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(Variety)   Spielberg to revive Jurassic Park on June 13, 2014. Life finds a way   (variety.com) divider line 80
    More: Spiffy, Steven Spielberg, Joe Johnston, Tintin  
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2013-01-12 03:45:04 AM

Dinobot: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.


Dinosaur eats man. Women take over the world.
 
2013-01-12 03:47:47 AM

Beerguy: /CSB on

I was the Security Manager for Jurassic Park 1 & 2.

/CSB off


I thought it was that Muldoon guy
 
2013-01-12 04:11:53 AM

Vash's Apprentice: Dinosaur eats man. Women take over the world Woman inherits the earth.

FTFY
//neurotic
 
2013-01-12 04:12:14 AM

Confabulat: FTFA: but Spielberg sparked interest at the 2011 Comic Con while tupthumping "The Adventures of Tintin"
The writers for Variety need a punch in the nuts.


You're not their intended audience. Complaining about this is like reading a medical journal and complaining that they use industry slang. Variety has been using their own slang since before you were born. Get over it.

/now if you want to complain about the ineptitude of the writer and editor for this article, what with the misspelling of their own slang and leaving out the "billion" after the $1.9...
 
2013-01-12 04:17:31 AM
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2013-01-12 04:29:04 AM
I was hoping they were just going to redo the first one in 3d. fark. I guess that probably isn't feasible anyway.
 
2013-01-12 04:32:51 AM
Maybe I should be ashamed but I will watch the shiat out of a new Jurassic Park movie. I love those goddamned animatronic dinosaurs.
 
2013-01-12 04:38:44 AM

asimplescribe: I was hoping they were just going to redo the first one in 3d. fark. I guess that probably isn't feasible anyway.


http://www.movieinsider.com/m8432/jurassic-park/
 
2013-01-12 05:56:22 AM

Fun fact: Jurassic Park is more or less responsible for George Lucas's infatuation with CGI and all things digital:

Spielberg hired Stan Winston to create the animatronic dinosaurs, Phil Tippett to create go motion dinosaurs for long shots, Michael Lantieri to supervise the on-set effects, and Dennis Muren to do the digital compositing. Winston's department created fully detailed models of the dinosaurs before molding latex skins, which were fitted over complex robotics. Tippett created stop-motion animatics of major scenes, but, despite go motion's attempts at motion blurs, Spielberg still found the end results unsatisfactory in terms of working in a live-action feature film. Animators Mark Dippe and Steve Williams went ahead in creating a computer-generated walk cycle for the T. rex skeleton and were approved to do more. When Spielberg and Tippett saw an animatic of the T. rex chasing a herd of Gallimimus, Spielberg said, "You're out of a job," to which Tippett replied, "Don't you mean extinct?" Spielberg later wrote both the animatic and his dialogue between him and Tippett into the script, as a conversation between Malcolm and Grant. As George Lucas watched the demonstration alongside of them, his eyes began to tear up. "It was like one of those moments in history, like the invention of the light bulb or the first telephone call," he said. "A major gap had been crossed, and things were never going to be the same." (Link)
 
2013-01-12 06:04:40 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Fun fact: Jurassic Park is more or less responsible for George Lucas's infatuation with CGI and all things digital:Spielberg hired Stan Winston to create the animatronic dinosaurs, Phil Tippett to create go motion dinosaurs for long shots, Michael Lantieri to supervise the on-set effects, and Dennis Muren to do the digital compositing. Winston's department created fully detailed models of the dinosaurs before molding latex skins, which were fitted over complex robotics. Tippett created stop-motion animatics of major scenes, but, despite go motion's attempts at motion blurs, Spielberg still found the end results unsatisfactory in terms of working in a live-action feature film. Animators Mark Dippe and Steve Williams went ahead in creating a computer-generated walk cycle for the T. rex skeleton and were approved to do more. When Spielberg and Tippett saw an animatic of the T. rex chasing a herd of Gallimimus, Spielberg said, "You're out of a job," to which Tippett replied, "Don't you mean extinct?" Spielberg later wrote both the animatic and his dialogue between him and Tippett into the script, as a conversation between Malcolm and Grant. As George Lucas watched the demonstration alongside of them, his eyes began to tear up. "It was like one of those moments in history, like the invention of the light bulb or the first telephone call," he said. "A major gap had been crossed, and things were never going to be the same." (Link)


I heard somewhere long ago that George Lucas also sat up and paid attention when Babylon 5 got an award for the TV space battle in 'Signs & Portents', when the space station had to fend off human raiders.
 
2013-01-12 06:30:09 AM

Confabulat: I blame Michael Cricton for how lousy the second movie was. The first book was pretty terrific and had a great setup for a sequel, and then that idiot wrote a sequel to THE MOVIE, not his own novel. That would be like George R.R. Martin finishing up the last books of Song of Ice and Fire to fit the TV show. And not only did that suck, but it was a terrible concept as well. The theme park/dinosaur thing was cool; throwing the cast into just a standard jungle island was boring as hell.

I liked #3 ok, it didn't have any of those annoying scenes of sweeping John Williams score while we all ooo and aahh over the veggiesauruses or whatever. And it was short.


Uh, yeah. Oooo.. Aaaah. that's how it all starts. Then later there's running. And screaming.
 
2013-01-12 06:56:22 AM
Ok but make the movie I really wanted as a kid

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/I'd buy that for $1.9 dollars
 
2013-01-12 07:20:56 AM
I hope Spielberg/Crichton will update the velociraptor to its actual chicken-like state.
upload.wikimedia.org

Their behavior would be similar to the damn bastard cassowarys.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-01-12 07:52:39 AM
Spielberg will be next Lucas soon.
 
2013-01-12 08:56:38 AM

Alphax: I heard somewhere long ago that George Lucas also sat up and paid attention when Babylon 5 got an award for the TV space battle in 'Signs & Portents', when the space station had to fend off human raiders.


I hadn't heard that, but I sat up and paid attention when I saw 'Signs & Portents'. During a time where new space shots on TV (Star Trek TNG) number (maybe) less than 10 per episode, suddenly we have this running space dogfight and point defense guns tearing shiat up for 5 minutes, and there was no recycled shots... it was beautiful.

And I thought the flashback battle in 'And the Sky Full of Stars' was hot shiat.
 
2013-01-12 09:08:00 AM

Aboleth: Alphax: I heard somewhere long ago that George Lucas also sat up and paid attention when Babylon 5 got an award for the TV space battle in 'Signs & Portents', when the space station had to fend off human raiders.

I hadn't heard that, but I sat up and paid attention when I saw 'Signs & Portents'. During a time where new space shots on TV (Star Trek TNG) number (maybe) less than 10 per episode, suddenly we have this running space dogfight and point defense guns tearing shiat up for 5 minutes, and there was no recycled shots... it was beautiful.

And I thought the flashback battle in 'And the Sky Full of Stars' was hot shiat.


Indeed. Starfuries tearing up these fixed wing craft that weren't as maneuverable in zero-G, in multiple squadron strength.
 
2013-01-12 09:13:16 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Fun fact: Jurassic Park is more or less responsible for George Lucas's infatuation with CGI and all things digital:Spielberg hired Stan Winston to create the animatronic dinosaurs, Phil Tippett to create go motion dinosaurs for long shots, Michael Lantieri to supervise the on-set effects, and Dennis Muren to do the digital compositing. Winston's department created fully detailed models of the dinosaurs before molding latex skins, which were fitted over complex robotics. Tippett created stop-motion animatics of major scenes, but, despite go motion's attempts at motion blurs, Spielberg still found the end results unsatisfactory in terms of working in a live-action feature film. Animators Mark Dippe and Steve Williams went ahead in creating a computer-generated walk cycle for the T. rex skeleton and were approved to do more. When Spielberg and Tippett saw an animatic of the T. rex chasing a herd of Gallimimus, Spielberg said, "You're out of a job," to which Tippett replied, "Don't you mean extinct?" Spielberg later wrote both the animatic and his dialogue between him and Tippett into the script, as a conversation between Malcolm and Grant. As George Lucas watched the demonstration alongside of them, his eyes began to tear up. "It was like one of those moments in history, like the invention of the light bulb or the first telephone call," he said. "A major gap had been crossed, and things were never going to be the same." (Link)


That right there is why JP still looks impressively good today, 20 years later, when most special effects (the development of which should ostensibly improve with time) looks like crap after only a few years. Stan Winston, Phil Tippett, and Dennis Muren. True masters of their craft. RIP Winston, you were a badass.
 
2013-01-12 10:01:10 AM

ThatBillmanGuy: Huge Jurassic Park fan here...

With that out of the way, I have to say, why? What's the point? No need for this.


The point is money.
 
2013-01-12 10:14:57 AM
If Chricton updates anything I hope he adds zombies. I'd bet he would have some informative ideas and new life to breathe into that trope.
 
2013-01-12 10:55:13 AM
$1.9 profit? Wow, I know it's a Jew trick to use creative accounting to minimise reported profits and screw various people out of their fair share but that's ridiculous.
 
2013-01-12 11:28:05 AM

Spartapuss: If Chricton updates anything I hope he adds zombies. I'd bet he would have some informative ideas and new life to breathe into that trope.


It's the only thing he'd really be qualified to talk about today.
 
2013-01-12 11:30:15 AM
Perhaps he'll revive Terra Nova for the big screen while he's at it.
 
2013-01-12 12:12:41 PM

mjbok: Spartapuss: If Chricton updates anything I hope he adds zombies. I'd bet he would have some informative ideas and new life to breathe into that trope.

He's dead, so that's probably the only thing he can talk about.
 
2013-01-12 12:41:24 PM

Coder: Vash's Apprentice: Dinosaur eats man. Women take over the world Woman inherits the earth.
FTFY
//neurotic


Fair enough. It's been a while since I last watched it, so I had the feeling it wasn't quite right .
 
2013-01-12 01:41:55 PM

T.rex: The Man Who Laughs: Maybe they'll explain how the T-Rex was able to eat the bridge crew of the freighter without escaping from the cargo hold first.

i don't know how i know this, but i believe it was supposedly a pack of raptors that stowed away on the ship, and then upon making it to mainland, were going to take over in the sequel.... But they never shot the sequence.


That's exactly what it was.

The third Jurassic Park movie should have been all about dinosaurs on the mainland. Instead, they took a giant step back and basically remade the first movie only with less interesting characters. (And characters you wanted to get eaten but sadly survived.)
 
2013-01-12 08:22:20 PM

Sandusky Knows Best: mjbok: Spartapuss: If Chricton updates anything I hope he adds zombies. I'd bet he would have some informative ideas and new life to breathe into that trope.
He's dead, so that's probably the only thing he can talk about.


That's kind of what my post was saying, though it didn't appear in your quote of me.
 
2013-01-12 08:29:51 PM

soporific: T.rex: The Man Who Laughs: Maybe they'll explain how the T-Rex was able to eat the bridge crew of the freighter without escaping from the cargo hold first.

i don't know how i know this, but i believe it was supposedly a pack of raptors that stowed away on the ship, and then upon making it to mainland, were going to take over in the sequel.... But they never shot the sequence.

That's exactly what it was.

The third Jurassic Park movie should have been all about dinosaurs on the mainland. Instead, they took a giant step back and basically remade the first movie only with less interesting characters. (And characters you wanted to get eaten but sadly survived.)


They didn't remake the first movie. They used parts of the book that were left out of the first movie and there were still huge chunks they didn't use. Things weren't resolved in a day in the book. They were stuck on that island for a week.

dittybopper: GoodyearPimp: What more needs to be said in this storyline? Leaving aside them jumbling up the events from book to movie. Leaving aside the ridiculous "I'm an acrobat, watch me kick raptor ass". Are they just gonna beat this dead horse for more dollars? I'm not sure why I'm asking.

Maybe in this film, guns will actually *WORK*, and people will be able to use them competently.

Or perhaps someone will take their pocket knife and fashion a long, pointy stick to keep them somewhat at bay.


I don't just want the guns to work, I want to see a T-Rex get shot with a rocket launcher fired from a jeep. Of all the things to cut out from the book how could they leave out something that awesome? In the book the staff was actually prepared for anything up to a full scale war and had an entire arsenal. Something has gone wrong when a video game on the SNES is closer to the book than the movie is. Sigh. Now I have to go play JP again.
 
2013-01-13 11:17:48 PM

The Man Who Laughs: Maybe they'll explain how the T-Rex was able to eat the bridge crew of the freighter without escaping from the cargo hold first.


They all went in to the cargo hold to see a dinosaur. I know I would.
 
2013-01-14 11:35:34 AM
The CG in JP has gotten progressively worse with each new movie. I still think the best CG sequence in movie history was the t-rex scene from JP1. Anamatronics and CG mixed seamlessly in a dark rainy environment. They knew what they had to do to make it look good and they did it. I can only imagine the animators from 1992 thinking to themselves "just imagine how real CG will look in 20 years!".

/JP1 artists can never be overpraised
 
2013-01-14 05:05:20 PM

Elemental79: The CG in JP has gotten progressively worse with each new movie. I still think the best CG sequence in movie history was the t-rex scene from JP1. Anamatronics and CG mixed seamlessly in a dark rainy environment. They knew what they had to do to make it look good and they did it. I can only imagine the animators from 1992 thinking to themselves "just imagine how real CG will look in 20 years!".

/JP1 artists can never be overpraised


Right you are, Sir.
 
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