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Planet of the Apes as American Myth: Race, Politics, and Popular Culture (1995)

by Eric Greene

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This book gives a thoughtful and fascinating analysis of the great Planet of the Apes film series in the context of the politics of 1960's and 1970's America. Often in books like this, you get the impression that the author is uncomfortably stretching the evidence to support his thesis but Eric Greene has chosen such a sociologically rich subject matter that he never needs to massage the movies to make his points. The book covers not only the classic 1968 movie, but the original Pierre Boule novel as well the movies sequels, and TV shows. This book will make you want to watch all of the movies again to appreciate them as socially significant works of popular art. ( )
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Compelling case study considers Planet of the Apes films as racial allegory.

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