18 Genius Pieces Of Movie Exposition
1. Jurassic Park (1993)
The Exposition: Hammond: “Well! Mr DNA! Where’d you come from?”
Mr DNA: “From your blood! Just one drop of your blood contains billions of strands of DNA, the building blocks of life. A DNA strand like me is a blueprint for building a living thing.
“And sometimes animals that went extinct millions of years ago, like dinosaurs, left their blueprints behind for us to find. We just had to know where to look! A hundred million years ago, there were mosquitoes, just like today.
“And, just like today, they fed on the blood of animals. Even dinosaurs! Sometimes, after biting a dinosaur, the mosquito would land on a branch of a tree, and get stuck in the sap.
“After a long time, the tree sap would get hard and become fossilised, just like a dinosaur bone, preserving the mosquito inside!”
The Short Version: Mosquitoes fed on dinosaurs and then became trapped in amber. Hello dinosaur blood, hello cloning!
Why It’s Genius: Time to prove that even science can be fun in a Spielberg movie! Mr DNA might look like that annoying Microsoft Office paperclip from days gone by but this animated character offers the basic facts about DNA and genetics in an easily digestible format.
Anything that stops your mum asking, “What’s going on?” during a film has to be a good thing.
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