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Saga Jurassic Park
Movie Jurassic Park III Joe Johnston (2001)
Alan Grant (Sam Neill) boards the Kirby family's plane. As he flies over the island, admiring dozens of dinosaurs in the wild, he is knocked out. He wakes up as the plane lands on a jungle runway. The group is soon targeted by a gigantic creature. A memorable scene shot by Joe Johnston on the runway of Dillingham Airfield in Hawaii.
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“- Dr. Grant, we’re not leaving without our son.

– You can stick with us, or you can go and look for him. Either way you’re probably not getting out of here alive.”

Paul Kirby (William H. Macy) and Alan Grant (Sam Neill)

The scene of the landing of the plane carrying Professor Alan Grant (Sam Neill) on the island where he never thought he would return was shot on the Dillingham airfield, not far from Honolulu, where years later the pieces of the plane of the Lost survivors will be stored. This sequence, in which the characters suffer the wrath of a dinosaur for the first time, took place on the same land where Steven Spielberg once gave birth to Jurassic Park.

Nevertheless, the shooting conditions of Jurassic Park 3 were much less pleasant than those of the first part of the trilogy. The production itself was marred by several accidents and rewrites. If he is not directly attached to the final version of the film, the writer Michael Crichton, the author of the novels Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, the two books that inspired the eponymous films, did not directly take part in the writing of the third part. However, at the beginning, it was indeed a question of him working on the project. It was only after a few days, after he had failed to come up with any ideas to justify starting a new feature film, that he decided to jump ship, leaving it to screenwriters Alexander Payne, Peter Buchman and Jim Taylor to write a workable copy.

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The music for Jurassic Park 3 was awarded a BMI Film and TV Award in 2002.

Jurassic Park 3 aérodrome
Jurassic Park 3. Tous droits réservés : Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment.

Dillingham Air Field (HDH)

This small airport for private use is located in Honolulu County on the north coast of Oahu in the Hawaiian archipelago.

Dillingham Airfield originated in 1922, when Camp Kawaihapai was established as a communications station. Later fitted out to allow the landing and take-off of warplanes, the runway was also equipped with missile launch... Learn more about Dillingham Air Field (HDH)

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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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