Steven Spielberg Reflection Paper

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Logan Stafford
Johnny Bragg
Interpersonal Communication
7 October 2013
We're Going To Need a Bigger Park

For this paper, I chose Steven Spielberg, and chose the movies; Jurassic Park, and Jaws. The movies are very different, but they are very similar in their own way. The beginning of both movies are actually extremely similar. In the opening of Jaws, we see nothing, but ultimately the music starts playing, and to start things off, the girl (not sure if she had a name) was killed by Jaws to open up the film. However, Jurassic Park started off with pretty much the same thing. We couldn't see the raptor that they were trying to put in the holding fence, but we did see one of the park employee's get dragged into the cage with the raptor. That is what gave me the idea to write this on similarities. Both movies result in the deaths of five people by a(n) animal(s), I found that kind of interesting. Both Jaws and Jurassic Park use the element of surprise and suspension, because you don't always see the creatures, but you know that they are there. Both movies were huge successes and the special effects were revolutionary for their times. For the characters, I'm not comparing their personalities, just the roles they played in their movie. Martin Brody, the main character in Jaws, and Dr. Ian Malcolm, from Jurassic Park, are both characters that warn what is going to happen in the film, but are ignored and eventually proven right. John Hammond, the man behind the cloning of dinosaurs in Jurassic Park, and Larry Vaughn, the mayor in Jaws, both represent characters that fail to listen. Dr. Alan Grant, the main paleontologist character from Jurassic Park, and Hooper, the marine biologist character in Jaws, both play characters that are experts on the animals, but only know a lot from books (or in Alan's case, fossils) and have never really gotten a chance to experience…...

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