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Jurassic Park

Paul Bullock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348325
eISBN:
9781800850927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348325.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

‘Constellations: Jurassic Park’ explores how Steven Spielberg used the film to investigate several key themes that have been important to him across his career. These themes are: nature and ... More


Rain Instead of Shine

Paul Bullock

in Jurassic Park

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348325
eISBN:
9781800850927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348325.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The concluding chapter of Constellations: Jurassic Park explores the impact of Jurassic Park. Touching on themes explored in the previous chapters, it shows how nature, fantasy and masculinity were ... More


A Butterfly Flaps its Wings

Paul Bullock

in Jurassic Park

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348325
eISBN:
9781800850927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348325.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the background of Steven Spielberg’s involvement in Jurassic Park as well as the context of his career up to that point. It argues that by the early 1990s he was looking to make ... More


Let’s Make the Weather: Chaos Comes to Hollywood

J. D. Connor

in The Studios after the Studios: Neoclassical Hollywood (1970-2010)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804790772
eISBN:
9780804794749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790772.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The Hollywood mantra is “Nobody Knows Anything.” Faced with a bottomless pit of risk, studios are always looking for insurance policies—hot writers, stars, genres; complex financing deals; accounting ... More


From the Mole to the Dinosaur: Global Nostalgia and the Ambivalences of Late- and Postcommunist Children’s Media Culture

in Identity Games: Globalization and the Transformation of Media Cultures in the New Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262090452
eISBN:
9780262255127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262090452.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter begins with an exploration of the human fascination with dinosaurs and their imaginary influences and references on children and communism. It examines the nostalgic turn that has ... More


Adventures on Earth

Paul Bullock

in Jurassic Park

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348325
eISBN:
9781800850927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348325.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores what Steven Spielberg says about nature in Jurassic Park. It first outlines the importance of the natural world to his childhood and then goes on to explain the role it plays in ... More


Life Through a Lens

Paul Bullock

in Jurassic Park

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348325
eISBN:
9781800850927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348325.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at the role of cinematic fantasy and how it shapes the audience’s views of reality. First, it explores Steven Spielberg’s relationship with his audience. It explains that prior to ... More


Dinosaurs Eat Man

Paul Bullock

in Jurassic Park

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781800348325
eISBN:
9781800850927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781800348325.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the role of masculinity in Jurassic Park. It first seeks to understand Steven Spielberg’s childhood, during which he was subjected to bullying, and how his difficulties ... More


Inner Senses and the Changing Face of Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Kevin Heffernan

in Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099722
eISBN:
9789882207028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099722.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses significant trends in contemporary Hong Kong horror film including the growing importance of transnational co-productions, export markets, and a fertile cross-breeding of ... More


Making (Bio)Logical Connections

Subrata Dasgupta

in The Second Age of Computer Science: From Algol Genes to Neural Nets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190843861
eISBN:
9780197559826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843861.003.0011
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

At first blush, computing and biology seem an odd couple, yet they formed a liaison of sorts from the very first years of the electronic digital computer. Following a seminal paper published in ... More


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