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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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Focusing on Timmy flying away from a fence when he gets shocked... Mostly realistic. Electricity makes you clench and contract some of your muscles. When a current above 10 mA travels through flexor muscles, such as the ones in our forearms that close the fingers, it causes a sustained contraction. The victim may be unable to let go of the source of the ...


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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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It was hungry, with a large, loud, distract, and injured prey within reach. It has gone at least half a day without being fed. The Indominus Rex is louder by multiple orders of magnitude than the crowd, a single point of sound, and likely in the right hearing range of the Mosasaurus. The Indominus is distracted. Ambush predators take their prey's attention ...


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I think the question is whether an autonomous car technology exists. The answer is yes.The movie displays electronics that depended on communication on a short range of 1-2 ft. The current vision is to include communications to drive cars from 'such techniques as laser, radar, lidar, GPS and computer vision.'People have been talking about autonomous cars and ...


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Joseph was going for the role of Rufio. Dante eventually took the role around the age of 16. This will put Joseph at 7 or 8. Based on the role Rufio has to play in Hook, leadership of the Lost Boys, it's a fair call. He just was too young. Dante played Rufio well especially in the fight scenes. Seeing that the casting for Jurassic Park would have happened ...


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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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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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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). ...


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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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Well I never wondered about this. There has been quite a chaos (with them falling through the ceiling into these skeletons) immediately before it, under which an approaching T-Rex could really get lost. So I would indeed attribute this to the distraction created by the velociraptors and the overall chaos of this scene (both for the audience and the ...


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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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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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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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