Twenty-years ago today, June 11, 1993, was a date 65 million years in the making. This is the 20th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park, and rarely does a movie still resonate two decades after its release like Spielberg’s dinosaur action thriller does today. Fans still talk about the film on an almost daily basis, it was recently re-released in 3D, and a third sequel is in the works.
To commemorate this occasion, several artists decided to do their own online art exhibit about the film called DINO-DNA: A Tribute to Jurassic Park. Ranging from funny to subtle and back again, it’s a great way to stir up some nostalgia on such a good day. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 by Angie Han
Twenty years later after its original release, it’s still tough to top Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park for believable movie dinosaurs. While we’ll never know for certain how close the effects wizards actually came to replicating the prehistoric creatures, everything about their appearances in the film, from the way cock their heads to the way they hiss at their prey, feels uncannily lifelike.
That movie magic is all the more impressive considering how far special effects have advanced since Jurassic Park first hit theaters. Unlike so many other sci-fi classics of the ’80s and ’90s, Jurassic Park holds up gloriously well. Find out how sound designer Gary Rydstrom and the artists and engineers of Stan Winston Studio pulled it off after the jump.
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ScreenJunkies has done it again, creating another one of their funny “Honest Trailers” for the upcoming 3D rerelease of Jurassic Park. I personally loved the 3D conversion of this classic Spielberg film (probably the best 3D conversion I’ve seen so far) but its hard not to chuckle at this video lampoon. Watch it now embedded after the jump.
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Steven Spielberg‘s Jurassic Park comes back to theaters on April 5 in 3D and IMAX. Even if you aren’t a fan of those formats, it’s a trip well worth taking simply because in the twenty years since its release, most of the times you’ve seen the film has been at home. Maybe you were even lucky enough to see it in a repertory theater but you haven’t seen it with a fully-functional, high-end sound system and projection since 1993. For that alone, Jurassic Park 3D is worth checking out. Spielberg’s movie works at any size, but it was meant to be seen big.
Watching the film again, you’ll marvel at how good the effects still look, even in the revealing 3D IMAX format. Part of that is the astonishing, Oscar-winning visual effects of Dennis Muren and the team at Industrial Light and Magic. It’s also because of the equally impressive way Spielberg blended those computer effects with practical effects done by Stan Winston and his team.
The Stan Winston School has been posting some great videos to YouTube recently and their latest takes us behind the scenes with the everyone’s favorite “veggiesaurus,” the Brachiosaur. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 14th, 2013 by Angie Han
After making his debut on the small but beloved indie Safety Not Guaranteed, Colin Trevorrow is going big for his next project. Very big. Like, Tyrannosaurus Rex big.
Trevorrow has just been chosen to direct Jurassic Park 4, the long-gestating sci-fi sequel due out next summer. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley are producing, with Steven Spielberg serving as executive producer. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Posted on Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite a scheduled summer 2014 opening, Jurassic Park IV still has a ways to go before it can enter production. There’s still no director or star attached, though writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver turned in a new draft of the script earlier this year. But things could start falling into place very quickly if a new rumor is to be believed.
Universal has reportedly reserved Raleigh Studios in Baton Rouge from April through November of this year. There’s no official word on what project will shoot there, but the timing, location, and other clues point to the next installment of the prehistoric franchise as a strong possibility. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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Fans who may have had trouble snagging one of Mondo’s Jurassic Park posters over the past few months can rest easy today. Rising artist Mark Englert, whose latest print for Django Unchained caused quite a stir over the weekend, is releasing a Jurassic Park-inspired print called It’s A Dinosaur for the next 24 hours. Check it out in full below. Read More »