Planet of the Apes ’68

All right late sixties cant wait.
Ive seen this years ago.
Fifty two year old movie now.
Four astronauts on the most retro spaceship ever intro cryogenic freeze.
One of em is smoking gross cigar, and just leaves the butt on the spaceship counter, thats my style. Then he puts it in the spacesuit pocket for later.
Outside the spaceship stars are nearly bouncing off the windshield thats awesome.
According to the alarm clock displays, time dilation theyre never coming back to Earth.
The sleeping area is some meant to be futuristic sliding glass panel, the mattress is formed to the body the most claustrophobic sleeping arrangement ever.
Not sure what happens to the space ship but the team ends up crash landing through a psychedelic scene at the grand canyon.
Sinking, going, gone. That scene is pretty sweet, then they seem well prepared.
How bout that sinister laugh when the crewman puts up a little USA flag.
The moment they are out of space its pretty scenic and the water looks like a good swim, if it wasnt so much of a survival situation. The rocks are nice red color.
Grand canyon amazing I gotta check that out.
The film locations are above average for what ive been watching lately.
So many light years from the precious planet, and Heston is cool with that he says so in the begging, like a captains log.
The other crewmates and the previous casualty. Not so much.
Love those aluminum backpacks.
Love these wide shots in the dersert with so much depth and can see for miles.
Oh man that would suck being a caveman.
. The scenes and sets are elaborate and the ape city and zoo facilities are great.
Mouth looks kinda weird but theres so many apes in costumee they outnumber the humans.
Its convenient hes shot in the neck so he cant speak, makes for some good suspense.
– Alright its the next day.
Lots has happened I especially like the monkey court.
This movie is awesome its just like looking in a mirror on some of the silliest aspects of society.
Like Dr Zaius is intelligent but hes deceitfull and misleads the other apes.
Plus hes got that face you just wanna grab his hair and throw him in a wrestling corner turn-buckle.
Yea cant say im a fan of the leather outfits or whatever, but the costumes and props are awesome in this film. I kept wondering how they made those cages.
Some interesting conversations between Heston and Dr. Zaius.
I love that ; Hes a Man! He has no Ape law rights.
Get your hands off me you damned dirty ape!

The cave scene and artifacts, I wonder what Carl Sagan would think of this movie. I bet you he had a laugh maybe.
Well im not sure what else to write about this film but it leads to so many sequels its kindof crazy.
Its just such a funny concept with the humans and apes role reversed. I mean its not funny for the animals of this planet, but as a concept its good and makes me sympathetic.
Other scenes im like bash that ape!

Simpsons, the troy maclure monkey songs are stuck in my head. Its almost equally as culturaly significant to me.

“Oh youll never make a monkey outta meeeee!”

The rifles are cool, theyre like covered with a shrink wrap or something.
Just a small detail that makes it look like theyre on a alien planet.
“they ate all their food supply in the forest and now trhey have to come eat from our farms” its just a awesome statement that highlights the stupidity when a human says it.
If the chimps could talk theyd tell it to your face and still probably wouldnt listen.
You can see Hestons reaction after they lobotomize his friend, is probably a common experience for the apes of science.
I really cant stop thinking also about how smart chimps are and what a crazy alternate universe that mirrors alot of silly things still seen today.
I was conflicted with whether a human can learn something from chimp but I completely agree now, you have to be egoist and ignorant to think not.

Ok I guess thats pretty much wrapping up. The statue of liberty scene is pretty cool.
Thats an allusion when you see the torch maybe not recognize right away, but the crown 100%
To tour some of the locations of this film would be iconic.
Huge budget im sure, and the special effects seemed seamless compared to Kong. Kong was more fun though.
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“That is of course, if anyone’s listening.”
puts out cigar on space ship

Author: clayton

Clayton L. CD 85

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