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Monday
Jul172017

Beauty vs Beast: From Ape To Eternity

Jason from MNPP here with a new round of our "Beauty vs Beast" series! I haven't had a chance to see War of the Planet of the Apes yet but I have heard the near unanimous praise so I'll make it soon - until then let's tackle the classic original film from 1968 this week, because who doesn't love to see Charlton Heston shackled and abused for whatever reason. Opposite his amusingly bombastic astronaut George is Dr. Zira (Kim Hunter), who gives that movie's simians a sweet heart - something that the new series of films has really run with.

PREVIOUSLY Last week we wished blad icon Yul Brynner a happy birthday with some King of Siam action but it was his dancing partner who swept y'all off your feet - Deborah Kerr won 67% of the vote. Said Pam:

"I always pick the lady in a gentleman vs lady competition. Plus Deborah Kerr gets higher marks for looking glorious in period dresses and Technicolor. And how easy and natural her chemistry seems with all of her male co-stars, even if she detested them IRL. (But according to some sources, she had dalliances with more than a few...but Yul was not one of them)"

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Reader Comments (7)

Oh shit! There goes the planet.

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterthevoid99

Always willing to vote for STELLAAAA #TeamZira

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMnki

I'm all about the damn dirty apes.

July 17, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Team Zira though Chuckles has his moments. Glad Deborah won...but hey didn't you promise to watch The King and I and tell us your thoughts?

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterjoel6

Team Zira because empathetic scientists crying out the truth to an unbelieving world seems so important now.

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTom

i hate every man i see
from carter, j to heston, c

i love you, dr zira!

July 17, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterpar

joel - I was so afraid one of you was gonna call me on that! I didn't have a chance last week. I am terrible. I am going to try this week, not that my promises mean ANYTHING now. I HANG MY HEAD IN SHAME AND DISHONOR (okay not really... but I do suck, that much is true) Seriously, I will watch it soon. It's just been a crazy couple weeks.

As for this poll I am seriously surprised Charlton's getting any votes! Explain yourselves, 20%-ers!

July 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJason

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