Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes. —IMDb
Born in Japan to American Protestant missionaries, director Franklin J. Schaffner first set foot on American soil at age five. After spending his childhood in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Schaffner studied pre-law at Franklin and Marshall College, then moved on to Columbia University’s law school. After World War II navy service, Schaffner decided to abandon law; virtually by a fluke, he received an assistant director’s job with the March of Time, a filmed news service. From there Schaffner went to CBS’ news, sports and public affairs department. Producer Worthington Miner took note of some of the documentaries Schaffner had assembled at CBS, and put the young director in charge of the fledgling TV network’s dramatic department. Among Schaffner’s TV directorial credits were such top-level anthologies as Studio One, Playhouse 90 and DuPont Show of the Month. Hollywood producer Jerry Wald was impressed by Schaffner’s TV output and hired the director to helm the 1963 film… read more
It may have been naive of me to not know the twist at the end but my god, what a twist! it blew my mind. I thought the film was good overall and appreciated the message it was putting across about human nature. Liked it!
This truly is,(no matter what the opinion or the source) the Science Fiction Epic Masterpiece of cinema history. It might be shallow and sixties, it might be vague but it's themes, it's principles retain a fear of great consistency within me. Man's ultimate fear is represented here. The quiet of a fearful reality, or a dream, a nightmare...on of those quiet visions of worlds that do not exist but feel so real.
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I’m really not interested in seeing the Tim Burton remake because I love the psychological religion versus science themes of the original over the waring action promised in the remake. The makeup is… read review