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Name: VARESE SARABANDE
Number: VAR5848

No. Tracks: 18
PLANET OF THE APES / ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES (CD)
Composed by: Jerry Goldsmith

The complete PLANET OF THE APES - stereo knockout!!

Includes a suite from ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES.

1. Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare (0:13)
2. Main Title (2:13)
3. Crash Landing (6:40)
4. The Searchers (2:25)
5. The Search Continues (4:55)
6. The Clothes Snatchers (3:09)
7. The Hunt (5:10)
8. A New Mate (1:04)
9. The Revelation (3:20)
10. No Escape (5:39)
11. The Trial (1:45)
12. New Identity (2:24)
13. A Bid for Freedom (2:36)
14. The Forbidden Zone (3:23)
15. The Intruders (1:09)
16. The Cave (1:20)
17. The Revelation, Part 2 (3:15)

18. Suite from "Escape from the Planet of the Apes" (16:27)

PLANET OF THE APES - Originally intended as a project for Blake Edwards, the film version of Pierre Boule's semisatiric sci-fi novel came to the screen in 1968 under the directorial guidance of Franklin J. Schaffner. Charlton Heston is George Taylor, one of several astronauts on a long, long space mission whose spaceship crash-lands on a remote planet, seemingly devoid of intelligent life. Soon the astronaut learns that this planet is ruled by a race of talking, thinking, reasoning apes who hold court over a complex, multilayered civilization. In this topsy-turvy society, the human beings are grunting, inarticulate primates, penned-up like animals. When ape leader Dr. Zaius (Maurice Evans) discovers that the captive Taylor has the power of speech, he reacts in horror and insists that the astronaut be killed. But sympathetic ape scientists Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) and Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter) risk their lives to protect Taylor - and to discover the secret of their planet's history that Dr. Zaius and his minions guard so jealously. In the end, it is Taylor who stumbles on the truth about the Planet of the Apes: "Damn you! Damn you! Goddamn you all to hell!" Scripted by Rod Serling and Michael Wilson (a former blacklistee who previously adapted another Pierre Boule novel, Bridge on the River Kwai), Planet of the Apes has gone on to be an all-time sci-fi (and/or camp) classic. It won a special Academy Award for John Chambers's convincing (and, from all accounts, excruciatingly uncomfortable) simian makeup. It spawned four successful sequels, as well as two TV series, one live-action and one animated. 1968

ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES - "Escape From the Planet of the Apes" is the third in the series of films based upon the "Planet of the Apes" characters created by novelist Pierre Boule. At the end of the second film, the centuries-in-the-future world colonized by simians was destroyed, but apes Cornelius (Roddy McDowell) and Zira (Kim Hunter) were able to escape in the space vessel left behind by 20th-century astronaut Charlton Heston. Cornelius and Zira pass through another time warp, finding themselves in the Earth of the 1970s. When they reveal their ability to speak, the apes are first treated as curiosities, then as threats when the government, believing the story that the Earth will eventually be inherited by monkeys, tries to prevent the birth of Zira's baby. Given shelter by sympathetic circus-owner Ricardo Montalban, Cornelius and Zira are nonetheless "neutralized" by the government's special forces - but not soon enough to prevent the birth of their highly intelligent chimpanzee baby. What happens to that infant is the subject of the fourth "Apes" entry, 1972's "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes." 1971

  
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