An excellent exploration of the development of the five film series plus the animated and live-action television spin-offs. Loaded with tons of interviews from the casts and crews, including Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, Richard Zanuck, and John Chambers, a comprehensive insider's perspective is presented. Planet of the Apes was one of the earliest franchises to capitalize on merchandizing. Show More Show Less. View All Audience Reviews.
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Behind the Planet of the Apes (DVD)
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It's digital makeup, if you will. Not just a campy sci-fi thriller, the film was also an expression of sublimated fears of a world wracked by the Cold War. View All Critic Reviews 5.
The untold truth of Planet of the Apes
As was the case with the first movie, Fox wanted to keep costs as low as possible. The TV adaptations flopped.
Despite being the highest grossing film at the box office that year, it still lost huge amounts of money thanks to extensive re-shoots, leaving the studio facing bankruptcy.
A clause in the contract meant Doug Wildey in his debut — and farewell — as a director was forbidden from including violent actions that could be imitated by children, meaning that no guns or knives were permissible. Burton blasted the studio Fox.
When Roger Ebert said that it would be the version of Planet of the Apes that people would be renting in ten years time, he didn't know that a brand new version would be making headlines a decade after his review. Are all the films connected?
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Absolutely essential for fans of the series, with McDowall an engaging guide. During the s, Boulle worked for a British rubber planting firm in Malaysia and during that time he fell in love with the English way of life — so much so that he would eventually join the South East Asian branch of the Special Operations Executive, set up by the UK government to behond espionage and sabotage in the region during World War II.
But the impact and long lasting influence of the original has always prompted 20th Century Fox to keep the property going.
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May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Jacobs also said getting the apes to look so convincing didn't just cost money, but precious time also. See all 5 new other listings. Once tye had the greenlight, Jacobs hired every available makeup artist in Hollywood, which still wasn't enough. It saved Fox from bankruptcy Fox.
Zaius, told Cinefantastique"I think it's pretty clear, whether by design or accident, the first picture had this double appeal. Behind the Planet of the Apes is a fascinating behjnd of the Planet of the Apes franchise. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. The documentary begins with the original novel written by author Pierre Boulle and how it caught the interest of producer Arthur P. Hunter Killer Is Substandard. Stay tuned for more monkey business sooner rather than later. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes followed inwith Matt Reeves coming on board to replace outgoing director Rupert Wyatt.
The twist ending wasn't in the book Fox. Season 11 The Flash: But critical opinion has always been at odds with the figures. Behind the Planet of the Apes This item doesn't belong on this page. Loaded with tons of interviews from the casts and crews, including Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Linda Harrison, Richard Zanuck, and John Chambers, a tthe insider's perspective is presented.