“The US military interposes itself into an ancient conflict between combatants its leaders understand poorly if at all, in response to a devastating attack by one of the antagonists on American soil. The best efforts of the most dedicated common soldier fail to resolve or even to contain the battle, and ultimately make things significantly worse, partly because their commanders insist on a delusionally misguided strategy, and partly because high-tech firepower is simply the wrong tool for the job in the first place. Experts in the relevant fields are sidelined, ignored, and even treated like criminals while the authorities make bullets and bombs their first and only resort. And in the end, there’s no practical solution but to get out of the way while the old enemies duke it out— even if getting out of the way means accepting the risk of becoming collateral casualties in the fight. Oh— and along the way, the expected smashing of famous skyscrapers comes packaged with whole squadrons of airplanes falling out of the sky and exploding on impact against the crumbling concrete towers. Did Edwards and Borenstein deliberately set out to render thirteen years’ worth of military, diplomatic, and foreign-policy fiasco in the Middle East as kaiju eiga? I don’t know. But I do know that the atom bomb is yesterday’s nightmare, and that each era tends to get the monsters it needs in turn.”
— Scott Ashlin unsurprisingly knocking it out of the park with his Godzilla (2014) review (x)

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kane52630:

Jurassic Park

R.I.P. Richard Attenborough (August 29, 1923 – August 24, 2014)

kane52630:

Jurassic Park

R.I.P. Richard Attenborough (August 29, 1923 – August 24, 2014)

kane52630:

Jurassic Park

R.I.P. Richard Attenborough (August 29, 1923 – August 24, 2014)

kane52630:

Jurassic Park

R.I.P. Richard Attenborough 
(August 29, 1923 – August 24, 2014)

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gifsploitation:

RIP

fromdirectorstevenspielberg:

RIP Sir Richard Attenborough

Attenborough is famous to many filmgoers as John Hammond in Jurassic Park and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but he appeared in innumerable classics, such as The Great Escape and Brighton Rock.

He was also a successful director, helming biopics Chaplin and Gandhi. The latter won the Best Picture award at the 1983 Oscars, beating E.T. to the prize. It was a decision Attenborough later criticised.

He told the BBC: "[Business partner] Diana and I went to see ET in Los Angeles shortly before all the awards and we used language, when we came out, to the extent of saying ‘we have no chance - ET should and will walk away with it’."

"Without the initial premise of Mahatma Gandhi, the film would be nothing. Therefore it’s a narrative film but it’s a piece of narration rather than a piece of cinema, as such.

"ET depended absolutely on the concept of cinema and I think that Steven Spielberg, who I’m very fond of, is a genius.

"I think ET is a quite extraordinary piece of cinema."

Speaking at a tribute dinner to Attenborough in June 2013, Spielberg said: "He’s made some of the best movies of all time — he made Gandhi! — and has made such a contribution to society, to cinema and to everyone whose hearts he has touched with his words, works, his leadership and that divine inspiration that radiates from that wonderful smile."

I’m so sad right now

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drawingdinosaurs:

Three iconic dinosaurs minus their iconic features. Traced directly from Scott Hartman’s skeletals, minus certain features of course.

supersmashthestatebros:

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hmmmm yeah, tumblr would celebrate Aviation Day, marking barely over a century of human flight when birds had been flying for millions of years before the Wright brothers. never forget.

Fuck that pterosaurs flied and died for our sins. Aviation day should be about them.

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xombiedirge:

Jurassic Park by Romain Mennetrier / Tumblr

This is surprisingly dark if you recall how Hammond dies in the book.

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thebeastfrom20000fathoms:

Here’s some outdated prehistoric reptiles for you!
thebeastfrom20000fathoms:

Here’s some outdated prehistoric reptiles for you!

thebeastfrom20000fathoms:

Here’s some outdated prehistoric reptiles for you!

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Why are you deleting your Tumblr?

Mainly just don’t have any time for it anymore. I may not delete it but I probably won’t be active for quite some time.