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Upside-down world: Jerry Goldsmith's landmark score for Planet of the Apes (1968)

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Article

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Fitzgerald, J & Hayward, P 2013, 'Upside-down world: Jerry Goldsmith's landmark score for Planet of the Apes (1968)', Music and the Moving Image, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 32-43.

Abstract

Planet of the Apes (1968) portrays an "upside-down" world populated by dominant apes and inferior, primitive humans. This article examines ways in which screen composer Jerry Goldsmith draws on a range of twentieth-century classical music techniques to create a landmark orchestral film score that enhances the impact of the strange and confronting narrative.

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