I’m up today for Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Story Challenge, and I’ll be sharing photos for this week’s J Challenge. I chose Jurassic Park, yes, but I don’t have dinosaur photos. (You can find the dinosaurs here, though.) What I have are photos of vehicles used in the set of the Jurassic Park movie, as showcased in Universal Studios in California. Also featured below is a video of Thomas Oliver playing the “Jurassic Park Theme” with a Weissenborn instrumental arrangement. These bring back so many memories not just of my Universal Studios trip but the movie as well. Enjoy the photos and video!
Dr. Ian Malcolm: God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.
Dr. Ellie Sattler: Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.
— Quote taken from the International Movie Database
Before I share the video, allow me to share what Thomas Oliver wrote about this Weissenborn arrangement, as noted in his YouTube video description:
“I was 7 years old when Jurassic Park was released. I went to see it at the movies about 5 times. Even at the age of 7, I was absolutely enamoured by the music. The main reason I kept going back to see it was so that I could hear the music again. It would be another 3 years before I would even touch a guitar, but the Jurassic Park score touched me deeply as soon as I heard it. It was the soundtrack to a very special time in the lives of many kids such as myself; for the first time, dinosaurs were alive, and our fascinations were entertained! But more than that, it was an incredibly beautiful piece of music. The melody stuck in my head for 20 years before I finally owned it myself. And when I bought it recently, it was like being reunited with a long lost friend, and I played it over and over and over again, as loud as I could, thrusting my arms into the air in the middle of my lounge room. Every time I listen to it, still I just can’t believe how good it is. It remains my favourite film score ever…”
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