LibraryThing Movie Night—Jurassic Park
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Next Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 9pm EDT (US) join us right here on Talk to discuss the 1993 film adaptation of Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park.
There's no time like the summer time for a dinosaur-packed adventure, so whether you've seen it once (or thrice before), or this will be your first viewing, we hope you'll join us! Jurassic Park is streaming on Netflix in the US (among other countries), or you can rent it on Amazon, Google, iTunes, and even YouTube.
Please keep this thread spoiler-free until movie night! When in doubt, use
In case you've been hiding under a fossilized rock for the last 20+ years, here's the original trailer.
Full details are on the blog.
Screen Rant: Jurassic Park Pitch Meeting
(This link has spoilers and sarcasm.)
I'll be here, along with at least 3 other LT staff members (one of whom will be watching Jurassic Park for the very first time!!!), and we're all pretty hyped—every time we mention JP in staff chat, at least one of us has to say "hold on to your butts".
It's been maybe five years since the last time I saw this movie? It's a modern classic, imho.
>27 lesmel: Yes! Completely unaffiliated with the actual movie. Catchy as heck, though.
It does, however, highlight all the supporting people—many of them speaking Spanish, because it's set in Costa Rica.
The second scene should have been the first.
And can I just say it took forever for me to figure out what the guy says in Spanish as Genero is on the raft.
(This is the game where we announce computer sightings, right?)
I had that grey laptop.
Dinosaur Heresies check.
ETA: Are different shows available in different countries? I'm in Canada.
From a hundred million year old mosquito, of course.
I wish Henry Wu had a bigger part in this movie; but if he had the same fate as the book...
He's watching them. But I wouldn't say he's a psychopath. He's watching them because deep down he's an entertainer--he wants to see the effect. IMHO.
What's the great white hunter's accent? Is he supposed to be South African?
THE LINE! hold on to yer butts...
Muldoon was played by Bob Peck. English actor. Fandom wiki says book Muldoon was from Nairobi. But..."The film's script described him as being "grim-faced, fortyish and British; someone whose voice commanded attention."
God, I love the Nedry dialogue.
Who's the black and white photo on his monitor? Familiar but I can't place him.
OH OH FAVORITE LINE! "Dinosaurus eat man. Woman inherita the earth..."
"See I'm here now by myself, talking to myself." The vague ridiculousness of the wooing man.
"Yours was fully illustrated..."
:) :) :)
Also, what kind of veterinarian wouldn't check their patient's eyes like, first thing?
"When you gotta go, you gotta go." You can't argue with that.
The whole vision-is-based on movement thing is a total guess.
Buster Keaton check…
The wardrobe physics in this movie entertain me. Later on,
Except on the computer programmer! If you just hadn't been cheap with the computer programmer, everything would be fine!
Second character I identify with. :)
Anyway, struck and stikes me as very true to how code works.
Grant's spoof of the fence is very much a my dad move. I appreciate it still.
You'd think a movie with both Jeff Goldblum AND Julianne Moore would better.
As long as I maintain the "brainless summer fun" attitude, I'm good with the movie.
We used to have the Jurassic Park SuperNintendo game. The children never got all the way through. I still hold the record for getting into all the buildings and going through the ship to collect all the necessary items to escape the island. The velociraptors were clunky but could kill you and the T rex swallowed you whole.
I think I'll faint now. :)
Anyway, if anyone’s interested there’s a new book on the latest understanding of dinosaurs: The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs: A New History of A Lost World. And yes, he references Jurassic Park.
It's worst then that, it just doesn't make any sense. How can it avoid walking into trees if it can't see anything that doesn't move?
I wasn't able to watch with you all last night, but I did manage to read (and enjoy) the book in the last few years. When the movie first came out, my children were pretty young and we were very protective, so we didn't see it in theaters. Although, we did go to some sort of children's movie, and during the happy film, we could hear the roaring and screaming of Jurassic Park in the theater room next to ours. It was pretty funny.
When I finally did manage to watch Jurassic Park, it was late at night. I was by myself, everyone else at the other end of the house asleep. In the scene where the velociraptors were stalking the children in the dining hall, my Siamese cat suddenly banged against the outside door near me. Quite loudly. I jumped a mile!
Vote: Show of hands: who here has read the book?
>305 theaelizabet: Thanks for the recommendation! Always need more dinosaur books.
>308 MrsLee: Clever kitty! Yeah, the claymation video is definitely, well, weird, for lack of a better term, but I was very into it as a kid. Alapalooza (the album this song came from) was the first album Weird Al released after I became aware of and hooked on his music. There are still a number of classic songs for which I don't know the real lyrics—just the parody.
>309 sturlington: I couldn't agree more!