Episode 7. Jurassic Park (1993) and Jurassic World (2015): Blockbuster Spectacle and Reconstituting the Family

Blockbuster Spectable and Reconstituting the Family!

We take our first stab at a blockbuster hit — the incredibly influential Jurassic Park (1993).  We discuss the film’s visual effects and influence, its treatment of corporations and family, and the film’s legacy.  Plus, we spend a considerable amount of time discussing Jurassic World (2015) and its place within the franchise.

We’re also still working on our Subscriber Drive so we can add a second regular episode to the show.


Download Episode 007 (Jurassic Park and Jurassic World)(MP3)

Show Notes:

  • Jurassic Park (1993)
  • Jurassic World (2015)
  •  Resources:
    • Steven Spielberg’s America by Frederick Wasser
    • Citizen Spielberg by Lester D. Friedman
    • The Dinosaur Filmography by Mark F. Berry
    • The Making of Jurassic Park by Don Shay and Jody Duncan
    • Steven Spielberg by John Baxter
    • The Films of Steven Spielberg edited by Charles L. P. Silet
    • Steven Spielberg by Joseph McBridge
  • Our next film:
    • Last Night (1998) (we’ll have a post up tomorrow about how to watch it!)

Jurassic Park -- 1993

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