Why dinosaurs? Well – this was a theme my son asked for. His exact words were “mummy why aren’t there any dinosaur pictures that you do?”. So off I went and looked for the best dinosaur bullet journal layouts and spreads I could find!
His favorite dinosaur is an Eupolopus which who knows if I spelt it right but is apparently a leaf eating dinosaur and its why type of dinosaur he has. Hilllllllaaaarious. Now, for me Jurassic Park the book was my absolute fav book as a kid and I remember reading the while book within a few days of getting. I loved the characters, and I loved the chaos theory. Then the movies came out and I remember going to watch it (it was R13) and I was 10! And I went to go watch it with my buddy James Swatch. I was petrified! But I LOVED it! Its now the 25th annivery of the movie! 25 ffff*ing years! Now I just feel insanely old.
So to make this slightly more interesting I thought about doing an old school 7 facts about the Jurassic Park movie considering it was my favorite. Couple of other movie inspired themes you might be keen to have a look at are: Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter
7 facts about jurassic park dinosaurs
These facts would be fun to put into your dinosaur bullet journal layouts or spreads to make them more fun if you are a super fan like me 😛 (I actually even have a JP T-Shirt)
- Most books that lead to movies end up taking the film’s poster as their cover art, but for Jurassic Park, it was the other way around: The iconic logo on the poster was adapted from designer Chip Kidd’s T. rex skeleton drawing used for the original novel.
- The digital artists took video of themselves acting like the Gallimimusherd for reference before they animated the stampede scene; it helped them create more realistic instinctive behavior. Meanwhile, Stan Winston’s crew built raptor suits.
- Casting is everything: Other possible candidates for the roles in the film included William Hurt and Harrison Ford as Alan Grant, Christina Ricci as Lex, Sean Connery as John Hammond, and Robin Wright or Juliette Binoche as Ellie Sattler.
- Richard Attenborough, who plays InGen CEO John Hammond, was on a 15 year hiatus from acting when Spielberg approached him about taking a role in Jurassic Park. Attenborough had been directing—in fact, his film Gandhi beat Spielberg’s
- Jurassic Park shot on location in 1992 on Hawaii’s Kauai Island. Hurricane Iniki—the most powerful hurricane to hit Hawaii in recorded history—hit during filming. Attenborough apparently slept through the worst of it. When asked by cast members how that was possible, he replied that it was nothing—after all, he had survived the London Blitz during World War II!
- Famed paleontologist Jack Horner was used during production to ensure the dinosaurs exhibited scientifically accurate behavior, and Robert T. Bakker—also a paleontologist—gave animators information about the dinosaur’s physical characteristics.
- The sound design of the T. rex’s roar was reportedly a composite of tiger, alligator, and baby elephant sounds. The deadly Dilophosaurus roar was created by combining howler monkeys, hawk screeches, rattlesnake hisses, and swan calls.