#26 | Jurassic Park

#26 | Jurassic Park

‘Life, uh, finds a way.’

This week on Up To 90, we talk ‘Jurassic Park’ – the film that brought CGI to the fore and gave us Jaws for a generation-but with dinosaurs. And Jeff Goldblum.

In Steven Spielberg’s massive blockbuster, paleontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) are chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA. Despite insistences from billionaire John Hammond (Richard Attenborough) that the facility is safe, these humans find out dinosaurs are not as cuddly as they might appear when they get out following a power failure. The film was groundbreaking for its visual effects – specifically its use of CGI creatures that propelled it to break all records and become the highest-grossing movie of all time (only to be broken a few years later by a sinking ship).

Was Michael Crichton ripped off selling the rights for a measly 2 million? Who dated whom after filming? Did Jeff Goldblum succeed in playing Jeff Goldblum? Why does Emma text Julie’s partner in the middle of the night? Could Jurassic Park conceivably happen if you had a couple of billion to spare and access to a fossil? Why is Emma utterly obsessed with what Julie wears in bed? Does Emma die halfway through this podcast? All these questions and more are answered in the latest episode of Up To 90 Podcast.

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