When the T-Rex turned at the sound of the doorslam, Steven Spielberg wanted a quick turn because "slow isn't scary".
The best dinosaur movies in the past were done with stop-motion photography, but Steven Spielberg wanted to push the effects envelope. After interviewing every effects shop in town, a cadre of effects people were assembled. Stan Winston created the live action dinosaurs, which were to be quick, mobile, full-size animals. Winston broke Jurassic Park (1993) into three phases; research, design and construction. Winston's team spent a year on research, consulting with paleontologists, museums and hundreds of texts. His artists prepared detailed sketches and renderings that later led to 5th scale sculptures and the 20ft T-Rex.
'Samuel L. Jackson' qv) was supposed to fly to Hawaii to film Arnold's death scene but a hurricane destroyed the set and the scene had to be scrapped; he regrets this because he was physically chased by them and killed and he really wanted to do it.
If one looks carefully, when Malcolm is being chased by the T-Rex and it catches up with him at the Porta Potti, as it smashes its way through, one can see Malcolm on the T-Rex's snout.
The most commercially successful film of the Jurassic Park franchise, the most popular, and the biggest monster movie of all time. Its also one of the highest grossing films of all time.
In the 3D version, Steven Spielberg claimed adding leaves to the jeep chase took the excitement from a seven to a nine.
Michael Crichton wrote the novel in 1990, but he first got the idea in 1981. Crichton wasn't sure how to plausibly bring dinosaurs back to life until he learned about insects in amber preserving their DNA, which was the breakthrough he had been looking for. He later learned the idea is hypothetically possible. A Weevil, containing dinosaur blood from more than 65 million years (125-135) ago was discovered in amber. But DNA quickly breaks down in an insect, which is why Jurassic Park's dinosaurs are more fictional. |