An Analysis The T-Rex Attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993)

 analyzes the first T-Rex attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993), but frame the discussion around the following quote from Steven Soderbergh:

“I was studying the work of certain directors that I felt knew how to lay things out. I was watching Fincher. I was watching McTiernan. And I was watching Spielberg stuff. Those three guys, when they’re shooting physical sequences, are just impossible to beat. Their gift for creating chronological imagery is really pronounced.


The New Force Behind Star Wars

J.J. Abrams, the director of the latest “Star Wars” installment takes Bill Whitaker behind the scenes

This week, the curtain goes up on the most anticipated movie of the year — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” It’s the first new Star Wars in a decade and the first to be made without creator George Lucas. Three years ago, Lucas sold his empire to The Walt Disney Company for $4 billion. Enter J.J. Abrams, the director hand-picked to re-ignite the fan fervor — and who is under tremendous pressure to make sure Disney’s big bet pays off. He’s been called the Steven Spielberg of his generation and we learned Spielberg helped get him the job. When Abrams took us behind the scenes, we found a 49-year-old man fueled by a childlike enthusiasm for the magic of movies and a movie that’s going to hit some classic Star Wars notes.

Six weeks before the premiere, we dropped in on a Hollywood scoring session for “The Force Awakens.”

Composer John Williams, who won an Academy Award for the first Star Wars film, was back — along with the iconic refrain he wrote 38 years ago.

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