Once in a while a film comes along that captures the imaginations of everyone, from children to adults and Jurassic Park was one of these. Steve Spielberg’s ode to dinosaurs awed us and in the process changed the way films were made forever.
In this episode of The 602 Club host Matthew Rushing is joined by Andi VanderKolk and Will Nguyen to talk about the original Jurassic Park. We share our JPS (Jurassic Park stories), what we love so much about the film, scientific discovery vs. nature, changing film making, the music of Williams, nitpicks and if it still holds up.
What We Love So Much (00:12:19)
Scientific Discovery vs. Nature (00:20:12)
The Nature Aspect (00:42:04)
Changing Film Making Again (00:45:52)
The Music of Williams (00:54:27)
Does it Hold Up? (01:04:29)
Matthew Rushing (Editor and Producer) Norman C. Lao (Executive Producer) C Bryan Jones (Executive Producer) Charlene Schmidt (Executive Producer) Matthew Rushing (Executive Producer) Richard Marquez (Production Manager) Will Nguyen (Content Manager) Ken Tripp (Associate Producer) Davis Grayson (Associate Producer)
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