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


George Taylor: Chalk up another victory to the human spirit.


Dr. Zaius: Have you forgotten your scripture, the thirteenth scroll? "And Proteus brought the upright beast into the garden and chained him to a tree and the children did make sport of him."


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The sound effect of the rocket ship hurtling through the atmosphere of the ape planet and then landing in the lake is the exact same sound effect used for the Batmobile in motion from the TV show "Batman" also produced by 20th Century Fox.
Two 9-foot statues of the Lawgiver were made. The original used in the 1st, 2nd and 5th film ended up in Arthur P. Jacobs' backyard as the sole prop he kept from the movie. The other was given to Sammy Davis Jr. by Jacobs and was kept by him for many years. Arthur P. Jacobs kept the original Lawgiver statue in his backyard until his early and untimely death at age 51. His surviving spouse, Natalie Trundy Jacobs, kept the statue in her backyard even as she moved residences. Several movie stars and celebrities can be found in photo archives standing next to the Lawgiver statue including Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Kim Hunter, Andy Warhol, and a then expecting Natalie Wood. In December of 1998, Natalie Trundy Jacobs sold the original Lawgiver statue through an online auction hosted by The Time Machine, an web based memorabilia store retailing in photos and celebrity autographs. The winning bidder of the auction was an avid Planet of the Apes Collector, Ed Gogin of Orange County, California, who outbid 20th Century Fox (TCF). TCF wanted the Lawgiver statue for their archives and marketing purposes. In December of 2010, the avid Planet of the Apes Collector, Ed Gogin, was featured in "Hollywood Treasure", (episode #110 titled "Joe's Judgement Day") which is a
The "See No Evil Hear No Evil" gag was entirely ad libbed on the set of the day of shooting. It was kept in because people found it amusing when the film was threatening to get too serious.
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