I went to see King Kong last night with ED and the Chameleon. I very much so liked it, so hooray for Peter Jackson! (Except for all those centipedes, I could really have done with out them.)
Later that night, the Chameleon and I watched Laura. And we noticed that these two very different movies--one a new monsterful movie and the other classic film noir--have startling similarities. Think about it...beautiful, fragile girl becomes object of monster's affection-that-turns-to-obsession. In King Kong, the monster is a giant gorilla; in Laura, it's a snide narcissist. Of course, Kong is actually be a sweetheart, while Waldo Lydecker turns out to be maniacal. But they both die at the end, and not by the hand of the guy that the girl ends up with (whew!).