Saturday, March 27, 2010

23:20 Planet of the Apes 3979HT

This movie is locked so deeply in my subconscious that it might as well be the alphabet. It's probably the first movie I ever asked my parents to take me to. Every scene, note of Jerry Goldsmith's wonderful score, and line of dialog is familiar and foundational to my growth as a nerd. This is an awesome treat for me.

Charlton Heston as Taylor is so wonderfully snotty. Moses as a disgruntled astronaut.

Schaffner, the director, wanted to use the opening sequences (including the music) to establish the alien landscape. It helps set up, y'know, the ending.

And here it comes: Heston's only nude scene ever.


Post a Comment

<< Home