Watching Jurassic Park, something odd stuck out to me that I've never heard talked about: why does a movie with at least three gun scenes in it never actually fire a gun on screen?
I can think of at least three scenes where there's almost gunfire but it cuts away at the last minute or something happens to keep the gun from firing:
Opening scene with the dinosaur cage, where Muldoon is shouting "Shoot her!" while surrounded by men with guns, nobody actually uses the guns. Handlers with shock sticks end up doing all the work.
Later scene where Muldoon is preparing to shoot the raptor, he gets ambushed by another raptor and doesn't get the chance to fire.
Grant fires a shotgun a few times near the climax of the movie, you can hear the gunshots, you see the bulletholes, and the movie was even careful enough to show that Grant dropped the gun because it jammed, but the camera switches to Hammond hearing the gunshots over the walkie talkie instead of seeing it for ourselves.
I would have assumed a movie this expensive could have afforded good looking blanks, so is there a specific reason why the movie couldn't or didn't want to show gunfire?