Jurassic Park  

RedheadedMedStd 34F
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2/18/2006 8:15 pm

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Jurassic Park


To me one of the true greatest movies of all time. And not because of the acting, script, or the director; all of which was phenomenal, but because of the way it makes me feel. The first time I saw this movie was the year it came out in the early 1990's. I remember watching it in the movie theater with my Dad, opening night, at the tender age of ten. I was so petrified throughout the movie that I dug my nails into my father's hands to the point of leaving marks in his palms. I was disappointed to find out years later that not only was the movie untrue, it was not possible. I saw how the dinosaurs were made and moved and functioned. I was very sad to see that they were all electronic. I was however enthralled with the movie for years afterward. I saw the full-length movie again this evening. I have also had the opportunity to read the books that pertained to this movie and I was intrigued to learn that the movies while they follow the books to some extent, the book is much more scientific. After watching the movie as an adult, I was taken back to the first time I saw it as a ten year-old. Granted, I wasn't petrified like I was at ten, but I was still enraptured with the idea of dinos from mosquitos and fossilized DNA. It leaves me in complete awe of the possiblities of science. I know that this has very little validity in the real world, but seriously? WHAT IF?

Toodles!
Red

SlowPlayin 50M

2/19/2006 12:18 am

Red,
That was a good movie ... I do the same thing ... ask "WHAT IF?", that is. With the exponential "quickening" of technology ... who knows? I enjoy reading on Aeonic Evolution ... if you're into science and that sort of thing you would probably find it interesting. I like this quote by the late scientist and astronomer, Carl Sagan ... although he would pontificate at times I think it was probably just because he imagined and speculated on things in a way that is beyond the grasp of normal thinking ... anyway ... I like this quote ... "We wish to find the truth, no matter where it lies. But to find the truth we need imagination and skepticism both. We will not be afraid to speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish speculation from fact." Carl Sagan 1934-1996


MillsShipsGayly 51M

2/21/2006 6:49 am

YEP can you imagine those neanderthals and cro magnons sitting around saying .. too bad we can't fly like the birds ...


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