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 Post subject: Re: References to Charlton Heston
PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:54 pm 
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This thread seems to have been forgotten. Let me revive it two additions: Chuck-references in the Fallout game from http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout_c ... references.

1. When the Vault Dweller is trying to blackmail Iguana Bob, one of the dialogue options is to say "Prime Choice Select is made of people!!!! It's made of people!!!". This is a reference to Charlton Heston's famous line from the film "Soylent Green".

2. The line "I can't believe those bastards finally did it. Damn them all to hell." in Captain Maxson's Diary is strikingly similar to Charlton Heston's famous outcry ("We finally really did it... You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!") from the final scene of the Planet of the Apes.

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And here is something more serious. Several books have been published... not mere fictions or film-reviews, but scholarly theses on Film studies, popular culture and Science fiction, which uses references to Chuck's seminal works on these fields, on screen. Here are some leading titles.

1. Planet of the Apes and Philosophy: Great Apes Think Alike (Popular Culture and Philosophy) Paperback
by John Huss

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What makes humans different from other animals, what humans are entitled to do to other species, whether time travel is possible, what limits should be placed on science and technology, the morality and practicality of genetic engineering—these are just some of the philosophical problems raised by Planet of the Apes.
Planet of the Apes and Philosophy looks at all the deeper issues involved in the Planet of the Apes stories. It covers the entire franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Monkey Planet to the successful 2012 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The chapters reflect diverse points of view, philosophical, religious, and scientific.
The ethical relations of humans with animals are explored in several chapters, with entertaining and incisive observations on animal intelligence, animal rights, and human-animal interaction. Genetic engineering is changing humans, animals, and plants, raising new questions about the morality of such interventions. The scientific recognition that humans and chimps share 99 percent of their genes makes a future in which non-human animals acquire greater importance a distinct possibility.

About the author: John Huss is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Akron in Ohio and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and law at Case Western Reserve University. He is co-writer, with Loch Phillipps and Lee Skaife, of the cult classic film, Use Your Head.


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Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy (Book 74)
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Open Court (May 28, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0812698223
ISBN-13: 978-0812698220
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

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 Post subject: Re: References to Charlton Heston
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I was thumbing through a back issue of Movieline magazine, from May, 2000, and began reading an interview with Ridley Scott about his then-latest film, Gladiator, when lo and behold, Scott suddenly brings up Heston and Ben-Hur - not to mention some other Heston films. Here is a scan of the pertinent portion of the interview; read the right-hand column, at the top:

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I don't have the magazine any longer - but I made a point of scanning that page.


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Nice to know he has a lot of respect for Chuck. Seems like his sci-fi trilogy has a lot of fans, as those are often referenced when his work is being discussed.

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Finally found a little something to update this thread: I dug out a few old back issues of Variety, the Hollywood newspaper; in the issue dated May 13, 1981, I noticed this short news article on page 4:
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It's not very exciting and rather dry, but it is interesting that it mentions how Heston's job for Reagan would involve using the private sector, as opposed to the government, often the rallying cry in the on-going war of words between liberals and conservatives.


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Here's a short interview with Lee Majors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMUVJwQOggQ

He mentions the film he did with Heston, Will Penny, and offers an opinion on Heston's work in it;
you have to wait for it - it's around the middle of the 5-minute interview.


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I probably haven't seen Lee Major in anything since the 80's, so I didn't recognize him at first. I enjoyed his bried comments on Will Penny and Chuck's work in it.

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Just watched an episode of The Simpsons from 2005 (season 17) where grandpa wants to commit suicide. Guess which Heston movie they reference?

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:lol: Soylent Green, complete with the death bed and the choice to watch whatever he wants on a huge screen. Grandpa wanted to see policemen beating hippies :lol:

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