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Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998)  link to Behind the Planet of the Apes on IMDb  

Number: 86

poster Behind the Planet of the Apes

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7.5/10 (1274 votes)

Country: USA, 127 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Documentary

Director(s): Kevin Burns, David Comtois

This documentary was shown as part of the American Movie Classics (AMC) cable TV channel's celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of Planet of the Apes (1968). We learn how the original French novel was transformed into the first film; the problems that the producers encountered during production of the entire series (often involving shrinking budgets); how the stories related to current events (e.g., the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement); and how the series became a pervasive part of American popular culture. The film includes interviews with virtually all of the people involved in the production of the film series, including all the main performers. Personal movies taken on the shooting sets and early ape makeup test footage (with Edward G. Robinson and James Brolin!) are also featured.


photo Roddy McDowall Roddy McDowall Himself - Host
photo Charlton Heston Charlton Heston Himself
photo Richard D. Zanuck Richard D. Zanuck Himself
photo Edward G. Robinson Edward G. Robinson Dr. Zaius , archive footage
photo James Brolin James Brolin Dr. Cornelius , archive footage

Medium: Unknown,

Location: c2p23

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3