'Rise of the Planet of the Apes': 21 nods to classic 'Apes'

08.11.2011

Charlton Heston died in 2008, but the Academy Award winner gets a few seconds of screen time in 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' this summer's prequel to the sci-fi franchise Heston launched in 1968. Heston's moment - a quick shot of his 1965 movie 'The Agony and the Ecstasy' playing on a TV screen at a nasty kennel for apes - is just the most obvious of dozens of references to the earlier 'Apes' films embedded in 'Rise,' a deliberate bid by screenwriters Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver to acknowledge the great hairy history of the film series...

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