It Came From Hollywood
What happens when the top F/X man collaborates with an M.I.T scientist?
From The New Yorker
December 1, 2003
The DVD of "Jurassic Park III" comes with an F/X voice-over, in which the special-effects creators talk about their work. If you listen during the first gory sequence in the film, when the Spinosaurus jumps out of the jungle and, shockingly, devours a man in one bite, you will hear Stan Winston's voice—exclaiming with delight, "I love it when dinos eat people!" He sounds almost moved. Dinosaurs provide Winston with an opportunity to evoke the ancient, hardwired horror of being eaten alive, as well as with a chance to display the disgusting remains of humans after the beasts have finished with them. For a creature-maker, it doesn't get much better than that.
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