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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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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


“TCM Big Screen Classics: Planet of the Apes” Movie Event Ticket Giveaway (July 1 – July 16)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jul 1, 2016 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win Tickets to see “Planet of the Apes” on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide July 24 & July 27! CMH is thrilled to announce the next of our fabulous monthly movie ticket giveaways this year, courtesy of Fathom Events! That said, this month, we’ll be giving away SIX PAIRS of tickets to... Read full article


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Quotes from

George Taylor: Imagine me needing someone. Back on Earth I never did. Oh, there were women. Lots of women. Lots of love-making but no love. You see, that was the kind of world we'd made. So I left, because there was no one to hold me there.


George Taylor: Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!


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.


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Facts about

Although Charlton Heston's character is listed in the credits as "George Taylor", the name "George" is never seen or heard in the film. He is referred to only as "Taylor".
Allegedly, Jerry Goldsmith wore a gorilla mask while writing and conducting the score to "better get in touch with the movie." He also used a ram's horn in the process. The result was the first completely atonal score in a Hollywood movie.
When adjusted for inflation, the movie holds the world record for the highest make-up budget (then £345,542), which represented about 17% of the total budget (£2 million).
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Planet of the Apes

Released 1968
Inducted 2001
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