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Intelligent Design: Creating The Terminator

From a flop sweat fever dream it came to him – James Cameron’s Tech Noir nightmare. Sacked unceremoniously from his fledgling debut , Piranha 2: The Spawning, the hungry director, determined to make his mark after toiling as a special effects maestro at Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, bought a one way ticket to Rome […]

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Scene Is Believing: Jurassic park

The T-Rex Comes Out To Play With Jaws in 1975, Steven Spielberg was plagued by problems from his leading man, or should I say, shark. So much so that Bruce (named after his lawyer Bruce Ramer) was kept under water much of the time, his approaching menace signalled by a fin, that music, and the […]

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Unsung Heroes: Stan Winston’s Jurassic Park Creature Effect Workshop

Even after nineteen years, many people think that the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Park films are solely CGI creations, ushering in a new dawn and signalling the death knell of old school movie effects magic.  They are wrong, of course. If anything, it is the outstanding animatronic creature performances of practical effects and make-up genius […]

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Jurassic Park: 21 Things To Remember

Jurassic Park is 21 years old this week, and to celebrate, here are 21 facts you should know about this still radical creature feature. All set? Strap in! 1. The Jurassic Park T-Rex skeleton logo was adapted from the original Michael Crichton novel cover designed by Chip Kidd. 2. Director Steven Spielberg learnt about the […]

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