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Planet of the Apes - See no evil, Talk no evil, Hear no evil!

  Planet Of The Apes is one of my most favourite Movies!!!  I remember watching CityTv when I was a teenager when they played a Planet of the Apes marathon.  I would stay up all night with my sister and watch every movie all in a row.  The best way to watch all these movies!!!

Here is a bit of trivia for you!

See no evil, talk no evil, hear no evil. 
Charlton Heston"It's a curious thing, there is a kind of an accident in the film that I think both Frank and I sort of half regret being in, and oddly enough a number of critics have picked it up and said this is a phoney thing. 
It is in the "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" tableau.
All the other things the monkeys do, the cliches that they use, that you can justify because theirs was a mimicking culture, and they would logically mimic the speech cliches, as well as the cultural cliches, of today. 
But there's no way you could justify that, that indeed is a phoney. 
When we were shooting the scene, Frank said, "You know, it would be terribly funny to have a gag of them doing that." We laughed at it, and he said. "No, it's a phoney. I shouldn't do it." I said, "Why don't you do one just for the dailies," and he said, "All right." So we did it in, laughed, and everybody thought it was marvellous, but he didn't want it in the final cut. 
Then, somehow it got in the rough cut, and all the studio echelons saw it and said, "No, don't change it!" Then, they had the first preview, and it was an enormous success. So there it is." [1]



References

 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 'Cinefantastique Planet of the Apes Issue' (1972)

1 comments:

Thomas Anderson said...

Ah I'm a huge 'Apes fan and almost embarrassed to say that I only noticed this seen for the first time the other day!
A stroke of genius. Looks a little stilted perhaps as an image but works beautifully in the movie!