New this month Trivia: An explanation of why the triceratops was sick is in the Michael Crichton novel and the original screenplay, and a deleted scene - the triceratops swallowed rocks to grind its food as it didn't have teeth that could manage this. Once the rocks were worn down in its stomach it vomited them back up, along with the poisonous lilac berries that it had unintentionally swallowed at the same time as the new rocks. This is why there are no berries or rocks in its mound of poop. Laura Dern briefly picks up some rocks and berries, clearly forming the connection, but the rest of the scene was cut.
Trivia: When the grandchildren and Grant are crawling above the drop-down ceiling to flee from the raptors, the raptors at one point have "squares" of light shining on them. If you look closely at this light, these "squares" of light are not really squares, but the letters A T C G, the DNA sequence abbreviations.
Trivia: This movie birthed almost the entire computer graphics industry. The computer software required to create the effects in this film did not exist at the time the film was being made. The application they used was created for the purpose of realizing the dinosaurs for the film. That software? Alias Wavefront (I "think" it was Power Animator). The software was so rich in features and versatile in its functions that it went on to ultimately be put into a package that became available commercially and which has paved the way and revolutionized desktop 3D graphics. Out of neccessity comes progress. That software is still available and improving today, though now it is called "Maya" and Alias sold to Autodesk, producers of the rival package, 3D Studio Max.
Trivia: An interesting tidbit; in the book, Ian Malcolm actually dies in the end, even making reference to loading his dead body onto a plane to transport it home. He was then miraculously brought back for the sequel, saying early in the book "rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated", to bring the books more in line with the movies.Rosco
Trivia: Just before Hammond talks about his flea circus, the camera pans across various Jurassic Park merchandise. One thing you see briefly is a book entitled "The Making of Jurassic Park", by Don Shay and Jody Duncan; the actual 'making of' book for the film, which has the same title, was by the same authors. (The cover is different though.)
Trivia: After Ray tells Hammond about the Explorers' headlights problem - item 151 on the day's computers glitch list, when Hammond walks over to Dennis Nedry to complain, one of his computers (the one on the left) has a window open playing scenes from the movie Jaws, also directed by Steven Spielberg.Super Grover
Trivia: During the "Introduction Ride" when the group sees the scientists working inside the lab (right after the animated film is shown) Martin Ferrero, the ill-fated lawyer who later gets eaten, asks if the scientists are "Auto-Erotica". John Hammond replies that they are real people, that no animatronics are used. "Auto-Erotica" actually means to solo-masturbate.