May 8, 2015


Out of 6 billion humans, the troublemakers are just a handful.
Dalai Lama



"Colonel Tavington, why, after six weeks, am I still here at Middleton place attending a ball in South Carolina while I should be attending balls in NORTH CAROLINA?"
— Lord General Cornwallis (Tom Wilkinson), The Patriot (2000)



Let thy maid servant be faithful, strong, and homely.--
Benjamin Franklin



MOVIE TRIVA
Jurassic Park (1993) (part 49 of 53)
  • Some have criticized that Jurassic Park (1993) didn't have the universal appeal of Steven Spielberg's earlier films.
  • Brian Cox was interviewed for Muldoon
  • Steven Spielberg considered hiring Bob Gurr to do the full size dinosaurs because he was impressed with his apes in the "Kongfrontation" ride at Universal Studios.
  • Jurassic Park (1993) was a phenomenal success, with audiences packing cinemas in record numbers, and even the filmmakers themselves were amazed by what they had pulled off.
  • According to storyboards, the first scene with the T-Rex played out like this: the kids were in the car with a character called Regis who showed Tim the goggles; Grant had glasses and a beard (like in the novel) and had Gennaro as a passenger; Lex was kicking her legs over the front seat and Tim stopped her when he heard the T-Rex and he still had the goggles on; Gennaro had more hair; Lex looks at the roof before the leg lands on it, with the chain still attached; a shot of the car from the T-Rex's side of the fence; Tim sees the T-Rex touching the fence through the goggles; the danger sign also lands on the roof; when the T-Rex first steps out onto the road, its foot hits the ground; a POV shot of Tim watching the T-Rex circle the other car; the T-Rex eying Grant and Gennaro through the car and Grant using a radio to warn the kids not to move; Tim and Lex looking up at the T-Rex through the roof as it looks in at them; a wider shot of the T-Rex attacking the roof; Tim and Lex both crawling through the mud; the T-Rex watching Grant wave the flare from her POV; Gennaro runs from the car but doesn't wave a flare like Malcolm; the T-Rex gives chase knocking Grant out of the way; Tim is unconscious in the car and than tries to get free; the T-Rex looks in at Tim with a mouth full of mud, etc.
  • In storyboards, the second scene with the T-Rex plays out with Muldoon who has a mustache; Muldoon and Ellie are back in the car already with Malcolm when the T-Rex attacks; more dialogue with Muldoon saying they'll find Grant, Lex and Tim when the motion sensors are working again just as Malcolm hears the T-Rex, etc.
  • In a storyboarded but unused scene, Lex walks towards Grant and Tim when a baby Trike appears behind her; it knocks her, sending Lex flying; Lex turns and sees the Trike, etc.



  • The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
    Douglas MacArthur



  • In the 40's, the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it 'Bitch.'
  • Snoopy stood on two legs for the first time in a 1958 strip.
  • Snoopy and Charlie Brown appeared together on the March 17th, 1967 cover of Life Magazine. The Apollo X astronauts took the duo into space in 1969.



  • Which of the following words don't belong in the group and why?
    CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS



    Proverbs

    “Cultivate the garden within


    “We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.”



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