Planet of the Apes Revisited by Joe Russo
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 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
Behind-the-scenes anecdotes
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.
 

About Joe Russo

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Joe Russo and Larry Landsman are freelance writers who met in 1974 through the enthusiasm they share for the Apes series. They began research for Planet of the Apes Revisited over fifteen years ago and have since gone on to write several pieces on the Apes saga, including features in Starlong and Sci-Fi Universe. In addition to being a devoted Apes fan, Mr. Russo enjoys a successful career as a musician. When is he not touring with his band, he resides in New Jersey. Mr. Landsman works in public relations for the entertainment industry. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Alyson, and two sons, Jared and Justin.Edward Gross is the author of numerous nonfiction books, including Captain's Logs: The Complete Trek Voyages, X Files: Confidential, and The Alien Nation Companion. He has also written for a variety of magazines, among them Cinefantastique, Fangoria, Comic Scenes and Premiere.
 
Published August 11, 2001 by St. Martin's Griffin. 280 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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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.

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