Apr 21 2014, 6:51am CDT | by Sumayah Aamir
There have often been marriage ceremonies that revolve around several themes. Harry Potter wizard clothes or Alice in Wonderland strange ensembles have often been worn on weddings.
On the Conan O’ Brien Show, actress Judy Greer spoke openly about her offbeat-themed wedding ceremony. She married Dean Johnsen about three years ago. The two planned a Planet of the Apes-themed wedding.
"During the cocktail hour, we had the TV screens in the bar [with] the movies playing," she told O'Brien. "We had 'Rise [of the Planet of the Apes]' playing on one screen and then the original, obviously, 'Planet of the Apes' playing on the bigger screen."
During the cocktail hour at their nuptials, one of the screens presented Rise of the Planet of the Apes while the other one displayed the original. She is playing a role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes that will hit theaters this summer.
The original series titled Planet of the Apes attracted a large audience. It showed a reversal of roles in reel life where man became ape and ape became man. This did not occur literally but pretty much happened as far as alternative reality is concerned.
A planet of the apes is shown where the apes are the dominant species and man is subordinate and used as a slave and lab animal. This revolutionary theme has often been shown before in relation to man and machine or man and alien species.
The world of Cyborgs or E.T. opens us up to a totally new perspective on what the “Other” is like in the human experience. So Greer’s wedding may appear odd in the beginning but when you see the globally creative setup you begin to notice that everything is happening everywhere nowadays.
It is a time of true syncretism and hyper-amalgamation. And with one more addition of a peculiarly-themed wedding, the world has been made a richer place culturally (if not traditionally).
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