planet of the apes

El comienzo de El planeta de los simios -1968-. Recordemos: el capitán de la nave -Charlton Heston- haciendo su última grabación antes de regresar al planeta Tierra. Dos relojes marcan dos fechas distintas. En uno, la de la nave -ship time-: 14/7/1972- En la otra, la del planeta al que regresan -Earth time-: 24/3/2673. Este es el monólogo dGeorge Taylor:

And that completes my final report until we reach touchdown. We're now on full automatic, in the hands of the computers. I have tucked my crew in for the long sleep and I'll be joining them soon. In less than an hour, we'll finish our sixth month out of Cape Kennedy. Six months in deep space - by our time, that is. According to Dr. Haslein's theory of time, in a vehicle travelling nearly the speed of light, the Earth has aged nearly 700 years since we left it, while we've aged hardly at all. Maybe so. This much is probably true - the men who sent us on this journey are long since dead and gone. You who are reading me now are a different breed - I hope a better one. I leave the 20th century with no regrets. But one more thing - if anybody's listening, that is. Nothing scientific. It's purely personal. But seen from out here everything seems different. Time bends. Space is boundless. It squashes a man's ego. I feel lonely. That's about it. Tell me, though. Does man, that marvel of the universe, that glorious paradox who sent me to the stars, still make war against his brother? Keep his neighbor's children starving?

Cuando termina,coge un cigarro que tenía empezado en una esquinita del frontal de la cabina (!!!), le da una calada con gesto de saloon y el reloj de la Tierra pasa a marcar ya el día 27. Esta escena final es de ole con ole.

Me encanta lo que escribió en su día Javier Ocaña en Cinemanía:

"Mantiene todo su esplendor, sobre todo por su apocalíptico final: si no sabes cómo acaba la película tienes toda mi envidia"

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