Jurassic Park
The Beauty in the Beasts
Article by Jody Duncan
An unusually prolonged preproduction period paid off both artistically and commercially when Steven Spielberg's much-anticipated Jurassic Park opened this summer to a dinosaur-crazed public. The creation of its amazingly lifelike dinosaurs was an odyssey into moviemaking magic led by Dennis Muren, Stan Winston, Phil Tippett and Michael Lantieri. Effects techniques as old as the movies themselves were infused with new life and direction, while newer approaches were pushed to unexpected heights. The result — a quantum leap in aggregate technologies — would establish an altogether new set of standards for a venerable old genre.
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Free Willy: Under Heavy Cetacean
Company File: Pixar
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Portfolio: Jurassic Park Denizens
Commercial Spot: Evolutionary Auto
Effects Scene: In the Digital Domain
Quick Cuts: A Crash in the Andes
Effects Scene: Cinematic Archaeology
Laserdisc Revolution: Jurassic Reality
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