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Planet of the Apes Revisited: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of the Classic Science Fiction Saga

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For the first time ever, the complete, provocative history behind the motion picture series that began a new tradition in science fiction film sagas.

Planet of the Apes Revisited is the colorful, factual account of the science fiction milestone Planet of the Apes and the series of movies and TV shows it inspired. Through exclusive interviews with cast and crew and access to
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published August 11th 2001 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published August 1st 2001)
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Jaime Contreras
There is so much trivia, background stoires and drawings & photos in this great book for POTA fans. It was a nostalgic ride back into my youth. I treasure this book.
Kevin
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fans of the 1968 sci-fi film classic Planet of the Apes and its four sequels (plus two short-lived TV shows) will be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive, authoritative and entertaining guide to late producer Arthur P. Jacobs's ape empire.

With access to Jacobs's files, the authors detail the several drafts of each screenplay, chronicle day-by-day shooting schedules and create an exhaustive behind-the-scenes history of the epic series. During the book's 15-year gestation, the authors were a
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Cormac Zoso
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This in-depth examination of the original Planet of the Apes movies and the television show. Even a final chapter on the sad-sack Tim Burton effort is included. The material on the original Apes movies are the best, especially the initial classic starring Charlton Heston. This is well-written and in-depth and if you're looking for the inside story, this is the book to get.
Neil
May 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: movie-stuff, movies
Obviously a labour of love. Two enthusiasts who have painstakingly researched the details of the original 5 ape movies plus a brief summation of the Burton appalling movie.
The enthusiasm comes through but not the best making of book that I have read. Something was missing but i cannot work out what. Would not rush to re-read.
David
Aug 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is the behind-the-scenes story of the making of the "Planet of the Apes" films and TV series. It covers the strengths and weaknesses of each film, as well as controversies attached to them. This is a great book for fans of the film series. Highly Recommended.
Carol Storm
Feb 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely priceless -- the stars, the stories, the backstage drama of making the classic five film PLANET OF THE APES SAGA. Movie books don't get any better than this!
David
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Planet of the Apes Revisited is probably the most complete history of all of the Ape movies and other offshoots up until 2001. There is a detailed back story of how the movie(s) came to be and each gets a chapter devoted to it with casting searches and some of the problems that happened on each movie. The only reason it didn't get a five star review with me is that it heaped way too much praise at the end on the (at that time) newly released 2001 Planet of the Apes. I'd be nice to see a revised ...more
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