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* {{Misblamed}}: Some people have accused this movie's producer, Arthur P. Jacobs of effectively stealing the Academy Award for Best Makeup from ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' -- which had ape suits widely regarded as even more convincing than those from this movie -- as Jacobs was notorious for wining and dining the members of the Academy, which earned his previous film, ''Film/DoctorDolittle'' several Oscar nods despite it being a critical and commercial failure. One slight problem with this accusation, however -- the Academy Award for Best Makeup didn't actually ''exist'' until 1981, well over a decade after this film and ''2001'' were released. Even if Jacobs did somehow persuade the Academy to give this movie an Honorary Award for the make-up (which was what it actually won), he can hardly be blamed for conspiring to steal a non-existent award from ''2001''.


* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:The "Planet of the Apes" was really EarthAllAlong, following nuclear war.]]

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* ItWasHisSled: [[spoiler:The "Planet of the Apes" was really EarthAllAlong, following nuclear war.WorldWarIII.]]

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** The shot of Taylor laughing at the sight of Landon planting a miniature American flag has also seen use as a popular reaction GIF.


* MemeticMutation: ''Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!''

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* MemeticMutation: MemeticMutation:
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''Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!''ape!''
** Taylor's line "Damn you all to hell!" is often used as a grieving response for netizens.


* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: 50 years on, the ape makeup continues to look excellent and convincing throughout. What likely makes it still work is how simple the makeup actually was; much of the actors' faces remained uncovered by prosthetic (the bulk of it being two pieces attached to the upper and lower jaw, covering the nose and mouth), giving them plenty of facial expressions and even allowing their voices to not be muffled.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome: 50 years on, the ape makeup continues to look excellent and convincing throughout. What likely makes it still work is how simple the makeup actually was; much of the actors' faces remained uncovered by prosthetic (the bulk of it being two pieces attached to the upper and lower jaw, covering the nose and mouth), giving them plenty of facial expressions and even allowing their voices to not be muffled.


** Seeing the future NRA president heft a shotgun and declare "I'm pretty handy with this!"

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** Seeing the future NRA president heft a shotgun and declare "I'm pretty handy with this!" Or HarsherInHindsight depending on your view of the NRA.


*** Similarly, the original novel sets the story on a planet orbiting the star Betelgeuse, the name of which is sometimes pronounced as [[Film/Beetlejuice]]. Coincidentally, the movie ''Beetlejuice'' was also directed by Burton just like the ''Planet of the Apes'' remake.

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*** Similarly, the original novel sets the story on a planet orbiting the star Betelgeuse, the name of which is sometimes pronounced as [[Film/Beetlejuice]].Film/{{Beetlejuice}}. Coincidentally, the movie ''Beetlejuice'' was also directed by Burton just like the ''Planet of the Apes'' remake.

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*** Similarly, the original novel sets the story on a planet orbiting the star Betelgeuse, the name of which is sometimes pronounced as [[Film/Beetlejuice]]. Coincidentally, the movie ''Beetlejuice'' was also directed by Burton just like the ''Planet of the Apes'' remake.


* SpiritualSuccessor: As Creator/JamesRolfe pointed out in his review of the film, it's easy to consider this story a missing episode of ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 The Twilight Zone]]''. Many of the same themes pop up: a fantastical (and somewhat goofy) science-fiction situation, AnAesop about the follies of Man, and the MandatoryTwistEnding. It helps that the initial draft of the screenplay was actually done by Creator/RodSerling, and that a previous episode of ''The Twilight Zone'' ([[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E15IShotAnArrowIntoTheAir "I Shot an Arrow into the Air"]]) dealt with the same story situation and even had a similar TwistEnding.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: As Creator/JamesRolfe pointed out in his review of the film, it's easy to consider this story a missing episode of ''[[Series/TheTwilightZone1959 The Twilight Zone]]''. Many of the same themes pop up: a fantastical (and somewhat goofy) science-fiction situation, AnAesop about the follies of Man, and the MandatoryTwistEnding. It helps that the initial draft of the screenplay was actually done by Creator/RodSerling, and that a previous episode of ''The Twilight Zone'' ([[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS1E15IShotAnArrowIntoTheAir "I Shot an Arrow into the Air"]]) dealt with the same story situation and even had a similar TwistEnding.

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* AndYouThoughtItWouldFail: The film took years to get off the ground because nobody believed it would work.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: 50 years on, the ape makeup continues to look excellent and convincing throughout. What likely makes it still work is how simple the makeup actually was; much of the actors' faces remained uncovered by prosthetic (the bulk of it being two pieces attached to the upper and lower jaw, covering the nose and mouth), giving them plenty of facial expressions and even allowing their voices to not be muffled.


* {{Narm}}: "IT'S A MADHOUSE! A ''MAAAADHOUSE!''"

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* {{Narm}}: It's Charlton Heston in a movie where apes are masters of the world and rule over humans. This was unavoidable.
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"IT'S A MADHOUSE! A ''MAAAADHOUSE!''"''MAAAADHOUSE!''"
** "You cut up his ''brain,'' you bloody baboon!"


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** Charlton Heston visibly pinching his nostrils closed as he dives in the water from the sinking spaceship.


* {{Narm}}:

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* {{Narm}}:MemeticMutation: ''Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!''
* {{Narm}}: "IT'S A MADHOUSE! A ''MAAAADHOUSE!''"


* MagnumOpusDissonance: Fox only greenlighted the movie because they felt Arthur P. Jacobs could do it on a low budget compared to the TroubledProduction that was ''Film/DoctorDolittle'', the movie they were hopeful to turn into a CashCowFranchise. ''Dolittle'' bombed, ''Apes'' became a seminal sci-fi film which started a profitable series.

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