Presentation on theme: "-Directed by Steven Spielberg -Most recently directed Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull -Novel and Script by Michael Crichton -Also wrote TV series."— Presentation transcript:
-Directed by Steven Spielberg -Most recently directed Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull -Novel and Script by Michael Crichton -Also wrote TV series E.R. -Starred Sam Neill as Dr. Grant -Most recently in The Daybreakers -Starred Laura Dern as Dr. Sattler -Will be starring in Little Fockers -Starred Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Malcolm -Starring now in Law & Order: Criminal Intent -Starred Richard Attenborough as John Hammond -Also starred in the sequel The Lost World -Budget was $65 million -Opening weekend it made over $50 mil. And grossed over $350 mil.
-William Hurt was offered role of Dr. Grant as well as Harrison Ford. -This was Attenboroughs first acting role in 15 years. -Crichtons book circulated through six studios and directors before getting picked up. -Tim Burton and Richard Donner both wanted to direct it at times. -The glass on the dashboard of the SUV was made to ripple by using a guitar string attached to the underside of the dash covered by glass. -Spielberg was worried the CG would like a computer game so he only wanted the herd of Gallimimus only to be CG. -ILM convinced Spielberg with their demo of the T-Rex chasing a herd of Galamides. -Any Shot of a full dinosaur was CG while parts of dinosaurs were animatronics.
-The full-sized Tyrannosaurus weighed 13,000 – 15,000 pounds -A scene that got cut had the kids riding a baby Tyrannosaurus, which took the FX techs a year to build. -In the egg scene the dinosaur that emerged was supposed to be a Triceratops but was changed to a Velociraptor. -So many wires during the kitchen stalking scene for the dinos that the kids had to step over and around them as it filmed. -Many errors corrected digitally but some stunt people were made to look like the actors. (You can see one in the ceiling scene) -This was the first film to use DTS digital surround sound. -To study the Gallimimus herd the films digital artists had to run a stretch of road with some obstacles with their hands on their chest.
-The pilot flying them off Kauai was the same pilot from the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. -Spielberg was so confident with the film that he started making Schindlers List and left post production to George Lucas. -Spielberg directed Attenborough, who had beat him for best director when he did E.T. (Attenborough won for Ghandi). -Spielberg originally wanted the raptors to be ten feet tall but scientists said that they werent that tall. -Then while filming a fossil of a ten foot tall raptor was discovered. -Juliette Binoche ( Dan In Real Life) offered role of Dr. Sattler. -Hurrican Iniki hit Kauai during filming and movie was delayed.
-Only scene not shot on Kauai was when the Rex jumped out and ate the Gallimimus which was shot on Oahu. -All the merchandise in the film was, in some part, actually created to be sold. -Spielberg originally wanted stop motion photography to animate the dinosaurs. -Helicopter used in the film was later involved in a crash in Hawaii. -Briefly held box office record until Titanic came out. -In original ending Grant was going to use the skeleton of the Rex in the lobby as a marionette to crush the Raptors. -Film and book generated so much interest in paleontology that schools saw a record increase in students pursuing the profession.