Jurassic Park is undoubtedly one of the most influential films ever made, and not just for it’s impeccable direction and execution. Along with T2: Judgment Day, Steven Spielberg’s “dinosaur adventure” ushered in the era of CG effects, making films like Life of Pi and Avatar possible. As part of a new digital series from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the 9-minue program “Moments That Changed The Movies: Jurassic Park” has been released online. It’s a fascinating video that delves into how the decision to craft Spielberg’s dinosaurs digitally instead of with stop-motion animation came about, complete with retrospective interviews with the very people involved with the film early on—including producer Kathleen Kennedy.
With the sequel Jurassic World on the horizon, this is certainly a fun look back at the groundbreaking first film, especially given the overwhelming amount of CG used in today’s movie landscape. Hit the jump to watch the video.