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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. The forbidden word. 2. “One day you’ll be as tall as a king.” 3. Why does the statue have to cry at the end? 3 other things.

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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. Tipping the waitstaff in raisins. 2. After signing the declaration he is informed about the Authenticator. 3. “The labor demonstration on the South Plaza will be terminated in five minutes. Repeat: … 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. Sal Mineo’s thankless role. 2. Discussion of an ape abortion, plus a baby chimpanzee being shot to death: and this film is rated G! 3. “Only when she lets me.” 3 … Continue reading

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

Beneath the Planet of the Apes [1970] 1. She’s a vet. 2. Using a subway rail as a battering ram. 3. The crystal controls are very Fortress of Solitude. 3 other things.

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

Planet of the Apes [1968] 1. Scratching out the message in the dirt. 2. Interspecies kiss. 3. “His destiny.” 3 other things.

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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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