The Simian That Screamed “No!”: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the Speculative as Public Memory

@article{Chidester2015TheST,
  title={The Simian That Screamed “No!”: Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the Speculative as Public Memory},
  author={Phil Chidester},
  journal={Visual Communication Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={14 - 3}
}
  • Phil Chidester
  • Published 2 January 2015
  • Art
  • Visual Communication Quarterly
The cultural influence of Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) extends well beyond the film's reinvigoration of a cherished—and lucrative—Hollywood franchise. By at once making direct and intentional intertextual references to the franchise's 1968 original and taking significant departures from that template, the film forges a powerful transcendent argument about America's ongoing racial struggles while establishing the original as a collective memory. This ability to transform even a… 
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