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: Ah, yes - the young ape with a shovel. I hear you're planning another archeological expedition. Cornelius, a friendly word of warning - as you dig for artifacts, be sure you don't bury your reputation.


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


George Taylor: I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.


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Facts about

One of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing 20th Century Fox from committing to the project was their fear over how the ape faces would appear on screen. Eventually they stumped up $5,000 for a test scene to be shot with Charlton Heston playing alongside the made-up Edward G. Robinson as Dr. Zaius and James Brolin as a character called Mr. Cornelius. The studio was very excited about the results of this test but still delayed green lighting the film for a further six months. It was only after Fantastic Voyage became a hit and showed the viability of science fiction as a genre that "Planet of the Apes" was given the go-ahead, but without Robinson, as he suffered from a weak heart and didn't think he could endure the day-to-day rigors of performing in the ape make-up.
The spaceship the astronauts crashland in was re-used in Escape from the Planet of the Apes and the short-lived TV series Planet of the Apes.
Producer Arthur P. Jacobs enlisted several journalists to play background apes. This was a clever way of ensuring that they would write about the film.
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Planet of the Apes

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