History Film / JurassicPark

27th Jun '17 3:35:43 PM Sabrewing
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: In light of the merchandising juggernaut that this film became upon its release, this line applies just as much to the real world as it does the film's universe.
-->'''Gennaro:''' We're gonna make a ''fortune'' with this place.
22nd Jun '17 5:36:36 PM The12thDoctor
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[[caption-width-right:300: ''Welcome...to [[TitleDrop Jurassic Park.]]'']]

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[[caption-width-right:300: ''Welcome...to ''[[SignatureLine "Welcome... to]] [[TitleDrop Jurassic Park.]]'']]
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22nd Jun '17 3:05:13 AM Sanokal
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** When the ''T. rex'' breaks out of its enclosure, the literary version of Ian Malcolm simply jumped out of the jeep and ran, much like Regis in the novel and Gennaro in the film. Jeff Goldblum suggested that he instead distract the ''T. rex,'' so that Grant can get the kids to safety.

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** When the ''T. rex'' breaks out of its enclosure, the literary version of Ian Malcolm simply jumped out of the jeep and ran, much like Regis in the novel and Gennaro in the film. Jeff Goldblum suggested that he instead distract the ''T. rex,'' so that Grant can get the kids to safety. That being said, in the novel, the attack went from BadToWorse incredibly quickly and was apparently over before either Alan or Ian could help; Malcolm only gaps it when the rex comes for their car.



** Gennaro, a reasonably fit, brave, and definitely-not-''Tyrannosaurus''-chow protagonist, is more-or-less turned into Ed Regis from the novel, a spineless lawyer/PR rep who abandons two helpless children and gets eaten soon after. Taking it further, Book!Regis actually has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction when he realizes that he abandoned the children and keeps kicking himself for it afterward.
** In the book, Dennis Nedry had a reason for [[spoiler: sabotaging the park and stealing the dinosaur DNA]] beyond sheer greed: [=InGen=] had essentially blackmailed him into adding extensive modifications to their already-extensive computer systems for no pay. In the movie, he's given no such justification and is in it for the money.
** Oddly enough, ''Grant'' is a (minor) example: his character arc involves him starting as a (mild) ChildHater and growing out of it through CharacterDevelopment. His book version ''loves'' children (he finds their curiosity and love of dinosaurs endearing). Most probably Steven Spielberg's AuthorAppeal at work.

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** Gennaro, a reasonably fit, brave, and definitely-not-''Tyrannosaurus''-chow protagonist, is more-or-less turned into Ed Regis from the novel, a spineless lawyer/PR rep who abandons two helpless children and gets eaten soon after. Taking it further, Book!Regis actually has a MyGodWhatHaveIDone reaction when he realizes that he abandoned the children and keeps kicking himself for it afterward.
afterward (although Gennaro never really gets the chance to reflect, unlike Regis).
** In the book, Dennis Nedry had a reason for [[spoiler: sabotaging [[spoiler:sabotaging the park and stealing the dinosaur DNA]] beyond sheer greed: [=InGen=] had essentially blackmailed him into adding extensive modifications to their already-extensive computer systems for no pay. In the movie, he's given no such justification and is in it for the money.
** Oddly enough, ''Grant'' is a (minor) example: his character arc involves him starting as a (mild) ChildHater and growing out of it through CharacterDevelopment. His book version ''loves'' children (he finds their curiosity and love of dinosaurs endearing). Most probably Steven Spielberg's AuthorAppeal at work.



** There's also the way the park is viewed as a whole. In the book, it had numerous problems in addition to [[spoiler: the dinosaurs finding a way to breed, such as the fact that several of them had escaped and were attacking children on the mainland]], to the point of where one might think that [[spoiler: Nedry's sabotage]] only sped up the inevitable. In the film, we get the implication that everything would have worked out fine if not for [[spoiler: Nedry]].

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** There's also the way the park is viewed as a whole. In the book, it had numerous problems in addition to [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the dinosaurs finding a way to breed, such as the fact that several of them had escaped and were attacking children on the mainland]], to the point of where one might think that [[spoiler: Nedry's [[spoiler:Nedry's sabotage]] only sped up the inevitable. In the film, we get the implication that everything would have worked out fine if not for [[spoiler: Nedry]].[[spoiler:Nedry]].
19th Jun '17 3:48:24 PM EtherReal
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** This has given rise to the theory that Hammond had the dinosaurs created wholecloth from modern bird and reptile DNA and was using his guests to see how realistic and believable his creations were.
17th Jun '17 8:34:46 AM Sabrewing
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--> '''Hammond:''' So much for our first tour: two no-shows and one sick ''Triceratops''.
11th Jun '17 8:23:04 PM Josef5678
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* ContrivedCoincidence: [[spoiler: The ''T. rex'' showing up at the end to bust into the Visitors' Centre, kill the raptors and, inadvertently, save Allen, Ellie, Lex, and Tim. In the original script, Grant was going to operate the ''T. rex'' skeleton in the lobby to crush the raptors, but Spielberg felt they needed to bring the living ''T. rex'' back one more time. And he was ''right.'' ]]

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[[spoiler: The ''T. rex'' showing up at the end to bust into the Visitors' Centre, kill the raptors and, inadvertently, save Allen, Ellie, Lex, and Tim. In the original script, Grant was going to operate the ''T. rex'' skeleton in the lobby to crush the raptors, but Spielberg felt they needed to bring the living ''T. rex'' back one more time. And he was ''right.'' ]]
11th Jun '17 11:51:51 AM Emperor_Oshron
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** During the famously frightening "Raptors In The Kitchen" scene, one of the raptors knocks over some pots and pans with its tail, happening to hit Tim and Lex who are crawling past it one aisle over and they panic, making more noise. Tim hides just around a corner next to a bunch of hanging ladles and other utensils, hitting most of them and barely avoiding detection by the raptor. And then the ''one'' ladle that he ''didn't'' touch falls off its handle ''all by itself'' and clangs on the floor. Improbable? Yes. Scary? ''You bet it is.''
4th Jun '17 11:40:31 AM StarTropes
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** "Stick, stupid -- stick! Ah, no wonder you're extinct... I'm gonna run you over when I come back down". Cue PoeticJustice.

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** "Stick, stupid -- stupid! Fetch the stick! Ah, no wonder you're extinct... I'm gonna run you over when I come back down". Cue PoeticJustice.


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* RunOrDie: Pretty much the only thing anybody can do against the ''T. rex'' and the raptors.
26th May '17 4:41:26 PM HeeHeeHaHa
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Hammond and Wu]] die in the first book but survive in the first movie. Also [[spoiler:Ian Malcolm]], until the second book {{retcon}}ned his death. [[spoiler:Wu]] wasn't a major character in the film, and [[spoiler:Hammond]] wasn't a {{Jerkass}} like his literary counterpart.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler:Hammond and Wu]] die in the first book but survive in the first movie. Also [[spoiler:Ian Malcolm]], until the second book {{retcon}}ned his death. [[spoiler:Wu]] wasn't a major character in the film, and [[spoiler:Hammond]] wasn't a {{Jerkass}} like his literary counterpart. The dinosaurs too; at the end of the first novel, Isla Nublar is napalmed and all the dinosaurs horrifically killed. In the film universe, the napalming apparently doesn't happen, as Rexy survives and is recaptured over a decade later for display in the reopened park, ''Film/JurassicWorld''. The ruins of the original Visitor's Center is seen as well, and while it has been reclaimed by the jungle, it is very clearly un-napalmed.
21st May '17 9:22:13 AM Aurelian
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* StealthyColossus: The T-Rex manages to get into the Visitor Center without anyone noticing, before attacking the raptors.

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* StealthyColossus: The T-Rex T-Rex, whose presence throughout the movie has been indicated by earth-shattering footsteps, manages to get into the Visitor Center without anyone noticing, before attacking the raptors.
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