Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Episode 71: Jurassic Park

Hold on to your butts! We're taking a tour of one of the all-time great blockbusters as we discuss Steven Spielberg's dinosaur-sized hit Jurassic Park. Listen as we examine the film's place as a transition point in Spielberg's filmography, explore its themes of family and scientific responsibility, and unearth how the movie's Oscar-winning special effects brought the dinosaurs back to life. Warning: Contains explicit language, spoilers, and knowledge... things.

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  1. Beautiful episode. Your reviews are always so detailed and astute. Thank you.

  2. Hi from Australia. I've recently discovered your blog and I love it. I've been listening to some of the older episodes and you guys do a great job on the films. Well done.
    I think you're right that Spielberg takes less risks now, compared to in earlier films like Jurassic Park. This was probably the last time I really enjoyed one of his films, at least on the basic adventure level. There is a lot to like about this film: Spielberg's direction, the story, the dinosaurs, John Williams's music, which reminds me of his music for Land of the Giants, and the actors, especially Sam Neill and Samuel L Jackson.
    The film is also appealing to me because I grew up in the 70s watching the classic Harryhausen dinosaur movies of the past. A very satisfying film.
    Thanks again