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Rare Footage Of Steven Spielberg Directing Jurassic Park

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If you’re as big a fanatic about Jurassic Park as we are at The Mary Sue, prepare to totally geek out. This is nearly eight minutes of director Steven Spielberg working on the set of the film. The video says it came from a press kit that was sent out prior to the release of the movie in 1993 and is the type of footage rarely released, especially these days. SlashFilm writes, “Most of the footage is taken outside of the Jurassic Park Visitor’s Center and the first moments when the characters arrive on the island.” And the kids, oh my god, the kids! My heart just grew ten sizes. Enjoy!

(via /Film)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."