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Hi, Jessica here. I am a huge fan of Planet of the Apes. You will get my drift when you watch me on Cinemania tonight at 8 | 7C on AMC!
John Chamber's make-up creations have influenced my interest in make-up but it is Roddy McDowall who influenced me as an actress! What people may not know about Roddy is that he had a long, long career before and after playing Cornelius and later Caesar in the Planet of the Apes series -- he has worked more than just about any actor out there...and yet few people recognize him without his make-up on.
He was a director and a photographer of great renown, not to mention one of the best friends anyone in Hollywood, and everyone is Hollywood, ever had. That said, there are many other things that keep Planet of the Apes close to my heart besides my lifelong crush (starting in teenhood) on Roddy.
The series conveys a message that we find becoming more and more important today. Everyone got the nuclear war references, but more subtle in the series is the notion that the more compliant and backwards and slow mankind gets, the more we open the door for a better species to take over. One day it will happen....will it be apes, or something else?