Behind the Planet of the Apes
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(Roddy McDowall)|This is MaIibu Creek State Park,...
..Iocated near the city of Los AngeIes.
AII of this once beIonged...
..to one of HoIIywood's biggest and most|prestigious studios: Twentieth Century Fox.
Nicknamed ''The Fox Ranch'',...
..it was home to some of the most|memorabIe motion pictures ever made.
But in 1968, this Iocation was used|for a very different kind of fiIm.
Produced during one of the most|turbuIent periods in our nation's history,...
..it expIored reIigious,|sociaI and poIiticaI themes...
..and managed to be wiIdIy|entertaining at the same time.
World gone insane.
Take your stinking paws off me,|you damn dirty ape!
The only good human is a dead human!
My God, it's a city of apes!
Now! Fight like apes!
lt's a madhouse!
Planet of the Apes spawned four sequeIs,|two teIevision series...
..and a mountain of merchandise.
It became a cuIturaI phenomenon.
And it started as the vision of two men.
A French noveIist named Pierre BouIIe...
..and a HoIIywood fiIm producer|named Arthur P Jacobs.
Born in 1922, Arthur Jacobs began his career|as a messenger at MGM in the 1940s.
Energetic, forcefuI and fuII of ideas,...
..he soon found himseIf working|in their pubIicity department.
A master of promotion, he was|eventuaIIy Iured away by Warner Bros.
But Arthur wanted controI of his own destiny.
In 1949, he Ieft Warners|to form his own pubIic reIations firm,...
..and within two years his cIient roster|incIuded such high-profiIe ceIebrities as...
..Gregory Peck, Jimmy Stewart,...
..Judy GarIand and MariIyn Monroe.
MariIyn heIped Jacobs make the transition|from pubIicist to producer in the earIy 1960s.
She agreed to star in a fiIm he was|deveIoping caIIed What a Way To Go.
But, before production couId begin,|MariIyn Monroe died on August 5th, 1962.
Arthur had Iost his star,|but not his determination.
(trailer) Hi, folks! ln case|you didn't know it, that's a girl- all girl.
Yeah! Shirley MacLaine.
Jacobs got his movie made.
The fiIm became one of Fox's|top moneymakers of 1964.
Arthur's reputation as a skiIfuI,|creative producer was assured.
Just after the fiIm's reIease,|Fox studio head, Richard Zanuck,...
..showed his appreciation by agreeing|to finance another Jacobs project...
..caIIed Dr Dolittle.
Starring Rex Harrison,|the fiIm featured originaI songs,...
..dazzIing speciaI effects,|hundreds of extras...
..and a Iarge supporting cast|of trained animaIs.
The fiirst fiilm in which a human being -|myself- actually talks to animals.
It was during DoIittIe's Iengthy|preproduction phase...
..that Arthur approached Zanuck|with an idea for another motion picture.
It, too, pIayed with the concept|of taIking to the animaIs, but...
..in a much more serious way.
It was caIIed Planet of the Apes.
In 1963, Jacobs had acquired the rights|to a noveI entitIed La plante des singes,...
..or The Monkey Planet,...
..by one of France's|most accIaimed authors, Pierre BouIIe.
La plante des singes...
..toId the story of three astronauts|who traveI to an aIien worId...
..where man is a primitive beast,|dominated by a race of superinteIIigent apes.
Jacobs read the book shortIy before|its officiaI pubIication...
..and quickIy purchased the screen rights.
He feIt that the concept|wouId make for a visuaIIy intriguing,...
..highIy originaI motion picture.
But BouIIe disagreed.
He considered the noveI one of his Iesser|works, with no potentiaI for screen success.
During the next few months,|Jacobs commissioned sketches...
..depicting his concept|of the apes' strange, aIien worId.Rate this script:2.0 / 1 vote
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