Planet of the Apes Overview:

Planet of the Apes (1968) was a Science Fiction - Adventure Film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and produced by Arthur P. Jacobs and Mort Abrahams.

Planet of the Apes was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2001.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Costume DesignMorton HaackNominated
Best Music - ScoringJerry GoldsmithNominated
Honorary AwardJohn ChambersWon
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Planet of the Apes (1968)

By Beatrice on Jan 9, 2020 From Flickers in Time

Planet of the Apes Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner Written by Michael Wilson and Rod Sterling from a novel by Pierre Boulle 1968/USA IMDb link Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die 1968 was certainly a year for science fiction blockbusters! The year is 3978 A... Read full article


1968 Fest – Making A Monkey Out Of Charlton Heston – Planet Of The Apes (1968)

By Michael on Apr 30, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I find it hard to believe that in all the time that I’ve been writing this blog I’ve not written about one of my all-time favorite movies.Fortunately this 1968-fest gives me a chance to rectify that. I can’t remember how young I was when I first saw Planet of the Apes. One of the g... Read full article


No, I’m Not Gonna Make A Gorilla Warfare Pun Here – War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

By Michael on Feb 5, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

While watching War for the Planet of the Apes I found myself wondering: When did Woody Harrelson become one of our most interesting working actors? I mean, even from his early days on Cheers it was obvious that he was talented, but recently he has become one of those actors whose movies I will seek ... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: Planet of the Apes (1968)

By Amanda Garrett on Mar 27, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

Planet of the Apes (1968), starring Charlton Heston, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). The new film Kong: Skull Island (2017) h... Read full article


Ticklish Business Episode 3: Planet of the Apes (1968)

on Jul 27, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film

I talk with Dwight Hurst about the 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes in honor of TCM’s recent nationwide screening of the film.? https://www.podbean.com/media/player/pazkr-612bce Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account.... Read full article


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Quotes from

Dr. Zaius: You are right, I have always known about man. From the evidence, I believe his wisdom must walk hand and hand with his idiocy. His emotions must rule his brain. He must be a warlike creature who gives battle to everything around him, even himself.


Dr. Zaius: The Forbidden Zone was once a paradise. Your breed made a desert of it, ages ago.


Cornelius: [reading from the sacred scrolls of the apes]
Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.


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Facts about

In the original script, the female native humans were all bare breasted. This idea was quashed by Fox to appease censors.
There were three other endings suggested for the film's climax, but the one favored by Charlton Heston ultimately won out.
Roddy McDowall, an experienced actor, recommended to his companions in makeup that they should frequently add tics, blinks and assorted facial gestures to add a sense of realism and keep the makeup from appearing "mask-like". McDowall reportedly became a merry prankster with the makeup, driving home with his make-up on, and shocking some of the other drivers on the freeway.
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Planet of the Apes

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