The Naked Ape
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The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's Study of the Human Animal (ISBN 0-385-33430-3) is a 1967 book by Desmond Morris which looks at human beings as a species and compares them to other animals. It depicts human behavior as largely evolved to meet the challenges of prehistoric life as a hunter-gatherer (see nature versus nurture).
Naked Ape (1973 film)
The Naked Ape is a 1973 American comedy film written and directed by Donald Driver, and starring Johnny Crawford, Victoria Principal, Dennis Olivieri, Diana Darrin, Norman Grabowski and John Hillerman. The film was released on August 1, 1973, by Universal Pictures.
An insecure teenager persuades his buddies to go on a road trip through the Southwest for the summer and doesn't tell them he's not planning to return. The trio meet two girls who join them along the way.
In 2006 an independent movie was made based loosely on the book, written and directed by Daniel Mellitz, starring Josh Wise, Chelse Swain, Sean Shanks, Amanda MacDonald, Tony LaThanh, Corbin Bernsen.
See also [ Sapolsky baboon study ]
Desmond Morris • The Naked Ape • The Human Zoo
- BBC news item at the 1967 book launch
- 1973 film Review The Naked Ape at the Internet Movie Database, and review
- 2006 film Review The Naked Ape at the Internet Movie Database
- Official site for 2006 movie
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