Video Essay: The T-Rex Attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993)

In this video essay, Jonathan Foster analyzes the first T-Rex attack in Jurassic Park (1993). Highlighting the cutting patterns, composition, and movement in the sequence, Foster illustrates Spielberg’s gift for creating thrilling, fast-pasted action sequences in which he never repeats a single shot.


Jonathan Foster

Videos: 83

Scene Analysis

Action Adventure

Action Conventions & Techniques


Sci-Fi Adventure

Steven Spielberg

Jurassic Park Franchise