PAPILLON
1973, Warner Bros., 150 min, USA, Dir: Franklin J. Schaffner

McQueen gives one of his greatest performances in the true story of French convict Henri "Papillon" Charriere and his confinement in the hellish penal colony of French Guiana. Brilliantly directed by Franklin J. Schaffner (PLANET OF THE APES, PATTON), with terrific support from Dustin Hoffman as McQueen’s myopic buddy Louis Dega. Screenplay by Dalton Trumbo and Lorenzo Semple Jr., adapted from Charriere’s autobiography.


PLANET OF THE APES
1968, 20th Century Fox, 119 min, USA, Dir: Franklin Schaffner

One of the greatest modern sci-fi films, a combination of apocalyptic action and evolutionary parable. Astronaut Charlton Heston finds himself stranded on a strangely familiar world dominated by highly intelligent gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutans.


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