This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, one of the most iconic blockbusters of the modern era. Having delivered state-of-the-art special effects with a team of technical wizards, everyone wanted to know how director Steven Spielberg was able to bring these extinct, larger than life creatures to back from the dead to make us believe in movie magic. Thankfully, a 49-minute documentary from 1995, narrated by James Earl Jones, goes behind the scenes to show us how it was accomplished.
For the biggest fans of Jurassic Park, there’s not much new here. But even so, it’s a fantastic time capsule that looks back at a time in filmmaking when it wasn’t anywhere near as easy to conjure a creature on screen from scratch. This extensive behind the scenes documentary shows how they were created at a time when computer animation was nowhere near as sophisticated as it is today, and it features key interviews with Steven Spielberg and everyone else who made this movie possible.
Funnily enough, this past weekend, I also stumbled upon this in a used book store:
— Ethan Anderton (@Ethan_Anderton) February 12, 2018
It’s essentially the perfect companion book to this making of documentary, and a great way to take a look back at the movie that is turning 25 years old this year. If you want to pick it up yourself, it’s extremely cheap online and easy to get ahold of.
There’s likely plenty more that fans will want to check out during this milestone anniversary, so stay tuned to see what else surfaces for the film’s 25th anniversary, like the new Power Wheels Jurassic Park Jeep.
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