Edit Ten years after the worldwide pandemic of the deadly Simian Flu, human civilization is completely destroyed all over the world. His people have learned sign language in order to communicate with one another, medical and combat training to care for and defend themselves as well as hunting as a way of life. Later in life, Caesar and his wife, Cornelia, have a son named Blue Eyes due to his blue irises who is inducted into the Ape Army and the Ape Council by his father in order for him to learn how to operate an empire that will one day be his own.
Rod Serling's Planet of the Apes" originally appeared in the July-August issue of Creative Screenwritingand is reproduced here by permission of the author. For more than two years, Serling, who had earned a solid reputation as a television writer, struggled with the task of adapting this complex story for the big screen.
For the next two years, producer Arthur P. Jacobs worked to raise enough funding for what had developed into a very expensive project. Before filming began, another experienced writer, Michael Wilson, was brought in to work on the script.
Wilson, whose career suffered through the blacklisting of the McCarthy era, had written many excellent film scripts including It's A Wonderful Life and A Place in the Sun —some uncredited until recently such as Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia.
Finally, in earlyPlanet of the Apes was released, with both Wilson and Serling sharing screen credit. The film adaptation of Boulle's novel opened to mostly favorable reviews: I found it one of the most fascinating and entertaining films I've seen in a long time.
This analysis chronicles the transformation of Planet of the Apes from the printed page to the screen comparing Boulle's novel with a dozen versions of the script held in the Rod Serling Archive as well as Wilson's commercially available shooting script and the home video release of the film.
Adapting the Original Story Pierre Boulle's futuristic novel Planet of the Apes begins with a fascinating introduction: The bottle contains a manuscript through which the novel's story is told, in a diary written by a futuristic French astronaut named Ulysee Merou, who had landed on a planet where humans are mute, and are treated like animals by civilized, talking apes.
He'd been captured by a gorilla hunting party and taken to a Simian city where his main antagonist is an orangutan named Dr. For the remainder of the book, the main character tries to make sense of this "upside-down" society—and in the process, Boulle raises such issues as balance of power, racism, the role of government, and evolution.
Eventually, the protagonist, with the help of two friendly ape-scientists; escapes and flies back home, where—after landing at Orly Airport—his craft is met by a truck being driven by a gorilla.
Merou's story ends here, but the novelist delivers a final twist after the two travelers finish reading the "message-in-a-bottle: Phyllis, after dismissing a last shred of doubt with an energetic shake of her velvety ears, took out her compact and, in view of their return to port, touched up her dear little chimpanzee muzzle.
Mort Abrahams, associate producer for Planet, is the only member of the film's senior production team still living. In a interview, he recalled Serling's first draft of the screenplay: It was a very difficult adaptation, and getting to the essence of the plot—translating it from Boulle's novel—was very, very difficult I mean, three or four drafts is nothing!
It was pretty well complete by the time it got into Frank's hands [director Franklin Schaffner]. Frank just loved it right from the beginning—and really made only very minor changes, mostly a little dialog here and there.Classic War Movies on the web free.
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