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 the personal archives of Arthur P. Jacobs, the producer and originator of the first film and all its spin-offs, Joe Russo and Larry Landsman present a fascinating, in-depth look at the entire Apes canon, featuring:
Rare, behind-the-scenes photographs
Deails on special effects and makeup
Story and screenplay developments
On-the-set changes and post-production edits
A chapter on Tim Burton's "reimagining" of the classic Planet of the Apes
The book also serves as an invaluable reference volume on Hollywood filmmaking and the many personalities who are part of the legend and lore of this outstanding adventure series. The most comprehensive guide available, Planet of the Apes Revisited vividly re-creates the history, the sticky studio politics, and the fascinating creative process that resulted in this unprecedented science fiction phenomenon.
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Published August 11, 2001
by St. Martin's Griffin.
Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books.