Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
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Velociraptor? I barely knew 'er.

THIS IS WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU TRY TO MAKE REAL DINOSAURS SO YOU CAN MAKE MONEY OFF OF THEM.



Bobby "Fatboy" Roberts speaks truth, yo. (Actually, that's just my interpretation of this poster, after I'd gone "whuuuuuuuuuut?" I could, of course, be wrong.)

Jurassic Park. On the big screen again. Friday night, the Bagdad, 11:00, with doors at 10 and a special appetizer starting later that hour: the Steven Spielberg-directed episode of Amazing Stories called "The Mission," with Kevin Costner, Kiefer Sutherland, and a damaged B-17. Hosted by Cort and Fatboy and presented by the Portland Mercury and pdx.fm.

PRESENTING! My two favorite bits of Jurassic Park trivia!

* That cartoon with the talking DNA strand? That's original John Williams music in it. That cue even came very close to being on the soundtrack album.

* The production was rescued by Jock! When the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where they were shooting, was walloped by Hurricane Iniki, the cast and crew were stuck. Producer Kathleen Kennedy hitched a ride on a plane to an airfield on a less damaged island and started searching for a plane that hadn't been taken by military and emergency forces to deal with the disaster area. The pilot who played Jock in Raiders of the Lost Ark (which, remember, shot its South American exteriors in Hawaii) was still working in the islands over a decade later, and when he heard Kennedy needed a pilot, he sought her out. She didn't recognize him until he said "That's my pet snake Reggie!" He flew her back to Kauai and shuttled cast and crew members off the island.
Tags: midnight movies, portland
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