Compared to Michael Crichton’s original novel, Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” is stripped of its essentials. However, there were plans to include one of the novel’s settings which is far enough for it to be on the storyboard. This scene involves Dr. Grant (Sam Neill), Lex (Ariana Richards) and Tim (Joseph Mazzello) having to sneak past the sleeping T. Rex. The trio manage to inflate a nearby life raft and sail the river, but Lex decides to talk trash to T. Rex. The dinosaur wakes up and rushes after them, but its path is blocked by a wall of trees. There’s one thing left over from the novel in it: in the storyboard, Lex is said to be younger than Tim, while in the final movie it’s the opposite.
David Koepp, co-writer of “Jurassic Park”, mentioned the scene and its deletion to podcast ReelBlend. While recalling Spielberg showing him the film’s storyboard, Koepp said:
“[Spielberg] like the past is beaten [the river] and say, “No,” we’re not going to do this. ” So it was cut very early on. I think the idea of combining – there were so many challenges and difficulties and still wasn’t envisioned in terms of technology in that movie, that the idea of adding water to it was already done. making Mr. Jaws, you know… ‘This is going to be hard enough, I don’t think I’ll make it.'”
No one could accuse Spielberg of lack of ambition, but here he wisely decided not to bite into more than he could chew. CGI in “Jurassic Park” was groundbreaking and untested. Adding water to the mixture creates unnecessary complications. If they go ahead and discover that the footage is unusable, the cost will be enormous both financially and in wasted time, not to mention the health and safety risks associated with filming. on the water.
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