This week is pure Jurassic fervor with the premiere last Thursday of ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’, the latest installment in the Jurassic Park/World saga. Behind this great success is Colin Trevorrowwhose previous experience is reduced to discrete projects such as his modest ‘Security Not Guaranteed’.
Like any other filmmaker, Trevorrow has several great references that have served him throughout his career, and especially for films like ‘Jurassic World’. Today we review some of the great influences that have stood out in the past, which we can also enjoy through streaming platforms. A little insight into the mind behind the latest big Hollywood hit.
‘The hard skin’ (‘L’argent de poche (Pocket Money)’, 1976)
Director: Francois Truffaut. Distribution: Georges Desmouceaux, Jean-François Stévenin, Philippe Goldmann, Chantal Mercier, Virginie Thévenet.
A French film scored the director when he was still learning at film school, whose simplicity when dealing with the child protagonists marked both to address the juvenile plot of ‘Jurassic World’ and all ‘Security not guaranteed’. This François Truffaut jewel is a exquisite cross-story dramatic comedy and youth difficulties. Very fresh and light.
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‘The Muppet Movie’ (‘The Muppet Movie’, 1979)
Director: JamesFrawley. Distribution: The Muppets, Charles Durning, Austin Pendleton, Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise.
We all have that childhood movie that challenged our conception of what is possible and led us to wonder how what we have seen on screen has been possible. Before ‘Jurassic Park’, for Trevorrow that film was ‘The Muppet Movie’, a fabulous feat with the classic puppets of Jim Henson and Frank Oz. A children’s classic full of wonderful craftsmanship, positive feelings and unparalleled fun.
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‘After the green heart’ (‘Romancing the Stone’, 1984)
Director: Robert Zemeckis. Distribution: Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Alfonso Arau, Zack Norman.
Like many of his generation, his idea of great commercial cinema was shaped through the cinema of Steven Spielberg, and also one of his great contemporaries such as Robert Zemeckis. In ‘Tras el corazón verde’ we see that love of classic adventure, light-hearted humor and charismatic romance that Trevorrow wanted to imprint on the central relationship between the characters in Chris Pratt Y Bryce DallasHoward.
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