For educational purposes only.
I analyze the first T-Rex attack in “Jurassic Park” (1993), but frame the discussion around the following quote from Steven Soderbergh:
“I was studying the work of certain directors that I felt knew how to lay things out. I was watching Fincher. I was watching McTiernan. And I was watching Spielberg stuff. Those three guys, when they're shooting physical sequences, are just impossible to beat. Their gift for creating chronological imagery is really pronounced.
I was trying to study the cutting patterns, and the composition, and the movement. And I realized, when these guys get into an action sequence, they never repeat a shot. Yet, no matter how fast they cut, you always know where you are. The geography is always clear. You're never confused.
I kept watching their stuff, again and again, trying to pick that language up. I kept this mantra going of: Don't repeat your shots.
They have to link from one to the next. I just tried to follow that train of thought through to the end.”