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Jurassic Park (1993)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

Jurassic Park (1993)

In Steven Spielberg's big-budget version of Michael Crichton's 1990 best-seller, featuring the revolutionary use of special effects (live-action models, miniatures, CGI-generated images) to recreate realistic-looking prehistoric dinosaurs:

  • the scene of the first view of the real-life creatures - a Brachiosaurus eating from a tall treetop - in the island's theme park
First View of Brachiosaurus
  • the scary build-up to the appearance of the T-Rex, with the glasses of water vibrating on the car's dashboard from the dinosaur's ominous footsteps signaling the coming disaster
  • the sudden dropping of a bloody goat's leg onto the windshield after teenage Alexis "Lex" Murphy (Ariana Richards) wondered: "Where's the goat"? - and the first sight of the giant monster chomping on the animal
Approach of Monstrous T-Rex
  • the suspenseful stalking of T-Rex around the vehicle with the kids trapped inside, including the monster's giant eyeballing of Lex and then crashing through the vehicle's viewing roof with its giant jaws
  • the monster's stalking and chewing of cowardly lawyer Donald Gennaro (Martin Ferrero) cowering in a thatched-roof toilet
  • the rear-view mirror image in which objects were closer than they appeared (OBJECTS IN MIRROR ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR), as the group of adults fled in an open jeep (Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum): "Must go faster!") from the menacing, approaching monstrous T-Rex; after they had escaped, Malcolm joked: "You think they'll have that on the tour?"
  • the view of a herd of small, bird-like animals racing past the human beings ("They're flocking this way") when being followed and attacked by the T-Rex
  • the tense, hide-and-go-seek scene in the restaurant kitchen with a pair of velociraptors stalking the young grand-children Alexis and Tim (Joseph Mazzello) while Dr. Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) assured everyone that they were probably safe ("Unless they figured out how to open doors...") - with a cut to a close-up of the kitchen door handle turning and the creature pushing the door open, while the two kids were huddled together worrying: ("It's inside!")
Kids Stalked in Restaurant Kitchen
  • the exciting finale in the Visitor's Center amidst fossil/skeleton displays when the group was 'saved' from becoming dinner for the velociraptors by a voracious T-Rex (roaring as a banner reading "When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth" fluttered down)

T-Rex Stalking Jeep

Attack on Gennaro on Toilet

Menacing T-Rex Seen in Rear-View Mirror

Flock of Animals

Finale in Visitor's Center


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