|The King Kong robot was the greatest, most audaciously daring and deviously deceptive ad campaign ever created to sell a motion picture -- comparable to William Castle's famous "Tingler" campaign.|
|It was the easiest lie to sell, because everyone wanted to believe in a 40-foot robot Kong. They largely fooled themselves.|
|It seemed a small step from Abe Lincoln to a 40-foot Kong.|
|It is clear reading reviews written at the time that critics really thought a substantial portion of the movie they watched had used the 40-foot robot.|
|Even as the audience knew they were
watching an illusion, they didn't
realize how great that illusion really was.