Charlton Heston makes a final epic journey


As George Taylor in the finale of Planet of the Apes, Charlton Heston pounded the surf-drenched sand and damned mankind to hell for atomic warfare when he realized he was back on Earth, something most viewers surmised far sooner, since the apes were speaking English. He warned the world that “Soylent Green is people!” in the closing scenes of that holocaust movie, long after most supporting characters had devoured their second cousins.

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