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    Okay I have this idea and I've been thinking a lot about it lately and developing it into a story (The Puppet story for those who know).

    I just realised though that basically the story is like King Kong...eccentric filmmaker (puppeteer) travels to a distant island (location), goes through hell on said island, brings back creature (Kong) from said island to New York (New York ), goes through hell in New York with said creature.

    Anyone know of any other types of stories that are similar?
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    Jurrasic Park II ?

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    • #3
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      Mighty Joe Young was a thinly veiled ripoff of Kong, but it did well enough to get its own CGI remake several years before Kong.

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      • #4
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        Well, Kong itself was a thinly-veiled knockoff of the first film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World...
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        • #5
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          Originally posted by OzFade View Post
          Okay I have this idea and I've been thinking a lot about it lately and developing it into a story (The Puppet story for those who know).

          I just realised though that basically the story is like King Kong...eccentric filmmaker (puppeteer) travels to a distant island (location), goes through hell on said island, brings back creature (Kong) from said island to New York (New York ), goes through hell in New York with said creature.

          Anyone know of any other types of stories that are similar?
          It sounds like the marriage of a guy I know.

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          • #6
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            Valley of Gwangi?
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            • #7
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              Dead Alive (Braindead) with the Sumatran rat-monkey? Except the whole travelling to a far away land, going through hell in that land and coming back happens in the first ten minutes. Going through hell back home is the rest of the movie.

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              • #8
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                Problem with this type of story is...it ain't much of a story.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by tabula rasa View Post
                  Valley of Gwangi?


                  A forgotten Harryhausen epic, but a decent example.
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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Captain Jack Sparrow View Post
                    Problem with this type of story is...it ain't much of a story.

                    I concur.
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                    • #11
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                      At a stretch you could almost put 'Gremlins' in that catagory.

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                      • #12
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                        What is so wrong about this type of story? Please I'm naive
                        One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it. - French Proverb

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                        • #13
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                          Yeah, I'm with Oz...what's wrong with it as a basic premise? It's all a starting point, right?
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                          • #14
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                            Nothing wrong with it at all. At its foundation, it's your basic Don't Meddle With Things You Don't Understand/Man Will Pay for His Disrespect for Nature kind of story.

                            Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself.
                            It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.
                            -- Potter Stewart

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                            • #15
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                              So it's in the same lump of EVERY OTHER STORY CONCIEVED?

                              Gotcha.
                              One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it. - French Proverb

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