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Yes, it is absolutely a real Unix system, it was a Silicon Graphics workstation (using IRIX, the SGI System V based Unix) running a three dimensional file system browser. Silicon Graphics were early developers of hardware acceleration for 3D graphics, so it makes complete sense that even in 1993 they had Unix workstations capable of a 3D file system viewer. ...


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The application is fsn (pronounced Fusion). There's more information available on wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn_(file_manager) and there's an open-source clone available called FSV: http://fsv.sourceforge.net/


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Only in the novel. Searching subtitles from different versions of the released movie (from DVDRip, to BRRip, to Collector's Edition, to those old XViD RIPs that came in 2 CDs), I cannot find any reference to the counter. However, in the novel, its a major plot point [Total animals: 238] “Everything accounted for, as always.” He couldn’t keep the ...


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Unrealistic in every possible way It follows the standard film trope of electric shock - a bright spark, smoke, and the character blown backwards by an "invisible hand". It also assumes mere contact with the electric cable is required, not considering the circuit as a whole. And finally it assumes CPR will work miracles afterwards. None of these are ...


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As explained on the Jurassic Park Wikia, there is a hill side drop to the left of the cars: Often incorrectly regarded as a goof is the fact that when the Tyrannosaurus exits her paddock from ground level with the road, there's the sudden appearance of a cliff when she pushes the car over it. In reality, there is in fact a cliff that acts as a natural ...


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Yes, it all looks like real code. The window on the left looks like Object Pascal code for Classic Mac OS judging by: the := assignment syntax. The NEDRYLAND :MPW:Examples: (cut off) window title. MPW is Macintosh Programmer's Workshop (a Classic Mac OS development environment), the font is Chicago (the default Classic Mac OS font) and the colon-delimited ...


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  That's a picture of J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project). Notice the left post-it note? It shows a mushroom cloud and the word "BOOM".       [Source]


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The actual person you see falling there is a stuntwoman; you can tell if you look closely that the actress's head doesn't quite look right; that's because it is Ariana Richards's head on the stuntwoman's body, using CG. Sound mixing is a big part of making movies; the sound you hear throughout a movie is often not filmed as part of the same video that you ...


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Right after Hammond wonders why Nedry would turn off the fences it cuts to this scene: [Source] According to the script the latter sign says: DANGER! ELECTRIFIED FENCE! This Door Cannot Be Opened When Fence is Armed!


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In the original novel, Alan Grant make a big issue about how insanely irresponsible and dangerous it was to introduce dinosaurs back into the world. John Hammond dismissed his concerns, saying the dinosaurs couldn't escape from the island, couldn't breed, and couldn't even survive without a special diet fortified with amino acids. So when it was revealed ...


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The exact diologue is to my knowledge nowhere to be found in any of the movies. But I think in a quite changed form it is still there in the book's adaptation. In the scene in Jurassic Park where they all are dining after their first welcome to the facility and after visiting the labs, Dr. Ian Malcolm says something pretty much to the same effect: Malcolm: ...


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Was Isla Nublar always volcanic, or was it a retcon? An early draft of the script for the first film contains a line by Hammond describing the island explicitly as an extinct volcano (though this line is missing from the final version of the script): Isla Nublar. Actually an extinct volcano, though there's still volcanic steam in places... as you can see,...


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Jurassic Park not Jurassic Zoo because it's meant to be an amusement park. An amusement park has a lot of attractions, rides, merchandise sale etc. like Disney land. Here, instead of clowns and cartoon characters, we have dinosaurs, but we also have a lots of attractions and rides. A lot of these things have been shown in Jurassic Park as well as The Lost ...


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It is called lens flare. This occurs when a bright light is scattered in a lens system and, because of internal reflection and lens imperfections, a visible artifact is transmitted to the observation point. It was not edited out, because it confers realism. From Vox, previously lens flare was always removed (or shots were taken so as to not contain any). As ...


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Given Phil Tippett's background in animation, he appears to have been given a lead technical/animator role, supervising how the CGI dinosaurs looked/moved. Interestingly, the wikipedia makes mention of this very meme...


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This was explained in the novel and was planned to be explained in the film, but the scene was cut for time. Here's a summary from /Film Trivia: Why Was the Triceratops Sick in ‘Jurassic Park’? In the film we learn that the Triceratops is getting sick every six weeks or so. Dr. Ellie Sattler first believes the culprit may be the West Indian Lilac berries ...


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It probably comes from the distinction between 'zoos' and 'Safari parks'. Zoos are typically areas with cages in which animals are 'displayed' and the public walk around looking into the cages. So, outside, looking in. 'Safari parks' generally have differing groups of animals in a more natural habit with some freedom to roam and interact. In safari parks, ...


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This looks like Delphi (or a pascal derivative) because of the semi colons at the end of the lines and also the := assignment operator. Delphi is also a RAD language which would be good for building out their screens. Edit: Based on the related question of the system running unix, Delphi can be done on *nix Note: Object Pascal (Delphi) is generally not ...


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It is one instance that explains everything that happens throughout the movie. From the dinosaurs escaping to the dinosaurs breeding, much of the events that happen throughout Jurassic Park are meant to prove Dr. Malcolm right when he said "life finds a way." In this specific example, the Jurassic Park scientists are "spared no expense" and years of ...


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Seems to me that it's just a continuity error. The leg disappears temporarily even in the first video clip in the question: At 0:51 the leg falls on the sunroof, at 1:21 it's gone, and at 1:53 it's back.


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As noted it was fsn, and it was actually an interesting example of a class of applications where we were using 3D navigation to visualize non-physical data, like file systems, sales data or stock market behavior. You could see large amounts of data, then quickly navigate to area that looked interesting and drill down. I occasionally used it, although find(1)...


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In cde's answer we can see a map from the Jurassic Park Wiki, but no source is given for that map, so it's unclear to me how "official" it is. We see in the movie that the vegetation is pretty close to the fence. [Image Source] Because the attack happens at night, it's sometimes difficult to see, but in several shots we can see vegetation right behind the ...


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Still it wasn't his goal to avoid any disaster, rather on the contrary. In the end Dennis Nedry was hired by a competiting organization/company for industrial espionage, to steal the embryos. So producing some disaster by turning off the fences could on the one hand help him escape unnoticed or at least unbothered. And on the other hand sabotaging the park ...


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I've worked on the implementation of automatic guided forklifts which travel around facilities by following low-frequency signals sent through wires in the floor. The wire needed to be within about an inch of the surface of the floor for reliable guidance; in an outdoor scenario with unpaved roads, an unprotected wire close enough to the surface to offer ...


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Its achieved by Animatronic robot. Click here for full details with picture, to know how it is achieved. Few more picture of Dilophosaurus's making are present here.


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