Conversation on 'The King Of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' with Justin

Poster of The King of Kong


MSN conversation between Justin and I about the documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.



I said:
What other films have you seen lately?
He said:
Uhhh
He said:
Blood Diamond
He said:
That Bukowski documentary, forget the name
He said:
The King of Kong
He said:
Okay, THAT is a fucking great film
I said:
The King of Kong?
I said:
It's about a bunch of guys playing Donkey Kong, right?
He said:
Yeah
He said:
One of the best films I've yet seen
He said:
Watched it with Josh like 3 times in a row
I said:
It's a documentary, yeah?
He said:
Yeah
He said:
Just randomly hilarious
He said:
So many great lines
He said:
Instant quotes
I said:
So, what is it really about?
I said:
I just know that it's about some guys playing Donkey Kong
He said:
Okay
He said:
Back in the 80's Billy Mitchell was the Donkey Kong champion
I said:
Yeah, the hippie dude


Billy Mitchell, Pac-Man champ

Billy Mitchell
Billy Mitchell is also a Pac-Man champion


He said:
Then like last year this guy Steve Wiebe beat his world record
I said:
He did? Oooh.
He said:
And this classic gaming agency called Twin Galaxies were trying to verify whether it was real or not
He said:
Meanwhile Billy plotted to prevent Steve from taking it, etc. etc.
He said:
I can't explain it, just watch some clips on youtube
He said:
The level of absurdity is very high
I said:
Mmm, gonna check it



Donkey Kong gamers from the film


Donkey Kong, explained



He said:
I dunno what else to say about it
He said:
It all depends on the humor of them just saying stupid shit
He said:
It's all real people
He said:
The head of Twin Galaxies, Walter Day, is like into transcendental meditation and playing guitar
He said:
And claims that Donkey Kong requires 'Deep Comprehensive Intelligence'
He said:
He's this old-ass looking man
I said:
Hahahaa
He said:
I can't describe the humor
He said:
It's ridiculously funny



Walter Day, founder of Twin Galaxies



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