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Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes (1968) IMDb logo

with Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, and James Whitmore

directed by Franklin J. Schaffner

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Posted by Duff at 11:35 pm (PDT) on Sat July 23, 2022   
@Jacqui - Recently, I was surprised to learn that Patricia Highsmith, the author of "The Talented Mr. Ripley," also wrote "Strangers on a Train," which was the basis for the Hitchcock film of the same name.
Posted by Jacqui at 4:32 pm (PDT) on Sat July 23, 2022   
@Duff  -  The movie didn't interest me but I will put the book on my reading list.  Maybe I'll like that better.  Thanks for the tip.
Posted by Duff at 9:04 am (PDT) on Sat July 23, 2022   
@Jacqui - Seems to me that most films don't measure up to the book they were based on. One exception, in my opinion, would be "The Talented Mr. Ripley".  I just read the novel, and feel the film was much better.
Posted by Jacqui at 3:14 pm (PDT) on Fri July 22, 2022   
Unfortunately, I had read the novel before seeing the movie, and was completely disappointed.   To get the full experience of this story, you MUST read the book.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 12:37 pm (PST) on Sat November 18, 2017   
Oddly enough, this was rated G when it was released, it did include the words, hell, damn, and goddamn.
Posted by unclekipsy at 11:48 am (PST) on Wed December 4, 2013   
At the end of the movie, Charlton Heston was pounding the sand and yelling, "They finally did it.........Damn them" ( or something of that nature). The Statue of Liberty's crown was in the foreground and I did not understand (???) I asked my Dad........Why is he so angry ? My Dad responded....."They are still on the Earth" !
Wow ! That's when I got the message ! I was shocked ! They never left earth or somehow returned to earth at a later time ! It was a GREAT movie ! All the sequels were awful......but this one was by far the best one !

I was so shocked to learn they were still on he earth !!!
Posted by Dai Kornberg at 4:17 pm (PDT) on Sun April 21, 2013   
I was surprised to find out that Rod Serling co-wrote the screenplay...

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