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3 things about J. Lee Thompson’s BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

Battle for the Planet of the Apes [1973] 1. Ape children wear pajamas. 2. When Claude Akins, as a gorilla, shouts, “No prisoners! No prisoners!” he doesn’t compare favorably to Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia. 3. I don’t quite … Continue reading

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3 things about J. Lee Thompson’s CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes [1972] 1. A woman takes a puff from her cigarette and says, “Funny, now that I know they won’t kill me anymore I don’t enjoy them.” 2. Caesar divides up the banana. 3. … Continue reading

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3 things about Ted Post’s ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES

Escape from the Planet of the Apes [1971] 1. Seriously groovy title theme courtesy Jerry Goldsmith. 2. He gives Zira the injection and whispers, “It has the same effect as Grape Juice Plus.” 3. Talking baby chimpanzee.

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3 things about Ted Post’s BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES

Beneath the Planet of the Apes [1970] 1. The soldiers break up the chimpanzees’ peaceful demonstration. Someone shouts, “Gorilla brutality!” 2. Fossilized telephone. 3. The music of the distant future is apparently very atonal.

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3 things about Franklin J. Schaffner’s PLANET OF THE APES

Planet of the Apes [1968] 1. A wave of sticks beats its way through the cornfield. 2. Jerry Goldsmith’s score makes great use of the cuíca, a Brazilian drum that sounds like a monkey. 3. “I can’t help thinking that … Continue reading

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