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.
"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...
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.
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.
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.