10 Things You Didn't Know About Jurassic Park

In Jurassic Park, the dinosaurs eat you before you can scream.

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Jurassic Park is not only the greatest dinosaur film of all time, it's one of the best films Steven Spielberg has ever directed. Not only did it resurrect (fictionally only, unfortunately) an extinct race of giant reptiles for the silver screen, it also bolstered an already amazing premise - borrowed from Michael Crichton's novel - with a cast of actors that performed their characters with the utmost care and attention.

From Wayne Knight's performance as the oafish programmer of the park's security systems to Richard Attenborough's almost godlike presence as the park's owner and creator: John Hammond - there's little wonder why Jurassic Park is considered an outright classic in its own right.

But the real stars of the show were the dinosaurs, and while there was only 15 minutes of screen time for the prehistoric beasts, that made them no less prominent or memorable within the film. In fact, their brief time with audiences in relation to the overall running time of the film may have even added to the tension that each scene featuring them brought - too much action would have desensitized us to their ferocity.

But do you know everything there is to know about the quintessential dinosaur flick? From craftily hidden scenes from Spielberg's Jaws, the relationship between black and white and some rather laughable injuries; considering the subject matter of the film, there's sure to be at least one entry on this list that will make you want to watch the film as soon as you're done reading.

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