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Spared no expense… Richard Attenborough’s best bits from Jurassic Park

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , on August 26, 2014 by Ross McG


Sadly, Sir Richard Attenborough is no longer with us.

Moviegoers of various ages will have different memories of ‘Dickie’, both of his work behind the camera on films like Oh! What a Lovely War, Gandhi, Cry Freedom, Chaplin and Shadowlands, and his performances in front of it in Brighton Rock, The Great Escape, 10 Rillington Place and Miracle on 34th Street.

But for many film fans, Attenborough will always be John Hammond, the man who brought dinosaurs back to life in Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster Jurassic Park.

In Michael Crichton’s novel, Hammond is a bit of a nasty piece of work, whose main incentive from recreating dinos is to make a bit of cash. He also meets a bit of a sticky end. But in the movie, because he is played by loveable Attenborough, Hammond is more of a misguided figure, albeit one still obsessed with money (‘Spared no expense!’).

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Magic Xylophone: Jurassic Park

Posted in MAGIC XYLOPHONE with tags , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by Professor Magic Xylophone

Alas fellow humans, Professor Magic Xylophone here, and it’s time to separate out the movies you should show to your children in order to encourage a good scientific mind from those that should be banned for spreading as much misinformation as your high school physics book, when it told you there were only four dimensions. This time we’re gonna have a look at what is considered the gold standard of Dinosaur movies (No not the land before time, which I believe should be banned forever), Jurassic Park! Continue reading

Jaws v Jurassic Park

Posted in BATTLES with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by Ross McD

Thanks to a recent excellent cinematic documentary, we now know who would win in a fight between a Mega Shark and a Giant Octopus. Sadly, with 65 million years separating them, we may never know who would win in a fight between a shark and a dinosaur. But with a little help from Steven Spielberg, the Rosses make their cases. Click HERE or the pic above to read the arguments. Continue reading