Attributed with changing the way films were made in the future, after utilizing the best technology ILM had available. ILM wanted the dinosaurs to move naturally, so they studied animal behavior, movements and body language of elephants, alligators, ostriches and lions. The graphic designers received special training, including movement lessons, to capture dinosaur behavioral nuances.
Sets were constructed on five of Universal's largest soundstages and one enormous Warner Brothers stage.
Pre-production on the film lasted for 25 months.
The AFI named Jurassic Park the 35th most thrilling film of all time on June 13th, 2001.
In 2005, paleontologist Dr Mary Schweltzer discovered red blood cells and soft tissue in the fossilized bones of a T-Rex, meaning dinosaur cloning may become a reality someday.
The blip sound on the Silicon Graphics computers and the blip on the Apple Macintosh Quadra 700 is a blip sound from a Motorola-brand cell phone.
Laura Dern got cast after Steven Spielberg saw her performance in Rambling Rose (1991).
The Dilophosaurus was made smaller than an actual one to differentiate it from the Raptors and to not have it compete with the T-Rex. But by making it smaller it fit the story, because at first you don't take it seriously but then you see how dangerous it is.
Steven Spielberg wanted the dinosaurs to breathe in and out, pulsing visibly and the eyes to dilate like on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) because it made them more real, and was also scary to see.
Birds are a Velociraptor's closest living relative. The knowledge that dinosaurs are related to birds dates back to 1868 with similar ankles and tails, wrists and claws. Birds are the real way to bring a dinosaur back to life, with emus being the nearest thing there is to a dinosaur today with the way they walk. Birds are a descendant of dinosaurs and chickens may lead to the creation of a dinosaur someday, but not a full blooded one. It could also extend to other extinct animals and new fuels. |