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to the position of orangs as a clerical caste in the
ape society depicted by the 60s and 70s films and
the 1963 novel by French writer Pierre Boule, on
which the movies were based.
In real life, orang-utan males are rather solitary,
but actress Karin Konoval, who plays the orang Mau-
rice in both Dawn and Rise of the Planet of the Apes,
says she understands why the forest primates were
characterised as wise elders.
"At core, they are the watchers, who are able to
assess everything. They never do anything gratu-
itously," she told BBC News.
"There is nothing gratuitous that I ve ever seen
with any of the orang-utans I ve known. They are
very specific and clear in every choice that they
To prepare for the role of Maurice, the trusted
confidant of Caesar, played by British actor Andy
Serkis, Konoval studied videos of the animals and
read "every book that had been written" about the
"The movement of a mature male orang-utan is
very specific. So one of the challenges I had on Rise
[of the Planet of the Apes] was getting the weight
right in my performance. I m a 120-lb woman, and
Maurice is a 250-lb orang-utan male. One of the
things we did in the original film was to weight down
my arm stilts," she says.
But she says that being invited to spend time with
the five orang-utans at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle
gave her a wealth of experience to bring to her per-
formance in Dawn. Her initial introduction to the
group was via a 40-year-old orang male called Tuan,
who has something of an artistic streak.
"I watched him paint on a canvas for an hour, an
hour-and-a-half at a time. He moves the canvas
around and considers it as he goes; this is not slapping
the paint around. It was a real artwork. It was amaz-
ing," she says.
If the studio were to make another instalment,
Prof de Waal says he would advise the film-makers
to include more female and juvenile ape characters,
to give a sense of real group dynamics among the
animals. In the wild, gorilla and orang males rarely
co-operate, as they do in the film, though this is
more likely for chimps.
But he praises the film s "astonishing" visual effects,
which leads us on to an issue that exercises the pro-
fessor---the welfare of primates in entertainment.
Prof de Waal strongly opposes the use of real pri-
mate actors in advertising, film and television, and
comments that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes real-
istic depictions of apes using computer technology
alone proves that the industry has no need for the
"I hope the practice disappears completely," he
"The first Planet of the Apes movie raised some
philosophical issues: What are the ethics of keeping
humans in a cage? Which is a reversal of the issue
we are faced with now: What are the ethics of keeping
an ape in a cage?"
So if apes really did usurp humans as the dominant
group on the planet, what does de Waal think it
would be like with chimps, bonobos, gorillas and
orangs at the top of the pecking order?
"Hmmm," he replies, pausing for a moment. "I m
not an optimist in that regard. The male chimpanzee
is very aggressive. I m not sure they would be angels
of peace, as Caesar is in this movie.
"It would be more like Woodstock---and a com-
pletely different movie." (BBC)
Prof de Waal
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