A Reader Shares Her Love of Movies

Jurassic-ParkMovieFanFare always welcomes submissions from readers. Today’s guest post comes courtesy of reader MarieElena Guirdy:

I’ve always been extremely passionate about film. Movies are what motivate me. I would compare myself to a sponge when it comes to learning about a movie. It doesn’t matter if it’s about the actors/actresses, cinematograpy, special effects, story or script. I love every bit of the movie industry.

It all started when my family and I went to see Jurassic Park at a local theatre. I was about 3 years old (this being my earliest and most vivid movie-going memory) when I saw it. It was thrilling and epic, just the greatest movie I have ever seen in my life. Not to mention, I was immediately glued to Jeff Goldblum from the moment I saw him as Dr. Ian Malcolm (I still harbor a crush on the man to this day).

Growing up in the ’90s, Steven Speilberg ruled all. The man could do no wrong. The effects he used in Jurassic Park for the dinosaurs were incredible for the time. Hell, they put today’s special effects to shame. The computer graphics used in the movie were a very early form of CGI, yet they were seamless. For a couple years after I saw the film, I actually thought dinosaurs existed. School had to teach me otherwise.

20 years later, this April, my mother and I were back in those theatre seats watching dinosaurs come to life again. Watching it in 3D and hearing/feeling the roar of the T-rex was breathtaking. I have yet to see a movie that can surpass Jurassic Park.

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