Planet of the Apes
is a 1968 science fiction
film in which an astronaut
finds himself 2,000+ years in the future on what he believes to be another planet, in which humans are enslaved by apes. It stars Charlton Heston
, Roddy McDowall
, Kim Hunter
, Maurice Evans[?]
, James Whitmore
, James Daly[?]
, Linda Harrison[?]
, Robert Gunner[?]
, Lou Wagner[?]
and Woodrow Parfrey[?]
The movie was adapted by Michael Wilson[?] and Rod Serling from the novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boulle. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.
It won an honorary Academy Award for John Chambers[?] for his outstanding make-up achievement. It was nominated for Best Costume Design (Morton Haack[?]) and Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical).
Planet of the Apes was followed by four sequel movies:
and two television series:
The movie was remade in 2001 - see Planet of the Apes.
In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the original film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.
- "Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"
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