Jurassic Park (1993) : Summary
Jurassic Park is a 1993 American science fiction adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is based on the 1990 novel of the same name byMichael Crichton. It stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough, Ariana Richards, Joseph Mazzello, Martin Ferrero and Bob Peck. The film centers on the fictional Isla Nublar near Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, where a billionaire philanthropist and a small team of genetic scientists have created a wildlife park of cloned dinosaurs.
Before Crichton’s book was even published, many studios had already begun bidding to acquire the picture rights. Spielberg, with the backing ofUniversal Studios, acquired the rights before publication in 1990, and Crichton was hired for an additional $500,000 to adapt the novel for the screen.David Koepp wrote the final draft, which left out much of the novel’s exposition and violence and made numerous changes to the characters. Filming took place in California and Hawaii.
Jurassic Park is regarded as a landmark in the use of computer-generated imagery, and received positive reviews from most critics. The film grossed over $900 million worldwide, surpassing another Spielberg film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, to become the highest-grossing film released up to that time (it was surpassed four years later by Titanic). It currently ranks as the 25th-highest-grossing film worldwide, and 20th-highest-grossing film in North America, adjusted for inflation. It is the highest-grossing film produced by Universal and directed by Spielberg. Jurassic Park won theAcademy Award for Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Visual Effects.
The film’s success led to two sequels being made: The Lost World: Jurassic Park also directed by Spielberg, which was released on May 23, 1997, and Jurassic Park III, directed by Joe Johnston, which was released on July 18, 2001.A 3D re-release was released on April 5, 2013, to commemorate the movie’s 20th Anniversary. Jurassic Park 4 is slated to be released on June 13, 2014 in 3D.