Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
More 'Planet of the Apes' fun, with a recycled old BG I did a couple years ago. I just changed the colors of the BG so that the red jumpsuits 'pop.' One thing I never understood about Planet Of The Apes, as kid, was if they were supposed to look like real apes or a more humanized ape? Were the chimpanzees supposed to be the size of a real chimp? Were the gorillas supposed to be big 300 pound apes? I always figured they were, but special effects at the time were not advanced enough to make that happen. So both chimps and gorillas had the same body size as the humans.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I just watched all 5 of the original planet of the apes movies. In order, it goes; Planet of the Apes, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes. The first movie was simply brilliant, written by Twilight Zone creator, Rod Serling. Of the 4 sequels, 'Escape' was the best one. The others, honestly, are not so good. And the last movie, 'Battle', is pretty awful. The cinematography is not big screen quality, the set designs are bad, it just feels really cheap, like a poorly produced 'made for TV' movie, even by the standards in the 1970's. Even so, there are some great ideas in all of the films, like apes wearing jumpsuits!