Sunday, April 6, 2008
The last of the greats
The last of the great cinematic icon dies at age 84.
I still can remember when "Planet of the Apes" came out in 1968. I went to the local hometown theater in Los Gatos, California. I remember sitting for several moments after the end of the movie just thinking as Heston approached on horseback the Statue of Liberty buried in the sand. This was the height of the cold war. It made you think of what would happen after a nuclear holocaust.
Heston was a conservative married to one wife. He was truly one of the greats.