at the production of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator drawing upon color film shot behind the scenes.
Q&A with Brownlow will follow each film in this double-feature.
The Tramp and the Director film still courtesy of Photoplay Productions; I’m King Kong! The Exploits of Merian C Cooper film still courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.