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The Planet of the Apes Chronicles
The Planet of the Apes Chronicles analyzes the science fiction and allegorical themes that run through the original Planet of the Apes films as well as Tim Burton’s remake to be released in August 2001. Illustrated throughout, the book describes the original story, which evolved into a closely followed cycle of five films, and examines the impact of the movies upon popular ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 17th 2001 by Plexus Publishing
(first published 2001)
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I enjoyed this book: the summaries of the Apes media, information on the previous versions and possible alternate versions of the original Apes films, background info on the remake, and the timeline (bringing it all together) were all interesting. I suspect, however, that someone who isn't a casual Apes fan like myself might be disappointed, as I'm sure similar info could be had on the web.
Did Rod Serling come up with the Statue of Liberty on the beach idea? Almost certainly. What was one proposed title for the sequel? Planet of Men. There's some fascinating stuff here for us hardcore Apes fans. As publication was tied to Tim Burton's remake flop, the last section can only speculate, not eviscerate.