‘Jurassic Park’ without the dinosaurs is brilliantly avant-garde

Jurassic Park would be very different without the dinosaurs. There’d be no roaming of friendly herbivores and none of the eventual carnage resulting from the carnivores. And while taking the reptiles out of the film might sound like a dumb concept, it’s actually pure genius.

Filmmaker William Hirsch has expertly edited out the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park to give us—*dun-dun-dun*—Park. John Hammond, Alan Grant, and company drive on up to a field where they’re mesmerized by the pure beauty of nature. Look, it’s a tree! Oh, and a bird! Ahhh, there’s nothing quite like this. 

As for Hirsch’s next project? Well, we’re waiting for World. In the meantime, watch him explain how he pulled off this editing trick. We’re just as fascinated as the Park characters. 

Screenshot via Vidsplode/YouTube

Gabe Bergado

Gabe Bergado

Gabe Bergado is a Daily Dot alumnus who covered dank memes, teens, and the weirdest corners of the Internet. One time, Ted Cruz supporters turned him into a meme—or at least tried to. In 2017, he started reporting for Teen Vogue's entertainment section.