A Tribute / A Lesson

Richard Attenborough died today, and while I am not familiar with the larger portion of his work, I think we all remember him best as Dr. John Hammond in Steven Spielberg's 1993 Blockbuster movie, Jurassic Park. While doing some research into the career and life of Mr. (Lord?) Attenborough I came across and incredibly fascinating short documentary on the 'Making Of: Jurassic Park". To this day I am still in awe of this movie. The amount of research, hard work and innovation that went into this movie transcends its reputation as a true "blockbuster" film. While we continue to be "oohed" and "ahed" by modern-day CGI, it was the creativity and craft fullness of the puppets that continue to make this movie look great. I am always fascinated by "how" we tell are stories sometimes even more-so than "what" the story is and this is a great lesson in just that. 

It is rather comical, yet fascinating how they were able to make such brilliant effects with computers that are a fraction of the power of today's machines. To anyone interested in storytelling, this video will be worth your forty-five minutes.  Plus, James Earl Jones is the narrator. Enough said.