‘Jurassic Park’ is perhaps the best-known and best-loved movie of all time. Bringing together dinosaur and man, the movie creates an enthralling and equally terrifying image of what it would be like if the two creatures were to co-exist. In fact, the movie had such a great impact on people that ever since, the number of students enrolling for paleontology courses in colleges has increased exponentially. If that’s not proof enough, I don’t know what is.
However well-known the movie might be, there are still some bits of it you might not be aware of and you might be the biggest ‘Jurassic Park’ connoisseur there is. Here we present to you 12 mind-blowing facts about ‘Jurassic Park’!
1. According to NASA, Jurassic Park (1993) is the 7th most scientifically accurate film.
Other movies on the Most Realistic Films list include “Gattaca” (1997) and “Contact” (1997); “2012” (2009) and “Armageddon” (1998) featured in the Worst Sci-Fi Movies list.(source)
2. In the scene where the T-Rex breaks into the Ford Explorer in the movie, the screams were real; the glass was not supposed to break.
In the very first attack shown in the movie, when the T-Rex slams into the Explorer, the glass wasn’t meant to break. However, it did, and the resulting screams were actually of genuine fear.(source)
3. The seemingly unrealistic computer system in Jurassic Park does, in fact, exist.
Called the “File System Navigator” – “fsn” for short – the computer system that featured in the movie, despite its seemingly impossible appearance, does actually exist, although it was never developed into a fully functional file manager.(source)
4. The T-Rex’s roar in Jurassic Park combines the sounds of a baby elephant, a tiger, and an alligator, and its breath is the sound of a whale’s blow.
Additionally, the sounds when the T-Rex was tearing apart a Gallimimus in the movie was made by a dog attacking a rope toy; the sound of the T-Rex’s footsteps were made by crashing cut sequoias on the ground.(source)
5. The T-Rex in Jurassic World is the same T-Rex from the end of the 1993 Jurassic Park movie; the scars on its side are from its fight with the velociraptors in the first movie.
Housed in the “T-Rex Kingdom” in Jurassic World, it is the only T-Rex in the jurassic park, and is one of its most popular attractions.(source)
6. It took 6 hours to capture one frame of the rain-soaked T-Rex in Jurassic Park.
The addition of rain to the scene in which the T-Rex appears in the movie took up to 6 hours per frame. Add to that the fact that the foam dinosaur on set got into the habit of soaking up water and shaking violently, scaring everyone on set, and it clearly wasn’t an easy job.(source)