Luke has been a film fan since first seeing Jurassic Park at the Odeon in Ipswich, UK back in ’93. The Odeon is gone but the doughy-eyed sense of idealism remains.

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What makes the first Jurassic work so well? We look at what Steven Spielberg does cinematically that others cannot. And despite blockbuster cinema doing such good business worldwide, we ask where are the latest takes on the franchise are lacking.

And as fans of the franchise, we revisit the original Michael Crichton novels for inspiration to imagine how new creatives could iterate the films in the future.

In the episode, Luke mentions an HBO documentary Steven Spielberg – which you can read about here.

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Further reading:

Luke writes about Why Jurassic Park Isn’t Really About Dinosaurs

Fletch celebrates the craft of Spielberg’s original classic in Many Sensational Shots – Capturing Jurassic Park

We re-examine Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World and find that it may well have been the Jurassic Park movie we needed at the time

Luke and Fletch review Fallen Kingdom on The Electronic Labyrinth Podcast