You know the saying. Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day see, Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day do.
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I’m quite fond of this shot of the original Planet of the Apes, featuring Chuck Heston being all manly and Linda Harrison being all ‘60s hot.
Don’t have much else to say about this one and I’m drowning in SXSW at the moment, so let’s leave it at that and get right to the awesome picture.
Thanks to Marko Marin for sending it along! Click to embiggen!
Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes Pic must go forward in order to go back!
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March 18, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST
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March 18, 2011, 11:48 p.m. CST
by ames prather
Must have been a pretty chilly day. The camera rig looks too tiny to have been used in a feature film. Strange how things change. ??Pseudo?? Out.
March 19, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST
one of those rare films that more than stands the test of time. the burton remake pales tremendously in comparison. and btw, linda harrison was smokin' hot for the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 2000's and ANY decade for that matter! cool pic too.
March 19, 2011, 12:55 a.m. CST
by George Newman
March 19, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST
by George Newman
March 19, 2011, 1:48 a.m. CST
by nolan bautista
where Zira says it made Taylor look less..intelligent..and yes Nova was smokin' hot..
March 19, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST
where Taylor got the shaving foam from
March 19, 2011, 4:04 a.m. CST
You can see the bar of soap on the basin there.
March 19, 2011, 5:07 a.m. CST
Eternal beauty of fandom.
March 19, 2011, 6:07 a.m. CST
by Apple Octopus
Any pics from the Nova shaving scene...?
March 19, 2011, 7:34 a.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
March 19, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST
the astronaut/scientist lands in a supposedly alien planet where apes speak english and primitive humans and neither he gets awed from this discovery,nor he gets a hint that the planet might not be that alien. All the primitive male humans are ugly,dirty and full of long hair.ofc the only chick in the group,whom the hero will inevitably fuck,is hot,clean and with shaved legs. But despite these flaws,i do like the movie and its ideas that it represents,it is rightfully one of the quissential scifi movies of the 70s. Oh and Burtons remake sucked balls.
March 19, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST
March 19, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST
THE COMPLETE BTSP-LIST OF ALL THE PREVIOUS PICTURES! Thanks in advance. PS - am I the only one who demand this?
March 19, 2011, 8:30 a.m. CST
You're not kidding I was in love with Linda Harrison back in da day, even today when Planet of the Apes plays on AMC I cant keep my eyes off her.end of line.
March 19, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST
Burton had a chance to do it but fucked it all up. Surely SOMEONE in Hollywood has read the book. Hmmmm... I take back that last comment.
March 19, 2011, 9:11 a.m. CST
by Dr. Egon Spengler
I can watch this one again and again; it never gets old. If I see it's on TV, I always stop and watch till the end. The sequels are hit or miss, but I love them just the same. Classic sci-fi films. Nova is the reason I love older women.
March 19, 2011, 9:22 a.m. CST
I also would appreciate the return of this feature. The BTSPOTD is the only reason I visit the site on a daily basis. Heck, imho, it deserves its own section, not just a post in the general "cool news" area.
March 19, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST
the crashed spaceship ruins (abit like the Staute of Liberty) and Marky Mark finding out he'd inadvertantly created the planet of the apes …. And then finding out the planet of the apes is actually earth millions of years ago wouldve been a bit like Pandorum (which had an excellent end twist) - that kind of shock, everything making sense and iconic imagry not the stupid Ape Lincoln end…..
March 19, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST
the way Religion was explored with the apes using the crucifix like Oberon symbols and 'Ca-Li-Ma' etc - kinda of like a statement on religions in general - whose to say mankinds isn’t a similar series of misinterpretations and misunderstandings?
March 19, 2011, 9:49 a.m. CST
Super hot, would fuck you on a whim, and the best part of all...she doesn't talk!
March 19, 2011, 10:17 a.m. CST
so you buncha old fat guys get in line.
March 19, 2011, 10:23 a.m. CST
...about the only one I liked more was Claudia Cardinale around the Once Upon A Time In The West era. Raquel wasn't too shabby either. Just don't see women like that anymore. What do we get, Megan Fox, Whatzername Kardashian.
March 19, 2011, 11:24 a.m. CST
...looks like it's made from beef jerky. I could take *hours* to chew it off of her...
March 19, 2011, 11:46 a.m. CST
the score starts sounding like Goldsmith's Apes score.
March 19, 2011, 12:17 p.m. CST
He had terrible flat feet which turned outwards. Watch in any later movie and he walks really badly.
March 19, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST
by Peter David
I was about twelve years old, and I was outside my house and a kid named Steve came by and asked me if I wanted to hang out and play football. I said, "No way. I'm going to the movies in a few minutes to see 'Planet of the Apes.'" And Steve said, "Oh, I saw that last night. He sees the Statue of Liberty at the end and it turns out he was on earth the whole time." My jaw dropped. "What?! It's EARTH?" He said, "Yeah. NOW do you wanna play football?" PAD
March 19, 2011, 1:34 p.m. CST
It's also one of my favorite (if not absolute) feature on this site. Deserves it's own section for sure.
March 19, 2011, 1:43 p.m. CST
My first exposure to POTA was on 8mm that we would watch on a projector in my house. I still have the reel( and others) but I don't have a projector.
March 19, 2011, 1:46 p.m. CST
I found it annoying when you had the links on the bottom of every day's pic, but there has to be a way to just have a page to hold all the links. It's a great feature and it's a shame to make people search for them individually.
March 19, 2011, 2:34 p.m. CST
He made a boring movie in POTA. Saw it once. Made myself finish watching it. Don't remember one shot of it. Not a huge Burton fan (Ed Wood is his only great film), but I was stunned by how generic and ho-hum it was--because while I'm not a fan of most of his films--I was never bored in any of the others.
March 19, 2011, 3:30 p.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
than Chuck. POTA, Omega Man, Soylent Green. Three perfect movies each envisioning different ends of the world. When Clint is gone the last true actor of that era will also be.
March 19, 2011, 5:28 p.m. CST
no silly sequels with Casear and spaceship flying time travelling Apes wearing 70s fashions (pity Chuck Heston and his buddies didn’t think to fish his damaged beyond repair ship out the water eh) and it being revealed that some space virus kills all cats and dogs so humans made apes their pets/slaves and the war is due to that (instead of what the 1968 film suggests happened - that a man v man Nuclear War messed up the balance of things so much so that Apes were mutated and they became the dominant species....) just Heston on the nuked beach screaming in front of the Statue. the end. ok Beneath was pretty good, had Chuck and Nova and kept the dangers of nuclear weapons message of the original film …(instead of the beware of the dirty apes message of the later sequels ) so maybe you could have that too but not really necessary btw when you think about it Burtons movie pretty much remade ALL previous 5 films: Apes 68 - lone astronaut crash lands on Ape planet, similar escapades, escape to the forbidden zone with dumb female and zira like chimp, shock end etc etc (obviously contains the most similar elements to the 68 original) Beneath - talking humans, 2 spaceships - one going after the other, apes trek to/wage war in the Forbidden zone, big ancient nuclear device activated. Escape - Ape (Thade) retrieves pod from water and uses it to go back in time, plus iconic chimp in a space suit imagery Conquest - the Apes started out as helpers until one (Ceaser/Semos) created a rising...also humans as slaves/pets - a reverse of the Apes in that film Battle - Ape v Ape showdown, epic Braveheart style Ape vs Man battle at the end, humans and Apes reconciling (but not really as seen in the very last scene) -it also had strong elements of the TV series as well.The talking slave humans , simplistic "adventures amongst the monkeys" tone and Thade doing an Urko, whilst H.B.Carter was a sex changed Galen.
March 19, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST
Like Empire Strikes Back though, i knew what was coming at the end of at least a roughly 2hrs long movie as opposed to a bunch of episodes like Lost, but i still really enjoyed the film from the first time onwards and it didn't ruin the experience.
March 19, 2011, 7:28 p.m. CST
by Mr Lucas
"Older women"?! She was 22/23 at the time! Or do you mean you find her hot now at 65?
March 19, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST
is tomorrow's pic I need to get the Apes boxset
March 19, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST
by The Bear
In the picture, it looks like all those old men are lining up to take a turn at Nova...or Chuck.
March 20, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST
Yes. I think she was dating one of the producers at the time.
March 20, 2011, 11:44 p.m. CST
was marching with jews and blacks, and believed in a social safety net. GODDAMN YOU, GOLDWATER! DAMN YOU TO HELL!
March 21, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
I'm so silly: http://tinyurl.com/4nlxktb
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