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.
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