Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

2001 and The Dawn of Mime (there, I've got octoberland's attention)

An interview with Dan Richter, the mime who appeared in 2001: A Space Odyssey as Moonwatcher the man-ape. Richter also choreographed the ape movement ("ape action" sounds horrible, doesn't it) of the film's Africa sequence.

He brings up how the 1969 Oscars ceremony awarded a special Oscar for Planet of the Apes, not 2001. To paraphrase what an annoyed Arthur C. Clarke said at that time, maybe the AMPAS people thought 2001 had used real apes...

(Seen here via defamer_atom. Richter also has a website.)

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