Among the masterpieces of Steven Spielberg’s filmography, Jurassic Park is almost a perfect blockbuster. However, the shooting was not easy, the Tyrannosaurus having decided to make his own on the set!
[Mis à jour le 30 juin 2020 à 20h40] A pioneer in the use of computer graphics to represent the dinosaurs of John Hammond’s park, Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park also used animatronics. Molded and painted by the artists then robotic, these gigantic puppets were used to allow, in certain scenes, the actors to play in front of something other than a tennis ball (process used for the inlays of synthetic images). So there were sometimes Tyrannosaurus puppets on set, and as producer Kathleen Kennedy explained to Entertainment Weekly, these sometimes lived their own lives, which could have terrorized crew members. “We were eating and suddenly a T-Rex started to move. At first we wondered what was going on and then we realized it was rain. [qui actionnait les animatroniques, ndlr]. We could hear people screaming in fear. ”This must indeed surprise! Find more anecdotes from the set of Jurassic Park in our special feature below.
Synopsis – By exploiting the genetic material present in a fossilized mosquito found inside a piece of amber, scientists have succeeded in bringing back the dinosaurs. John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) invites famous paleontologist Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and his friend Ellie (Laura Dern) to come and discover his new theme park which should make history. The malignant presence of computer scientist Dennis Nedry complicates the presentation of the project. One evening, a terrible storm breaks out, destroying the park’s electrical security system and setting free the terrible predators also present on the island. The protagonists will then constantly struggle to escape this situation.