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Author: Elswet from .: Fiendish Writings in the Dark :.
22 January 2005

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

For a documentary short, this is quite informative. We are given quality screen time (as in the Making of Jurassic Park) with Steven Spielberg, explaining the conception, the inspirations, the designs, and the execution of these concepts.

Crichton speaks up, and we are treated with some behind the scenes levity featuring Richard Attenborough, and a total and complete documentation of every aspect of the Lost World.

I found this documentary particularly enjoyable in that it explains how American audiences became jaded. We went from, "Can they do the dinosaurs?" to "Yeah, sure you can do dinosaurs. But what can you do ~with~ them?" I found that attitude very refreshing.

While most people found this the weakest installment of this line, this second installment is, by far, my favorite of the run. I, therefore, found this authoritative work to be highly informative and entertaining.

My only gripe? It could've (should've) been longer. 53 minutes just wasn't enough.

It rates a Documentary Scale 9.7/10 from...

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Very Good Look at the Making of The Lost World

Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY
8 June 2015

Making the "Lost World" (1997)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Very good 53-minute documentary about the making of Steven Spielberg's THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK. This documentary covers every aspect of the production and features interviews with all of the key members including Spielberg, Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, David Koepp and various other cast and crew members. If you're a fan of the film then you're going to be really happy with this documentary because it really does tell you just about everything you need to know. We get a good covering of the pre-production as well as everything that happened after the cameras stopped rolling. In fact, the best thing about this is seeing how the scenes were shot without the dinosaurs and then see how they were added in with the CGI. Seeing how exact all the frames had to be was quite interesting to see. It was also nice getting to hear from Spielberg on why he wanted to make a sequel as well as the thoughts in bringing the dinosaurs onto American land.

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