Jurassic Park: Comparision Between Book and Movie
Michael Crichton, a master of suspense, has created a novel for your
imagination. This book involves prehistoric animals and plants from the
Jurassic era. Steven Spielberg took on this book, as a movie project to add to
his collection of visually mastered Science-Fiction motion pictures. Both the
movie and the book have captured the imagination of people around the world. In
this paper, it will show the similarities and differences for the first third of
these two superb creations.
One of the similarities of both the movie and the book is the
construction accident. The movie and the book’s opening scenes show some
Jurassic Park workers loading a dinosaur into a maximum security cage. The
dinosaur grabbed a hold of one of the workers causing chaos throughout the
worksite. The construction worker was drawn in by the dinosaur and never
returned. After this “construction accident,” the worker’s family was suing
Jurassic Park for a sizable sum of money. The family sent out a lawyer to the
island to see if the park is safe, and if its the cause for their relative’s
The book tells stories that the movie doesn’t show. One of those is about
a little girl. The little girl is vacationing with her parents when she goes
off by herself exploring. She was looking for animals for her class, when she
stumbles upon a lizard. She starts to get closer, when the lizard attacks her.
The little girl starts to scream and cry until her parents come running to get
her. At the sight of the adults, the lizard ran off. The girl’s parents rush
her to the nearest hospital. There, she is treated for serious scratches and
incisions to her body. Later on, she tried to describe what the lizard looked
like, but no one believed her because the description sounded nothing like any
known species of lizards. She drew a picture of what she remembered the lizard
Meanwhile, back at the sight where she had been attacked, a man was
looking for a lizard matching her description. He saw a Howler monkey finishing
his meal. The man recognized the tail and shot the monkey, so he could retrieve
the remains of the lizard. The man brought the remains of the lizard to the
doctor who sought out the treatment to the little girl. The doctor had no idea
on what the lizard could be. She took an X-ray of the remaining section of the
tail, and sent the X-ray and the picture the little girl drew to Dr. Alan Grant.
Dr. Grant is a Paleontologist who was currently working on a site. Dr.
Grant took a look at the pictures and immediately knew that in fact it was not a
lizard, yet a dinosaur. As to jinxing the dinosaur thought, Mr. John Hammond
came to visit Dr. Grant. Mr. Hammond has been funding Dr. Grant’s research and
developments for thousands of dollars. Mr. Hammond wanted Dr., Grant to come to
his park and to consider endorsing it. Mr. Hammond also invited Ellie Sattler
to come along for the weekend. Ellie is a Palenbotanist who was working with Dr.
This is where the book and the movie rejoin. Dr. Grant and Ellie are
flown to Isle Nubar along with Ian Malcom a Chaotition and Hammond’s two
grandchildren Lex and Tim. Dr. Grant and Ellie along with Malcom, Lex, Tim and
the lawyer Gennaro tour the park.
At the beginning of the tour some things start going wrong. The dinosaurs
aren’t coming out when they are suppose to, another dinosaur is sick, only to
start a sting of problems off.
That is where my section ends and the second third picks up. If you
haven’t seen Jurassic Park the movie or read Jurassic Park the book, I highly
suggest you do. A master of suspense and the leader of visual effects meeting,
is sure to be a winning team.