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post #301 of 548
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No one ever really talks about the Jaws or Jurassic Park books that much. 

Which is weird because Jurassic Park was a way, way better book than movie.

post #302 of 548

Jurassic Park is probably a top 10 movie of all time.

 

The book just blows it out of the fucking water. Better character development, more dinosaur carnage, a much better sense of geography and going's on, and such a more satisfying ending.

 

I actually think I might track down a copy and read it again. It's been way too long.

post #303 of 548

I remember reading the book when I was in highschool and thinking: boy, this is way more violent than the movie.

post #304 of 548
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Originally Posted by Codename View Post
 

No one ever really talks about the Jaws or Jurassic Park books that much. 

Jaws is one of the few instances I know of the movie being so much better than the book.

post #305 of 548
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I remember reading the book when I was in highschool and thinking: boy, this is way more violent than the movie.

 

Yeah. That scene where the baby T-Rex kills the dude while "playing" with him. Nedry's death being way more gruesome (and at the "hands" of a proper Dilophosaurus and not that 3 foot tall version bullshit).

 

Crichton understood what Jurassic Park needed to be and had himself a gory blast with it. The movie - again, I will love dearly forever - had to be family friendly.

post #306 of 548
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Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
 

Which is weird because Jurassic Park was a way, way better book than movie.

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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
 

Jurassic Park is probably a top 10 movie of all time.

 

The book just blows it out of the fucking water. Better character development, more dinosaur carnage, a much better sense of geography and going's on, and such a more satisfying ending.

 

I actually think I might track down a copy and read it again. It's been way too long.

I love the movie to death, but Crichton's novel is PACKED with great stuff.  I've never been on board with the "asshole" version of Hammond from the novel (because I think the movie's version of him - a good man whose hubris grew beyond reason - is a much more interesting and even "tragic" interpretation, and Attenborough is just so warm and human in the role), but that's one of the only areas that (on paper) the novel is demonstrably inferior to the movie.

 

I still think a 6 - 8 episode miniseries adapting the novel could have some potential to be really cool, and different enough from the movie to make it viable and worthwhile.

 

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Jaws is one of the few instances I know of the movie being so much better than the book.

Kudos to Sackler, Gottlieb, Milius, Spielberg, and even Benchley himself for taking the bare essentials of the book and building something better out of them.

post #307 of 548
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I love the movie to death, but Crichton's novel is PACKED with great stuff.  I've never been on board with the "asshole" version of Hammond from the novel (because I think the movie's version of him - a good man whose hubris grew beyond reason - is a much more interesting and even "tragic" interpretation, and Attenborough is just so warm and human in the role), but that's one of the only areas that (on paper) the novel is demonstrably inferior to the movie.

 

I still think a 6 - 8 episode miniseries adapting the novel could have some potential to be really cool, and different enough from the movie to make it viable and worthwhile.

 

I agree with everything, for sure. But I do think that Hammond should have died at the end of the film for his hubris. But that would have destroyed the "happy" ending of the kids having bonded with Grant on the helicopter ride out and Ellie being like "Oh yeah, it's baby time finally."

 

I'd fucking love a more faithful adaptation done as a one-season series by HBO. Technology has gotten to the point where creating the dinosaurs couldn't be too terribly expensive. And a well done, all-out dinosaur gore fest would return the investment several times over, I'm sure.

post #308 of 548
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I'd fucking love a more faithful adaptation done as a one-season series by HBO. Technology has gotten to the point where creating the dinosaurs couldn't be too terribly expensive. And a well done, all-out dinosaur gore fest would return the investment several times over, I'm sure.

Absolutely.  There are still several big setpieces I've been waiting for the movies to use, but if they're never going to get around to it, let a show take a swing.

post #309 of 548

I am no huge Michael Crichton fan but the Jurassic Park book is, indeed, awesome.

 

That said, while the awesomeness had to be a good bit reduced given the technical constraints of the time, what Spielberg and his crew were able to pull off with the movie was nothing short of miraculous. And remains more tactile and convincing than a lot of current CG-fests.

 

Narratively, I will say, I wish the movie had taken a few more pages from the book (haha, literally) in the treatment of Hammond. Otherwise, I understand the reasons for most of the changes and excisions.

 

It's a shame that the Jurassic Park movies went on a downward spiral of increasing awfulness. Lesser filmmakers after The Lost World, to be sure, had a lot to with that, and poor scripts. Jurassic World was a new low, though, in that Trevorrow had minimal vision and yet maximum access to do whatever the hell he wanted in terms of the visuals. And it shows. It's a shiny slop-fest, and not believable. Nothing has the weight or precise craft of that first movie.

 

I would worry about a new miniseries adaptation of the book for similar reason.

post #310 of 548
I'd prefer a Lost World miniseries than Jurassic Park.

But waiting 10 episodes until we actually see dinosaurs, I would lose my mind. The problem with TV budget.
post #311 of 548
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I'd prefer a Lost World miniseries than Jurassic Park.

There's definitely still some great material to mine from Crichton's THE LOST WORLD, too.

post #312 of 548

I haven't read the Lost World novel since it came out and recall not liking it as much as the original.

 

One of the parts I remember was a sequence with a camouflaging dino and they likely brought this element back for the Indominus in JW.

post #313 of 548
I revisited the book recently, and yes, it’s way gorier. Which was very cool when I was a teenager. But on the whole, I find the movie to be a much better overall experience. As iconic a film as anyone one’s ever made, it’s the very definition of movie magic.
post #314 of 548

Yeah the Lost World movie just has a whole lot more momentum and purpose about it, compared to the book. 

post #315 of 548
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I revisited the book recently, and yes, it’s way gorier. Which was very cool when I was a teenager. But on the whole, I find the movie to be a much better overall experience. As iconic a film as anyone one’s ever made, it’s the very definition of movie magic.


The movie is certainly better structured and more tightly-plotted than the novel, which doesn't have anything approaching typical act breaks, nor does it have a singular, blockbustery climax.  That said, the novel's looser structure allows Crichton to explore interesting side alleys - fun digressions, scenarios, and setpieces - that, by necessity, had to drop by the wayside when the book was translated into a three-act narrative.

 

But yes, "movie magic" is absolutely what the film has in spades.  Seeing it at age 6 remains the defining movie-going experience of my life.

post #316 of 548

Jurassic Park sealed my fate as a filmmaker from age 7.

post #317 of 548

Ben Mendelsohn says Steven Spielberg is a wonderful teacher: http://screenrant.com/ben-mendelsohn-steven-spielberg-ready-player-one/

 

Screenwriter Zak Penn teases the mind-bending virtuosity of the film's action sequences: http://twitter.com/zakpenn/status/936844970635304961

post #318 of 548

Alan Silvestri working on the film's score with Steven Spielberg, per the former's instagram page:

 

http://www.instagram.com/p/BcPm6mSlH4Y/?taken-by=alan.silvestri_music

 

Rumor has it that a second trailer for this is being cut. One would think it'd be attached to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

post #319 of 548

I can't wait to hear what Silvestri cooks up.  Knowing Spielberg, I'm hoping Silvestri's been able to go full-on fantasy adventure with this.

post #320 of 548

A second trailer is on its way in the coming days, in time for The Last Jedi...

 

http://www.trailer-track.com/2017/12/05/in-the-pipeline-get-ready-for-a-new-trailer-for-steven-spielbergs-ready-player-one/

post #321 of 548

New trailer sunday! Some new pics.

http://ew.com/movies/2017/12/08/ready-player-one-first-look-photos/

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Edited by Mola Ram - 12/8/17 at 11:44am
post #322 of 548

LOVE this poster! Would fit nicely with any of the Amblin posters from the 80s.

 

post #323 of 548

hey that's pretty nice

 

I can see it on a VHS cover!

 

 

 

having recently finished the audiobook, I'm really looking forward to what Spielberg will do with this

 

the material itself is basic, but there's a lot of room for him to play

post #324 of 548
As with his best material.
post #325 of 548

you're GONE bazingabird!

post #326 of 548

That poster is sublime. 

post #327 of 548
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you're GONE bazingabird!

I feel like it's a shitty thing to lord something over me that I admitted whilst feeling very self conscious about it.

 

There's no shortage of people absolutely shitting on this source material, but I still believe the Beard doing his "video game Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" is such a cool fun idea.  I can't imagine this movie not being interesting.

post #328 of 548

i'm sorry bazinga

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post #330 of 548
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There's no shortage of people absolutely shitting on this source material

You know what those people can do?

Get.


To.


Fuck.
post #331 of 548
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You know what those people can do?

Get.


To.


Fuck.

I mean.  It can be an obnoxious book.  Surely you've seen the screen grab of that one page?  Shirley.

post #332 of 548

imagine listening to Will Wheaton reading it for HOURS!

post #333 of 548

....

 

 

I uhh....

 

Herm how do admit this...

post #334 of 548
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LOVE this poster! Would fit nicely with any of the Amblin posters from the 80s.

 

 

Is it me or is his right leg supernaturally long?

post #335 of 548

Is logn some cool fancy new hacker term?

 

Also thanks, I'll never unsee his noodle leg.  Cool poster RUINED

post #336 of 548

hahahahah

post #337 of 548
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Is logn some cool fancy new hacker term?

 

Nah, I'm just really ill at the moment and sneezed as I was typing. Sorry in advance if you catch anything from my posts. :(

post #338 of 548
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Nah, I'm just really ill at the moment and sneezed as I was typing. Sorry in advance if you catch anything from my posts. :(

Are you ill because you locked yourself out of your flat and became homeless for a day?

post #339 of 548

I doubt it, as that was a week ago. I'm probably ill because everyone else around me is ill and they've made me ill too. Still, I'd rather get it out of the way now than be ill on the weekend when I watch The Last Jedi. 

post #340 of 548
That leg is ridiculous!
post #341 of 548

Noodle leg.

 

It's all I can see now. 

post #342 of 548

STOP FOCUSING ON THE LEG

post #343 of 548
Maybe this is actually an interpretive biopic of Robert Wadlow.
post #344 of 548
SWEEP THE LEG
post #345 of 548

Are you crazy?  You'd break your shin sweeping that leg!

post #346 of 548
FIRE HARPOON AND TOW CABLE


WAH THAT GOT HIM!!!
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post #348 of 548
LEGGY
PLAYER
ONE
post #349 of 548

He doesn't skip leg day. 

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He doesn't skip leg day. 

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