Elliott Stein's favorite movie was famously known to be King Kong, which he saw over 200 times. In his seminal Rolling Stone article "My Life With Kong," he recalls his first viewing, at age five: “The movie hooked me from the word go. When Fay Wray was taken from the altar by Kong I felt I had to pee, but I was paralyzed. What would happen to her? Later, when Kong was shot down from at—op the Empire State building I started to cry for him and pissed in my pants… For the first time in my life I was aware that someone you loved could die."