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 Post subject: Re: Planet of the Apes
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:04 pm 
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Here you may read a comparative analysis of the POTA and 'Wall-E'.

http://dejareviewer.com/2011/07/12/batt ... apes-1968/

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 Post subject: Re: Planet of the Apes
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4 August 2014 Last updated at 00:23

The French spy who wrote The Planet of the Apes
By Hugh Schofield BBC News, Paris

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28610124 :ddape:
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Today few people have heard of Pierre Boulle. He was the French author who first had the brilliant idea of humans travelling in time and stumbling on ape civilisation. It was in his 1963 novel La Planete des Singes (Planet of the Apes)
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 Post subject: Re: Planet of the Apes
PostPosted: Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:12 am 
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I was reading the reviews of POTA over at Amazon and someone gave the movie one star because, get this, the scene where Chuck is in front of the ape Tribunal and they take away his clothes leaving him naked offends this person to the degree that he considers it "soft core porn" and wants it edited because he can see Chuck's rear end! :saywhat: :-? In reading some of his other reviews I discovered that he approves of mutilation and killing of criminals in other movies just no nudity. Now that I think about it maybe he feels ashamed and inferior when he sees Chuck's magnificent physique. :lol: I wish I had thought of that when I commented!


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 Post subject: Re: Planet of the Apes
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chesterfieldkings wrote:
I was reading the reviews of POTA over at Amazon and someone gave the movie one star because, get this, the scene where Chuck is in front of the ape Tribunal and they take away his clothes leaving him naked offends this person to the degree that he considers it "soft core porn" and wants it edited because he can see Chuck's rear end! :saywhat: :-? In reading some of his other reviews I discovered that he approves of mutilation and killing of criminals in other movies just no nudity. Now that I think about it maybe he feels ashamed and inferior when he sees Chuck's magnificent physique. :lol: I wish I had thought of that when I commented!

:lol: Some people shouldn't have access to the internet.

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I second, third, fourth, fifth the opinion with vehement force! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Planet of the Apes
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Hi mates, do you like to know some interesting facts about the make-up of the POTA and 'Beneath the POTA'? I am quoting the relevant portions from a tribute-page to the make-up designer John Chambers. If you wish to read the full article, go to http://planetoftheapes.wikia.com/wiki/John_Chambers

"Even with the backing of a major studio, Chambers was absolutely determined that the ape makeup should be as perfect as it could be, using his extraordinary attention to detail to avoid the possibility of it becoming a comedy sci-fi film. "We had to invent a manner of makeup which allowed the dialogue to sound natural - and not as though it was coming from a cavern somewhere inside the ape's body. Our final concept involved our modifying the simian wrinkles so they did not appear too grotesque. It wasn't that we wanted to beautify it, but also we did not want it so grotesque that it would distract from the story." "When I sanctioned to do the first film, I had to have conditions... I felt there were areas where I had to maintain director and camera control. We had to confer if I felt the shot was not good for the makeup. If the acting or the shot, no matter how good it was, wasn't done properly for the makeup, it would have to be redone. There were very few faults in the makeup on the first one because I was on the set every day." "Before production, I was training people to [apply the makeup] in six hours, then five hours, down to three-to-three and a half. Then, I knew that anywhere from two-to-three hours, some of the makeup men would be finished, and I said, three hours for each makeup. If I saw anyone rushing, they had to curtail that. I maintained quality as much as I could in the first one. I kept an eagle-eye control."[1]
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On Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Chambers had the extra task of creating the makeup of the radiation-scarred mutant humans. Director Ted Post was apparently responsible for the final makeup concept for the mutants in the film. After the studio spending thousands of dollars and several artists trying to find the right look for the mutants, Post remembered a drawing from a medical text entitled 'Gray's Anatomy', in which was printed a vivid picture of a man's head, with the top layer of epidermis removed. For some reason, he never forgot that picture and suggested the idea to Dan Striepeke and John Chambers, who said: "This was a full, soft foam-rubber head appliance, and I used silicone adhesives to blend it out. In the ape appliances, there were small pieces, a chin, a muzzle, and a forehead, and the rest was face hair and a wig. It took more time to blend the edges there, but the mutants were already made up, and the only extra makeup we used was around the eyes and mouth. So we took two hours, average, on those."[1] Chambers also worked on Escape from the Planet of the Apes and supervised the re-making of the appliance molds and the hiring of make-up technicians on the final two Apes movies, and although his involvement with the Apes projects was minimal after Beneath the Planet of the Apes, he continued to be credited as 'Creative Makeup Designer' and to play a promotional role."

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 Post subject: Re: Planet of the Apes
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Thanks for the John Chambers information Tizzy. Fascinating stuff. I read in "Planet of the Apes Revisited" that Kim Hunter had such a hard time with the makeup and all the appliances and the fact that it took 3 or 4 hours to put it on that she had to take Valium to cope with it. It was 130 degrees in Arizona and it was just brutal, especially for the actors in the ape makeup. According to Kim Hunter, Chuck was "a true saving grace" because after the first days shooting he saw how miserable the heat was on those in full costume and spoke to the producers who arranged for a helicopter to take them back and forth considerably shortening their day. Despite the heat, Chuck ran a mile every day before lunch. :ddape:


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"Planet of the Apes Revisited"-- is it a memoir or a review? Where is it available?

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Dorothy Manners, "St. Petersburg Times," Wednesday 30 August 1967.

Charlton Heston pulled a funny; After a long running scene in PLANET OF THE APES he escapes from Ape City and hides in some bullrushes. "Right back where I started," cracked Charlton about his MOSES movie.


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Could this film be seen as a "horror movie"? While not in the obvious haunted house/slasher sense it does have the element of humanity vs. a non-human foe and an undeniably horror movie like ending with the apocalyptic revelation at the end.


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