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Planet of the Apes

TONAL: I can't claim to have gone ape over the "Planet of the Apes," but I liked it when I first saw it in the late '60s. The music by Jerry Goldsmith was quirky and strikingly modern. I have a soft spot for Charlton Heston. The screenplay, in part by Rod Serling, is subversively anti-establishment, which went down well at the time. I'm a sucker for masks, and the monkey makeup, I thought, inspired provocative acting. -- Mark Swed In defense of "Planet of the Apes"
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