Jurassic Park & the Spielberg Oner — How to Direct a Long Take like Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park (1993) changed what was possible in filmmaking. Steven Spielberg turned a B-movie premise into one of the greatest blockbusters of all time. But what makes Jurassic Park such a good movie has very little to do with the actual dinosaurs. A vast majority of Jurassic Park is dino-free, and what are we left with? Character development, exposition filled scientific jargon, and themes about parenthood. No, what makes Jurassic Park so good is that Steven Spielberg understands how cinematography and film language can make any scene engaging.

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