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 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Just discovered that this book will be coming out in October:

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Apes-Evolution-Jeff-Bond/dp/1783291982/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401883641&sr=1-8&keywords=planet+of+the+apes

Is the co-author Jeff Bond THE Jeff Bond?

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I betcha it is!

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Is the co-author Jeff Bond THE Jeff Bond?

It's definitely A Jeff Bond

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

About the author:

Jeff Bond is the author of Danse Macabre: 25 years of Danny Elfman and Tim Burton and The Music of Star Trek. He is Executive Editor of Geek magazine and was Senior Editor at CFQ, the revival of Cinefantastique magazine, from 2003 to 2006. He covered film music and other subjects for the Hollywood Reporter for ten years, has written hundreds of movie soundtrack liner notes booklets.

So... yes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

I had no idea Jeff was from Defiance, Ohio. About half my family lived there for decades. Used to go there for visits all the time.

Dan

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

"Planet of the Apes: A Celebration is the first exhaustive account of the groundbreaking series, featuring production art, costume designs, make-up tests, posters, and interviews with the casts and crew".

I'll look forward to this book, however that blurb isn't exactly right though. There was Joe Russo's book from several years ago which meets the same description...

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Apes-Revisited-Behind---Scenes/dp/0312252390/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401894348&sr=1-1&keywords=planet+of+the+apes+revisited

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

I'm wondering, if it is THE Jeff Bond, if the music of the franchise will be exhaustively covered?
Maybe THE Jeff Bond will respond.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Planet of the Apes is another property in Hollywood that has been overdone, rebooted and recooked and sequel-ized way too many times - although it is nice material for a book like this.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   BornOfAJackal   (Member)

Yes, Ado, I checked out of this series after the original movie, though I'm happy to see Jeff Bond getting paid to cover one of Hollywood's first Franchise Juggernauts.

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 12:09 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Jeff is da BOND!

Ahem... BOMB!

 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 12:37 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I shall buy it! No ape shall stop me!

 
 Posted:   Jun 5, 2014 - 5:23 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

I love the APES series of films and even the 70's short lived TV series. The 2001 movie was definitely "meh" and the cartoon series suffered from being the definition of "limited animation" (they made the average Filmation series look like a Disney effort). However, for the most part, I've always love the ongoing story. I'm gratified the current films try to fit somewhat in with the original film. There can never be enough books on the subject.

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2014 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

From what I've seen so far, it looks like DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is going to be a huge hit, probably the biggest in the history of the franchise. Also, the new poster should really please old-time fans.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2014 - 6:42 AM   
 By:   jpteacher568   (Member)

There is also Eric Greene's highly readable and well researched tome on the whole POTA craze, which in another form, was the basis for his doctoral dissertation.

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

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Apes-American-Myth-Politics/dp/0819563293/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402148221&sr=8-2&keywords=planet+of+the+apes+myth+and+culture

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Wow! That poster is beautiful! Very evocative and the artwork is gorgeous.

 
 Posted:   Jun 8, 2014 - 2:35 PM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

There is also Eric Greene's highly readable and well researched tome on the whole POTA craze, which in another form, was the basis for his doctoral dissertation.

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

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Apes-American-Myth-Politics/dp/0819563293/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402148221&sr=8-2&keywords=planet+of+the+apes+myth+and+culture


This is one of my very favorite books.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

Yeah, great poster for Rise, & I was beginning to think great film posters were a thing of the past...& I see Amazon US are selling the Dawn Blu-ray for $5!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004LWZW4W/ref=sr_1_1_olp?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1402348353&sr=1-1&keywords=rise+of+the+planet+of+the+apes&condition=new

 
 Posted:   Jun 9, 2014 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

Yes, ours is actually the THIRD exhaustive book on the series. smile I owe co-author Joe Fordham of Cinefex magazine big time for bringing me onboard the project.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

Nothing before has ever been as exhaustive as I'd wish, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that yours will be the best.

 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2014 - 7:39 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

There was Joe Russo's book from several years ago which meets the same description...

http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Apes-Revisited-Behind---Scenes/dp/0312252390/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401894348&sr=1-1&keywords=planet+of+the+apes+revisited


Loved that book. My copy is so dog-eared, I need to buy a replacement. This, plus the "Behind the planet of the Apes" documentary were (at least until now) the final word on the Apes saga for me. I'm looking forward to the new book as well.

 
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