Jurassic Park: 16 scenes from the saga that deserve a freeze

Jurassic Park: 16 scenes from the saga that deserve a freeze

A Steven Spielberg cameo, a fake movie with Robin Williams, a nod to “Teeth of the Sea” … Find out when to press pause while watching the “Jurassic Park” saga.

From Jurassic Park to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the famous saga initiated by Steven Spielberg in 1993 contains many small hidden details, easter eggs or references of all kinds. Whether you are looking for a director’s cameo, a fake movie poster or a nod to Les Dents de la Mer, discover when you will need to press the “pause” button on your remote control by (re) discovering these famous movies…

In “Jurassic Park” …

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At what point in the film: (At 12:00) When John Hammond visits Alan Grant and Ellie Sattler to invite them to Jurassic Park.

What not to miss: A small poster, pinned to the wall of the trailer, just behind Hammond, curiously specifying that“no animal will be released if the papers have not been signed”. A rather strange formula, especially when we know the sequence of events.

In “Jurassic Park” …

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At what point in the film: (At 43:52) When the visit to Jurassic Park begins and Dennis Nedry manages the course remotely.

What not to miss: A video player broadcasting Jaws on his left screen. Would the computer scientist watch other films of Spielberg on his working hours?

In “Jurassic Park” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:55:06) At the end, when the characters are chased by raptors in the main park complex.

What not to miss: A, C, G and T. These four letters which are reflected in a loop on the head of the raptor correspond to “adenine”, “cytosine”, “guanine” and “thymine”, that is to say the essential compounds of DNA. Rather logical, given that the creature in question is the result of genetic manipulation.

In “The Lost World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:47:04) Towards the end, when the T-Rex lands in San Diego.

What not to miss: This sign, which is about to be reduced to crumbs by the dinosaur, ironically states that no fruit, vegetable or animal is allowed beyond this point.

In “The Lost World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:52:29) When the T-Rex sows panic in the streets of San Diego.

What not to miss: A small sign, right next to the traffic lights destroyed by the monster, displaying the words “NO DINOSAURS” (as you can see with the help of a good magnifying glass).

In “The Lost World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:52:59) When the T-Rex sows panic in the streets of San Diego.

What not to miss: Several posters of fictional films inside a video store. We can in particular see a version of the King Lear starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, a remake of Jack and the magic bean with Robin Williams and a feature film titled Tsunami Sunrise with Tom Hanks.

In “The Lost World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:53:19) When the T-Rex spreads panic in the streets of San Diego.

What not to miss: A cameo by screenwriter David Koepp, who gets caught in the dinosaur’s jaws, just outside the doors of the same video store.

In “The Lost World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:59:52) In the final minutes of the feature film, when Sarah Harding, Ian Malcolm and his daughter watch the T-Rex being brought back to Isla Nublar on TV.

What not to miss: A very discreet cameo from Steven spielberg, which can be seen briefly in the reflection of the television, seated in the company of the characters.

In “Jurassic Park III” …

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At what point in the film: (At 13:28) At the beginning, when Alan Grant and Billie meet Paul and Amanda Kirby in a bar.

What not to miss: A pinball machine in the colors of the first Jurassic Park, installed in a corner of the establishment.

In “Jurassic Park III” …

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At what point in the film: (At 38:06) When the characters, in search of young Eric, explore an old InGen installation.

What not to miss: The jeep on the right – as you can see from its shattered windows – is the same car Ian Malcolm had taken refuge in in The Lost World, trying to escape raptors.

In “Jurassic World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 05:29) When Zach and Gray, sitting inside the monorail, arrive at Jurassic World.

What not to miss: Sitting just behind them, a young passenger reads the book God Creates the Dinosaurs signed by Ian Malcolm, which can also be seen on the cover.

In “Jurassic World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 08:46) When we discover the central plaza of Jurassic World through the amazed eyes of Zach and Gray.

What not to miss: A park restaurant which, judging by its sign, was dubbed the Winston’s, in tribute to the specialist in special effects Stan Winston who had notably worked on the first opus of the saga.

In “Jurassic World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:12:59) When Zach and Gray, lost in Jurassic World, take refuge in an abandoned car.

What not to miss: The number on the jeep (029) tells us that it is the same vehicle that John Hammond and his lawyer Donald Gennaro sat in at the start of the first film.

In “Jurassic World” …

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At what point in the film: (At 01:55:26) At the end, when the T-Rex appears to face the Indominus Rex.

What not to miss: Easier to observe in bright light, the ancient scars that the dinosaur bears on the side of its skull prove to us that it is indeed the same T-Rex as in the first one. Jurassic Park. Indeed, these wounds had been made to him at the end of the feature film by the claws of a raptor.

In “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” …

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At what point in the film: (At 07:56) At the start of the feature film, when a television report mentions an active volcano on Isla Nublar.

What not to miss: At the bottom of the screen, a banner indicates that “the President of the United States questions the existence of dinosaurs”. A little spade thrown at Donald Trump by the director of the film?

In “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” …

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At what point in the film: (At 32:17) When Owen Grady, back on Isla Nublar, finds his Blue raptor near a car wreck.

What not to miss: In the rearview mirror of the vehicle, you can read the inscription “Objects in mirror are closer than they appear”, exactly like in the jeep that the T-Rex was chasing in the first Jurassic Park.

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