The Making of Planet of the Apes –

The Making of Planet of the Apes FOREWORD BY FRASER HESTONIn celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, the classic science fiction film from , The Making of Planet of the Apes tells the film and offers exclusive, never before seen photographs and concept artBased on Pierre Boulle s novelLa Plante de singes, the original Planet of the Apes was one of the most celebrated films of the s and beyond Starring Hollywood icons Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall, the movie struck a chord with the world and sparked a franchise that included eight sequels, two television series, and a long running comic book Now, five decades after its theatrical release, New York Times bestselling author J W Rinzler tells the thrilling story of this legendary Hollywood productiona film even Boulle thought would be impossible to makeWith a foreword by Fraser Heston, Charlton Heston s son, The Making of Planet of the Apes is an entertaining, informative experience that will transport readers back to the strange alternate Earth ruled by apes, and bring to life memorable characters such as Cornelius, Dr Zira, Dr Zaius, and Taylor, the human astronaut whose time traveling sparks an incredible adventure Meticulously researched and designed to capture the look and atmosphere of the film, The Making of Planet of the Apes is also packed with a wealth of concept paintings, storyboards, and never before seen imageryincluding rare journal pages and sketches from Charlton Heston s private collectionas well as color and black and white unit photography, posters, andunique ephemeraComprehensive in scope, The Making of Planet of the Apes is the definitive look at the original blockbuster film, a must have for fans, film buffs, and collectors alikeJ W Rinzler served for over a decade as executive editor at Lucasfilm Ltd and is the author ofThe Making of Star Wars, The Complete Making of Indiana Jones, a London Times bestseller, and theNew York Times bestselling graphic novel The Star Wars, adapted from George Lucas s original rough draft He directed the animated short Riddle of the Black Cat and has recently written a historical novel about the Space AgeAll Up He lives on the northern California coast Follow him on Twitter jwrinzler or visit his website jwrinzler

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