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The Making of Planet of the Apes

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The Making of Planet of the Apes by J.W. Rinzler
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FOREWORD BY FRASER HESTON In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, the classic science-fiction film from 1968, The Making of Planet of the Apes tells the film and offers exclusive, never-before-seen photographs and concept art. Based on Pierre Boulle's novel La Planete de singes, the original Planet of the Apes was one of the most celebrated films of the 1960s 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 production-a film even Boulle thought would be impossible to make. With 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 imagery-including rare journal pages and sketches from Charlton Heston's private collection-as well as color and black-and-white unit photography, posters, and more unique ephemera. Comprehensive 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 alike.

Author Biography

J. 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 the #1 New 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 Age-All Up. He lives on the northern California coast. Follow him on Twitter @jwrinzler or visit his website: jwrinzler.com.
Release date NZ
October 22nd, 2018
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Pages
304
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Harper Design International
ISBN-13
9780062840622
Product ID
27876968

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