Saga Jurassic Park
Movie The Lost World: Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg (1997)
Peter Ludlow (Arliss Howard), despite warnings, manages to bring a T-Rex and its young to American soil. The boat carrying them arrives in San Diego, in the Gaslamp district. A scene actually filmed in the port of San Pedro, in Los Angeles.
Port of San Pedro
Port of San Pedro by Jordycom. Wikimedia.

“Taking dinosaurs off this island is the worst idea in the whole long, sad history of bad ideas. I’m going to be there when you learn that.”

Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum)

Always envisioned as a thinly disguised homage to King Kong, Jurassic Park took its second installment to a new level by doing what filmmakers Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack did in 1933: bring a monster to the American continent. Schoedsack had accomplished in 1933, namely to bring a monster to the American continent. And if yesterday it was a giant gorilla that New York saw disembark, in The Lost World, it is a T-Rex that a boat transports to the Californian coast. An important sequence that Steven Spielberg chooses to film in the port of Los Angeles, even though the script states that it takes place a little further south, in San Diego. Closer to Universal Studios, where the interior scenes are located, the port of Los Angeles offers simpler logistics and is moreover totally cooperative with the film’s teams.

One of the two 8-ton tyrannosaurus rexes built for the occasion by Stan Winston is placed on a boat, securely attached. The result, very realistic, impresses all those present. A sequence marking the beginning of the chaos. The whole last part of the film also refers to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Lost World, in which a pterodactyl causes havoc in London. Steven Spielberg also took the opportunity to make, by his own admission, “his Godzilla”.


Steven Spieberg makes a very discreet cameo in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He is indeed visible for a short moment in the reflection, at the end of the film, when a television program shows the cargo ship carrying the T-Rexes.

Le monde perdu : Jurassic Park port
Le Monde perdu : Jurassic Park. Tous droits réservés : Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment.

Port of Los Angeles

Located in the bay of San Pedro, this port is in the sixty-fifth place in the ranking of the most important ports in the world.

Straddling the districts of San Pedro and Wilmington, this port is located near that of Long Beach. It was founded in 1907 and consists of twenty-four terminals dedicated to the transport of cars, containers and ... Learn more about Port of Los Angeles

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

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