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Re: nerds & earth scientists

In message <2F54D70E@aclmail.uams.edu>  writes:
> On Tue, 28 Feb 1995 20:53:16, Ray McAllister wrote:
> >         BTW, my biggest kick was when the paleobotanist just happened to 
> > have a pair of upper arm length plastic gloves along so she could plunge 
> > into any Triceratops dung she saw. The dung pile sure looked like it came 
> > from something a helluva lot larger than a Tri-C; something like a 
> > Seismosaurus.
> Part of what we are seeing here is the result of some explanatory material 
> ending up on the cutting room floor (in this case, rather than on the dung 
> heap!)  :>
> Apparently it was intended for the little nerdy kid, Tim, to discover 
> gastroliths near the West Indian lilacs, providing a clue as to how the 
> triceratops had ingested lilac berries.  However, this (along with a number 
> of other scenes which would have provided more scientific accuracy) was cut 
> from the final film.  I guess Spielberg felt that 2 hours and 7 minutes was 
> as long as people could be expected to sit still.  
> I'd sure like to see some of the outtakes and cuts from the film.  I 
> certainly hope that the sequel pays more attention to accuracy.  Part depends 
> on what Crichton's sequel provides.  Hey - he isn't on this list, is he?  :)
Five will get you ten that Spielberg does a 'Director's Cut' prior to the 
release of JP2.  How about it Steven??

Ron Ricketts              ||             rrickets@onramp.net           
FMCS                      ||                  Carrollton, TX
"That which does not kill us, makes us stronger" - Nietzsche