Saga Jurassic Park
Movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg (1997)
Released in the middle of the city, the T-Rex manages to corner a man against the window of a San Diego bookstore. This scene, particularly wild, was shot by Steven Spielberg at 301 San Fernando Boulevard, in front of the Crown Books store.

“Mommy’s very angry.”

Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum)

The T-Rex attack is one of the most spectacular in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. On the loose in the city, just after breaking free from its bonds at the Port of San Diego, the dinosaur is terrorizing the residents. The scene in which he devours a man in the middle of the street was shot in front of Crown Books, a bookstore that has since been transformed into a Gap franchise store. The man that the T-Rex swallows is none other than the screenwriter David Koepp. The latter, already working on the first part, has also written scripts for successes such as Mission Impossible, Spider-man or The Dead End.

David Koepp has illustrated himself here by making numerous cuts in Michael Crichton’s novel. He introduced Ian Malcolm, Jeff Goldblum’s character, who was killed in the first novel, and wrote the entire sequence of the T-Rex’s arrival in San Diego. A city where no shots were taken. Steven Spielberg having preferred to stay in Los Angeles, near the Universal Studios where the interior sets were built.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park also contains a number of amusing winks. Especially when a character enters a video store. Several parody posters can be seen, such as the film adapted from William Shakespeare’s King Lear, with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role, or the film Tsunami Sunrise with Tom Hanks and Jack and the Behnstacks with Robin Williams. The boat in which the T-Rex is transported is also called SS Venture, like in the movie King Kong. Even the gesture of the T-Rex, as he scratches his head, is a reference to the giant gorilla of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.


The historic writer of the Jurassic Park saga, David Koepp, makes a notable appearance in The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

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301 N San Fernando Blvd

This bookstore, very popular with residents of the San Fernando Valley, has given way to a store of the ready-to-wear brand Gap.

North of Burbank and its movie studios, this bookstore has closed to become a Gap-branded clothing store. The premises are located in a street mostly made up of shops and restaurants.

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By Gilles Rolland

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Passionné de cinéma, de rock and roll, de séries TV et de littérature. Rédacteur de presse et auteur des livres Le Heavy Metal au cinéma, Paroles de fans Guns N' Roses, Paroles de fans Rammstein et Welcome to my Jungle : 100 albums rock et autres anecdotes dépareillées. Adore également voyager à la recherche des lieux les plus emblématiques de la pop culture.

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