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A lively exploration of the Planet of the Apes films as racial allegory.
In 1968, Planet of the Apes became a megahit movie both in the US and abroad, inspiring four film sequels, two TV series, several comic series, and hundreds of millions of dollars in worldwide merchandising. The Apes films confronted some of the most controversial issues of the time, including Vietnam
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Paperback, 286 pages
Published April 16th 1999 by Wesleyan (first published February 1996)
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Aug 08, 2015 Steve Wiggins rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a lifelong fan of Planet of the Apes, this welcome socio-political study of the franchise was a welcome read. Certainly there is a lot of racial commentary in the films. This is profound stuff, and I applaud an author who's willing to say so. See more commentary here: Sects and Violence in the Ancient World.
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Mar 22, 2008 Mark rated it it was amazing
Terrific book and a must-read for any Planet of the Apes fan. The author illustrates the racial politics of the series and how that made it relevant to the audiences of the 60s and 70s. Only drawback is that it was written before the remake, and speculates on a potential remake based on who was rumored to be involved during the late 90s.
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