01 The Planet of the Apes - Part I: 1968 Original

Sep 19, 2017, 09:00 AM

Spurred by this year’s release of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, we kick off Kinotes in a big way with an epic three-episode series on THE PLANET OF THE APES. Part I will tackle the original PLANET OF THE APES, Part II: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and Part III: DAWN & WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES.

In this episode, Part I, we'll talk Jerry Goldmith's score from the original 1968 film, the part it has to play in film music history, his unorthodox approaches to composing and recording it, and tons more.

SPOILERS for only the 1968 PLANET OF THE APES in this one! Also, sorry, we won’t be talking about the original sequels, the television series, or Tim Burton’s remake.

Show Notes:

00:00 - Introduction 02:11 - History: Post-War Film Scores (Jazz) 05:12 - History: Film Scores (Westerns) 10:02 - History: Film Scores (Science Fiction) 15:18 - History: Jerry Goldsmith as Composer 17:38 - Planet of the Apes Score - Intro / Approach 20:02 - Apes Score - Influences: Serialism & Schoenberg / Fantastic Voyage 22:22 - Apes Score - Unorthodox Instrumentation / “The Hunt” 25:50 - Apes Score - “The Hunt” / Igor Stravinsky 29:36 - Apes Score - Instruments Played Oddly: Penderecki, Zimmer, Herrmann 33:20 - Apes Score - Influences: Bela Bartok / Psuedo-Motif 40:14 - Apes Score - Echoplex, Acoustic & Electronic / Logan’s Run, Star Trek 45:50 - Influence of Apes Score: On Goldsmith / Williams, Horner, Johannsson 51:23 - Planet of the Apes & 2001: A Space Odyssey - Alex North’s Original Score 53:00 - Conclusion / Planet of the Apes Worldview 53:37 - Outro / Sources / Social media / “Crash Landing”

You can find a playlist of all the music used in this episode on our Spotify page - kinotespodcast.

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Sources: “Simians & Serialism” by John O’Callaghan. You can buy the book at www.pithikosentertainment.com “Jerry Goldsmith: Film Scoring for American Movies” by Mauricio Dupuis. You can buy the essay in print or e-book on Amazon.com “Simian Symphony: How Apes Music Evolved from Man” by Scorekeeper, from Birth.Movies.Death Magazine's Planet of the Apes Issue. You can buy the magazine at www.mondotees.com “Planet of the Apes” Review by Film Score Monthly. You can electronically subscribe to FSM at www.filmscoremonthly.com

Special Thanks to Dustin Painter, Julie Popelka, Linnea Snyder