The Academy Presents 'Moments That Changed The Movies: JURASSIC PARK'

The Academy Presents 'Moments That Changed The Movies: JURASSIC PARK'

"If I listened to 'you will never,' the T-Rex wouldn't have been built" - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released a 10-minute video taking a behind-the-scenes look at 1993's instant classic Jurassic Park. Come check it out and see how the film changed the history of cinema forever!

Steven Spielberg's phenomenally successful sci-fi adventure thriller is graced by state-of-the-art special effects from the team of Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri from George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic. The film follows two dinosaur experts -- Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Dr. Ellie Sattler Laura Dern) -- as they are invited by eccentric millionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) to preview his new amusement park on an island off Costa Rica. By cloning DNA harvested from pre-historic insects, Hammond has been able to create living dinosaurs for his new Jurassic Park, an immense animal preserve housing real brachiosaurs, dilophosaurs, triceratops, velociraptors, and a Tyrannosaur Rex. Accompanied by cynical scientist Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who is obsessed with chaos theory, and Hammond's two grandchildren (Ariana Richards and Joseph Mazzello), they are sent on a tour through Hammond's new resort in computer controlled touring cars. But as a tropical storm hits the island, knocking out the power supply, and an unscrupulous employee (Wayne Knight) sabotages the system so that he can smuggle dinosaur embryos out of the park, the dinosaurs start to rage out of control. Grant then has to bring Hammond's grandchildren back to safety as the group is pursued by the gigantic man-eating beasts.

Jurassic Park featured:
Director: Steven Spielberg
Sam Neill as Dr. Alan Grant
Laura Dern as Dr. Ellie Sattler
Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm
Richard Attenborough as John Hammond
Ariana Richards as Alexis "Lex" Murphy
Joseph Mazzello as Timothy "Tim" Murphy
Bob Peck as Robert Muldoon
Martin Ferrero as Donald Gennaro
Wayne Knight as Dennis Nedry
Samuel L. Jackson as Ray Arnold
Cameron Thor as Dr. Lewis Dodgson
Miguel Sandoval as Juanito Rostagno
Gerald R. Molen as Dr. Garry Harding
BD Wong as Dr. Henry Wu
Richard Kiley as himself
Greg Burson as Mr. D.N.A.

Jurassic World hits theaters June 12, 2015

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marvel72 - 6/9/2014, 4:34 AM
the t-rex/car attack scene is i think is one of the greatest scenes in the history of cinema.
MrSundayMovies - 6/9/2014, 4:43 AM
This is pretty awesome.
Floke - 6/9/2014, 5:01 AM
Agree on that Marvel72. Nearly lost all my fingernails during that scene first time I saw it in the theater. Perfection. (Exept for the huge movie misstake in how the T-Rex walked over the fence and later the car crashes down in the same spot and suddenly there is a long distance down to the ground on the side the Rex came from.. But I choose to ignore that. :) )
McGee - 6/9/2014, 5:39 AM
MakluIV - 6/9/2014, 5:44 AM
Awesome film, but does anyone know where I can get that Destroyer statue at 7:53?
MexicanSexyman - 6/9/2014, 6:12 AM
Amazing film. The effects still hold up compared to recent films. Some shots I couldn't tell the difference between cgi and practical like the raptor kitchen scene. Man, I love this series as much as Starwars and I can't wait for Jurassic World!
NoAssemblyReqd - 6/9/2014, 6:29 AM
Re: the T.Rex cliff mistake. Someone drew a pretty nifty diagram of just what was going on there.

Floke - 6/9/2014, 6:29 AM
McGee: They banned Pingu? Well.. I guess we all could see it coming.
DaVinci31 - 6/9/2014, 6:32 AM


That reminded me of this . . .

DaVinci31 - 6/9/2014, 6:47 AM

MercwithMouth - 6/9/2014, 7:07 AM
That hit me right in the childhood. Awesomeness.
sKeemAn - 6/9/2014, 8:43 AM
What an awesome movie this was. I'm in agreement with @marvel72.
AsianVersionOfET - 6/9/2014, 9:47 AM
Wow, this is a fantastic video. Thank God for those guys who were willing to try when everyone else said not to. Man I wanna watch Jurassic Park now.
SauronsBANE - 6/9/2014, 9:50 AM
Hell yeah! Jurassic Park is my most favorite movie of all time, and it blew me away as a kid and even now, when I've seen it dozens and dozens of times over. The special effects are more realistic and believable than most major blockbusters today, the characters are more 3-dimensional and well thought-out than most scripts bother with nowadays, and it's such a Spielberg movie at its core. It's almost completely flawless, and it absolutely changed the face of movies forever. Awesome stuff.
BANE5000 - 6/9/2014, 12:58 PM
To me the greatest moment in Jurassic park and film history in general is the very first shot of the T-Rex breaking through the wires and giving off the roar :]
Indy - 6/9/2014, 1:25 PM
great movie it had nice blend of CGI and practical effect that made the dinosaurs feel real movies today abused power of CGI make everything feel like videogame it less special now. It takes me out the movie they need to tone down the use of CGI and be more creative how they make movies that what I take away from JP is how creative it was to make that movie. That's how I feel anyway But love Jurassic park one my favorite films.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 6/9/2014, 2:44 PM
the book is still handsdown a WAY better story...the movie has 2 raptors.... the book has 27
superbatspiderman - 6/9/2014, 3:14 PM
Jurassic Park is the greatest special effects marvel of all time. It is over 20 years old and still looks fantastic. I agree that the T-Rex scene is one of the greatest scenes in all of cinema.

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