The 25th anniversary of Spielberg's Jurassic Park - and the colossal impact it had on moviemaking
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Steven Spielberg's unforgettable - and nightmare inducing - Jurassic Park turns 25 today, just as the fifth instalment arrives in cinemas worldwide. The novel to film adaptation, released on June 11th 1993, represented a huge technological advancement in movie magic, thanks to its use of remarkable special effects and revolutionary CGI that brought the terrifying dinosaurs back to life, scarring audiences everywhere. Based on writer Michael Crichton's unnerving 1990 novel, the film follows optimistic mad-scientist John Hammond (Richard Attenborough), as he attempts to manufacture an ultramodern and advanced safari park on Isla Nublar, in order to exhibit his genetically recreated primeval creatures, produced from a strain of DNA extracted from a mosquito. Hammond later invites palaeontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) to explore the park and facilities, at which point everything goes drastically wrong. Of course. The film is renowned for numerous reasons, from the thrilling suspense, showcased in various scenes though fierce and fast-paced dinosaur attacks, and the chilling yet uplifting score by renowned composer John Williams. Most noticeably however, it earned its deserved adoration due to the astonishing demonstration of nearly a hundred years of filmmaking progress. Jurassic Park was the first film to create realistic and believable creatures using computer animation, of which, undeniably, confirms it to still be the unrivalled use of visual effects in over 25 years.
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