Brexit of the Planet of the Apes

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Filming on a beach one time, I once invited an actor to pound the sand like Charlton Heston at the end of PLANET OF THE APES. He expressed reticence: “It just feels like whenever there’s sand to be pounded, the sand gets pounded.” But then he did it anyway. Some days you just want to pound sand.

This is one of them. Though I will shortly be sitting in a crowded piazza watching CASQUE D’OR for free with an audience made up of globe-trotting film fans AND random citizenry, and so life is pretty sweet if you’re me right now, my country has just voted to leave the European Union, making this sort of activity in future trickier in ways that can’t be calculated yet, and doing atrocious damage of a more serious nature.

And so I say “Damn you all to hell!”

Not you. Or you. Those guys.

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7 Responses to “Brexit of the Planet of the Apes”

  1. Hoo boy.. Hoo. Boy. And we sent you Donald Trump to help celebrate.

    I’m fairly confident that we won’t follow you down to hell in November. But all kinds of forebodings regardless.

  2. Gill Fraser Lee Says:

    The sand in these parts has been pounded to granite. Hellish indeed.

  3. We here in America have prepared a slogan for you:
    Make Britain Great Again!

  4. It’s more like “Make Britain England again.”

  5. John Seal Says:

    This article in the Guardian suggests Brexit will have a very negative impact on UK filmmaking. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jun/24/less-cash-fewer-movies-meltdown-how-brexit-may-affect-the-british-film

  6. And arthouse cinema funding! It would be bad enough if we weren’t in the hands of the Tories, and if the Tory right wing weren’t poised to take over, having toppled Cameron.

    The only amusing element is the poetic justice of Cameron going down in history for ripping us out of Europe and possibly breaking up the United Kingdom, two things he was desperate to avoid. A shame the rest of us have to suffer for his failures though.

  7. Reblogged this on everything all of the time and commented:
    I just read this to my partner – he said that he’d had exactly the same Charlton Heston vision on Friday. I’m still struggling to comprehend how it all went so badly wrong – and finding it hard to articulate the shock and dismay I feel – so thank you for putting it into words Shadowplay. As Thom Yorke said: “It’s too late, the damage is done”

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